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Aldive's Mileage Monster

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by aldive, June 23, 2005.

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  1. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    1999 Ford Explorer​

    Mileage Monster​


    XLT model
    Metallic chestnut color

    32 MPG Highway ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...highlight=quest )


    ENGINE
    4.0 SOHC
    HHO generator ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217491 )
    Mac intake ( http://www.macperformance.com/ )
    Amsoil Ea Air Filter ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1441104#post1441104 post #8 )
    Amsoil BMK-13 Bypass oil filter system ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126111&highlight=bypass+oil+filter )
    Custom air inlet in fender ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1443844#post1443844 )
    200 Amp alternator ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1887778#post1887778 )
    C & L MAF ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136883&highlight=maf )
    Crankcase breather mod ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1548681&highlight=quest#post1548681 post #67 )
    Ford Racing Mustang 4.6 70mm TB ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139454&highlight=mustang )
    Throttle Body mod ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172480 )
    Indexed spark plugs ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201140 )
    Flex-a-Lite Black Magic Extreme 180 Electric fan ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140251&highlight=electric+fan )
    Electric Fan Variable Speed Controllerr ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161482&highlight=vsc)
    Magnecore Spark Plug wires ( http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/main.htm )
    Amsoil Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic oil ( https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/sso.aspx )
    Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve ( http://www.fumotovalve.com/ )
    Dyno Tuned by Doug Studdard of Bama Chips ( http://www.bamachips.com/ )
    Custom Bama Chips computer programs ( SCT XCal II )
    Custom in house tunes via SCT Advantage III software/ Pro Racer Package ( http://www.sctflash.com/dcxSRT4.php ).
    Custom cat back exhaust ( 2 1/2" pipe )
    Flowmaster 70 series muffler ( http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/cgi-bin/flowmaster )
    3"stainless steel exhaust tip ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145851 )
    PCV filter - http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1360185#post1360185
    Underdrive pulley http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1377150#post1377150
    Supplementary alternator wiring ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152430&highlight=alternator+wiring )
    Underdrive water pump pulley - ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1394998#post1394998 )
    Overdrive alternator pulley - ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1406278#post1406278 )
    Screamin' Deamon coil pack ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1535138#post1535138 )

    TRANNY
    B&M Auxiliary transmission cooler ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127283&highlight=tranny+filter+relocation )
    Auxiliary ATF filter ( Amsoil filter EaO 15 https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eao.aspx ) with Cool Collar
    Synthetic ATF ( Amsoil https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atf.aspx )

    REAR END
    3.73 LS
    Synthetic oil ( Amsoil Severe Gear 75w-90 https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/svg.aspx )

    TIRES
    Nitrogen filled ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246294&highlight=nitrogen )

    EXTERIOR
    Debadged
    Roof rack removed
    Painted grill ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=47949&highlight=painting+the+grill )
    EE air dam ( http://www.explorerexpress.com/ )
    Lund WindJammer ( http://www.lundlook.com/home_lund.aspx )
    Shine by Zaino ( http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc )
    Diamond Clear headlight lenses ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209470 )
    HID headlights ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210647 )
    Diamond clear corners ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131304&highlight=Diamond+clear+corners )
    SilverStar 3157 bulbs ( http://www.sylvania.com/ )
    SilverStar fog light bulbs - H1 ( http://www.sylvania.com/ )
    Fog light mod ( on with high beams )
    HD headlight wiring harness ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...highlight=heavy+duty+headlight+wiring+harness )
    Auxiliary back up lights
    Hidden Hitch class III hitch ( http://hiddenhitch.com/Home/ )
    Billet gas filler cover ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122710&highlight=mustang )
    Painted brake calipers ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140016&highlight=painted+calipers )
    Signal Mirrors ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142549 )

    BATTERY
    Optima Red Top battery ( http://www.optimabatteries.com/publish/optima/americas0/en/config/brand.html )

    INTERIOR
    White faced instruments ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132058&highlight=white+face )
    115v outlet in rear
    Inverter ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37851&highlight=inverter )
    Hard wired radar detector ( http://www.escortradar.com/ )
    12v outlet in rear ( post # 6 http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36803&highlight=inverter )
    Racing stype pedals - http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1414514#post1414514
    One touch passenger window - http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141027

    INSTRUMENTS
    A pillar gague pod
    Dakota Digital Tranny temp/oil temp ( http://dakotadigital.com/ ) ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141191&highlight=oil+temperature )
    Dakota Digital Voltmeter

    LIGHTS
    KC 100w driving lights ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1921826&posted=1#post1921826 )

    AUDIO
    Alpine CDA-9883 ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1711856#post1711856 )
    Sirius satelite radio ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1726623#post1726623 )
    Pioneer 6x8 coaxial door speakers rear
    MTX Component speakers front ( http://www.mtxaudio.com/caraudio/products/speakers/index.cfm )
    Lightning Audio 50 W/ch amp ( http://www.lightningaudio.com/2004/home/ )

    NAVIGATION
    Garmin Street Pilot c330 ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187727&highlight=garmin+gps )

    SUSPENSION
    Rancho 9000x shocks
    Poly bushings
    EE rear sway bar ( http://www.explorerexpress.com/catalog/pages/swaybars.html )
    Power slot rotors ( http://www.powerslot.com/ )
    Amsoil Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Grease (https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/grg.aspx )

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  3. oso2324

    oso2324 Member

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    A- a nice ride; a very nice ride indeed. How much do you figure you have invested in your mods? Are those your original tires? If not what do have on there now?
     
  4. 410Fortune

    410Fortune Firewood Season Staff Member Moderator

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    not as much as he'll save with gas prices and getting 30 MPG!

    very nicely done Aldive, I am impressed, funny thing is all this time I thought you had the OHV not the SOHC!!
    is the SOHC more efficient then the OHV?
     
  5. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Vastly.
     
  6. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    Al, that's what I'm hoping for, for my 93/99 mail vehicle. Regards,
     
  7. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Almost forgot the new taillinghts .....
     

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  8. Saleen_SR71

    Saleen_SR71 Active Member

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    amazing gas milage! if i drove the speed limit, my gas milage would be around 20 hwy and 22ish city (or so says the onboard computer at the listed speeds)
     
  9. TheFox88

    TheFox88 Active Member

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    I've always been an admirer. Great job and hope you enjoy it!
     
  10. TTG

    TTG Active Member

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    You are, without a doubt, the undisputed God of Gas Mileage. Even if I drive calmly I get around 22-23 mpg.

    But can we get some more pictures? :)
     
  11. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Here are a few .........
     

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  12. spindlecone

    spindlecone B

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    Lookin Good:)
    Al a week or so back you were going to Dyno the new C&L maf, hoping for as I recall 8-14 H.P increase, have you done it yet? most interested in this mod
     
  13. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Some additional pictures .......
     

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  14. 410Fortune

    410Fortune Firewood Season Staff Member Moderator

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    time for a new steering wheel cover?

    Looks good! one clean truck!
     
  15. Rhett

    Rhett Let Them Eat Cake Elite Explorer

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    heheh. Yes, about 7 mpg worth. I have worked on my mileage for 5 years on my OHV and I have only achieved 23 mpg highway.
     
  16. Rhett

    Rhett Let Them Eat Cake Elite Explorer

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    Interesting choice of the Optima Yellow Top over the Red Top. I guess with the extra accessories the yellow top is more appropriate in your truck.
     
  17. XLT4X491

    XLT4X491 Active Member

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    Just wondering if new wheels are in the future.
     
  18. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Doubtful.
     
  19. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    A few more underhood shots .........
     

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  21. XLoudFN97X

    XLoudFN97X Active Member

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    LOL yea mine is the same way. I thought it was the result of my raging road stress, and it may be, but at least I'm not alone. Can we see a pic of the billet gas lid? Looks good.

    ~stu
     

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