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Discussion in '2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac' started by dgonz, July 18, 2011.

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    1. dgonz

      dgonz Active Member

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      Hey guys, so I've posted plenty of pictures of my ST but I finally got around to my TT/Shackle lift and getting new wheels and tires. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, what do you guys think?

      This is the first picture I ever took of the truck, still on the lot:

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      And this is where we are today. Some Cragar Soft 8s and 31x10.50x15 tires on after the lift:

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      Now I can update my sig!
       
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    3. MidnightRebel07

      MidnightRebel07 Elite Explorer

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      Looks great man !!!! Those aren't raised white letters hiding on the inside are they?? Shame , shame, LOL...

      :thumbsup::D
       
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      look good mane!
       
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      NICE! i would take the center caps off or paint them black. i think that would make it look even meaner. rebel, you love those white letters out dont you? what kind of tires are those?
       
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      looks sessy! haha, getting my spintech muffler this week and tailpipes quoted from some places :) thanks for showing me the light
       
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      Yes I do, especailly with black wheels like we both have. The white letters break up the black on black, gives it a sportier look. They make the wheels/tires stand out more, I think it would just make his truck stand out more, JMO.

      Looks really great dgonz, keep up the good work.
       
    8. dgonz

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      Haha no white letters for me. I thought about it but decided to go with them inward. That's still an idea that I'm playing with though.

      The center caps are another thing I'm still on the fence about. Right now I think that the chrome center caps and the chrome grill are just enough to offset the black, but I may try to score one from a junk yar so I can paint it and see which I like better. As for the tires, Cooper somethingorother. I don't do any off-roading or anything other than street driving so a tire is a tire is a tire to me lol. All I cared about is that they were the right size and wouldn't blow up on my while driving.

      Nice Interscope! I hope you're happy with it, I love mine. Are you gonna get the tail pipes straight out the back like mine? FYI-they were a PITA when I was installing my shackles, when I jacked my leafsprings downward to make room for the Warriors the bolt lined up right where the tail pipe was so screwing those on were a pain.
       
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      Im gunna get side-swept ones to be different :) haha, and to avoid the shackle issues. At least thats what I want right now, we'll see if straights are cheaper haha. At any rate the shackles are going on 1st
       
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      Nice! Be sure to post some pictures when it's all finished that sounds like it's gonna turn out great.
       
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      As soon as I can get my hands on some shackles exhaust will be next :) Im wanting to do new shocks and shackles all at once. I have access to a garage with a lift and some professional help so I'm trying to get it all done at once so i dont abuse the opportunity haha.
       
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      Yeah the shocks are next on my list also. I was going to do them at the same time as my shackles but the buddy that was supposed to be helpin me out flaked on me and I didn't have the time to make it a whole day's worth of work to do it myself. I'm curious to see how much the ride quality changed after getting the stock shocks out of there.
       

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