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Is an 5.0 awd explorer a nice suv

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Firefighter538, December 19, 2010.

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  1. Firefighter538

    Firefighter538 New Member

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    Hey
    I have a 1996 Ford Explorer 5.0l V8 AWD. Is that a nice vehicle to ovn or should i just get somethin else :exp:
     
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  3. lounge lizard

    lounge lizard Active Member

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    all depends on what you think. I have a 1997 5.0 awd and I love it!

    BUT! I am always changing my trucks around.

    SO! I have an axle out of a 1966-67 ford bronco that I have regear and put disc brakes on and am getting ready to do a suspension lift and the straight axle conversion to

    also just picked up a body lift for it too!


    so if you like it as is you do have a nice ride if it is in good shape. a lot of the jeep guys would love to have your rear axle for their jeeps, the v-8's are sought after by anyone who needs one so all in all you have a nice ride if everything works well
     
  4. spacecadebt

    spacecadebt Active Member

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    Let me just say that my 5.0 awd has 250k miles on it and i can see myself driving it ten years from now. I would rather cut of my little finger than sell my 5.0. Its a great car, just sayin.
     
  5. Glen4X4

    Glen4X4 Explorer Addict

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    Welcome To Explorer Forum!

    The V8 Explorer is a good truck to have, an engine design that has been around for a long time, plenty aftermarket if you're into that and the transmission is considerably stronger than the 4R55E/5R55E that come behind the V6.
     
  6. celly

    celly disturber of the peace

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    The 5.0 powers what many consider to be the best, most rock solid engine/drivetrain combo in any Explorer in the venerable breed's 20 year run.

    I concur. :D

    (I bought into the "hype" 5 years ago and no regrets)
     
  7. Brandon96

    Brandon96 Well-Known Member

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    So, yes.

    Don't you dare try and get rid of it!!

    Welcome to the forums.
     
  8. Dan Whitaker

    Dan Whitaker One fast putty tat Elite Explorer

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    Ad set of Torque Monster Headers and an intake spacer and you will really fall in love with your Explorer. :)
     
  9. Jarubell

    Jarubell Active Member

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    I guess you could get something else and give that old ex to me:D
     
  10. A Wise Guy

    A Wise Guy Well-Known Member

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    :thumbdwn:The truck is just awful so drop it off in my driveway with the keys and title and never look back.

    I had a '98 5.0 XLT AWD and when it was time to replace it because I needed more seating there was nothing about it that told me I should not buy another Explorer. On a private sale I even got full Kelly Blue Book price for it.:thumbsup:
     
  11. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  12. fixinthe92

    fixinthe92 New Member

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    5.0 with AWD

    I have had a number of Explorers but my favorite was a 2000 EB with a 5 litre and all the bells and whistles. I would recommend one to anybody. The engine is great and the AWD beats 4WD in my book.
     
  13. Sams01XplrSprt

    Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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    welcome
     
  14. nhanks

    nhanks New Member

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    I just bought a 96 5.0 Limited and all I can say is wow.

    160k miles, runs like new. Hold onto this SUV. You'd regret it if you didn't!
     
  15. lounge lizard

    lounge lizard Active Member

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    What a pile of nicely thrown together parts! Can't wait to get my solid axle conversion done!
     

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