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Mike's 2004 XLT

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by rangermidtn, May 19, 2012.

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  1. rangermidtn

    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Here is my build of my 2004 4x4 Explorer XLT.
    Hunter Brush Guard, Truxx Lift Spacers, 265/75/16 BF Goodrich AT KO's, F150 TowHooks, Skid Plates, CB, and a Sparton Locker.
    This is what I had before the Explorer.
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    Here is when I 1st got it.
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    My 1st mod was 265/75/16 KO's
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    Next was Truxx Spacers
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  3. rangermidtn

    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Next was a Brush Guard
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    Then I figured out a way to install my Tow Hooks.
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  4. rangermidtn

    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Then installed myCB and Antenna
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    Thats how she stands right now, going to Windrock june 2nd and will add more pics then.
     
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    Ex is coming along nicely!
     
  6. asull85

    asull85 The Storm Chaser Elite Explorer

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    Looks good!
     
  7. rangermidtn

    rangermidtn Active Member

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    ^Thanks. Here's a couple I took today.
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    Well its about damn time you made a registry lol

    It's funny how these trucks look so nice sitting on grass :D
     
  9. sport97

    sport97 Elite Procrastinator

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    Looks good! Hows that spartan locker treating you? It have decent road manners? I'm toying around with getting one (when i get some spare cash) and the spartan locker seems to have decent reviews and supposedly is easy to install.
     
  10. rangermidtn

    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Locker is doing great. Takes a little bit to get used to all the little quirks and sounds, but I am glad I got it. Will be testing it next weekend at Coal Creek.
     
  11. Sams01XplrSprt

    Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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    lookin good
     
  12. rangermidtn

    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Heres a couple pic's from wheeling at Coal Creek this weekend.
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  13. rangermidtn

    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Here's some pics of what I have done lately to the Explorer, plus something I am making for it.
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  14. rangermidtn

    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Well I got my sliders installed, built a roof rack, and installed BTF upper arms. Here's a couple pics.
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    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Here's some more pic's of the Explorer wheeling, people freak out when they see this on the trail, can't believe the 3rd gens can wheel.
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    Ronin8002 Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet you can show up some people with that Spartan locker in the rear axle too. Have you ever gotten stuck since installing it?

    Nice pics too btw
     
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    Not yet, actuallty been in 2WD most of the time. The locker is the best thing anybody can do to their Explorer.
     
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    rangermidtn Active Member

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    couple updated pics, new wheels. got some KMC's.
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    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Some new stuff I've done to the Explorer, I got rid of the struts in the front, I have coilovers on now. Here's some pic's of this, next I will be working on the rear. My plans for that is to be a c notch in, and cut the bottom part of the hole out, then I will install coilovers in the back.
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    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Alright got the 750lb springs on the coilovers, went with PAC racing springs, also made some extended sway bar links for the front.
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    rangermidtn Active Member

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    Decided I would update about the explorer, now as Quicklifts with spacers. I installed 4.10 gears, spartan locker in the rear. 285/75/16 grabber at2's. Rola roof rack, custom sliders.Next to to do I am working on installing a winch.
    Here's a couple pics.
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