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Mounty71's Elite Registry--'00 Mountaineer

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by mounty71, February 10, 2008.

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  1. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    :D

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  3. cybergasm

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    got em installed yet?? :D
     
  4. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Haha, i wish. Gotta get longer u-bolts, and some spare time. Might try to get them on over spring break, which is at the end of March/beginning of April, or else wait till summer break towards the end of May.
     
  5. 99ex22

    99ex22 Well-Known Member

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    I take it your waiting til the end of may?
     
  6. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Ya most likely. Just don't have the time right now with school.
     
  7. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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  8. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Decided i wasn't a fan of the red rings on my HIDs, so i painted them green.

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    I think they look much better. I wanted to paint them the same green as the truck, but i already had this and ran out of the spruce green.
     
  9. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    :D
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    They're 12" Bilstein 7100s for the rear. I said i originally wanted 2.5s, but there's no way i can afford those, and 2.0 resis will be plenty for me for now. And i got these BRAND NEW from a guy who didn't need them for a really good deal.
     
  10. section525

    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Are the top and bottom eye bolts different sizes? Top looks huuuge!
     
  11. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Nope, they're the same, it's just the odd angle of the picture. Also, they're not the normal bushing mounts, they have little uniballs in them.
     
  12. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Nice, Matt. I also like the painted rings of the HIDs better than the red. :thumbsup:
     
  13. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Thanks Colin. BTW, just wanted to add that this past weekend i was out in Lucerne for a race, and i think i drove the truck harder than i ever have, and it surprised the hell out of me and everyone else with trucks more built than mine. 55mph at one point down a pretty big whooped section and a couple of times trying to fly. Can't wait to see how it does with the new rear springs and shocks, and front shocks when i eventually get some. But my power steering pump has finally started to whine like ford pumps are notorious for. It happens as soon as i'm offroad, and once it sits for a few minutes it's quiet again. It's like my truck is crying to me to stop abusing it.
     
  14. Tbars4

    Tbars4 Moderator Emeritus Elite In Memoriam

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    ..Bling...:D

    ...Do you have a cooler for your steering fluid???
     
  15. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Yes, there's a small cooler from the factory.
     
  16. carlover

    carlover Well-Known Member

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    i can get you pretty close on the valving with the new springs. Good to see youre getting some good parts for that thing.
     
  17. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    They were bought for a ranger so the valving is 170/60...probably too light for me. I guess i need to order some extra shims, huh? And what psi do you think they should be? Operating range is between 180-250 psi.
     
  18. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Got my new wheels on. They look like the stock ranger wheels i had before, but they're the size i want.

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  19. cybergasm

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    Bravo Much better now :D
     
  20. carlover

    carlover Well-Known Member

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    im running the f150 version of those on my explorer. picked up 8 them for $12 ea on a half off jy day. so replacements are cheap and easy to find.
     
  21. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Nice, those aren't the alcoa ones are they? I'm really happy with these, i was so tired of the black wheels. Now i just want to get these polished up a little bit.
     

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