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Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by gmanpaint, August 3, 2010.

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  1. Willard

    Willard Well-Known Member

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    These are a lot of the same problems mine put me through for the last few years. It has since been running pretty good and been very reliable for me.

    Until New Year's Eve when it ate it's torque converter :mad:

    Sounds like you are on the way to having a fairly reliable truck though. Aside from the current problem, it is still ticking (literally) at 240k.
     
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  3. Keeper0311

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    Only us crazy people would continuously work on rigs as bits and pieces cease to work, and faithfully sticking them back.
     
  4. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    LOL, ain't that the truth!

    Pc by Pc, this thing is getting replaced.....ahaha
     
  5. Keeper0311

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    Same with my Ex. Hopefully will have the shocks, LBJ and wheel hubs all changed before truckhaven.

    And you're right, toaster strudels are pretty tasty.
     
  6. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    So what do you do when you happen to have a perfectly good set of 33"x12.5"x15" KM2 already mounted on a set of 15"x8.5" aluminum wheels?

    You break out the angle grinder with a thin metal cut off disc, trim some sheet metal, and slap them on your old work rig, that's what! :)

    More incentive to swap out the axles on this thing now the bigger meats are on it. LOL

    It was a nice ride with the 31"x10.5" on it, but it rides so much nicer with these on.



    Pugly gets a new pair of shoes! :thumbsup:

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    Catching up to its bigger friend! :D

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  7. kona_mtb

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    Looking good... how does it drive with the 33"? Haven't been following the post, what gears are under her?
     
  8. techieman33

    techieman33 Explorer Addict

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    he still has the stock 3.27's in it, that why he just needs to give them to me, so he doesn't end up playing chicken with his transmission.
     
  9. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    If the chance arrives (cost/deals) the axles will be swapped out for a better set of gears.

    I appreciate Eric looking out for Pugly's best interest's, but those beastly tires will look pretty funny under a low rider...LOL :p:
     
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    Looks Much better with the 33's on it :thumbsup:
     
  11. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thanks Dave! :)
     
  12. Glen4X4

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    Looks much better now :thumbsup:
     
  13. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thank you sir. :)

    Had to take more pics of it from better angles.

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    The hitch hangs way to low. I need to cut the cross bar off and flip it, then weld it back on. Should lift it a few inches by doing that. Might have to wait until spring, but that's okay by me.
     
  14. GRNMACHINE

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    Looks Great! Dont remember seeing Pugly before--Pugly is far from Fugly though. More like a Mean, Pumped, and Angry version of Barney!
    Nice Work, making me think I need a second Explorer as well now!
     
  15. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    LOL, thanks man. :)


    Okay, just so I have somewhere to reference....

    31" tires uses the 17 T R-H white VSS gear
    33" tires uses the 16 T R-H wine VSS gear
     
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  16. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Drivers door hinge is fubared :(

    Looks like a hinge pin replacement is going to be done this weekend...oh joy!

    Door wouldn't shut at the store tonight, so I broke the window vent visor trying to lift it to shut it.....Ack!
     
  17. lynchy wa

    lynchy wa Down Under Beer Explorer Elite Explorer

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    BUGGER, sounds like a pain in the arse. Hope the weather holds off for you this weekend mate.
     
  18. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Weather should be good. mid to high 40*F.

    I hope I can find the chisel bit for the air hammer tho...LOL
     
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    lynchy wa Down Under Beer Explorer Elite Explorer

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    :D:thumbsup:
     
  20. techieman33

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    we used my dremel when we did my roomates, didn't take that long.
     
  21. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Dremel...check
    Air hammer...check
    Anti-seize.....check
    Straps for the tree branch.....check
    Floor jack.....check
    Hand tools....check
    Extra set of hands...LOL, yeah right!
    38438 Dorman Hinge pins.....check!
     
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