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what should i look before buying my 5.0?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by dannytech_lt, March 27, 2012.

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  1. shadowless127

    shadowless127 Well-Known Member

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    You may want to consider General Grabber AT2's, they're a little more affordable then BFG's.

    Also, you can get FMS headers for about $250 to replace the stock manifolds.
     
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  3. rabbit91

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    Also look into kkm intake. I think they are designed by a former ford engineer


    Even thought you are multi leaf in the rear you can still add more to stiffen the ride. I love my BFg ats they are amazing, most important for me is that they are snow rating which comes in handy up here in Canada. Ya the headers are pricey but from what I've heard they are highly suggested and will get you better mpgs making up for the cost.
     
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    KKM is nothing but an overpriced MAF adapter, and a cone filter.
     
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    explorer sport>chevy blazer!

    the older blazers are cool, but the late model ones stink in the reliability category.
     
  6. dannytech_lt

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    Yeh the blazer was unreliable

    My update is I saw the truck today but since it's not registered I couldn't drive it but I paid half for it and tomorow I'll b picking it up in a tow truck and will be dropping it off to my mechanic

    Truck is nice , didn't expect so many features , I could record myself and have a cd player in the center console

    The truck is filthy it needs a hardcore detail , needs new tires and the radio lights are out
    Brake pedal is weak but it's been parked for a while but like I said I will be bringing it to my mechanic

    The outside overall is in good condition , considering the bird shit on it and it's been sitting for a while it wil look good after a cleaning

    The steering wheel is faded which bothers me

    I'll post a couple pictures

    Wait I don't see manage attachments .. Maybe my post count .. I'll post them in a few moments on my phone
     
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    Awesome, looks good... little work and she be as good as new :D
     
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    What does the binding when turning tell you? What causes this?
     
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    I need to buy a OEM radio , mine doesn't light up ... Since I have an eddie Bauer can I still buy any one for my 2000?
     
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    could be a number of problems, pwr steering system, front driveshaft, transfer case, etc.
     
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    ^^^i saw that but its to much work, i bought a OEM radio already .. looks brand new too

    im gonna hold off for a little on doing more stuff to the work for now

    this past week between buying th truck , buying tires , registering it , spending 730 dollars at the mechanic getting 4 new brake rotors and pads all arund and brake lies and bleeding everything plus HIDS , new OEM radio , fogs and tomorrow a very nice detail
    im gonna chill for a minute on buying stuff
     
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    I can wait to see the after pics!
     
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    I lied and bought the MaC CAI .. Now I'm done buying stuff lol
     
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    What is the OD shudder?
     

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