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Yostyexplorer94's 1994 Explorer Registry

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by yostyexplorer94, September 30, 2008.

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  1. Four0Sport

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  3. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I guess i haven't updated this thread recently. The doubler is in and working like it should.

    For the driveshafts, i couldn't see paying money to have someone modify and balance them, so i took it upon myself to make them.

    For the rear I used a ranger shaft and ground the double cardian joint off the tube and welded a single u joint end off of an explorer driveshaft. It was so perfect of a fit it scared me!

    For the front, I chopped a stock explorer front driveshaft in half and got i piece of pipe that slid over the stock driveshaft tube. I burned them in with the buzz box and called it a day.

    I had both driveshafts spinning almost 65mph and i didn't notice any different vibrations (unbalanced ltb swampers don't do well above 60mph!)

    That was a couple of months ago and i haven't had much time to work on it. I have been driving it quite often and i probably got 3000 road miles on the doubler.
     
  4. MidnightRebel07

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    Nice rig man. Where'd you buy the fender flares from? I'll need to cover my tires since they'll be sticking out about four inches past the fenders and bedsides after my SAS.
     
  5. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thanks for the complement! The fender flares are homemade. I used a black plastic 55 gallon drum, a thin piece of angle iron to attach it to the fender, and a lot of 1/4" bolts.
     
  6. MidnightRebel07

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    Thanks, that's a good idea. I'll keep that in mind when I do my SAS.
     
  7. Four0Sport

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    I thought about those when I was in Walmart last summer, forgot all about it until now. Thanks. Pa is a PITA with road laws especially in Allegheny County where I live.
     
  9. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    oh yes good ole' pa road laws. I hate my fender flares and it pained me to put them on but I wanted it to be road legal.
     
  10. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Finally installed my cone filter that has been laying here for 2 years.

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  11. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I have been eliminating alot of bs on the explorer lately. Stuff that I put on when I was younger and excess wiring to extras I eliminated like abs, vss, factory amplifier, etc. Here is an example. I took the grille guard/ deer slayer/ headlight protector off. That thing by itself weighed roughly 100lbs. I am going to move the bumper up and possibly redo some of it for more clearance.
     
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  12. Four0Sport

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    I am also in the process of removing things I dont need, fixing things i half assed, and installing stuff ive had laying around for years. why? cause theyre all FREE mods and I am BROKE.

    the new front and rear bumpers on my pos make a HUGE difference with approach angle, weight, sight, sexiness, etc..

    im currently working on trimming down on what I carry with me and finding the best way to haul it around.

    keep up the good work!
     
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    I've spent the entire day looking at doublers... was it worth the price?
     
  14. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    It was worth every penny. I couldn't ever go back to not having one. I would recommend you to look into getting the shorty doubler from Behemoth Drivetrain but my long drawn out experience with him keeps me from saying you should 100% buy from him.

    There is 4 current options i know of that will get you the gear reduction.

    1. Homemade doubler
    2. D. D. Machine
    3. Behemoth Drivetrain
    4. Atlas

    Its ashame that is all our options.
     
  15. Four0Sport

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    1. $0-$400
    2. $?
    3. $600-$800
    4. $2200

    uh.. I dont trust myself to do it and I dont have an extra 2K laying around so the doubler or strong box looks like an option

    gonna wait though.. not sure what the next few months holds. Had a friend who builds full size rigs over last night putting thoughts of 60s and 14 bolts on my head.
     
  16. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Behemoth seems to have perfected his doubler though. Give him a call and see what his estimated shipping times would be for one. I heard a guy on Pirate got one in a month.

    I'd do the doubler before 1 tons unless you are breaking what you got now. It is amazing to pull up on a tire or 3' tree stump using the clutch and brake pedals only. It makes technical trails so much easier.

    In double low i can burn out on dry pavement at idle without the hubs locked in of course!
     
  17. Four0Sport

    Four0Sport Jack Pewe Elite Explorer

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    did you order the DIY kit and install the planetaries from a second case yourself? doesn't seem like it would be too big of a hassle and I have a spare 1354 at the house.

    youre running the regular box not the shorty, correct? been eyeing up the shorty doubler, gotta remember I'm driving a 2dr, hate to have to relocate a bunch of stuff.
     
  18. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I have the diy kit and the hardest part was beating the ring gear into the strongbox. There is a youtube video of the assembly process.
    http://youtu.be/qq0nF0FzFNs

    The shorty doubler uses a stronger shaft.
     
  19. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    My buddy and I went wheeling at rausch creek for his bachelor party lol. Here are some videos. Nothing extreme.





    My toyota buddy has a plasma cutter and he brought it over to cut the rusty rockers out of my explorer.
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  20. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    i realized I never answered your question. I am running the regular box not a shorty.
     
  21. Four0Sport

    Four0Sport Jack Pewe Elite Explorer

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    no problemo buddy.. im still up in the air on what to do with my piece of junk
     

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