Explore97FL | Ford Explorer - Ford Ranger Forums - Serious Explorations
  • Register Today It's free!

Cover photo
Explore97FL
Reaction score
91

So I am on number 3 of the second generation Explorers. These trucks are very capable and comfortable, they truly put the utility in suv. Kind of strange but I keep going backwards with the year model along with less miles on each than the previous. First was a 1999 XLT 4-Door, then 1998 XLT 4-door and my current is a 1997 XLT 4-door. All have had the same 4.0 sohc which I really like, near V8 power with exceptional fuel mileage, upwards of 27 on the interstate. The first Explorer, the 1999 I was involved in a wreck and I credit that truck with saving my life, otherwise I would still be driving it. The 1998 was dependable but had alot of issues which I mostly ignored and I paid the price for my non actions. My current 1997 is a fine example of a 90's X, it was garaged most of its life until 2 years ago and it shows, now it is parked in a carport. The Explorer owners of this website are a big help in keeping this one on the road, running as well as looking exceptional. Thanks for all the info on this forum, old threads and new. I will help where I can and appreciate anything you all do to help me.
Location
Earth
City, State
Orange Springs, FL
Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 Explorer XLT 4dr
Country - Optional
U.S.A.
Gender
Male
Vehicle Specs
YES
Engine
4.0 sohc V6
Year
1997
Transmission
5r55e
Rear Axle
3.73 limited slip
Lighting
Factory
Tires
BFG Long Trail T/A Factory size
Occupation
Electrician
Wheels
Factory
Audio/Video and Navigation
Pioneer fh-s501bt head unit, 12" kicker sub in a ported box, 1000w kenwood amplifier
Accessories
Grill gaurd w/ two 4"led lights
Top