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  1. X6StringerX

    Ugh... can't find what I want...

    My wife and I haven't ridden bicycles in 10 years or so, but we've recently discussed adopting cycling, specifically mountain biking, as a serious hobby. In the mountains of West Virginia, there certainly isn't a shortage of areas to cycle. With that being said, we grew up riding your typical...
  2. X6StringerX

    Forum Performance Issues

    Is anyone else having performance issues? It's been several months since I've been a regular, but I've started lurking here again over the course of the last couple of weeks... I'm on the hunt for another Sploder. Anyway, I don't recall ever having any performance issues in the past. Even...
  3. X6StringerX

    Home Security - Surveillance

    I'm interested in installing a surveillance system to monitor the exterior of my house and part of the street directly in front of my house where my vehicles are parked. I live close to railroad tracks and the next community over is full of kids who travel the tracks and our street to get to...
  4. X6StringerX

    The '03 Stang's First Wash

    Ok, the title is a little misleading. I'm sure it's been washed many times, but I just bought it a at the beginning of the month and this is the first chance I've had to wash it. As the pictures below illustrate, it is currently in, what I like to call, "10 ft" condition. This, of course, means...
  5. X6StringerX

    The $200 Detailing Challenge

    I just bought a black 2003 Mustang that I plan to use as a daily driver. As one might expect, the previous owner had absolutely no idea how to properly care for black paint. As soon as the weather breaks and it warms up outside, I'm going to task myself with correcting the paint. I've used a lot...
  6. X6StringerX

    Where are the Mustang guys?

    I've been sifting through car ads for the last few months. I had thought about buying an F150 or Ranger back when the 2011 rebates were crazy, but ultimately decided not to go through with it because I just wasn't sure. After a lot of thought, I decided I wanted another toy. Specifically, I...
  7. X6StringerX

    Project: House

    This is our first house and let me start out by saying that I feel very fortunate to be in my current position with it. I think our story is a testament that if you plan carefully enough and are willing to pour your blood, sweat, and tears into something, then with a little luck, you might just...
  8. X6StringerX

    Ready To Buy... Maybe

    How's that for an indecisive title? I was originally looking at F150s and Rangers, but the additional cost of the F150 wouldn't leave me with much extra for accessories along the way, so I've eliminated the F150 from the equation. I spoke to my sales representative about the Ranger and this...
  9. X6StringerX

    Silver Metallic vs Ingot Silver

    Is there a difference between these two Ford colors? I've noticed that Fusions, Focuses, F150s, Mustangs, etc. are available in Ingot Silver, but for some reason, the Rangers are listed as Silver Metallic. I parked our 2011 Ingot Silver Focus next to a Ranger at a dealership and the color looked...
  10. X6StringerX

    5.4 and 4.6 Spark Plug Issues

    I've read about these issues before, but I can't remember what years were affected and what changes were made to correct the issues. Both the 4.6 and the 5.4 experienced issues with blowing out spark plugs due to lack of threads. If I'm not mistaken, the 5.4 also had an issue at a later date...
  11. X6StringerX

    Ingot Silver 2011 Focus SES

    I bought this car used back in July and didn't get to do my usual detail routine as quickly as I would have liked thanks to my home renovation project. This was particularly annoying to me because I had the grille painted body color and it takes a lot of abuse from road debri, so I really wanted...
  12. X6StringerX

    Opinion On Current Ranger

    We just recently bought a 2011 Focus SES and while I was at the dealership, I was checking out Rangers. Right now, Ford is offering huge rebates, so it's a great time to buy. Aside from that, I've had several people in the last couple of months who asked if I would want to sell my Explorer. I...
  13. X6StringerX

    Chime Location

    Does anyone know where I can find the device that chimes when the door is open, etc.? I would like to disable the chime permanently.
  14. X6StringerX

    Diablo II - Lord of Destruction

    I've been anxiously awaiting Diablo III for a couple of years now. I played Diablo II and the Lord of Destruction expansion pack all through high school and a year or two of college. I had an impressive collection of mule accounts and level 99 characters, but finally realized that I had done as...
  15. X6StringerX

    Will Someone Please Snap A Picture?

    I took my front sway bar off yesterday in preparation for my new end links and bushings that came in today. I reassembled everything and it all went smooth, but I'm second guessing myself now as to whether or not I have the bar on correctly or flipped 180*. I've been searching on here for about...
  16. X6StringerX

    Sway Bar Size

    Can anyone clarify which size front sway bar came on each year Explorer? In my case, I have an '01 5.0, but when I search Napa or RockAuto, I get hits for 27mm, 29mm, and 34mm bushings.
  17. X6StringerX

    AWD vs 4WD Hub Assembly

    I was previously under the impression that both the 4.0 4WD Explorers and the 5.0 AWD Explorers utilize the same hub assembly, but while doing some price research, I've run across a few part numbers that specifically note that they are for one or the other, but none of them say both. I...
  18. X6StringerX

    Chromed Amber 916 Bulbs

    Anyone know where I can find these elusive bulbs? I'm about to order some new headlight housings and my plans are to go with the clear reflectors, but I don't want to unless I can find chromed amber 916 bulbs for the sidemarkers. I've had no problems locating the chromed amber 3157s for the...
  19. X6StringerX

    Thinking of buying new speakers...

    I know many of you guys have thousands invested in your systems, so this thread will probably be of little interest to you. I have a blown factory speaker, so I'm just looking for some decent replacements. I would prefer to stay under $100 for all four speakers. I'm not too knowledgeable when it...
  20. X6StringerX

    Those of you with Cragar Soft 8's and similar

    What is your centerbore diameter? I bought some Rock Crawlers last year that look like the Soft 8's, but returned them after I took a look at the centerbore. I believe it was 3.3". All of the Cragars, US Wheels, Rock Crawlers, etc. that I've been able to find have the 3.3" centerbore. Is this an...
  21. X6StringerX

    Ebay Brush Guard

    I stumbled across this listing for a brush guard today. The picture shows two different guards, so it's anyone's guess which one the auction is for, but for $100 shipped, it might be worth the gamble to someone...
  22. X6StringerX

    15x8 with 3.25" BS

    I know the ideal backspacing on an 8" wheel is 3.75"-4.00". Would 3.25" be too risky? I have an opportunity right now to swap my stock tear drops and $100 for a set of Eagle Alloys 058 15x8", but the backspacing has me a little worried. If I do swap them, I'll also be swapping my 31x10.50...
  23. X6StringerX

    Parts from a 97-03 F-150

    My boss has a '97-'03 F-150 with a seized engine and has asked me several times if I need any parts from it. To be honest, I'm not sure if it has the 4.2, 4.6, or 5.4 or even what specific year it is because I haven't had the chance to look at it closely yet. With that being said, I have an '01...
  24. X6StringerX

    A Few Pictures From The Wedding

    A few months ago, I started a thread here on EF asking for your help to win a radio contest for a $10,000 wedding package. The members here, and on a few other forums which I frequent, banded together and we dominated the contest. There were 82 couples and we took 44% of the total votes. I...
  25. X6StringerX

    Chat Awareness

    Hey Rick, myself and a few other chat regulars were talking about how it's usually just the same people in chat each night. I don't know how long the chat room has been available, but I've been a member here since '06 and I didn't know it existed until this past November. I think a link at the...
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