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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

    On my home computer, I've only tried IE 10 both in and out of compatibility mode. The computer itself is a 2.2 Core i7 with 8gb DDR3 1333 Crucial memory and a 256gb Crucial M4 SSD. The last computer I had was vastly inferior to this one and I didn't have any issues at all. My work computer is...
  3. 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...
  4. X6StringerX

    Where are the Mustang guys?

    Sadly, no. My bank is stupid. I bought my '03 GT from a dealership and financed it through the bank. Because the '04 Mach is being sold by a private party, they won't loan on it. I checked multiple other banks and they all gave me the same story. I inquired about a personal loan, but it carried...
  5. X6StringerX

    Where are the Mustang guys?

    Ok, after a few short months, I've sold the 'Stang. In fact, I sold it last Sunday and just haven't gotten around to posting about it. I'll be taking a drive this Saturday to pick up an '04 Mach 1... as long as it isn't a total POS when I get there. JD, I've already joined Mach1Registry.org...
  6. X6StringerX

    How to: Install Your Own Shocks

    Having extra weight won't help in this situation. Honestly, you're probably fine the way you are. I just like to see that mine are compressed for sure. There's probably no need to risk damaging the shock.
  7. X6StringerX

    How to: Install Your Own Shocks

    I would probably try to snug them down a little more. Maybe 1.5-2 turns. As for the nose dive, replacing your worn out front shocks always helps the front suspension rebound much quicker. You won't feel like your Explorer is about to flip end-over-end in a hard braking situation now. At...
  8. X6StringerX

    How to: Install Your Own Shocks

    Oh, someone should have warned you of the blood sacrifice required when you do any repairs at home, haha. I'm glad you got it fixed. Keep in mind that the torque values I gave you aren't really that much. They're not going to require a significant amount of leverage to achieve. The bushings...
  9. X6StringerX

    How to: Install Your Own Shocks

    According to RockAuto, those are the correct shocks for your Explorer. Take a second jack and place it under the lower control arm. Don't raise it so much that it compresses the shock and takes the bulk of the weight of the vehicle. Just raise it enough so that you can snugg the upper nut.
  10. X6StringerX

    How to: Install Your Own Shocks

    No problem! I don't frequent EF as much as I used to. I've owned 4 Explorers in the past, but I'm currently Explorerless and have been since February.
  11. X6StringerX

    How to: Install Your Own Shocks

    Just for the heck of it, I looked up the specs for the rear shocks too. The specs are as follows: Shock-to-Frame Nut: 17 ft. lbs. Shock Lower Bolt: 45 ft. lbs.
  12. X6StringerX

    How to: Install Your Own Shocks

    According to the Mitchell1 repair guide, the upper nut should be 30-41 ft lbs. The lowers should be 15-21 ft. lbs. These readings should be achieved after the vehicle is lowered from the jack.
  13. X6StringerX

    How to: Install Your Own Shocks

    If you're in a dry climate away from salt water, it probably won't be too bad if you soak them overnight. I live in an environment where they dump salt by the tons all winter. I've soaked mine on all of the Explorers I've owned, and I've still managed to break the top stud on almost all of the...
  14. X6StringerX

    How to: Install Your Own Shocks

    Depending on the type of jack you have, you'll have some options. If you use a scissor jack, PLEASE make sure you place some blocks under the vehicle. Scissor jacks are fine for a quick tire change beside the road, but any time you are partially under the vehicle, a floorjack is preferred. With...
  15. X6StringerX

    Help identify this fluid inside my rear brake shroud

    I've done the parking brake shoes with the axles in. Of course, the entire differential was on jack stands, but it was still difficult. Needlenose pliers and a flathead screwdriver...
  16. X6StringerX

    Help identify this fluid inside my rear brake shroud

    It could be gear oil from a leaky axle seal. Did you smell it? Gear oil has a very distinctive smell. It is almost fish-like.
  17. X6StringerX

    Rear Wiper Arm problem

    This is a common problem that plagues Explorers. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as rebending the arm. I've owned four 2nd gen Explorers that have all had this problem and it didn't hit me until I got rid of the last one that I should have just taken a small 12"-14" piece of...
  18. 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...
  19. X6StringerX

    Be careful: "premium" and "Mach" head-units look identical

    This is great news, Si! It's nice to see the good guy finish first for once.
  20. X6StringerX

    Where are the Mustang guys?

    I would love to have an '86 notch. I absolutely love the bug eyes and notches are the best Foxes, imo. Here's another shot of the '03 after it received the full detail treatment. I stripped the old wax, claybarred, polished, and waxed it. I also installed a Mach 1 chin spoiler, grille delete...
  21. X6StringerX

    The '03 Stang's First Wash

    Thanks man. It takes some good old fashioned elbow grease to get black looking like that, lol.
  22. X6StringerX

    The '03 Stang's First Wash

    I knew when I made the initial purchase that I was committing to a 2nd full-time job in maintaining the black exterior. With that in mind, I decided to buy a DA to make life a little easier. With my newly acquired Meguiar's G110v2 in hand, I decided to perform some light swirl correction over...
  23. X6StringerX

    Diablo II - Lord of Destruction

    Oh yeah... already scheduled a week of vacation for this. Seriously.
  24. X6StringerX

    The '03 Stang's First Wash

    Don't be fooled by the shine. It is definitely in need of some correction. I think the wax in the wash concentrate is just making it pop a little. The whole car is covered with swirls from years of improper washing technique. I've been bouncing back and forth between Meguiar's and Poorboy's...
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