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  1. J

    '86 ranger front end on '93 explorer?

    I have access to the front clip of a 2wd 1986 ranger (still on the truck, so I can get all the pieces I need) and I was thinking about trying to swap it onto my 1993 Explorer. So far, here's what I'm noticing while looking at these 2 pictures it seems like the front of the doors and the...
  2. J

    Painted black rims picture???

    here's my old '91. body is done up in truck bed liner and the wheels were sprayed with flatblack spray paint.
  3. J

    Manually shifted BW13-54 question

    What's the overall distance that the shifter travels from it's position all the way forward to all the way back? I'm working on designing something that should change the way faulty bw 13-54 t-cases are fixed and need a few figures.
  4. J

    Had to deal with this early this morning

    that tire was actually in decent shape before it stopped the car by rubbing the inner fender. We were hoping to get a couple thousand more miles out of the fronts :frustrate
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    Had to deal with this early this morning

    It was towed to the repair shop down the road from her house. They told us last night that only damage that was done was to the balljoint and the tire that got worn down on the inside of the fender. We really dodged a bullet with that one. It's a 92, IIRC. It was a hand me down from my gf's...
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    Had to deal with this early this morning

    My girlfriend called me at about 7 this morning and says "I was on my way to school and the camaro's wheel feel off." That caught my attention quickly. After making sure that she was ok and the car wasn't in a terribly dangerous position, I headed out in the Explorer to meet up and see what...
  7. J

    Got bored (and creative) today

    I was sitting in my Explorer and realized that the Ford logo in the middle of the steering wheel is easily removable. I popped it out and saw how it was painted. Some quick work with an x-acto knife and some spray paint and i came up with this! The trick to doing this is disconnecting the...
  8. J

    1994 explorer help

    There are a few things that could cause your rig to do this. A bad ground somewhere, a bad alternator, or a bad battery could cause this.
  9. J

    jg09's "ABS light on" repair

    If you're anything like me, you're really annoyed by this dash light. It's really bright; at night, it's blindingly bright. And that pisses me off. If you're like me, you're also broke and can only afford a cheap solution. Well, that's what we have here. Here's the offending light These...
  10. J

    Truck, SUV, Or Station Wagon

    This is true. If "light multipurpose open cargo transportation vehicle" wasn't so hard to say, i'd call vehicles by their proper name all the time! :D In all honesty, the Explorer is an SUV, but that's lengthy, too. Truck is just so much easier to say.
  11. J

    Looking at oil options

    thanks for the advice. I have a feeling that it's probably rocker arms as well since it really doesn't affect the driveability of the truck until the higher RPM range. Trying to accelerate quickly on the freeway or climbing grades it pretty bad (and very noisy). Around town, though, the truck is...
  12. J

    Truck, SUV, Or Station Wagon

    Ranger based Explorers=truck New Taurus based Explorers=car
  13. J

    Help me choose a color for my truck!!

    I was very disappointed to see that "Skittles" wasn't an option on the poll :) side note: how did you get the the paint to stay shiny looking after photoshopping it? I've tried recolors a few times and they always come out looking like they're matte or flat
  14. J

    Fuel in oil

    sounds like bad rings. My other thought is similar to what happened to the 350 in my old chev truck. We were having ignition issues and were cranking it over and over and over again while trying to fix it. Eventually, all the fuel that was being pumped into the cylinders built up and got around...
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    Looking at oil options

    My '93 Explorer has been making some pretty loud lifter noise since I got it. 2 months and 4k miles later, it hasn't gotten any worse and its not affecting the driveability or power of the engine, but it's incredibly annoying. I've tried Napa lifter cleaner as well as CD2 and neither of them did...
  16. J

    cruise control stuck on - please help

    My first explorer had this problem, it wasn't sensing when the brakes were being applied. I could use cruise control to hold brake stand burnouts lol
  17. J

    got a booboo

    Something similar happened with my old '92. When mine went, I heard a loud pop and then boiling transmission fluid started dumping out. I overheated the tranny in 4 low and I'm pretty sure it messed up the front pump
  18. J

    Let's Talk Guns!

    I finally got my RG23 a little while back. The pawn shop i got it from didn't call me when the paperwork came back approved (like they said they would) so it ended up taking about 5 days longer than it should have. This is my first firearm purchase. So far, it's been a pretty good gun. The only...
  19. J

    My new X

    Just got a snowy day pic of the X today, which didn't turn out too bad. What's usually a very busy road had no traffic on it today, so I pulled across the middle of it and took a picture :)
  20. J

    Let's Talk Guns!

    I'm still waiting on the paperwork to clear for my first gun, should be able to pick it up middle of next week. It's a Rohm R23 .22 revolver w/ single and double action. Yeah yeah, I know, its a cheap gun, and I probably paid too much for it, but I don't have a lot of money and really want to...
  21. J

    Pushrod length

    I'm looking for pushrod's for my '93 Explorer's engine and this is what I'm seeing on the RockAuto catalog: Which length/option should I go for? How should I figure out what I need? I'll be replacing the rocker arms as well.
  22. J

    My new X

    haha, the pics ended up huge, sorry about that. I didn't know my cellphone took such big pictures
  23. J

    My new X

    I just can't stay away from these things. I just recently bought my 4th Explorer. This one is a '93 Eddie Bauer 4wd. I love the color, and the tan leather interior reminds me of my first, 91 explorer (R.I.P. god bless her soul). It has a sticky lifter, but I've got my eye on a really cheap...
  24. J

    '93 Explorer 4wd issues

    So I just bought yet another explorer (I just can't stay away from them) and the transfercase shifted just fine on the test drive. On my way home, I was going down the highway and the transfercase suddenly shifted into 4hi and the 4wd light next to the dash button came on dimly. I pulled into a...
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