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    How to: Starting my 00M12 Installation

    Good thead, and it helped. I am not sure if this was done before on my exploder, but the little plastic pencil thing was already inside the oil galley. I ended up fishing the old one out and installed the new one.... AND.. the SOB still rattles.. So now after my deployement, I will be either...
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    Lower Ball Joint Replacement How To (lots of Pictures)

    I was going to remove the sensor, but I ended up using some rope to tie the spindle up and out of the way while I replaced the lowers. I didn't want to mess with the sensor, just incaser I ended up breaking it.
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    Lower Ball Joint Replacement How To (lots of Pictures)

    You didn't say anything about removing your tie-rods ends. If you are going to be using the fork on them, be careful not to tear the boot. You can also remove them, buy loosing the nut all the down so it is flush with the bottom or bolt and give a couple of hits with a hammer. When you...
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    How To: Upper Control Arm / Ball Joint Replacement (Lots of Pictures)

    The fuel lines were held in place by a plastic clamp... after pulling them out and removing the brake line bracket. I was able to spread the fuel lines futher apart. That gave me just enough room to twist the bolt out. But now I have to do it again, so I can put in the Camber/Caster kit.. So...
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    How To: Upper Control Arm / Ball Joint Replacement (Lots of Pictures)

    Getting them out was easy, a vise and a mini sledge pushed then out, but I had to use a press ( it was a 10 ton press that the shop had). I also didn't pay attention with the deplth of the factory bushings until it was to late. If you press the bushing all the wa in it won't fit. It was an easy...
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    How To: Upper Control Arm / Ball Joint Replacement (Lots of Pictures)

    Today I replaced my UCAs ( thanks Ford ) and replaced the bushings in the passenger side since it is a two piece component. I also replaced the lower ball joints and outer tie rod ends. After everything was installed I had an alignment done, but unfortunately, I needed to get a camber / caster...
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    Lower Ball Joint Replacement How To (lots of Pictures)

    Today I replaced my UCAs ( thanks Ford ) and replaced the bushings in the passenger side since it is a two piece component. I also replaced the lower ball joints and outer tie rod ends. After everything was installed I had an alignment done, but unfortunately, I needed to get a camber / caster...
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    4.88's in ifs d35?

    any progress on your build?
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    superlift rear leafs for sas

    Do you have any pics of the build up progress? ** Not to sure how it works on the fords, but when I did my toyota SAS, I als had to take in consideration the added lift that spring perch would add.. so w/ 4" springs you will have about 5" of lift.. if it is the same. what size tires are you...
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    4.88's in ifs d35?

    It was on my 1990Toyota p/u, got it used and it was a stock 4x4 IFS truck. Thought to myself, that I would put on a 4" suspension lift which would allow me to clear 33"s. It was awesome for about 6 months..but.. I got tired of wheelin on river bottoms and wooded trails. I wanted something a...
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    4.88's in ifs d35?

    Been down that road before and wasted about 850 bucks. But it also depends on what type of wheelin you are going to be doin. Good luck!
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    dana 30 questions

    go with the D44 to begin with, don't waste your time with the 30. You are going to outgrow it quickly.
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    What Front axle to use For SAS on 96 xlt??

    You should ask yourself, what kinda of wheelin are you going to be doing. Are you going to lock the front? If you were staying with trails and moderate rock crawlin then go with the 30.. I went through the Rubicon with a freind who was ruinning a jeep with an open 30 in the front and super 35 w/...
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    Upgrade Factory Sub

    I have a 98 and changed the factory 8" w/ a JL 10". I haven't been on the cardomain in a while, but I have pictures of it. Not sure if that helps, but it is a start. edit... pg 2 you can kinda see where I mounted the amp and pg 4 you will see when I installed the sound deadening material.
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    Going to Conquer the timing

    Nope but I might see if I can rent one from the local parts store. IF I decide to do it... still undecided about having the dealership do it, I want to make sure we are talking the same language... like said earlier, the price quote doesn't match up.
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    Cold air but not blowing hard? Help Please!!!!

    Same problem with the heater? If it is, I would say that it either your blower motor or maybe the coil under the dash is clogged. I had a toyota that wouldn't blow hard at all. I ended up opening the dash and finding the coil was caked with dirt and dust. After cleaning it it was alot better...
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    Going to Conquer the timing

    Sup everyone, I have decided to replace the tensioners on my 98 SOHC next weekend. I have read the thread above and have written down all the numbers and will be buying them next week. I do have a couple of questions for those that have completed this. Did you replace the chains or...
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    Rollin' on 35's

    Sorry about stuffing question. I built my toyota for rock crawling, full stuff is still on the brain...lol..
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    brake job = no start please help

    Check to see if you put the fuel filter in the correct way. There should be a "Flow Arrow" or something telling you which way the fuel should flow through it. Hope that helps.
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    Rollin' on 35's

    Your 35's look good when the tire is turned. But do they rub when you stuff and turn? THe hood cowl looks sick!!
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    Hitting 120K, need help with tune up parts list

    I have done timing belts and chains before, but never on my Explorer...lol... I have heard some stories of people having to remove the engine to replace them. I just don't have a place to get it done. It is something that I would like to do though.
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    Shock Recommendations

    Thanks!! I think that I will give the Bisteins a shot.
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    Hitting 120K, need help with tune up parts list

    Are you talking about timing chain tensioners? If so don't you need to remove the engine for that..... on a 4.0 SOHC eninge....lol..... Thanks in advance!
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    Shock Recommendations

    I have 98 Sport 2wd and the things rides extremely rough. I tired the edlebrock shocks when I was stationed in Germany they weren't to bad. But I think that I am going to replace them again. Anyone have a good recommendations for shocks that will improve the ride. Thanks in advance!! Jeremy
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    MAC exhaust

    I had installed the MAC on my 4.0. Like other have said it sounds great, very deep rumble, BUT the noise inside the cab was terrible. After about 2 months I replaced with the stock one. ** I was stationed in Germany at the time so the stock was easeir to get**.
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