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    Filling a 5R55S

    Going to be swapping a rebuilt 5R55S transmission into my 2003 Explorer 2wd tomorrow. I know I can pour fluid into the speed sensor hole before I install, but how much? Is it ok to pour ~10 quarts in, start it up and add the remaining 2 or so? Or is that too much and it's going to blow a seal...
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    RustENutz's Waggy D44 swap!

    I don't have a source....just scrounging junkyards. Last set I found were in Roseburg. I believe using Ford outers, they'll be a 1/4" too short and you wont be able to get a clip on the end of the axle. You'll want the wagoneer or a chevy 44 outer.
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    RustENutz's Waggy D44 swap!

    Haven't touched it, priorities have changed and the Ex is on the backburner. Baby on the way, and new house to be built. So for now it's sitting.:(
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    your thoughts on my cad designed bumper...

    Yeah I saw over on Rangerstation...possibly building one for a guy. Congrats!:thumbsup:
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    your thoughts on my cad designed bumper...

    Well done sir! Now I'm reinspired to build my matching rear. Yours looks good, hmmmm... :)
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    Mud Run Video

    Went and played in the mud last Saturday. Just got done editing down the 2hrs 20 min of footage I had! Didn't get much of any footage of the Explorer. http://www.vimeo.com/10339133
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    My bumper build

    Pretty much what he said! Lot's of thick brushy trails where I run, and it helps protect the front end, and the auxiliary lights I will be adding. Plus I think it looks cool!;)
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    My bumper build

    All the pics I have are on the thread. As far as mounting, basically what you see in the first few pics. The angle iron bolts to my cross member, everything ties into that. The back of the fairlead sticks out 9.5" from the grill. Then the fair lead another 2" or so and the tube comes out...
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    wasted passenger side axle u joint

    Taking option 3. Just need to find my axles.
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    wasted passenger side axle u joint

    Just shredded mine too again. 4th u-joint so far, only the second time it's taken out the axles. I'm cheap so I was looking at some Alloy USA X-joints. Not much more than spicer, can grease each cap individually and comes with full circle clips. Anyone have any luck with them?? Going to...
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    My bumper build

    So wheeling today was pretty fun. Joined a local forum and it was all those guys + my main wheeling buddy. Tested out the winch when I got high centered, pulled me off no problem! Had to head back when I busted both passenger side axle shafts! Don't know why I can't keep axles together in...
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    My bumper build

    Thanks! Go ahead and copy anything off it you want. As far as license plate, haven't had one for 2 years now and never been hassled. A lot of people around here don't....the the Police D.A.R.E. car!;)
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    My bumper build

    All done! Winch works, going wheeling tomorrow! I'll try to remember the GoPro video camera and get some pictures.
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    My bumper build

    Lights mount to the top of the fairlead. Speaking of lights, what do people recommend?? I NEED something cheap and WANT something large and slim. 4wheelparts.com had a pair of 7.5" Daystars for $46 shipped! But I received an email saying they were discontinued!:( I found the same set on Ebay...
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    My bumper build

    It's got color...
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    My bumper build

    I've been asked to build a couple of bumpers already just from driving around town. I need a bigger garage so I can open up shop! LOL! Only 1 looks serious, it's for a YJ....we'll see.
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    My bumper build

    Thanks for all the compliments! Makes me feel better after all the cuts and burns I've endured over the last week! Just had to tack a little tab on today, didn't have gloves on and a big goober stuck right to my wedding ring and burnt the $HIT out of my finger! I've had a couple people tell...
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    My bumper build

    Thanks for the tip. Do you have a picture of where you mounted it?? Got the bumper done tonight less paint. Painting will start tomorrow. Ended up going with option #3 and it turned out GREAT! Mounted up some 8" HID's from the sandrail on the jig table at the shop......looked so badass...
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    My bumper build

    Smittybilt XRC8 8000 lb. I think it was $269 + shipping!:D
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    My bumper build

    Thanks guys! Yeah a little unsure what some of those #2's were? I think Fortune was actually saying the 3rd... Haha, I just need to buy tubing, make the center hoop and then mock up the other 2 with conduit or something. It's always dark when I get home from work and work on this thing so...
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    My bumper build

    I know it's just Paint, but I'm having a really hard time deciding.... Maybe no tube?? But I want to run auxiliary lights in the middle above the winch.
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    My bumper build

    The clevis mounts are welded to 2 faces. The 1/4" triangle in front, and the edge of the 1/4" side plate you see in the first pics of the build. I don't see any problem with strength.......hopefully I'm right!:rolleyes: The control box goes on top, just don't have it on for the pic.
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    My bumper build

    I couldn't help myself and had to bolt it all together!:D I'm very happy with how it came out. Everything is done except tubing and I bought some 3/4" x 1/8" to run along the edge to fill the gap below the headlights and the rest of the way around. Then i'll grind all the little boogers off...
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    Explorer sport exo cage

    Wow, one of the better looking Exo's I've seen!
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