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    Building a Snorkel

    I have asked this question before but I just have to ask one more time. Besides raising the intake and adding extensions to the breather tubes on the Tranny, transfer case, and differentials what do you have to do to prepare your car for river crossings. Do you have to protects the electronic...
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    4x4 out again

    I have tried disconnecting the battery and it didn't help. I was afraid the motors would be that expensive. I am trying to rationalize the cost of replacing it. If I do replace it I wonder how long it will last. I would still like to see some prices on manual shifting transfer cases. If the...
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    4x4 out again

    A few months ago my transfer case motor locked up on me while I was in 4x4 low. I couldn't get it back into 4x4 high or 2x4. I took it into a local shop and they checked all of the electronics and then removed the transfer case motor and found that it was very dirty and after cleaning it...
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    4x4 not working

    A similar thing happened to my Explorer about a month ago. I got it into 4x4 but couldn't get it out. It turned out to be a stuck transfer case motor. I was in 4x4 low so I had to have it towed to a local shop and the charged me a little over a $100 to take the motor out and completely clean...
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    modified stock intake

    Caleb After driving with the PVC mod for a few days, is it a worthwhile dramatic difference. What did you use as gaskets between the PVC and the MAS and between the PVC and the throttle body. Did you use angled extentions to make the turns? I would like to know exactly how you did it and see...
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    Problem developed after installing body lift

    I haven't had a chance to fix mine yet but the sound seems to be going away. It started out as a tight spot in the steering and then it turned into the popping noise and now I think it has worn the metal away that Matt was talking about grinding away. The sound is almost completely gone.
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    Problem developed after installing body lift

    Matt, Thanks for the advise. It doesn't sound like it will hurt anything else in the car with it doing that other than scratching the knuckle. I am going to try to get to it this weekend. Thanks again Matt
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    modified stock intake

    Since everyone now thinks I'm crazy I'll just crawl back into my little hole and stay there.
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    modified stock intake

    Clark, I was thinking (doesn't happen often), I haven't looked at it but the ripples before the MAS might be ment to disrupt air flow so that the MAS gets an accurate reading. If the air is just sucked into the MAS it could have different densities in it and the ripples cause the air to be...
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    Problem developed after installing body lift

    A few weeks ago I put a 3" performance accessories body lift on my 93 explorer. Since then the steering has developed a "pop" in it when I turn. Every time I turn left or right I hear a distinct pop that comes from the firewall area. I thought that it might be the steering extender that came...
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    front rotors

    I haven't done any brake work on my Explorer yet but the best thing to do is go buy a Haynes Repair Manual. They aren't expensive and they are based on a complete tear down and rebuild. I had one for my last car and for my Explorer and it tells you step by step exactly what to do to repair...
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    BODY LIFTS

    I just put my Performance Accessories 3" body lift on 2 days ago. I didn't have to relocate anything on the firewall but I did keep a close watch on everything in that area to see if it was getting tight. I did have to extend the engine ground cable. Penatrating oil and some brute force and...
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    Fitting tires

    The biggest problem is that I am not familiar enough with tires but I have it straight now. I am going to go with the 31-1050 because I can't afford to get new wheels. I hate having to do this on such a tight budget.
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    List your Explorer and the NOISES it makes!

    I have the clunk from the radius arm, the broken speaker rattle, the "i went to fast over a pot hole with the front passenger side wheel" clunk, the "my tires are really bald I need to figure out this lift so I can put new tires on squeal" on startup, the whistle of my roof rack, the heat sheild...
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    Fitting tires

    Would 31-1050R-15's look small with a 4.5 in lift or should I try to find 32-1050R-15's?
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    Fitting tires

    I have read about problems that other people have had withe these "tire guys" and I think that SOME of their problems could be that with big name companies they have to go with what the company wants them to say. But thats one reason why this site is so great. YOu get to talk to people that...
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    Fitting tires

    I have been planning on putting a 3" body lift, warrior shackles, and front coil spacers on my Explorer. I haven't put it on yet but now I am looking at tires that I want to put on. I can't afford to buy new wheels so I am stuck with the 15x7 stock rims. I was planning on putting 32-1050R-15...
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    off road lights

    How bright are the Piaa 40s compared to the 520s. I really appreciate your help. I have been dying for some lights but I can't bring myself to spend a bunch of money.
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    off road lights

    I find that most of my posts have delt with saving money and still trying to have the most fun but hey that's what a poor college student has to do. I have been looking at Piaa 520's and I just can't spend the money. Are there any equivalent style lights that are of reasonably good quality and...
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    4x4 low range won't disengage

    The 4x4 light and the low range light stayed on both on the switch and on the dash to the right of the steering wheel and the car was going 3 miles an hour at approximately 2500 RPM in first gear so I could tell it was in low range.
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    4x4 low range won't disengage

    Today I was out doing some fishing and to get to the spot I had to go down a very steep and bumpy gravel road. When i was leaving I put my Explorer in 4x4 and started up the hill. I eventually had to put it in low range because of a wet spot on one of the steepest parts. When I got to the top...
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    Installing body lift

    I have just bought my Performance Automotive 3" body lift kit and I am ready to install it but I have a few questions now that the time has come. When jacking up the body where is a safe place to put the jack on the body without doing any damage or crimpling the body? Is the weight of the body...
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    BODY LIFTS

    Where are you all finding these body lifts? I haven't seen one for less than $100 and I have seen them up to $175. If you could direct me to a quality 3" body lift for under $100 I would be very greatful, especially one with good directions. Thanks, Matt
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    Mounting PIAA 520

    I have a Thule Expedition Basket on my roof. I haven't seen the mounting system for the PIAA 520's. Can they be mounted directly to the basket I have or am I going to have to custom fit them or get a light bar? Do people have problems with lights being stolen? Can you lock them to your...
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    Building a Snorkel

    How deep are you all going in the water? With a snorkle like you are talking about it seems you could damn near submerse the whole car. burristracy was talking about a cheap homemade system that would allow you to go until it is about 4 inches under the hood. All of this river crossing talk...
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