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    4wd Conversion

    More like 2 feet.
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    4wd Conversion

    Don't you think you might need a front axle and transfer case to get power to the front wheels? Front hubs are least of what it takes to get to 4wd. But sure it would be possible. Not practical though. Better off to sell and buy a 4wd.
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    Reliablity of 3rd gen Explorers? (02-05) questionable?

    Oh that's a bunch of bunk. Even if he has an 05 those miles aren't that high. And I've put over 100,000 miles on my 03 and the only thing that has ever needed attention on this is I've had to clean the IAC and throw some lube in the key lock because the plunger got stuck leaving the courtesy...
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    DVD headliner rattle

    That would be most excellent. Sent a PM with my email.
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    DVD headliner rattle

    Thanks, but that's not very helpful to me. I'm out of warranty now, they won't fix it. I need the part number or TSB so I can buy the part and install it myself.
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    DVD headliner rattle

    So, did anyone ever get that TSB number, or the part number for the fix? I've searched and searched, been to three different dealers, no luck.
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    Someone please verify this 17" rim issue...

    I'm going through the same thing you are on my 03 Limited. I tow frequently, and the stock BFG's aren't cutting it. I pull a 16' car trailer and a CJ, camping gear, tools, etc. The load range on them is 105 (about 2,000lbs/ea). With a max inflation of 35 psi, it's not cutting it, the tires...
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    Anyone using or ever try the Helwig spring?

    Not sure I understand what you mean. Increase clearance where? I suppose you could add a leaf to it which would make it arch higher and provide a little more lift I guess. But the ride would be hard as a rock, I don't think you'd want to do that. No matter how high you go with it, it's not...
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    KKM Problems

    What he said, I tried two different kits, and installed a new IAC. It still make that whistle screeching sound. I'm back to stock with a K&N panel filter and that air horn thing removed from the front of the stock filter box. I wanted to try the KKM kit too, but I'm cutting my losses while...
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    Anyone using or ever try the Helwig spring?

    Well I finally got around to installing that stabilizer bar. I like it! It is not hard to install, in fact it's very easy. I expected a much stiffer ride, but I can't tell much difference in the ride quality. It did reduce body roll quite a bit, and feels much better turning/cornering. It...
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    Stock Tow Hitch, Anybody use it?

    Look behind the glove box. You can open it all the way past the stops until its hanging upside down. Squeeze the stops inward and it will open for easy access to the wiring harness. If it is there, you will know it right away, each wire on the harness is labeled.
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    V8 Explorer OWNED by A V6!!!!!!!!! WHY!!!!

    Maybe not much of a hp between the two, but there is a significant torque difference, as well as the torque curve. He should have pulled her, not the other way around. There's either something wrong with his truck, or the lady had something up her sleeve. How many females do you know that...
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    Stock Tow Hitch, Anybody use it?

    Measure it. The class 3 will have a 2" opening, the class 2 will have 1 1/4" opening. BTW, I use mine all the time to tow my CJ and a 16' car hauler. I have to use a weight distribution hitch to keep it from sagging, but it tows very well.
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    Brake Pads

    Meh, I put the Autozone rotors on mine, and they were warped right out of the box. I'd go with some stock replacement Brembos from tirerack.com if I were to do it again.
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    Is there an A-pillar pod or steering column pod that I can get to fit my 03?

    Thanks, but I'm done trying to find a pod. Even Autometer wasn't much help, since there's nothing Exploder specific. I just mounted the gauge in one of the center dash vents. I like it. I can post a pic later on if someone wants to see.
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    Is there an A-pillar pod or steering column pod that I can get to fit my 03?

    Thanks, but Summit is where I got the a pillar pod and the steering column pod from. Neither worked, so I'll have to send them back. I got the ones that looked like the best fit. But I'm not going to try every Autometer part number. I could have swore someone here has an a pillar pod in the...
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    Is there an A-pillar pod or steering column pod that I can get to fit my 03?

    Well I tried the F250 mounts, no dice. Please, anyone have info on how they mounted any gauges in their Gen3.
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    Xcalibrator 2 help!!!!!!!

    Just a little more feedback for Doug @ Bama and Explorer Express. I contacted Doug on the phone and told him what I was looking for, and he referred me to EE. They were very nice over there, and I ordered the Xcal2. It arrived in about a week and it's freakin' awesome. It has 3 programs on...
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    Is there an A-pillar pod or steering column pod that I can get to fit my 03?

    Need to mount my trans temp gauge. I searched all over this place, and can't find any info on what might fit the gen3.
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    Install Of Gauge Pod From Merc. Mountaineer?

    Well I finally found a Mountaineer cluster on ebay for $41 (woohoo!) and got it today. I swapped the cluster in and it worked perfectly, except for the mileage. I have 43K on mine and after the swap it read 78K. So I was incorrect in what I stated before about the mileage being stored in the...
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    Has anyone ever taken a stock 02-05 Explorer/Mountaineer off road?

    Even so, those pics are all pretty cool. I do know the auto 4x4 can't be disengaged, but I was talking about the spinning tires. I have this neat button in the center console that turns my traction control off. At least I thought that's what it's for. Now I'm second guessing myself, maybe...
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    Has anyone ever taken a stock 02-05 Explorer/Mountaineer off road?

    Ehhh, can't you just push the T/C off button?
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    New Pictures: Debadged, Clear Corners, Removed Pinstriping, Lowered Licence Plate

    That looks pretty good! So nice in fact, that I copied you and debadged mine Limited. I have the mineral gray paint also, it looks good without all that extra stuff everywhere. I'm not sure I can do the 20's though! Not that I don't like em, just not my preference. The grills look great too.
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    Anyone using or ever try the Helwig spring?

    I haven't been able to find much feedback about it anywhere, so I guess I'll try it out. Found it listed for $99 at rough country suspensions, so I'll test it out I suppose. Even if I hate, at least I'm only out $100. I've spent more on things I hated before!
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    Anyone using or ever try the Helwig spring?

    I don't think you understand which part I'm talking about. I know I have IRS. I probably wasn't clear. It's actually called a stabilizer bar. It is for the 02-04 Explorer. Check this link: http://www.explorerexpress.com/3gx/suspension.html
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