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  1. My '98 Explorer

    My '98 Explorer

    Pictures of my 1998 Exlporer XLT
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    Anyone have a '98 Mach 290 head unit for sale?

    Rob: If there is anything I can do to get you to push up your upgrade to next week, I would love to take your stock head unit off your hands. Please drop me an e-mail directly to me if you are interested. I am willing to pay enough to make it worth your while, but I need a unit in the next...
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    Anyone have a '98 Mach 290 head unit for sale?

    I am looking for a replacement Mach 290 head unit for my '98 XLT 4x4. I have the factory Mach system with the separate amps and woofer in the right rear quarter panel. I need the unit that works with the rear seat controls and has CDDJ capability. I THINK the right part number is...
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    Anyone installed white face guages?

    Well, I checked out several options, and after looking around, I decided to order the indiglo's. I have to admit that this was mostly because they look so cool installed. Anywa, thanks again for the feedback, and links. This should be a fun little project! Later,
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    Anyone installed white face guages?

    Thanks guys. The package I was talking about is just a passive insert that goes in behind the guages. No electronics, nothing fancy, just uses the factoy guage lights. HOWEVER, now you have me all excited about the Indiglo option. This looks totally cool, and from the post, it really does...
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    Anyone installed white face guages?

    I am considering buying a kit to put white faces on my guage cluster. I have seen the silver faced ones in the newer SportTrack's and they look pretty cool. I have also gotten so used to having them in my Cobra, that it strains my (over 40) eyes when I go back to driving the X. Steeda...
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    Headlight Conversion

    Need opinions on Osram/Sylvania Xenarcs and/or SilverStars A Question for Dre: Where did you hear that Sylvania is coming out with a Xenarc (true HID) sealed beam kit to fit Explorers? The reason I ask is that I was told by the marketing folks at Sylvania that they are not going to make one...
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    Under hood lighting....

    Don't shoot me for saying this, but the old Jeep Cherokee classic has the hot set up for underhood lighting. My '90 Jeep Laredo came with a 20' self winding retractable coil cord (like a drop light) on a mercury switch in a self contained assembly. Coolest part is that the lamp itself is...
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    Aftermarket seats for a '98 XLT

    Good idea, I had not thought of that, but I will check them out. Thanks.
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    Aftermarket seats for a '98 XLT

    I am thinking about upgrading my stock (leather) seats. I am looking for something with a lot more thigh and lumbar support (both adjustable). I have been looking at aftermarket sports and racing seats like Recaros, and Cobras. Ideally, I would like to find something that would mount on the...
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    Puddle Lights - FAQ

    Just in case anyone needs to know, the original white bulb for the puddle lamps turns out to be a #912. This is not listed in the owners or service manual, so I finally broke down and called the parts department at my local Ford dealer and got the right number. Turns out this is the same bulb...
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    98 SOHC Detonation

    Robert: This is just my opinion, but there seems to be a negative connotation in calling any Engineering change a "recall" whether it is voluntary or not. I don't think dealers are as shy about this, because I have also seen things put on invoices as "recalls" that were called something else...
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    Puddle Lights - FAQ

    Cool. I looked for one of these when I first got my truck and there was nothing yet available for the new rear hatch style. I will check it out. Thanks, Sean
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    98 SOHC Detonation

    God, I hate that. Ford sends out a letter and says they found a problem they will fix, and the dealer always pushes back. Sometimes you just gotta INSIST!
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    98 SOHC Detonation

    I had just read about the 72K mile warranty extension over on Blue Oval news, and I did talk to my dealer about it. I have not yet gotten the letter, however, so thanks for scanning it! I have had both tensionizers replaced twice (25, and 48K), and the cam chain done on the second time...
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    Puddle Lights - FAQ

    Thanks, I will try them. By the way, where did you get the boss wind deflector on your hatch? Is it plastic, or aluminum? Does it help keep the backlight clean? Does it make any extra noise? It looks pretty cool, just wondering how well it actually works. Thanks again,
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    98 SOHC Detonation

    2001ExpSport Your point about Ford dealer service is well taken. The fact of the matter is that problems like this is not going to get fixed by waiting for the computer to log a problem. In my exprerience, working closely with your dealer (or whomever is servicing your truck) to develop...
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    98 stock radio in a 95?

    Cool. Glad it worked out... Rock on!
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    Question about head unit wiring harnesses

    I just posted a reply to this topic, I think it's the same question. Hope this helps. http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=23216 Regards,
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    CD Changer Location?

    This may be too late to help you, but I just relocated the factory Ford (Clarion) 6 disk changer from the center console to the rear fender shell on the driver side inside the cargo compartment. I bolted it into the little area behind the removable panel that pops out, right above where the...
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    98 stock radio in a 95?

    Check out this site: http://www.radiosandmore.com/ It sounds like you may need a different harness for this head unit. There may or may not be a replacement part available, and these guys may or may not stock it, but it is worth a try. I found them to be most helpful, and they cary a...
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    98 SOHC Detonation

    eatonc: My '98 has the same problem. It has been doing it since new and over time (now at 63K miles) it has gotten worse. I have experimented with different octane ratings, which seems to help a bit, but as was noted previously in this thread, this engine should run fine all day long on 87...
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    Puddle Lights - FAQ

    This is not a performance lighting question, but I figure one of you guys might know this. I need to replace a burned out bulb for the "puddle lamp" on my '98 Explorer. These are the lamps that are built into the outside rearview mirrors that point straight down so you can see the ground...
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    4.0L OHV to 4.0L SOHC

    Cameron: I can see the case for building up an OHV motor vs. swapping for an SOHC. On the other hand (having owned a '91 and '95 OHV, and now a '98 SOHC) I think the SOHC is vastly superior. It runs much smoother, has a lot more HP and a fair amount more torque, and best of all the...
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    Anyone experienced "Carbon knock" on 4.0 SOHC?

    I have had a problem with a rattling noise on light to medium acceleration for the last several months. This sound is a light tapping, which varies depending on load. It seems more noticable when the car is cold, but it is still slightly noticeable when warmed up. The service writer at my...
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    Transmission in 2001

    The new 5-speed manual is called the "R4" which will replace the existing "R1HD". Ford is supposedly running into so many problems with the design that it may be delayed in the 2001 Sport Track Explorer. Check out the following article on Blue Oval News: Dead Link Removed
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    '95 CD Changer with a '98 Head unit?

    Good advice... Thanks for your advice guys. I don't know why I didn't think of calling Crutchfield, those guys are always good! Regards,
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    '95 CD Changer with a '98 Head unit?

    I am buying out the lease on my '98 Explorer, and now that I am keeping it for a while, I want to do some mods. I have a factory Mach 290 system in the truck now, which I am happy with and would like to keep for now. I also have a Factory CD Changer that I snarfed from my old '95 Explorer when...
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    Anyone have Edelbrock shocks?

    SOLD! WOW, Thanks to everyone for your responses! I am convinced that the Edelbrocks are worth a try. They are definitely more expensive, but it sounds like they are a good fit for my kind of driving. Thanks again,
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    Good tires for a highway cruiser?

    I am sure this topic has been debated a lot around here, so forgive me if I am bringing up something redundant. I have been waiting for a long time to get my Firestone AT's replaced under the recall, and I have decided to go out and buy some tires and apply for a refund instead. I have a...
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    Anyone have Edelbrock shocks?

    I am a first time poster, so I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I have a '98 Explorer that I am in the process of buying out the lease on. Now that I will own the car, I am interested in doing a few mods. I will be replacing my Firestone AT's soon under the recall...
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