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    light wiring questions

    its kinda funny, but i asked this question just a couple days ago, and today in physics 2 lab we did experiments with circuits and i understand the whole resistance/current/power/voltage relationship. a 30 amp fuse at 12 volts is good for 360 watts. thanks for the info tho, that page is cool
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    light wiring questions

    i bought some lights off of ebay, they didnt come with a relay or wiring harness. i was looking for relays, and the 12v automotive relays i found were in the 20-30 amp range. will this be alright for a pair of 55w lights? or four lights? i know how to wire up the relays, but im not sure how the...
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    the ex is totalled!

    well, i should have gotten pics, im sure it would have made the rear view in four wheeler magazine and made me 50 bucks in the process. plus, looking back on it now, it is kinda funny. the update is that im actually buying my friends toyota, the same friend that sank my truck. hes giving me a...
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    not an X, but an H2 gets 'stumped'....LOL

    the germans still havent mastered the art of engineering a cd player that doesnt malfunction every other day...just my 2 cents. but bmw does offer something that other lux car makers don't, the m series :) .
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    the ex is totalled!

    the indian river is brackish water and is not actually a river. it is a lagoon. its not as salty as the ocean but it is still very salty
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    the ex is totalled!

    yeah theres no way i could spray everything out. everything in the dash would rust out. the truck could turn into a lemon in a few years. im getting the money and im going to save a little more and buy a 89-95 body style toyota pickup
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    the ex is totalled!

    well i pretty much know the truck inside and out so im sure i could get it running again. the problem is, tho, is that it went in saltwater so im going to have crazy electrical problems. plus the body is going to rust out, blah blah. the ignition is already frozen up, and there are so many...
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    the ex is totalled!

    last weekend i was launching my boat and i told my friend to pull the truck up. he got in, pushed in the clutch, and my explorer and boat rolled back into the indian river. it was completely submerged, over the roof and all. i just got done putting a new engine in it 2 months ago and it had all...
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    how to install camber bushing?

    I went to carquest and asked about their camber bushings because someone on here said that they carry the highest degree available- 2.75 degrees. all the guy at the counter could find was a 2.5 degree adjustable bushing. he had non adjustable bushings up to like 1 degree or something. where else...
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    Badge Removal

    does anyone have the emblems they took off? mine kind of fell apart and i want to replace it!
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    custom intake done!

    theres a temperature activated switch in your airbox that lets vacuum through at a certain temperature. the vacuum opens (or closes?) the that flap you are talking about. if you look closely your intake branches off after this flap, one end goes to behind the grille and the other is attached to...
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    Manual hub conversion question

    go to truckperformance.com they had the best deal i could find at the time i got mine- i think my total was under 200 including a 30 dollar spindle nut conversion kit off the same site
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    Clunk when backing out of my driveway.

    2000's dont have radius arms, so it couldnt be that
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    ' 02- What a Pile!!!

    i guess its about time you changed your signature darz, isnt it? sorry to hear about your problems
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    how to install camber bushing?

    yah saving $$$ is what im going for thanks for the info
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    how to install camber bushing?

    i want to put my own camber bushings in after i lift the front of my 91 but my manual says that "due to the requirement for special alignment tools, this job is beyond the scope of the home mechanic" several people on the site have recommended that i do them myself, can somebody tell me how? i...
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    Chase's '94 Explorer XLT

    hey nice truck. where did you get that bumper? i like ;)
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    different radiator versions?

    well, i got the new radiator, and for anyone that wants to do this mod, it fits right up. the only problem is the fan shroud. the new radiator doesnt have clips to hold the bottom part of the shroud on but i just modified the ones that came with it to act as clamps. the shroud may hit the a/c...
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    different radiator versions?

    oh i think im going to buy the heavy duty one and see if i can make it fit. i need all the cooling i can get!
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    different radiator versions?

    i have a problem with my ex overheating on the trail and sometimes even on the street. i was looking into a new radiator since my birthday is coming up and i found that there are two different versions that came stock: a 1 row radiator and a heavy duty 2 row. i have the 1 row for some reason...
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    alignment impossible?

    i think i figured out why the coils were giving me so much lift. because i havent lifted the back yet, the front axle is rotated backwards some in relation to the ground. this turns some of the positive camber i have into toe in which makes the wheels want to come together. the easiest...
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    alignment impossible?

    well i did use the search button and i looked at practically every post that had the word camber in it. i was confused because i thought i bought 2" lift coils, they gave me 3" of lift, but rancho makes 2.5" lift coils and the shop told me it could get aligned but every other source i have...
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    What size tires?

    some shops wont mount that wide of a tire on the 7 inch wide rims for liability reasons, but i think the discount places do cause they dont know any better. midas put 33x12.50's on my friends j**p with 7 inch wide rims and they havent given him any trouble
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    Sensa Trac or Reflex

    i have sensatracs and i dont like them very much. theyre ok on the street, i dont think they handle very well, but its a truck. i dont think this will apply to you, but i dont think theyre stiff enough for offroad use.
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    alignment impossible?

    well i took the springs off today to save my tires and i called the 4x4 shop i got the coils from. they were pretty helpful. the guy said that the coils i got came off of a ranger xcab and it didnt have axle pivot drop brackets either, just the coils. he said i would need to put about a 2.5...
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    alignment impossible?

    one more question- will the alignment shops have the camber bushings or do i need to order them?
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    alignment impossible?

    yeah i thought i would have to get the rear lifted first cause the front wheels are sitting at a different angle to the ground now. yeah i should have gotten the duff lift:( oh well im stuck with it now. remember i said the coils were used- i think theyre settled already. the extral lift might...
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    alignment impossible?

    well i bought a set of used rancho 2" lift coils from a 4x4 shop in ga. i put them in this weekend and it lifted the front 3 inches! i know this because i measured the distance from the ground to the bumper in the front and the back when it was stock and if i lift the back up 3" with my hi lift...
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    my lift plan

    dman, you read my mind! since i posted that i decided i would get aal and ask my neighbor if he could make me extended shackles- hes a machinist and he likes doing stuff like that. i have one question tho- do aal's lift weak springs more or strong ones?
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    my lift plan

    well i finally got done swapping engines so im going to start lifting it. i jacked the ex up with a hi lift and a floor jack to see what a 4 inch lift would look like but the rear end looks like it sags a little bit. so heres what i think i will do: 2" body lift 2" lift coils in front...
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    engine blown?

    yay!!! its finally done and it runs better than before. i was having some problems with the new engine, apparently one of the pushrods came out from between the rocker arm and the lifter and it was missing on that cylinder. the engine is soo clean i got it from a junkyard but its in like new...
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    spacers vs. lift springs

    yeah i know i told him i hadnt made my mind up too. good thing i decided springs were the way i wanted to go
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    spacers vs. lift springs

    oh and theres a couple of places for dunes around vero, two north of vero off of us1: at 71st street and 65th street and one south near fairwinds golf course a lot of people go there and nobody seems to care, but i wouldn't call them "open"
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    spacers vs. lift springs

    well seems like the guy i was going to buy springs from sent them before i paid him so theyre here and im stuck with them
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    spacers vs. lift springs

    mud and dunes mud and dunes
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    spacers vs. lift springs

    also does that sound like a good deal for the springs? 80 + 20 shipping for rancho 2 inch lift coils
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    spacers vs. lift springs

    yeah i live in florida so flex isnt a huge concern what i would like however is more travel and higher spring rates, since my car bottoms out on bigger bumps. im going to get new shocks too but as far as travel goes, new springs will help give the suspension better up travel, right? cause i...
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    spacers vs. lift springs

    i can get rancho lift springs for 100 dollars or daystar spacers for 70. what are the advantages of both and do you think its worth the extra $$ to go with springs?
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    shock size

    i want to get procomp es9000's but they only come in sizes that will fit 0-1 1/2 inches of lift and a 2 1/2 inch lift version. if im going to be lifting my ex 2 inches which version of the shock should i get?
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    engine blown?

    haha i was thinking about that but: 1) the bent pushrods may have gone through the cylinder walls 2) i have no idea how to calibrate the computer or where to get the parts to stroke it if you can help me with this please do
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