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    How to Remove stock steering wheel and install aftermarket wheel on 95-01 Explorers

    I was not going to run the horn wires to the steering wheel. When I put a custom dash in I am going to run a push button on the dash for the horn.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    I have just collected more parts. I ripped the whole interior out of the truck and my friend and I have slowly started the cage. We are hope in the next two weeks to have the cage done and the front suspension on.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Dannyboy I sent you a PM regarding the shackles
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Update 07-18-08: Ok here's another big update. Over the last few months I have collected more parts. Oh and I changed my plans. For the rear suspension I am no longer going to use leaf springs, I am linking the rear with a 4-link setup. I am also going to cut up the rear cargo floor and tub the...
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    I does sometimes cause I want to be out in the desert driving this thing. But oh well I have learned to live with it. That and it doesn't help when I change my plans on what I am going to do.
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    How to Remove stock steering wheel and install aftermarket wheel on 95-01 Explorers

    Could you PM me and tell me how you did that. I can't stand that ding noise.
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    How to Remove stock steering wheel and install aftermarket wheel on 95-01 Explorers

    No there's no inspections in CA just SMOG. Also my Explorer is going to be used mostly offroad. As far as the air bag light I guess all you can do is just remove the light bulb in the instrument cluster.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    I have ordered the fuel cell and rear axle. I am just waiting for those parts to come in. And then I will be putting everything on at the same time.
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    How to Remove stock steering wheel and install aftermarket wheel on 95-01 Explorers

    For cruise control just rewire it all and install switches. I have a horn on my Steering wheel also its the middle button that says Momo I just didn't wire it up yet. The quick release has internal wires which allows the horn to still function. And yes the air bag light stays on but it...
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Update 04-06-2008: Well I bought a aftermarket steering wheel and installed it on my Explorer this weekend. What I got: -Momo steering wheel(Model Nero) -Grant installation kit (Part #3289) -NRG Innovations quick release -Billet aluminum 3 bolt to 6 bolt adapter (From Kartek) Here's...
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    How to Remove stock steering wheel and install aftermarket wheel on 95-01 Explorers

    I finally did it. I was able to install an aftermarket steering wheel on my 98 Explorer. First lets start off with the parts I bought to make this work. -Grant installation kit (Part #3289) -Momo steering wheel -Billet aluminum hub that goes from 3 bolts to 6 bolts (Made by Kartek)...
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    I know what you mean I have been collecting some of this parts since August 2005 and they are still not on the Explorer. But I did have a small set back when I crashed my old Explorer.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Update 03-14-2008: Here's an update on some of the parts that I have. I am just waiting till I have all the parts and then I will be putting everything on. Wheels: -(6)KMC endro beadlocks. Suspension: (New suspension items). -Upgraded Camburg spindles. -Aluminum Camburg hubs. -Wilwood 4...
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Ok here is two HDR pictures I made for you HDR fans.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    No sorry and it can be a pain in the butt to take off that part of the glass. When I go to paint the glass I can get you pictures but I don't know when that will be.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    We just cut a hole in the door and bent the linkage towards the new glass and it works just fine thats what I was told to do by Perry's. For the front suspension I am going with a long travel setup that I have had for two years already its just waiting to get put on the truck. There's...
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    In those photos I used a program called Photomatix Pro. Yes there was a huge difference in 91 octane. I used my programmer and tried all three octanes 87, 89, and 91. I got the most performance and the truck ran better and faster I feel with the 91 octane. That and I have even more engine mods...
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Update 03-08-2008: Well like every project plans change or after trying different things you find out parts will not work or it just isn't feasible. So that being said I have now completely scraped the idea of linking the rear. Instead I am now going to run a Deaver race leaf pack. Which I...
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    Clarkkent's "Caged Monster" Mountaineer

    Dude its been a while since I actually read any threads on here. I had no idea you got the cage and stuff done. The truck looks awesome. I wish mine could look as cool as yours, maybe one day.
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    96-00 Explorer Body lift

    You will need a different steering adaptor if I remember right that one wont work. You have to get it from and earlier Ranger kit.
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    HDRs of machinery - awesome

    I make these pictures the ghetto way. For the best results you should take three raw photos at three different exposures. For example exposures of -2, 0, and +2. The way I do it is take a high quality JPEG picture and run it thru Aperture to modify the exposure of the picture. I make three...
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    HDRs of machinery - awesome

    Ok here is a HDR picture I entered in the Orange County Fair. I won the Honorable Mention award for it. And here is what the original picture looked like before I ran it thru the HDR program.
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    HDRs of machinery - awesome

    Heres a few HDRs I have done.
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    4x4central race team?

    That dollar idea does sound like a good idea. And you might have alot of people send a dollar cause shoot its just a dollar. And then just promise to put the websites sticker somewhere on the truck. Hey you might get enough to build three trucks.
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    4x4central race team?

    Ha ha ha How about we start with the 2008 Baja 1000. Seeing how long it will take us to get these explorers done.
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    4x4central race team?

    I know. I am not really looking for people to help me with the money part cause I will figure that out some how. Thats another reason why I dont have any sponsors is cause I dont want to have to owe someone or be expected to do things or race a certain amount. I am just doing this for fun...
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    4x4central race team?

    I hear you about wanting to get the explorerforum name out there. I planned on putting a sticker on my explorer when it done. Now we just need to get a few more people hopefully. At least people to help us out at races when that time comes.
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    4x4central race team?

    Oh I understand you are really serious about this so am I. The only thing is I work alot and have to save alot of money for some of these parts. So I dont get to work on this Explorer as much as you would think. It most likely wont be finished until I hope the end of next summer or sooner...
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    4x4central race team?

    Nope no bender yet. Soon I hope. Right now I have been just collecting all the parts and putting a few things on here and there.
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    4x4central race team?

    I am hopeing to race MDR either in class 1450 or 1400 it depends. But I also want to run in SCORE, MORE, BITD basiclly any type of desert race. I just dont know what class I will be able to race in for those other three series. But I dont know when I will be racing cause I want to build this...
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    4x4central race team?

    I would be down for pitting together and helping each other out. That is whenever I get my Explorer finished and race ready.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Well I got the new front suspension parts today. Lets just say I wont have to worry about braking these parts. These hubs are huge compared to stock. Also I hope to get the rear glass mounted and remount the front glass this next week. I will try to get pictures of the new parts posted in...
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Update 08-22-2007: Ok well I haven't put any parts on yet. I am still getting parts and upgrading others. I just traded in my uppers and spindles back into Camburg and spent a little more money to get the upgraded upper control arms with the heims. Also the upgraded spindles that are setup...
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    Goodbye Torsion Bars

    He wont get as much travel as you think. He probally will only get about an inch or two of travel over stock. The way you get bigger travel numbers is to make the arms longer which in turn gives you more travel. Anyways its cool to see you getting your truck finally built the way you want it...
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Yep a really job and I am starting another really job soon. So I am going to have two jobs and be really busy for awhile. Cool thanks I will let you know if I need help which I might.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    No I dont have a shop. I wish I did. I had to go out and get a really job.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Hahaha I know man but I had always planned to buy another explorer. Even before I rolled the other one.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    No I just had to work. Work seems to always get in the way of me building this thing. I have been working almost all weekends for the past 3 months.
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    GIJOE's Desert Explorer

    Still just collecting parts. And trying find a way for me to build the cage or have someone else build the cage. See that I have the knowledge of how to build the cage but I dont have all the equipment I would need.
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