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    Radiator Mod to increase ground clearance?

    Hello everyone! I've just finished installing a tube bumper that doesn't come down as low as the stock bumper. I plan to install a skid plate and the radiator sticks out about 4 or 5 inches below the frame rail. Not only making it a clearance issue, but also being an extremely important yet...
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    Rear Bumper Extension - Drive Side

    Looking for anyone selling this part #7A2Z-17810-APTM painted in factory black mines cracked. from a little bump. $120 from ford is f******* ridiculous. 7A2Z-17810-APTM - Ford Parts Prime
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    ** POLL - Which Generation would you prefer?

    I sold my Jeep Wrangler and now I'm in the market for a "new" vehicle. :bounce: Did some searching, but didn't find a thread that gave a quick favored review of each Gen and why. I could be a 'Nut' having (2) Gen 2's already, but I really enjoy these vehicles and their styling. I...
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    Front noise at high speed/pulling right

    Ok so I’ve been having issues with a combination of pulling to the right, shaking at higher speeds, and a whum whum sound that has a regular rhythm. Been chasing this gremlin for a little while but am getting tired of throwing money at it (more specifically the wife is getting tired of it) and...
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    OEM Fan Alternatives?

    Hello fellow X owners. After some research and a few mind changing finds, I have come to ask a for the knowledge of the elders. My factory clutch driven fan is cracked between blades like almost all of our plastic fans are. My clutch is fine so I can reuse that. But I was looking for non plastic...
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    Shock Replacement Results

    So I plan to replace my front and rear shocks tomorrow along with my rear sway bar end link bushings. I purchased the RS5229 for the front and Monroe 58617 Load Adjuster shocks for the rear. I also purchased Moog Sway Bar End Links for the rear but they sent me two different products (I wanted...
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    Coolant disappearing, where's it coming from though...

    So I've know that I had a few minor leaks since I got my Explorer last year. I just recently replaced my valve cover gaskets and cleaned up that minor oil leak. Now I have a coolant leak that seems to be getting worse. I had thought it was this hose here This is on the bottom driver side of the...
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    Quick Question Post

    Hey guys I've briefly done some search on this topic, but I'm not finding any posts with direct answers. So. I believe I've got a valve cover leak and plan to fix that coming soon and would like to make sure it doesn't leak again anytime soon. I don't have the valve cover torque spreaders, are...
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    Front Drive shaft removal for Fun?

    Hey guys. Today I've got a question on something some may consider childish, but it's also a question that could help preserve my transfer case clutch. I plan on doing the BWM in the near future because why not, and I know that allowing the TCC to slip will eventually destroy it. So as to avoid...
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    2nd Gen Tow Hooks, My Solution

    I know others have touched on the topic of tow hooks, but I figured my solution might help others and I think it looks great. (Plus this will let me test out imgur) I purchased my hooks off an Expedition and F150 at the junk yard and used hot rolled steel as spacers to drop them to whatever...
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    Finding EE Sway Bar or having a custom bent up?

    Hey guys, I've recently been looking around on the forum in my spare time and there's an item that'd I'd love to have, but as far as I can see isn't in production anymore. So, do you guys know of any place to find an EE rear sway bar? Is having one bent out of 1.25" or maybe even 1.5" pipe an...
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    Pushing another vehicle with an X?

    Okay guys, this is a hypothetical and I don't plan to forcibly move any vehicles, but it'd be nice to know what to expect. So, my inquiry is, how large of a vehicle/object do you think an X could push? Obviously there are many variables that would go into this such as enine, gears, 4wd/2wd...
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    Burning Smell After Steep Incline

    Today I drove a 180 mile trip in my Gen 2 Explorer. They last stretch was somewhat curve up hill roads. Constant 2500 rpm uphill, pretty much. When we got to our cabin there was a burning smell and some slight smoking according to my family members. I could smell it but didn't see any smoke. One...
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    Painting My Stock Rims

    Hey guys, this is my first real post and I was originally going to post it under Modified Gen 2s, but decided that was more of a serious modification forum (Move wherever it actually belongs please). What I'm looking for was more of an opinion so I decided Polls is a good place. I'd like to...
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    2nd gen to 1st gen hood hinge swap

    I've search the site and don't find any info. Has anyone swapped the 2nd gen hood hinge with the hydraulic lifts into a first gen? I really want to get rid of the dumb hood hold open rod. The hinges are pretty close to the same but the new ones have four bolts instead of the two. I would...
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    New Member + Researching Gen 1 vs Gen 2 Explorer 4x4

    Yes, I'm another new member. After looking at 4x4's as diverse as the Land Rover Discovery to older (and newer) Broncos and Blazers, I've decided the smart fit for my purposes is the Explorer 4x4. It looks to be the most affordable and versatile, and I can do most needed work on it myself...
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