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    In need of 5.0 Headers

    Does anyone have a set of torque monster headers for the 5.0 they're willing to sell? I have a cracked manifold and the raspy sound is killing me! I've read that the OBX headers and Maximizer Headers aren't worth it but are there any other options in 2021? Thanks guys.
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    4.0 v6 SOHC exhaust mods

    so im trying to add more power from my exhaust my cat is already hollow but I want to add headers and a electric exhaust dump but it’s gonna cost me $330 and I also want to make the Honda Civic people shut up with their crappy exhaust
  3. S

    2008 explorer 4.0 - DUBAI

    Hi All, This is my first post in this amazing forum, this is a great source of info I live in Dubai and I just got a 2008 explorer 4.0 and I really like the drive, I wanted to improve the engine performance without touching the stock engine and I guess this would be mainly on the intake and...
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    Obx headers

    Looking for new or used obx headers for 2000 Ford Explorer I placed a order and got mine all tore apart and they sent me a email saying they are unavailable Please text or email me 717-372-0660 [email protected] Links would be appreciated as well
  5. T

    Considering a creative future for my 2nd gen

    Me and a girlfriend brought this truck 3 years ago (Explorer), and it has usually served us well for the 30k plus it has seen but she wants to pull it from the road. I would swap it to my name but I already have two cars I swap between and they are also kind of rolling projects, a 95 gt and a 70...
  6. J

    New Pacesetter headers not lining up!

    Hello everyone! I just did a head job and with that added Pacesetter headers to my OHV engine. They dont seem to line up perfectly with the y pipe. Has anyone had this experience before? Do I just need to get better bolt and torque them down as hard as i can? Also can anyone confirm that there...
  7. J

    Help with a starting/running issue!

    Hello, I just finished replacing my heads and manifolds with headers. Got it all back together went to start it and it started right up. Wouldnt idle but thats nothing new (Probably bad IAC). Normally it will idle after a minute or so of holding the gas to about 1K rms. It did eventually idle...
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    Engine Tick or exhaust system?

    Hey there! First off, let me start by saying that I am so proud of where ExplorerForum has come! The website looks great, and the community is bigger, better, and more active than ever! Let's begin... For a long time now, I have had an oil leak. I would put 2 quarts of 5W-30 in, and about 3...
  9. D

    Engine rebuild

    Hello All, Proud owner of a V8, 3rd gen Auto Limited Explorer. 206000 km on the clock. We have had some trouble of late, Long story short, Engine is leaking coolant internally. Will cost about $3000 to fix. So have decided to go for a re-build with a performance mechanic. The question: What can...
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    Hello everybody, I'm new but not so new to this forum. I need help to put it as that. I have an 07 Sport Trac, V6 4.0 SOHC. To keep it short I will just post my questions and I would be pleased if somebody answered them. • I want to install headers or manifolds I jus don't know if they will...
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    Coolant leak 99 Explorer 5.0 V8

    New to posting here but been looking around on here for a few years now. My truck is a 99 Explorer Eddie Bauer with the 5.0 V8. I have a coolant leak coming from my engine. The mechanics at midas told me its coming from the header and that i would need to replace the whole header not just the...
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    Motor mount spacers

    Hey y'all so I got my headers today for doing my 302 swap in my 93 ex - my issue is my the header lays against the frame on passenger side and doesn't clear the steering shaft on driver - If I've measured correctly I can make them clear if I lift my motor about 3inchs What are the cons of...
  13. J

    Idea For V8 Headers

    I have tried searching for ideas on V8 headers. It seams that everyone keeps saying the same thing; The only choices are Torque Monster, and an old set for Ford Racing. I have be looking at a few designs that are currently available from various manufactures. I found that the early mustang...
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    Ranger steering shaft

    So while at one of the local salvage yards here I noticed that the ranger steering shaft is notably thinner than the explorers, so I got one and it has give a good bit more clearance at the headers. I think it's enuf to be able to clear non explorer headers, I will post pics of the size...
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    New in Olathe, KS

    I just bought a 1997 Explorer XLT 5.0 AWD. I had a 2004 Ranger XLT before this but I have a kid on the way and needed 4 doors. I always wanted a V8 Ranger so I figured I would get one with 4 doors. I love this Explorer but its time for upgrades. I have a 4406 swap, Eddie Bauer center console...
  16. J

    Home made headers

    Hows everyone doing? So I've been looking into either making or buying headers. It looks like a cheap set of headers is about 250, I can make a set for approx 120-150... so its cheaper to make. Assuming I dont mess anytihng up :p. The other thing is I like to build stuff and well this falls...
  17. malohnes

    Upgraded exhaust review - JBA/Magnaflow/Gibson

    For those of you who are looking into a new exhaust system for your Explorer, or need to replace some components, I have to say I am pleasantly surprised at how much I like the JBA/Magnaflow/Gibson combo I have now. I replaced the stock manifolds, cat and a Walker muffler that were rusted and...
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    Wanted Torque Monster Headers?

    I was looking to buy a set for my explorer, but they aren't available anymore? Does anyone know the deal with them? Are they going to be available again? thanks!
  19. S

    Question on Performance Parts

    If I put after market headers on my truck what will be the outcome performance wise? What would be the suggested brand/kind to go with also. thanks
  20. willzilla

    My MINT FMS headers on ebay

    If anyone is interested! Removing the remote mount turbo on my car and going NA.. Never installed these but decided to go after a set of TMH since I won't be turbocharged anymore...
  21. L

    2000 XLT V8 for my son

    I am looking at a 2000 XLT V8 4X2 for my son. Owner wants 4.8k, KBB says 3.8k. It has about 115k miles and is in decent shape. I have and will do the maintenance and modifiations to it. My question: In your opinion is 4.8k too much for a 4x2 in N.Texas? and what type of headers are you guys...
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    1997 Mountaineer: Exhaust Manifold crack and Torque Converter Lock-up Problem

    Over the summer, I bought a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 AWD that looks brand new with 53,000 miles. It was not driven a lot and garage kept since new. After the test drive, a trip to a mechanic, and some research here, I figured that I had the typical 5.0 exhaust manifold crack. At the...
  23. celly

    Torque Monster Header (TMH) Gasket Replacement-Pointers needed

    I've found bits and pieces of info out there on replacing the header gaskets used with TMH, but was hoping to put together an all inclusive thread on how to do the job. I got the headers put on in July at Jon's place in July as some will recall. The install was definitely first rate but I have...
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    Pacesetter Headers

    Am I the only idiot to buy these things? I'm asking because I'm having a problem. The problem is the flange that connects the Y Pipe to the Catalytic Converter does not match up, at all. As in the holes don't line up and the center where the actually exhaust comes out doesn't match up. This is...
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    Headers questions

    Is there a difference between the SOHC and OHV headers? I have a 98 explorer 4.0 OHV. It seems like when I find a place that has them online it specifies SOHC or it just say 4.0 kit. In addition, ranger headers? same difference, will they fit on an explorer?