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    What are the best first steps to take?

    Hi all, I recently purchased a 2001 Explorer Sport 4WD. I used to have a Mustang so the difference in space and handling is immense! I've already purchased new rims, tires, and a front grill guard. But what else (besides a lift) would you guys recommend for offroad/convenience for a first-time...
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    Solved 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0 AWD Modified (Torque Monster headers, etc)

    Sad to do it but.. For sale is my modified 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0 v8 AWD. I recently moved from West TN to South Texas for work and am unable to bring all 4 vehicles with me + manage selling my house, moving, building a new house, and manage everything else. I've worked on this car on and...
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    Cross mods with Lincoln aviator and mercury mountaineer

    I was wondering what kind of cross mods are out there for the 3rd gen Explorers using mountaineer and aviators and there benefits and disadvantages
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    Custom and modded explorers

    Please post pics of you custom or modded explorers to give me some ideas for mine. I have a 02 explorer sport with 192,000 miles but still a strong motor I need some ideas for performance and exterior styling
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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
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    More NA power coming!

    Something big is coming that I'll share with the group when complete. It will apply to the NA 3.5 as well as the 3.7. Should be able to post results in a few weeks. Will be a fairly easy bolt on and will reveal it all after I have completed the addition and done the testing. It will include...
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    New member from Northern Illinois

    Hello, I have a 2016 ford explorer xlt. I am starting to make some mods. I started with tinting the front windows to match the rears. Next I have a Truxxx suspension lift/leveling kit, 2.5'' front and 1.25 rear, that has been ordered. Has anyone put this on? How's the ride? was it easy to...
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    Top 5 Mods for a Sport

    I just purchased a 2015 Explorer Sport, Tuxedo Black - AND I LOVE IT! I bought WeatherTech Mats, SunShade, FOB Protector & a booster seat protector due to my 5 year olds messes. I'm thinking about Caliper Covers and wanted a few thoughts on whether Red or Black look cleaner in your opinion...
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    Need with clock spring and steering wheel radio controls

    I want to modify my 97 Ford Sho and add radio controls to my steering wheel. I was a the junkyard a while ago and I remove the steering wheel radio controls and clock spring from a gen 2 Mountaineer or Explorer. I would like to know is it possible to swap the clock spring over to the Sho...
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    1st truck, any must have mods?

    I just got my 2002 sport trac and I would like to do some upgrades, any good starting ones?
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    Should I Mod?

    Hey everyone, I'm new to the site and relatively new to explorers, as I just bought an '05 XLT this past summer. I've been looking around online seeing how they look with some mods like a slight lift and bigger tires, and i was thinking that I would like to maybe do that and try off roading...
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    My STA Build List

    So I have owned my 2010 STA for a month now and love it. It was hard trading in the mustang but now I can actually carry my 12ft kayak lol Anyway being a mustang guy I like to mod. My 4l adrenalin is all stock. I did purchase a Spectre Air Filter and I am getting 14 mpg according to the computer...
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    4th Gen mods!!

    Hey guys, I recently bought a 2010 explorer, and the only aftermarket thing in it is the floor mats. I plan on keeping it for a while, so I'm starting to think about what I want to do to it. What are some necessities and some things that are just cool?
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    Keyless FOB range

    Any way to increase my range on my keys? I've heard all the ways of putting it to your head and such but is there any less expensive way than getting a viper system?
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    98 explorer sport question

    I just bought a 98 for explorer sport only has 57000 miles on it one owner older guy. I want to lift it eventually, but what else should I mod on it and what should I do first? I want to buy a brush guard for it because it does look plain what years will fit a 98 because the ones I've found that...
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    Homemade roof rack

    Hello, just thought id do a write up of how I made my roof rack! The roof rack is full length and width, with respect to the roof, ill get measurements eventually... I used 1/2 inch conduit and a flux core mig welder. What you need: Around about 60-70 feet of conduit = 6-7 pieces at 2$ each...
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    preparations for a long trip...

    Hows every going? This site has helped me alot with alot of problems on my 92 ex. Most recently it died in traffic and wouldnt start turns out the positive wire to the fuel pump had corroded and snapped. Anyways, im going to be heading back to school the 15 (300 miles) and was wondering what you...
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    Possible 4.6L Engine rebuild?

    I just recently replaced my 4.6l engine with another about 2 months ago. The problem with the old one is just the Tensioner arms/timing chain which caused a knocking sound. The engine had 123k so i decided to replace with another (new engine has 80k for $800) instead of keep fixing problems as...
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    Camping/Living Mods for '95 Explorer

    Hey y'all, I'm looking to camp/live out of my explorer for a while and have some ideas for mods I can do to make things more comfortable, anyone else done something like this? Thinking of building a platform that stretches from the tailgate to the front seats, possibly taking out the back seats...
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    Best gas mileage possible

    I Have a 1994 explorer 4x4 with the traction lock rear end and 3.73's from what i can tell it is bone stock and i can get about 18mpg in the city not going over 2300rpm. However being 19 its kinda hard to stay under that but i'm trying to get a little better mpg if i can and was just wondering...
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    Mods for a '99 Explorer

    I'm about to buy my moms '99 explorer for 1200 and wanted to know what I could do to make it better for offroading P.s. its a XLS with a 4.0L OHV V6 engine Thx
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    mustang throttle body on explorer

    does anyone out there have an actual picture of an explorer with the mustang throttle body on it? i want to put on my explorer, but i was looking at the mustang one that is suppose to fit (99-04 v2 4.6 mustange) and it doesnt look right. is my information wrong on the type on stang i need? or am...
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    Fresh Mods to my '08 Sport Trac

    Hey Everyone, I'm fairly new to the forum. I have been a member for a little while, mostly just reading about the Sport Trac, various mods to it, and solutions to some problems. Well, I finally got my Sport Trac (end of March/beginning of April) and just got around to doing some mods. So...
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    Who knows what??

    Hello, im not usually on this side of town..(stock 02 explorer) but I wanted to get you guys input on lockers that are easy to maintain and that won't set my wallet on fire. I would also like to ask about an exaust system for the V6 and others along the way...Thanks
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    looking for a new direction.

    well some kid thought they would pull a fast one on me and make the most sudden stop on ice so i re ended them. and since i had a bull bar on it i think it did bad then good in "protecting" the front bumper. so after repairs are made this week (alot of fiberglassing and paint) what should i do...