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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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    Transmission Behavior Change After Extended Highway Driving

    Does anyone else have issues with shifting after being in overdrive for a while on the highway? I have been driving this thing for 6 years, 75k miles, this issue has been present the whole time. After an hour or so on the highway the shift out of the top two gears occasionally gets kinda...
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    Hard to start 99 4.0 sohc

    got this 4.0 1999 explorer it turns over way too much before it cranks . I have cleaned the mas sensor , cleaned the whole intake system with sea foam , I have replaced a bad iac valve with a new one . There are no vacuumed leaks . I bought it not long ago and noticed the temp guage wasn’t going...
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    2018 Sport inconsistent acceleration/boost

    Hi all, New here and far from a car expert but have been digging around a ton through the posts and haven't seen this issue. I'd love all your input/guidance please! I have a new 2018 Sport that just crossed 2,000 miles. All stock everything. Overall I love it but unless I'm crazy (and I...
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    Supercharging a 91 explorer xlt

    I wan't to supercharge my explorer, but not sure what to look for. I know I want a paxton mill, I also have a budget of about 1500 I just want to know if this is even possible and if so what should I look for and what should I expect going into this. and if anyone has any suggestions of any...
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    Looking for a bigger electronic throttle body and plenum

    So I've searched and searched and can't seem to find a bigger throttle body for my 04 explorer 4.6l. Since its an electric throttle body I can't just throw on a BBK. I currently have a K&N CAI, flowmaster exhuast, and custom performance tune through Unleashed Tuning. Anybody have any ideas or...
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    2017 Explorer Platinum - Sluggish

    Hello Explorer forum, I have some great articles here that sound somewhat related to my issue. I am new to Ford, so I don't have any previous experience with any of their EcoBoost motors. I have a 2017 Explorer Platinum with about 2k miles on it. At about 1500 it kind of just lost it's "kick"...
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    explorer 5l vs mustang 5l

    So I wanted to know how I get get my 99 ford explorer 5.0 to run without all the emission bs that chokes performance. I've read that a performance cam can really help with horsepower. But I wanted to know if I can use internals from the mustang (pistons, rods, gaskits, and that kind of stuff) I...
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    What to do with engine?

    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...
  10. SixPonies

    For Sale K&N Cold Air Intake For 2006-2010 Explorer, 2007-2010 Sport Trac

    SOLD! K&N 77-2573KP Air Intake (polished Aluminum pipe). Fits 2007-2010 Sport Trac V8 and 2006-2010 Explorer/Mountaineer V8.
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    HELP! 2016 Ford Explorer Sport

    My 2016 Ford Explorer Sport will arrive on Monday. Very excited! My first Explorer (not my first Ford). (1) Looking for advice on Push Bars I like the Setina and Westin Push Bars, not sure they fit the 2016 Sport. (2) LED lighting up front. I want Fog and Driving. (Advice please w/...
  12. SixPonies

    For Sale: K&N Cold Air Intake For 2011-2016 Explorer

    SOLD: K&N Cold Air Intake For 2011-2016 Explorer SOLD: K&N Performance Intake Kit 77-2575KS. Fits 2011-2016 Explorers w/3.5L N/A V6. K&N 77-2575KS
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    Exhaust for 4L V6 Adrenalin

    I just purchased the 2010 Adrenalin below that has a 4L V6. I love this ST! I traded in my 2007 Mustang GT that had borla exhaust and sounded great! I was wondering if there were any good mufflers for the 4L v6. I want something that sounds good and doesnt pop! :rangerred:
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    K&N Filter or Performance Intake

    I just bought a 2010 Sport Trac and i was wondering if anyone knew of any performance intakes on the market. I found one from KKM but couldnt find much for my 4L V6. I just traded my Mustang GT for my 2010 Adrenalin so i am use to there being a different...
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    Long Tube Headers

    Alright, I've got a 1996 5.0 and I'm looking to get some headers. I've done a cam swap, injectors, tuning, ect. and I'm sick of dealing with these manifolds. We all know that the ford racing headers aren't that great, but I would be willing to get a set if I could only find them, and the torque...
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    Acceptable temp/heat for pushrods and rockers / Applying engine coatings

    I'm trying to find out the max acceptable heat/temp I can expose pushrods and/or rockers to, without damaging them. It is known that the 4.0L-OHV has poor top end / valve train oiling; often leading to premature wear of pushrod ends and pushrod cups in the rockers. So, I thought I would try...
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    Want to start upgrading my '03 2.3L Ranger

    Hey guys, I'm new to the forum, so hello everyone. So, I have a 2003 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L w/ 130k miles. I love this truck, bought it new, got me through many years of grad school. Any now that I have the time and funds to really help bring her back up to speed. I am currently just doing a lot...
  18. Explorer23

    Performance A4LD

    Before I move on with my build I would like to give the engine and transmission some love. So an engine rebuild with some upgrades is in my future. The transmission is the reason the truck got parked in the first place so I want to get that straigtend out. I have read a lot about diffrent swaps...
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    2007 Sport Trac V8 - MPG

    I have a 2007 Sport Trac with a 4.6L V8. Currently have oversized tires (185/60/18)(nitto dune grappler) I am currently getting about 13MPG city How can I increase this? Maybe a chip? Thanks!!!
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    Is the Explorer better?

    Proud Owner of an 1999 EB Ex. with the V8, almost 200k miles on it. I consider myself a fan of the Ford Motor. And obviously of the great Explorer. In past times I have run vs other trucks ( 2001 Jeep Cherokee, 2012 Jeep Wragler, 2007 Toyota Tacoma) with mine and I think that is almost obvious...
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    Performance Camshafts

    I'm looking in to putting a performance camshaft into my 4.6L 2007 Sport Trac. I was wondering if anyone has ever tried this or has one currently installed on their truck. Which cams would fit, and which would give me a reasonable horsepower gain?
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    Catalytic Converter Questions (91 XL)

    I'm about to replace my catalytic converter, I'm basically replacing anything and everything on my 91 XL to help get it running better and improve my MPG. This truck has about 166k on it, and it's time to follow up and replace things that are likely to be getting in the way of top performance...
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    Performance muffler

    I have an 03 Exp. sport 4x4 and it has a V6 4.0 SOHC. I am looking to put a muffler on it that gives it a nice sound. I do not want the crappy high pitch thoaty sound like the ricers have. Some thing with a nice little rumble/growl and a deep tone would be nice. I know it won't have the V8...
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    Performance upgrades and stock max tire size

    Hey guys, I know this has been discussed many times, so I'll apologize in advance:( What are the simpler "first step upgrades" I could do to my '02 ST 4X4 (4.10 rear gears), and what is the maximum tire size I can install on the stock suspension/ wheels? I have read many many threads on this...
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    Performance Chips?

    Do Performance chips really work? Are they worth their price tags? Any for the new generation's? Do they void the vehicle warranty?