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    1996 Australian spec limited edition modified

    Hi all! I'm a British traveller. With my visa coming to the end in Australia I had to sell my beloved Explorer affectionately named Pat. She was bone stock when I bought her, with broken sway bar links and worn out shocks - drove like a boat and it was pretty scary on highways. This was the...
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    Complete OEM SOHC tensioner & Guide rebuild kit

    Hi all. I rather stupidly trusted a UK member who begged me to order all of the OE cam guide parts necessary to rebuild his 2000 4.0 Sohc explorer since most of it is obsolete now. I work for a Ford dealer, so I get a decent discount. Usually our parts dept has a strict "pay up front" policy...
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    Max AC Heat Adjustment

    Does everyone else’s Max AC get warmer if they turn the ac dial to heat? My normal AC gets warmer as I turn up the heat, but I can have the heat all the way up during Max AC and it’ll still be really cold air. From what I understand Max AC only differs since it recirculates air from the cabin...
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    Early 4.0 into a Second Gen Explorer

    I've already searched around in the threads and can't find anyone who's mentioned doing this. I'm building a 4.0 that came from a 93 Sport to put into my 97 XLT. I've noticed the block casting is different, specifically for the motor mount bolts. Has anyone swapped an early 4.0 into a second...
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    Second Gen Mirrors on a First Gen

    So i've looked all over and i can't find it on here, but can i put the second gen heated mirrors on my 1992 i know they look the same but are they direct bolt on and what is the deal with wiring? I already have power mirrors but they're super faded and im looking to replace them anyways. Thank...
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    Door handles

    So I have my 1992 explorer 4 door and a couple of the exterior door handles are broken and they're all faded and I was just wondering if the second Gen metal handles would bolt right in. I'd much rather have the metal than the plastic but wanna know before I buy then. Any help would be much...
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    Rotor or wheel bearing?

    I have a 99 explorer sport with a 5-speed 2wd with around 125,000 miles. I have crazy humming coming from the front right wheel well/engine compartment that's slowly been getting worse. It starts around 40 mph and gets louder the faster I go, anything slower and it’s silent. So question of the...
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    Hi. Thanks for letting me join. I'm sure I'll find some great info here. I'm a second and third generation owner who is considering a fifth gen. My second gen was a manual tranny and I loved it. My third gen is new to me and I'm excited to have it. I'm the second owner and just bought it...
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    295 70r17

    So I just found a set of nitto terra grapplers on Craigslist for $100. The tread isn't perfect but for $100 I couldn't pass them up. They're 295 70r17 and I was just wondering if anyone has/is running these on their second gen. And I also have no idea what size rims I should be looking for...
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    New to the site but not the lifestyle

    I was with ranger forums years ago. 5 years ago I bought my xlt and haven't stopped since. I'm addicted to the mods. I have a 97 xlt 5.0 with over 340,000 miles on her and still going strong. I have way to many mods to list so I will be posting pics very soon. I'm very proud of my explorer...
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    Ideas on Light Bar Mounting Location

    I'm thinking of buying an LED light bar, however, I can't seem to think of where/how to mount it so I'd like it. The main concern is, I can't have it on my roof if it's higher than the roof rack. I park in a garage on a daily basis and this is what limits me from lifting the Ex higher...
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    TTB 2ND gen

    Has anyone has taken the ttb out of a first generation and put it into a second generation. I'd like to possibly attempt it. Any info would be nice. Like first of all do the frame mounts work form the 1st to the 2nd generation. And I read that the 95 came with ttb. Is that true? Because if it is...
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    757Exploder's build/mod thread

    Here she was the day I bought her Got my CB hooked up with a fresh Wilson 1000 Installed my new pioneer double din (pain in the f***in ass) Upgraded my big 3 to 1/0 in preparation for the rest of the sound system Cranked up the torsion bars and threw on some fresh...
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    Buy another Explorer 2gen

    If want to buy another Explorer 2gen what edition do you recommend me to buy, an XLT w/plus package, eddie bauer or limited???
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    4.0 OHV Intake Plenums?

    Did Ford have different designs of intake plenums for 95-97 and 98-00? I was recently under the hood of a friend's 98, and even though I didn't have my 95 with me to do a direct visual comparison, the 98 looked a little bit different, and had a different path for the plug wires. So, are the...
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    285/75/16 Stock Rims

    Im making this post for all the 2nd Gen explorer owners who are running stock 16's with larger tires. After searching through the forumn and seeing very few a second gen on stock 16's I wanted to post this thread and try to help out those that needed it. First off I debated for a couple...