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99ex22 Is Crazy!

I know a lot of you probably think im crazy for lifting my explorer then lowering it back down to stock then lowering it which I didnt get any pictures of because I only had it like that for a couple weeks. WELL.....
I lifted it again! Same old setup, 1" Body Lift, Shackles, And TT except now I'm running 33x12.5 BFG All Terrains mounted on 15x8 Allied Daytona 51 steel wheels with 3.75 back spacing. EDIT: 4/13/2011 Went spring over axle in the rear and sloped body lift

Mods:
2" TT
SOA
Sloped BL
33x12.5 r15 BFG A/T's
15x8 3.75 backspacing allied daytona 51 wheel
Tow hooks up front
Hella 500's
Trailer Hitch
Mac Intake
Cat back magnaflow
Cobra cb with 2ft fiberglass antenna
JVC hd radio deck
Clear corners
Painted eddie bauer trim black

Records:
Purchased 08/28/2009 With 109,000 Miles-Im the 3rd owner
09/04/2009 New front brake shoes and rotors
09/04/2009 Motorcraft Plugs & Wires
09/11/2009 Flushed out Coolant
09/18/2009 Royal Purple Synthetic Fluids
09/24/2009 Seafoam Treatment
04/19/2010 Replaced Outer Tie Rods and installed camber adjusters
01/02/2011 Replaced Upper Control Arms/Ball Joints
06/10/2011 Motorcraft Plugs & Wires
06/10/2011 Flushed out coolant
06/10/2011 Motorcraft fuel filter

Stock and after me spending half the day detailing it-
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1" body lift, shackles, AAL, and TT-
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4406 Manual T-Case going in-
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Painted eddie bauer trim black, 5.0 emblems, and installed a 95-98 steel bumper-
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Went spring over axle in the rear and sloped body lift-
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Flex test-
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Lots more pictures on the other pages of the thread
 


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EK98

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Looks great!... man that your trucks are a different height every 2-3 months! If you get the itch to lift something again, I am looking to put a 1 or 2" body lift on mine and could def use some help! haha
 




99ex22

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Yeah for sure man. Just let me know. FYI 1" body lifts are SUPER easy to install. What are your guys opinions on the Eddie Bauer trim? Would it look better black or should I
Just leave it?
 












99ex22

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Any ideas of what I could use other than hurculiner? Hurculiner is too hard to keep clean....
 




Brandon96

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If you don't want bedliner you could use black Dupli-Color and hit it with a clear coat on your front bumper/side skirts.. Then use Krylon Fusion on your back bumper (I think its the different hard plastic/vinyl-type material still)

Remember your paint job is only as good as your prepwork, make sure to take your time cleaning, sanding and priming the surfaces first!

p.s. - if your blacking out your trim you HAVE to match that front window to the rears!! :D
 




mounty71

It's green, not gray.
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Don't do black trim, and definitely don't do bed liner for it. It looks cheap.
 




Slowlyvverot

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unless you want the cheap truck look :p
 




99ex22

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Yeah I think I'm just going to leave it. I don't want to to mess it up. I'm defiantly tinting the front windows asap. I also need a hitch and tow hooks up front then I think I'm done with her :)
 




specialized7

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ya man when i was first looking at the pics i was thinking damn thats nice looking trim then i scroll down adn read " i wanna paint the trim".
DONT DO IT MAN
 








99ex22

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Got some 5.0 emblems coming in the mail and got some snow pictures lastnight that I will upload later when I get to a computer!
 








sploderV8

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Always liked the way your explorer looked :thumbsup:

I liked the stock wheels better.
Maybe black moldings will look better with the wheels
 












2-Stripe

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If you go with black trim, don't do the bed liner. It doesn't stick as well. But my vote is keep the tan trim. looks good as is imo
 




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truck looks great man.giving ideas for my wifes gen 2
 


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looks really nice
 




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