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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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Thanks guys. I'm hoping it will do better on the trails now.... I've heard nothing but good things about these kevlars
 



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Haha yeah it's a big boy truck now. I honestly don't know how people with taller rigs get inside of them. I have trouble getting in it now and i'm about 6ft 2in. My wife ripped her pants getting in it and she's a skinny little thing lol
 






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The truck looks great man. The whole SOA and sloped body lift looks good. :thumbsup:
 






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I really like the painted fender flares. In their "unpainted" condition, I think they suck. But painted like that and filled out with those tires (even the BFGs) works well.
 






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Hmm....just bought 35's Friday night....may need to buy a b/l and 4.88 gears now. May have to ditch the 1st gen project for sure....lol
 






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Did the SOA have any negative effects on the BW 4406 swap? As far as the driveshafts go?
 






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Did the SOA have any negative effects on the BW 4406 swap? As far as the driveshafts go?

Nope! no vibrations or anything!
 






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She looks awsome man keep up the good work, im just waiting to see the truck tower over mine one day on the freeway. I work in wilsonville now, and I always keep my eyes open for a big ass red second gen. Love it bro, love it.
 






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She looks awsome man keep up the good work, im just waiting to see the truck tower over mine one day on the freeway. I work in wilsonville now, and I always keep my eyes open for a big ass red second gen. Love it bro, love it.

Haha thanks man. Where are you working in wilsonville now? I quit the job the job I had with factory motor parts off of airport way because it was just to damn far to drive everyday so ive been looking for something in this area for the last month. I worked at the Toyota dealership here in town for two years...It was nice to be able to ride my bike or walk into work but there was alot of BULL going on at the no bull store. I got my 33's back today mostly because my brother in law wanted his 35's back but she drives a lot better now so i'm not going to complain:)
 






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Russ,

It has been a long time. The last time we wrote, you had the grey Explorer and I just saw a few pictures of your newer Red V8 explorer. Nice man!! So, of all of the lifts that you have experienced, which one do you recommend for a budget lift? I am constantly debating how to lift my Explorer in the future....Shackles/TT....SOA/slope BL...SOA/4in front end lift....Shackles/TT/BL...you name it, I have probably thought of it. I want a set-up that I won't regret of want to change if I follow through with one. Any advice or input would help me out.

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So my my new job just added Wilsonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge to my route, and while I was there yesterday I saw your unmistakable Explorer parked along the edge of the lot. Do you work there?
 






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99ex22,
So, I was reading through the thread, and I know it's a few months old, but I've got a question. It says you did the TT, AAL, and shackles and a 1 inch body lift. I'm pretty sure you said you had 33"s on at that point. How much did those rub? Also, how did you do the body lift for only 1 inch? I know there are three inch kits, but your said the 1 inch lift was easy, so I'm curious how you did it.
I've done TT, 4-door leaf pack (I have a sport), AAL, and shackles should be real soon, so I'm looking for the easiest way for me to fit some 33"s under there. Any advice would be great. Thanks! :)

Or if anyone has advice too that'd be great.
 






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99ex22,
So, I was reading through the thread, and I know it's a few months old, but I've got a question. It says you did the TT, AAL, and shackles and a 1 inch body lift. I'm pretty sure you said you had 33"s on at that point. How much did those rub? Also, how did you do the body lift for only 1 inch? I know there are three inch kits, but your said the 1 inch lift was easy, so I'm curious how you did it.
I've done TT, 4-door leaf pack (I have a sport), AAL, and shackles should be real soon, so I'm looking for the easiest way for me to fit some 33"s under there. Any advice would be great. Thanks! :)

Or if anyone has advice too that'd be great.

Im pretty sure the sport wheel wells are a tad bigger and you can fit 33's with shackles, aal, and TT. The 1" body lift is easy because you don't have to deal with extensions or longer bolts except for the ones under the back seats if I recall correctly.
 



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Im pretty sure the sport wheel wells are a tad bigger and you can fit 33's with shackles, aal, and TT. The 1" body lift is easy because you don't have to deal with extensions or longer bolts except for the ones under the back seats if I recall correctly.

His 00 sport has the same wheel wells are you. Only the 01-03 has the bigger wells.

I've considered a 1" body just to clear my 32"s better because they rub..
 






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