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Well as some of you know I traded in my lifted 99 xlt for a 2000 awd 5.0 eb. I told some of you that I wasn't going to lift it but I miss wheeling way too much. She's going up! I'm going for the same set up I was running on my 99 at first.(3" body lift, war153's, TT on 33's) along with a 4406 transfercase swap. I'll be renewing my elite membership asap so I can get some good progress pictures up along the way. I'm hoping it will be complete by march. Lift and tires should be done by the end of this year. I have to wait for tax return money in order to do the swap.

Plans:
body lift, shackles and tt will hopefully be finished by Christmas and 285/75/r16's dean mud terrains on the stock alloys soon after.

4406 transfer case swap should be completed by the end of march.. That's when I'll be getting my tax returns.
 


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99SportX

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Hilarious! You just couldn't resist....

The 4406 will be a sweet mod, can't wait to see the end result.
 




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Surprise, surprise. :D
 




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Russ, for whatever reason that link didn't work. I don't think any lifted Exploder looks "weird". I've become so accustomed to seeing so many in my 5+ years on this site since the focus of the site is on lifting and offroad applications. I used to think they all looked weird until I got used to it.
 




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Went to the junk yard and scored some practically new mountain rider xt shocks so I can get rid of the air ride system. They will be going on the truck Monday. Imnot sure who makes them but they seem pretty solid. We shall see...
 




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A little change of plans! I had some 265/75/r16 (32's) mounted today and they don't rub! Haha. I'm sure they would if I went wheeling. Anyway, I'm just going to do the warrior shackles, tt and the 4406 swap. I'll get pictures up tomarow!
 




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IIRC, the Mountain Rider shocks are made/distributed by Les Schwabs....I've had a couple of sets, and they've been pretty good. Will probably put a set on my '97 when the time comes.
 




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i say once ya have a lifted explorer ya get the fever and cant get rid of it lol. i only had 31s and warrior shackles. then my tires got slashed and had to go back down to stock (28/29 i think...) and theres a noticeable difference in height. i miss it like crazy. good luck with this new one im sure its going to turn out badass like your other one!
 




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heading over to warrior pruducts to pick up mu shackles right now. Ill try to get some pictures up later today or tomarow. I recently moved out of my parents house and have been using my iphone for internet because I no longer have a computer.
 




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here she is with no air ride, war153's, TT, on 265/75/R16's (32's)
She still looks pretty stock but but a little more agressive.
 




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I took the running boards off and took my tires back for 265/75/r16 (32's) Maxxis Bighorns... Looks much better now! :D :thumbsup:


Im Thinking I may just go with a 1" body lift and call the lifting good. The transfer case will be a while though:thumbdwn:
 












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Anyone have any input on the body lift? They're such a pain in back to install and it wouldn't do anything for me since my tires fit fine. It would help the 4406 go in a little easier though.
 




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