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Here Is my 1999 XLT. She's all original except for the modifications Ive made, got 163,000 miles on her and is in pretty damn good shape. It was a one owner before me, they took really good care of it, never been hit, and the only scratch on it is on the roof from a tree branch I hit on the trail. The previous owners always had it maintained at their local Ford dealer so all the parts on it are Motorcraft parts. I am constantly changing it and working on it.

Modifications:
Custom Leaf Packs
War153's
TT
1" Body Lift
15x8 Crager Soft 8's
33x12.5R15 Cooper A/T's
Cat Back Magnaflow with 2 1/2" Pipe
Midland CB Radio
Smoked tail light's and 3rd brake light
Sylvania Silverstar Bulbs
Hella Comet 500 driving lights
KYB Monomax shocks
Trico Neoform Wipers
A pretty sweet Ford antenna
Clear corner lenses
Krylon Fusion on plastics
Billet Grille
10K pound tow hooks
Class 3 Tow Master Hidden Hitch
Smittybilt tow hook reciever
20% tinted windows
Mountaineer Grille
240W 3 Way Pioneer speakers
Transfer case skid
Gas tank skid
1997 explorer bumper
Grab handles on pillars
Painted pass airbag, vents, glove box black
Throttle cable mod
Brown wire mod

Here is a stock picture. Right around the time the addiction started taking place...
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Here she is after Warrior shackles and TT...
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Then I got my Soft 8's...
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Then I got my 31's....
(dead links)
Then the ugly 3" Body Lift....

Then I went spring over axle in the rear and sloped body lift for a while...then shortly went back to the previous set up....


And then just recently I cut the 3" pucks down to 1" because I couldnt look at all the gaps and crap hanging down anymore that the 3" body lift created....along with the mountaineer grille. So my current set up is 1" Body lift, 2" TT and Warrior Shackles. Out of everything ive tried this is my favorite. I think my next mod now that im a couple inches lower will be a 4" deep by 40" or so roof rack made by rola and slap 4 hella 500"s up on a light bar.


Let me know what you guys think! and give me idea's of what I should do next! Any questions, just ask! Thanks,

-Russ
 


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99ex22

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I got my hella's in my grille. They're actually really stable..... Thanks Storlied!
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Looks nice, my only question is do you have the auxiliary trans cooler right behind your grill? that was the only reason that i couldn't put some behind my grill.

my solution, Desert bar :D

However, it looks awesome, keep up the good work Russ.

Justin
 








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Thanks guys. 97sprt4x4- yeah I do have a cooler on the passenger side but the Hella's were slim enough to fit
 












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Yeah your right about the bulb..I probably didnt pop it in all the way when I was putting it back together.
 




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Any pictures of the mounting brackets or anything like that?
 




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No I just used the brackets the hella's came with. Drilled a couple holes back behind the grille on the plastic and used a couple washers on each one (one washer on the underside of the plastic and one on top)
 




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you know, If I had 300.00 I would buy that in a heart beat. That mounty still looks extremly clean with it mounted on there....Alot of those prerunner bumpers are too bulky for my taste but I like that one!

yeah that price is pretty ridiculous for what you get, but it looks perfect with the body lift.
 








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I've been looking at some of your flex shots, anyway I could get ya to get pictures for comparison of flex between front sway bar on/off? (With rear off.)
 




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I've been looking at some of your flex shots, anyway I could get ya to get pictures for comparison of flex between front sway bar on/off? (With rear off.)

Uh well maybe sometime but it's kind of a bitch removing the front. With the front on you don't get any flex at all. With the front removed you get about 7" or so of travel...It's saved my ass soo many times and actually I have a couple buddy's with jeeps and they were impressed with it....They had no idea IFS could flex. You can see my front tire stuffed in one of the pictures in the first post. Ive taken the rear off before but I didn't notice a difference in flex so I put it back on.
 




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Wow... that seems like the opposite setup than most... with the front, you only have to remove one endlink thing.. and the rear is definitely noticeable.
 




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I remove the entire bar and both endlinks when Im on the trails. But yeah, I dind't notice a difference with rear removed...
 








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I've been looking for that exact grille for awhile now... Good find dude.
 








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I'm gonna end up with 4" BS with the Soft 8's... the rim's I really want (3.75) are out of budget.. I prefer the strength of the steel rim anyways.. regardless of the weight increase... the v8 is enough to get em rollin.
 




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