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Aldive's Mileage Monster


aldive

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Year, Model & Trim Level
1999 XLT
1999 Ford Explorer​
Mileage Monster​

XLT model
Metallic chestnut color

32 MPG Highway ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...highlight=quest )


ENGINE
4.0 SOHC
HHO generator ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217491 )
Mac intake ( http://www.macperformance.com/ )
Amsoil Ea Air Filter ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1441104#post1441104 post #8 )
Amsoil BMK-13 Bypass oil filter system ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126111&highlight=bypass+oil+filter )
Custom air inlet in fender ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1443844#post1443844 )
200 Amp alternator ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1887778#post1887778 )
C & L MAF ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136883&highlight=maf )
Crankcase breather mod ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1548681&highlight=quest#post1548681 post #67 )
Ford Racing Mustang 4.6 70mm TB ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139454&highlight=mustang )
Throttle Body mod ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172480 )
Indexed spark plugs ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201140 )
Flex-a-Lite Black Magic Extreme 180 Electric fan ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140251&highlight=electric+fan )
Electric Fan Variable Speed Controllerr ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161482&highlight=vsc)
Magnecore Spark Plug wires ( http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/main.htm )
Amsoil Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic oil ( https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/sso.aspx )
Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve ( http://www.fumotovalve.com/ )
Dyno Tuned by Doug Studdard of Bama Chips ( http://www.bamachips.com/ )
Custom Bama Chips computer programs ( SCT XCal II )
Custom in house tunes via SCT Advantage III software/ Pro Racer Package ( http://www.sctflash.com/dcxSRT4.php ).
Custom cat back exhaust ( 2 1/2" pipe )
Flowmaster 70 series muffler ( http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/cgi-bin/flowmaster )
3"stainless steel exhaust tip ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145851 )
PCV filter - http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1360185#post1360185
Underdrive pulley http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1377150#post1377150
Supplementary alternator wiring ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152430&highlight=alternator+wiring )
Underdrive water pump pulley - ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1394998#post1394998 )
Overdrive alternator pulley - ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1406278#post1406278 )
Screamin' Deamon coil pack ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1535138#post1535138 )

TRANNY
B&M Auxiliary transmission cooler ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127283&highlight=tranny+filter+relocation )
Auxiliary ATF filter ( Amsoil filter EaO 15 https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eao.aspx ) with Cool Collar
Synthetic ATF ( Amsoil https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atf.aspx )

REAR END
3.73 LS
Synthetic oil ( Amsoil Severe Gear 75w-90 https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/svg.aspx )

TIRES
Nitrogen filled ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246294&highlight=nitrogen )

EXTERIOR
Debadged
Roof rack removed
Painted grill ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=47949&highlight=painting+the+grill )
EE air dam ( http://www.explorerexpress.com/ )
Lund WindJammer ( http://www.lundlook.com/home_lund.aspx )
Shine by Zaino ( http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc )
Diamond Clear headlight lenses ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209470 )
HID headlights ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210647 )
Diamond clear corners ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131304&highlight=Diamond+clear+corners )
SilverStar 3157 bulbs ( http://www.sylvania.com/ )
SilverStar fog light bulbs - H1 ( http://www.sylvania.com/ )
Fog light mod ( on with high beams )
HD headlight wiring harness ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...highlight=heavy+duty+headlight+wiring+harness )
Auxiliary back up lights
Hidden Hitch class III hitch ( http://hiddenhitch.com/Home/ )
Billet gas filler cover ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122710&highlight=mustang )
Painted brake calipers ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140016&highlight=painted+calipers )
Signal Mirrors ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142549 )

BATTERY
Optima Red Top battery ( http://www.optimabatteries.com/publish/optima/americas0/en/config/brand.html )

INTERIOR
White faced instruments ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132058&highlight=white+face )
115v outlet in rear
Inverter ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37851&highlight=inverter )
Hard wired radar detector ( http://www.escortradar.com/ )
12v outlet in rear ( post # 6 http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36803&highlight=inverter )
Racing stype pedals - http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1414514#post1414514
One touch passenger window - http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141027

INSTRUMENTS
A pillar gague pod
Dakota Digital Tranny temp/oil temp ( http://dakotadigital.com/ ) ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141191&highlight=oil+temperature )
Dakota Digital Voltmeter

LIGHTS
KC 100w driving lights ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1921826&posted=1#post1921826 )

AUDIO
Alpine CDA-9883 ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1711856#post1711856 )
Sirius satelite radio ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1726623#post1726623 )
Pioneer 6x8 coaxial door speakers rear
MTX Component speakers front ( http://www.mtxaudio.com/caraudio/products/speakers/index.cfm )
Lightning Audio 50 W/ch amp ( http://www.lightningaudio.com/2004/home/ )

NAVIGATION
Garmin Street Pilot c330 ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187727&highlight=garmin+gps )

SUSPENSION
Rancho 9000x shocks
Poly bushings
EE rear sway bar ( http://www.explorerexpress.com/catalog/pages/swaybars.html )
Power slot rotors ( http://www.powerslot.com/ )
Amsoil Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Grease (https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/grg.aspx )

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oso2324

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A- a nice ride; a very nice ride indeed. How much do you figure you have invested in your mods? Are those your original tires? If not what do have on there now?
 




410Fortune

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not as much as he'll save with gas prices and getting 30 MPG!

very nicely done Aldive, I am impressed, funny thing is all this time I thought you had the OHV not the SOHC!!
is the SOHC more efficient then the OHV?
 








CDW6212R

Hauls the mail.
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aldive said:
Al, that's what I'm hoping for, for my 93/99 mail vehicle. Regards,
 








Saleen_SR71

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amazing gas milage! if i drove the speed limit, my gas milage would be around 20 hwy and 22ish city (or so says the onboard computer at the listed speeds)
 




TheFox88

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I've always been an admirer. Great job and hope you enjoy it!
 




TTG

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You are, without a doubt, the undisputed God of Gas Mileage. Even if I drive calmly I get around 22-23 mpg.

But can we get some more pictures? :)
 








spindlecone

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Lookin Good:)
Al a week or so back you were going to Dyno the new C&L maf, hoping for as I recall 8-14 H.P increase, have you done it yet? most interested in this mod
 








410Fortune

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time for a new steering wheel cover?

Looks good! one clean truck!
 




Rhett

Let Them Eat Cake
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410Fortune said:
is the SOHC more efficient then the OHV?
heheh. Yes, about 7 mpg worth. I have worked on my mileage for 5 years on my OHV and I have only achieved 23 mpg highway.
 




Rhett

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Interesting choice of the Optima Yellow Top over the Red Top. I guess with the extra accessories the yellow top is more appropriate in your truck.
 
















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XLoudFN97X

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410Fortune said:
time for a new steering wheel cover?
LOL yea mine is the same way. I thought it was the result of my raging road stress, and it may be, but at least I'm not alone. Can we see a pic of the billet gas lid? Looks good.

~stu
 




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