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Aldive's Mileage Monster

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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Truck39Trash

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Looks Great :thumbsup: I am very impressed. I would be happy with 15 mpg :D I was just curious, how much do you think you have spent in upgrades/modifications over the years?
 




aldive

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Truck39Trash said:
Looks Great :thumbsup: I am very impressed. I would be happy with 15 mpg :D I was just curious, how much do you think you have spent in upgrades/modifications over the years?

I purposely do not track the expenses :)
 




JDraper

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aldive said:
I purposely do not track the expenses :)

Sounds like me with our '66 restoration. Unfortunately I did tally it up a couple of months back...and didn't like what I saw :eek: ....I ain't gonna look again. :p
 




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I can understand that, do you think you have done more mods/upgrades that were successful or vice versa?
 




aldive

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Truck39Trash said:
I can understand that, do you think you have done more mods/upgrades that were successful or vice versa?

Far more mods were successful than not. This is due in a large part because I do my homework prior to a project.
 




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Well i think it is all very interesting and i have learned alot from reading your posts, I am looking forward to your next project
 




aldive

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Truck39Trash said:
Well i think it is all very interesting and i have learned alot from reading your posts, I am looking forward to your next project

Thanks, and staytuned; installing one tomorrow.
 




















CDW6212R

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Say Al, do you recall the clearance that you needed and ended up with for the fan? I measured about 4" roughly needed for my 302, I see that the 180 calls itself 4"&3/16" thick. Is there plenty of clearance with the 180? I've been looking at the Taurus fan, which can be had for $170 new, but it starts as a 5.5" fan. If the cutting needed is too much trouble, the extra cost for the thinner 180 is better.

I'll try the DC controller for mine, I don't need a cool down period. Thanks for any help,
 




aldive

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Don, just went out to look. It appear that there is a little less than 1 inch clearance.
 




CDW6212R

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That actually sounds promising then for the Taurus fan. Supposedly one inch can be trimmed easily. I'll look at mine one more time, to see if the motor might be offset slightly to help. If it doesen't look easily done, I'll go after the 180. Thanks,
 




frickea86

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Hey Al, quick question, where did you purchase your 130 amp alt from. I'm sorry, i probly looked over the thread where you posted this but there is just so much info to look threw..lol...thank you.

Also, very happy with the BlackMagic 180 Fan also, did this swap about 3 weeks ago, awesome mod!!
 




aldive

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Hey Al, quick question, where did you purchase your 130 amp alt from. I'm sorry, i probly looked over the thread where you posted this but there is just so much info to look threw..lol...thank you.

Advanced Auto Parts.
 








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hey Al if you don`t mind how many miles you have on your explorer right now?
 


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