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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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aldive

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Looking over my list of mods and I realized that I didn't have any pics of the axillary backup lights.

The lights were the first mod I did on the truck many, many years ago. They have never failed me.
 

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aldive

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All mods listed in the first post of this thread are updated as of today.
 












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Nice upgrade indeed
 








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Why is the OHV less efficient that the SOHC???

All this time I thought I had the engine with the better gas mileage. I was under the impression that the SOHC was more powerful, therefore more fuel.
 




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The SOHC with over head camshafts is a more efficient valvetrain design. Any OHC engine will do better than an OHV engine, given the same size, use and compression.
 




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Basically because of more valvetrain mass in th OHV.
 








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You did an awesome job on your 99! The Metallic Chestnut color is one of my favorite colors, but it's crying out for one thing, a Billet grill! My friend has a 99 2dr. X and it just looks like another X coming down the road (stock grill). It would complete a smooth transition of what you already did. :thumbsup:
 








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Al, your truck rocks, I admire all the work you put into it. I just had a few questions about your exhaust setup. First, is the 70 series muffler noticeably louder than stock, and does it make it sound ricey or anything? Second, did you retain the stock resonators with your stock pipes? I was considering the setup you had, so I just wanted to get the details straight. Also, was the muffler a straightforward fit for the truck, or was much fabrication needed? Let me know how it all works for you, thanks.

~Kyle
 




aldive

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First, is the 70 series muffler noticeably louder than stock, and does it make it sound ricey or anything?

Not much louder than stock at idle and no resonating in the truck at highway speed. You can tell its not stock when you get on it.

Second, did you retain the stock resonators with your stock pipes?

The resonator was removed and the pipe is all custom bent 2 1/2".

Also, was the muffler a straightforward fit for the truck, or was much fabrication needed? Let me know how it all works for you, thanks.

The entire exhaust from the cats back is custom with 2 1/2" piping.
 




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hey aldive,

just wondering which A-pillar gauge pod you used, and where i can get one, ive kind of skipped ahead so hope i didnt miss it in the previous posts...what did your truck dyno at?
 




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Hey, Al I was wondering where did you get those Altezza Taillights? I see that you don't have them on anymore. And Will the 99-01 Model taillights fit on the 95-97 models? I see they are the same size and width.
 


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I got them at a garage sale.

I do not know the answer to your fit question, sorry.
 




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