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Allaa's 2008 Explorer XLT 4WD V6

Allaa's Ursula - 2008 Explorer XLT 4WD V6

Welcome to my new Elite registry.

My name is Allaa' and this is my Ursula (named by my wife) 2008 Explorer XLT .

Bought it Band new for $26133.33USD on Jan-10-2008 equipped with factory skid plate (for the tank), 3rd row seats with axillary A/C, key pad, parking asset (rear sensors) and auto headlights

I fill in love with the Ex from the first time I drove my friends 1998 explorer and that was on 2005, and when the time came for me to buy my first SUV, the explorer was the best compromise between price and specifications

and here she is:

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Current Mods:

Interior:
  • Garmin nüvi® 1410 / Garmin Oregon® 550
  • OEM optional Security Shade
  • Pioneer TS-G6843R 6"x8" 2-way Speakers front and rear
  • ScanGauge II

Exterior:
  • Radiator skid plate
  • KoolVue power heated side mirrors with chrome
  • Taillight guards
  • Thule 611 Boxter
  • ARB Touring Awning 2500mm #ARB108US
How To: Fix ARB Awning on 4th Gen OEM Roof Rack

Lighting:
  • Philips Xtreme Power Halogen Bulbs for the headlights
  • IPF 6" Round High Performance Light Kit #968CSG

Engine: V6 4.0L SOHC
  • Mobil1 0W-40 Synthetic Oil
  • Davis Unified Ignition Screamin' Demon with LiveWire #4-0-0207BK
  • Bosch Platinum IR Fusion Spark Plugs #4505
  • aFe Power Pro Dry S™ Air Filer #31-10074
  • JBA Cat4ward Headers Titanium Ceramic Coated #1674SJT
  • MagnaFlow Hi Flow Cat #46004
  • MagnaFlow Cat-Back #16773
  • SCT LiveWire #9600 with Power Maker Dyno tuning

Transmission: 5R55S
  • TCI Intermediate Jumbo Servo Kit #576005
  • TCI Overdrive Jumbo Servo Kit #576006
  • TCI High Performance Input Shaft #579600
  • Performance Automatic Deep Pan with Dipstick kit #PA27455KT
  • Eliminating Cold-Start Valve, Valve Body Modification
How To: Upgrade and Beef-up 5R55W/S Transmission
How To: Eliminate Cold-Start Valve in 5R55W/S Valve-Body for Full Trans-Cooler Flow

Drive-Line
  • Re-gearing Axle Ratio from 3.55 into 3.73
  • Front end Torsen Helical LSD #975420-0831A
  • Rear end TrueTrac Helical LSD #913A561
  • EBC 3GD Series Sport Front Rotors #GD7382
  • EBC 3GD Series Sport Rear Rotors #GD7151
  • Eibach Pro 25mm Spacer Kits #90.4.25.010.3
  • LT265/70R17 Yokohama GeoLandar A/T-S
Maximum Traction Solution - 4th Gen
How to: Upgrade Brake System

Suspension
  • Front Old Man Emu Springs #2701
  • Rear Truxxx Lift Spacers 1.5" #102010
  • Rancho QuickLift Loaded Suspensions 1.75"/1.5"
    Front Left #RS999939 / Front Right #RS999924
    Rear Left #RS999942 / Rear Right #RS999927​
  • BTF-FAB Uni-Ball Extended Upper Control Arms
Lifting 4th Gen with Truxxx Leveling Kit + Rancho QuickLift
4th Gen - Extended Upper Control Arms with Uni-ball joint

Off Road Accessories
  • ARB portable air compressor #CKMP12
  • ARB premium recovery kit #RK9
  • ARB Speedy Seal Tire Repair Kit #10000010
  • Oasis Trailhead Tire Deflator Kit 5psi to 20psi #DKR
  • Sportz SUV tent
  • Shovel
  • Bacho steel handle camp axe
  • Crescent Mechanics Tool Set, 170-Piece #CTK170CMP
  • Crowbar
  • Travelmate LED camp light Nahar1 #TM6020-30TR
  • IGLOO 50 QUART ISLAND BREEZE MAXCOLD™ ROLLER #00045072
  • Smittybilt W.A.S.P. Winch Anchor Support Platform #2727
  • 48" Hi-Lift X-TREME Jack #XT-485
  • Hi-Lift Jack Lift-Mate #LM-100
  • Hi-Lift Jack Bumper Lift #BL-250
  • Hi-Lift Jack Black Handle-Keeper #HK-B
  • Hi-Lift Jack Off-Road Base #ORB
  • Sterling Equipment Truck Winch Mount Guard - Gator Model #83XGWP-G -W/L - W/1" Rod Tow Loops Under Cradle
  • Mile Marker HI12000 lb hydraulic winch #75-52000C

Projects in the near future
  • TRS BI-XENON: MINI D2S 2.0 HID Retrofit Kit:
    • 1 x D2S: Morimoto Elite HID System (MotoEliteD2S)
      Ballasts 35w: Morimoto 3Five (Long Cord Outputs)
      Bulbs 35w: Philips 85122+ 4300K D2S
      Wire Harness Canbus: H13/9008​
    • 1 x Bi-xenon: Morimoto Mini D2S 2.0 (MiniD2SBix)
    • 1 x OCI Butyl Rubber Glue (OCiGlue)
    • 1 x Gatling Gun (GatlingGun)
  • 2007-2011 Ford Expedition Auxiliary Transmission Cooler #9L3Z-7A095-A
  • Summit Racing Remote Transmission Filter Kit #G4980

Removed mods:
  • KKM TrueREv Intake #054004 (because it is a Hot Air Intake)
  • TransGo SK 5R55W/S/N #T46165
  • TCI Master Overhaul Kit #579005 (comes with all Alto Red Eagle clutches and Kolene steels plus two Red Eagle bands which are just plane garbage, complately burned after only 8 months and 25k mile)
AEM’s Brute Force Dryflow™ on KKM TrueRev CAI

email: allaa.hassan@gmail.com
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AllaaHassan
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/allaa_hassan
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allaa.a.hassan


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That's all for now guys, have a nice day :)
 


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Sams01XplrSprt

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nice x i am orginally from iran but now i live in california. i was 8 yrs old when i came to the states. i havent been back to iran for like 22 yrs i plan to go back and visit soon.
 




The Electrician

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nice x i am orginally from iran but now i live in california. i was 8 yrs old when i came to the states. i havent been back to iran for like 22 yrs i plan to go back and visit soon.

Thanks man, wish you all the best for you trip
 




Sams01XplrSprt

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Shukran

I speak arabic and farsi & german and spanish.

Ahlan wa sahlan to explorer forum as well
 




lynchy wa

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Sweet truck!!! Awesome custom job and great photo's!!!
 




The Electrician

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Shukran

I speak arabic and farsi & german and spanish.

Ahlan wa sahlan to explorer forum as well

That's cool man, lucky you

for me only Arabic, English and Malay

and shukran jazeelan for welcoming me :)
 




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Sams01XplrSprt

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Ahlan Wa Sahlan

i just posted a pic of me on the mug shots section on everything under the sun and you can see what i look like.

the thread is called recent pic of me

people say i look arabic or greek or hispanic.

but i am persian aka iranian

check it out and tell me what you think
 




The Electrician

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Ahlan Wa Sahlan

i just posted a pic of me on the mug shots section on everything under the sun and you can see what i look like.

the thread is called recent pic of me

people say i look arabic or greek or hispanic.

but i am persian aka iranian

check it out and tell me what you think

you look great, true you have a middle eastern face.
 




The Electrician

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here is my Ex lifted 3.74" (total lift with tires) using Truxxx lift kit, Ranch QuickLit Loaded and 265/70R17 Yokohama Geolander A/T-S compared with Stock

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Here are the Ranchos next to the stock Shocks with Turxxx on them

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Varsity

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Wow looks like you have so much fun with your Explorer. Just amazing pictures. I could only wish to do some of that with my Explorer here. Welcome by the way!
 




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Nice 4th Gen.
 




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These are photos for EBC 3GD Series Sport Rotor, Slotted and Dimpled

Compared to Stock rotor
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installed with Eibach Pro 25mm wheel spacer
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Bedding Your Pads

To ensure your new pads will work as advertised, they must be broken in, or bedded. Subjecting new pads to hard service right out of the box will result in poor performance or even damage to the pads and the rotors due to extreme temperature variations between the rotor surface and the body of the pad. Think of the bedding process are a "heat cure"; the new pads are gradually brought up to temperature and then slowly cooled over a period of time.

Here is a widely-accepted procedure for bedding brake pads for your street vehicle. It can be used with any pad type.

Step 1: Make 8 to 10 gentle stops from 30 miles per hour to 15 miles per hour. Allow 20 to 30 seconds between each stop so the brakes can cool down.

Step 2: Make 8 to 10 moderate stops from 45 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour. Again, allow a 20 to 30 second cooldown period between each stop.

Step 3: Make 8 to 10 hard stops from 55-65 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour, allowing 20 to 30 seconds of cooldown time between each stop.

Step 4: You should notice a more positive brake feel during the bedding process. If you notice any significant brake fade during the hard stop phase (Step 3), it may be an indication that the brakes are overheating. Immediately do some light driving without using the brakes to allow the brakes to cool down, then repeat Step 3.

Step 5: Drive at a moderate cruising speed, using the brakes as little as possible, until most of the heat has dissipated from the brakes. Avoid using the brake pedal to hold the car at any stops you make. Park the vehicle and allow the brakes to cool to ambient air temperature.
 




The Electrician

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KKM True Rev 054004

Yesterday I recieved My KKM with OuterWares, and I installed it directly right away

Here are the photos

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My observations: I didn't notice any deferance, just the Truck exhaust sound become quieter and deeper

maybe in the next week or after, I'll have a dyno tuning to know for sure what is the really gain of KKM
 




Varsity

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I like what you're doing with your Explorer, it's coming together extremely nicely at least in my opinion. Just wondering, notice any difference with the new brake rotors compared to stock? I'm still running stock, but I'm just curious to whether or not you can feel a difference. More amazing work!
 








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I like what you're doing with your Explorer, it's coming together extremely nicely at least in my opinion. Just wondering, notice any difference with the new brake rotors compared to stock? I'm still running stock, but I'm just curious to whether or not you can feel a difference. More amazing work!

There is a day, night difference.

after bedding brake pads, I noticed that all spongy brake feeling was gone.

the brakes respond much much better and faster, at the tip of the toes


also there is a wooshing sound (sound of air between pads and wide-aperture scraper slots and blind-drilled holes), that EBC warned abound, for me it does not bother me at all

(if you do not want the wooshing sound or do not like it, then it is better to use EBC USR Series Sport Rotors. for front #USR7382 and for rear #USR7151)
 




Varsity

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There is a day, night difference.

after bedding brake pads, I noticed that all spongy brake feeling was gone.

the brakes respond much much better and faster, at the tip of the toes


also there is a wooshing sound (sound of air between pads and wide-aperture scraper slots and blind-drilled holes), that EBC warned abound, for me it does not bother me at all

(if you do not want the wooshing sound or do not like it, then it is better to use EBC USR Series Sport Rotors. for front #USR7382 and for rare #USR7151)
Never heard this wooshing sound you are talking about, but knowing its from performance brake rotors, I think I could live with it :D. Hmm that's something to consider. I never really thought about better brakes, only engine and stuff, but now I have something to think about. Thanks for the insight.
 


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The Electrician

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Thanks to you Ronin, no matter what I wire, I wont reach your level, experience or knowledge :salute:

Great work Allaa' ! Thank you for your writeups and contributions to the forums!
 




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