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Chain Lightning - 2003 Centennial Edition

This is my 2003 Explorer, Centennial Edition. I found it at a tiny dealer way up in Sedro-Woolley, WA, on January 22, 2022. I was on a plane to Bellingham, WA, the morning of January 23. 4.6L, AWD, every option except the rear DVD. She had 195,000 miles when I got her, and I immediately drove her almost 1000 miles home to Sparks, NV.

With some exceptional help from one of our members, I was able to determine the following...

Out of the 4000 planned Centennial Edition Explorers, 3167 were built.

Of those, only 304 are all-wheel drive.

Of those, 272 are equipped with the 4.6L engine.

This one, as optioned, is one of thirty-seven.

The first set of photos are how I got her.

I've been after one of these for over ten years, and now I have one.

Current:
Engine - completely stock
Transmission - completely stock
Suspension - Belltech lowering springs
Tires - Continental ExtremeContact, 275/40-17
Wheels - Adrenalin/late 4th Gen factory 20s, chromed by California Chrome
Infotainment - Atoto S8 Premium Android head unit, Rockford Fosgate Punch 6x8s (P1683) and 8" shallow-mount sub (P3SD2-8), with Kenwood 5 channel amplifier (X802-5)

Future:
F150-spec Coyote 5.0 &10R80 swap

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JW

Third Gen Collector
Elite Explorer
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City, State
Sparks, NV
Year, Model & Trim Level
A Troop Of Gen 3s
Interior. About as clean as could be, with minimal wear on the driver's seat and steering wheel.

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JW

Third Gen Collector
Elite Explorer
Joined
October 16, 2000
Messages
382
Reaction score
53
City, State
Sparks, NV
Year, Model & Trim Level
A Troop Of Gen 3s
Current status...

Ever since I decided I was going to own this one day, I wanted to lower it and install Adrenalin wheels. So I did.

Wheels were chromed by California Chrome, and I would not hesitate to use their services again. Tires are Continental ExtremeContact in 275/40-20.

Sound system is in progress, with an Atoto Android head unit, Rockford Fosgate Punch 6x8s and 8" sub in the factory box, and a Kenwood 5 channel amp.

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