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Log Roller's, Registry,, 56 k get lost,

okay , so , i thought about it, and,,,,,
about time i posted one here,
96 Explorer XL, 4.0 ohv, auto trans, control trac 4x4,
Special Thanks to - gmanpaint, Turdle, and Maniak, to name just a few,
List Of Mods, that made this truck of the month,


http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263644


-torsion twist , gone now, , Fox Coilovers hold me up now,
-Trailmaster /Superlift combined front end lift kit, with skid plates,
-4:10 gears front and back, Aussie Locker in the back ,
-Cooper STT 33's all around with Dyna Beads inside, On Custom JT powdercoated 16 inch Wheels,
-Superlift Rear Lift Springs, Trailmaster SSV shocks, and custom JT and Gmanpaint swaybar Disconnects,
-Rockcrusher Custom powder coated diff cover, by JT,
-2 sets of driving lights, bumper, and on custom roof rack,
-optima red top battery
-gps for nav with roads and topo
-backup cam
-Kenwood head unit
-Kenwood door speakers, homemade crossovers, extra tweeters,
-amp bypass ,from gmanpaint,
-Kenwood Sirius control box,
-2 12 inch Kenwood dual voice coil subs ,
-custom forum stickers from Blee,
-cb mounted back of console, with custom antenna mount,


this is my Explorer,



engine compartment is all stock , with 350,000 kilometers on the origional engine and trans,

front suspension is stock , with the 2 inch torsion twist ,

rear end has newer springs, i got from gmanpaint, with sway bar disconnects from gman and Turdle, and add a leafs from Maniak,

inside is mostly stock with a few exceptions,
i have a window mounted gps, and backup cam screen , and a Kenwood head unit,

cb mounted to the back of the console,

sirius control box behind the back seat , and one big amp, for the subs


and a couple of 12 inch Kenwood dual voice coil subs,


and 31x10.5x15 inch goodyear wrangler territory tires,






 



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gonna make my rig look Nasty,, next fender flares so i can run them on the highway too ,
35x12.5x15's, wider than my 285's, ,
 



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Now just to go get them and fit them, probably have to cut a bit, or maybe a bunch,
 






big,

I went and picked up my 35's today, and brought them home ,after figuring out how to pack all 4 of them and a 33 inch spare in the Ex..
It was tight but i made it work, lets just say all i could see in the rearview mirror was rubber,,
 

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Waiting to see the Tires on the Truck rather then in the Truck :cool: :D
 






i am working on fitting them on right now,,
 






big azz tire time,

So, i went to Manitoba and picked up the tires, so,

on to putting them on,

started at the back put both on,








than on to the front,


pretty tight,



so i cut into the front fender at the bottom,



than i cut deeper into it, and than put the first piece back on , but overlapped it,



once it was welded back in place you can hardly tell from a distance,



once the passenger side was all done, i rolled it out to the sun and got some photos,,







Than i took it out for a drive, handled good , and smooth, next it is going to need an alignment as the wheel shimmies just a bit,,
 






Wow that was sheer Brilliance on the Fender trimming :thumbsup:

looks good :D
 






thanks Dave,
it leaves a nice factory looking edge out there and won't dig into the tire,,
also gives something to refasten the plastic liner to,
 






So,

i put on the big tires, i had to try them out,,
 

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Looks good, like the fender trimming.
 












tire clearance is good, i pushed the plastic liner back when i welded the lip back on, after cutting alot off the bottom of it along the contour line,
 

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Ingenious on putting the lip back on after cutting the fenders! Your Ex has come along way in a short amount of time. Nice
 






Thanks, GRNMACHINE,
with all the help i get from this site, it is nice to give an idea back,
 


















Well,
apparently going up to a 35 inch tire will show you driveline issues in a hurry,
turns out i have a bad u joint and didn't know it.
I am going to change both of them as the front one on the rear drive shaft appears to be the stock one the Ex came with in 1996,if it is, it lasted 370,000 kilometers.or 230,000 miles, ,
i know sounds weird doesn't it,,,
 



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ha ha, went wheelin a bit today, broke a cv axle,

and the fun, begins, dah tales to follow,

pics too ,
 






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