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Dman726749's Explorer

Well this is my truck so far. Its a 1996 XLT with aprox 160,000+ miles and still running strong.

Drive-train
flex-alite tranny cooler
Borg Warner 1354 manual shift transfercase - best mod yet, you dont realize how much your 4405 case slips until you use 4wd with this case.:D
3:73 gears and worn out l/s


Liftage.
-War 153 shackles
-2" tt
-3" Body Lift
-Custom rear sway bar discos
-33x12.5 Pro Comp X-Terrains on stock deer hoof rims.

Exterior
-Yakima load warrior basket
-(2) Pro Comp 55w lights (on basket)
-(2) Pro Comp 100w lights (on basket)
-(2) Revers lights on back of basket
-Frame Mounted Pro Comp tow hooks
-Putnam Hitch Class 3 reciever
-Removed Lower front air dam
-Removed Rocker Panels (Thanks Badlands :D )
-Custom Snorkel Install thread here

Interior
-Glow Gauges
-Neoprene seat covers
-Panasonic headunit
-Switch panel for lights
-Autometer f150 gauge pod
-Autometer tranny temp gauge
-Radio Shack Cb

Future Mods
-33-35" M/T's
-Rear powertrax no-slip
- Rock Sliders


Pics
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Interior stuff

Neoprene Seat covers from ebay.
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Headunit and Switches
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This switch engages the front vacume hubs, I put it right where the old 4wd switch was.
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New white face gauges, dont have any of them glowing at night yet, but maybe soon, as well as the tranny temp gauge in the f-150 gauge pod
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Switch to chage them between blue and green is under the steering wheel on the collumn..kinda hard to see. but its there.
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Cb radio..installed where the ash tray once was and the transfer case shifter
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More Wheeling Pics
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Thanks for takin a look :D :cool:
My EF Photo gallery
http://www.explorerforum.com/data/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=18333
 


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351wExplorer

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well, i actually have stock bronco front springs. somebody correct me if i am wrong but i beleive that the 79 broncos didnt have a sway bar, but the 79 pickups did. i know its that way or vice versa. so i can unbolt one from my buddies dana 44, same year and setup, and put it on, as far as rear springs, i beleive that they are off either a four door explorer or a ranger, either way they are much stiffer then the stock sport springs, which are a 3pck, maybe four pack. and the ones i have now have one more spring in them. i have homemade shackles, that are much more heavy duty then the warriors, and i have no swaybar, or swaybar connections on the rear end. sorry to hijack your thread Dman
 


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bmxking5

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Ok..no wonder you said it handles well. You have those stiff bronco springs. Then again, you also have a heavier engine than most that do the axle swap.

Sorry for the hi-jack Dustin. Hope you guys have fun at Badlands. :)
 








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Swaybars are NOT overrated. Mine is downright scary to drive without them. One is ok for a bit, but 2 I do not like. Dustin, truck's lookin' good. Were those pins predrilled? the holes look uneven so I didn't know if you did them. :D
 




dman726749

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na i didnt drill them, they were pre drilled....the discos have been on for a week or 2 now and work great, cant wait to get out to badladns next weekend to see how well she works without the bar :D
 




351wExplorer

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j602 why is your truck scary without them, do you have alot of body roll???
 




j602

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Nah, don't have a ton of body roll. Got rid of my body lift for that very reason. My springs might be a good bit softer than yours are, making it a bit more "tippy", if you will. I just don't like driving without them; makes me feel unsafe. Oh, and with the swaybars, this thing handles extremely well! Corners beautifully, and handles better with 7 - 8" suspension lift than with 2" of suspension and 3" body!
 




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thats cool, i havent had any problems driving minus the swayies. although i drive it smart, slow on corners and such, but when you have a nice rig you want to drive it slow so people can admire it.... haha know what i mean
 




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Little Update

on the sway bar disco's....got them finnished a couple weeks ago..when connected on the road cant tell they are there except for a few creaks ever now and then....off road they are great truck flexed so much better :thumbsup: i havent even hooked it back up yet, mainly becasue i dont want to craw under a muddy truck :D but with it disconected i really cant tell a diffrence, but i will prob end up hooking it back up anyways...now for some pics of how well she flexes.

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i felt like it still had a little more in it, but it wouldent get up the second slab and i didnt feel like pushing it :cool:
 
















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Looks good! I got a set(4) of 33" A/Ts with about 1/4 thier tread left for $100 and I'll throw a good M/T spare in with them. I was going to put them on the Explorer for summer use, but the wife wants to keep the 32s that are on it. :rolleyes:
You would need to come pick them up thought.
 




dman726749

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SplashMan said:
Looks good! I got a set(4) of 33" A/Ts with about 1/4 thier tread left for $100 and I'll throw a good M/T spare in with them. I was going to put them on the Explorer for summer use, but the wife wants to keep the 32s that are on it. :rolleyes:
You would need to come pick them up thought.

thanks for the offer, but i think i will pass...i was going to keep my 31's till spring and then start really looking for some tires, plus i dont have the time to drive out taht way tonight......
 












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:thumbsup: :D
 




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j602 said:
Holy shat, fix that bumper. Looks good!


what are you talkin about....dont be hatin the ghetto bumper lean... :confused:





haha yea it will be gettin some washers to fix it and then the rear wil go up too...all in due time :D
 




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fix the bumper and maby some AAl to correct the ass sag Looking sweet
 


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whats up man? looks good, long time no talk, i need to visit yall at the other site. well im finally up for my bl too. i am doin it this weekend, look for my pics this monday, and next friday i will have the rims and tires.... wish i could wheel with yall!
later man
Chris
 




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