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EK98's 2000 XLT

This is my second Explorer, a 2000 XLT loaded with leather and moonroof :)... sold the old one because it was 2wd.

Going with a TT/Shackle lift, 31's or 32's... haven't decided yet, and some black cragar soft 8 rims. Want it to be a capable off roader, yet still economical because it is my DD. Can't decide yet if I want to keep the running boards, I like the look of these type instead of the molded to the body version.



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Sams01XplrSprt

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nice lookin x
 




EK98

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A little update:

Removed the step bars, removed lower valence, added WAR 153 shackles, about 1.5" TT, and some 265/70/16's (roughly 31x10.50 for a 16" rim).

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Took it out on the beach, new tires gripped much better than the old General Grabbers I had. Next up will be a hitch, bike rack, and possibly a Go Rhino 3333b grille guard.
 




Sams01XplrSprt

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lookin good keep up good work
 








GRNMACHINE

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Very Nice..

Ding Ding Ding, let the modding begin...

Once you start you cant stop. Beautiful clean truck that.
 




























EK98

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Got some new cragar soft 8's, and some 31 BFG AT installed yesterday. Had to trim a bit off the front bumper, only about an inch or so on the inside corners. With the 4.10 gears I seem to notice a little more power around town, but higher revs on the highway.

Also since my last update I've tinted the front windows at 35%, added a new Thule roof rack, auxiliary fog lights and clear front corner headlight lenses. On the inside I have installed dynamat in the cargo area and all 4 doors.

First, a picture from last weekend in front of Mt Jefferson in Oregon. My cell phone doesn't do it justice! :(

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And on the same trip a cool rock formation on the way to camping in the Willamette Nat. Forest.

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New wheels and tires!

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Kind of hard to see in this shot, but I added a custom Explorer vinyl decal to the wind fairing. Explorer pride!

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Varsity

Don't need no stinkin 4WD...yet
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What do you mean by black outs? Like headlight covers or headlight tint? I have black headlight covers and love them but I'm pretty sure some people just tint their lights rather than completely cover them. I think it looks great both ways.

And like it's been said numerous times, AWESOME truck!!!
 




EK98

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Thanks for the opinions guys,

I was thinking about the black ebay headlights. Search ebay "black explorer headlights". I just can't picture how they would look on the truck in real life.
 




Varsity

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Oooo, you're right, those would be pretty sweet on your truck.
 






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EK98

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First snow of the season, decided to go exploring and get the E dirtied up!

The new BFGs worked great in the snow. The deepest I cut through today was probably a little over a foot, no problem. :)

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Fresh snow ahead...

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Some trees I thought looked cool.

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