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Nice job!! You really went all out on this build.
 


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The truck is bad arse, and that is that.

:salute:
 
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I'm guessing this is why...

This set up is working good for about 30 jeeps done by Willys shop. I didn't trust it at first, but I've seen them take huge abuse & not break.
 




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dude whoa nice friggin build
I especially like the cage inside the factory pillars, something I must keep in mind when I do my BII.....

Why dont you have an extra brace on the B pillar for the drivers side?
An X instead of a diagnal only for the passenger?

Just curious

How do you like the Ected front?
Do you still have side curtain airbags in the seats? hehehehe
 




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awesome build
 




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dude whoa nice friggin build
I especially like the cage inside the factory pillars, something I must keep in mind when I do my BII.....

Why dont you have an extra brace on the B pillar for the drivers side?
An X instead of a diagnal only for the passenger?

How do you like the Ected front?
Do you still have side curtain airbags in the seats? hehehehe
Most of the cage was modeled after the cage in the McNeils new Explorer prerunner. They have the diagonal support at the C pillar, but I wanted it at the B and flipped it to give myself more seat room.

The Ected in the 44 works great! I really like this locker/limited slip. I had one in the rear, but the new 37's were a bit too much for it. I don't think the front see's the same stress as the back, so I think it will hold up...

I do still have the airbags in the seats, but the airbag lights were flashing so I don't think the system works any more. We removed the passenger airbag all together and now I get a loud 5 tone warning every 30 minutes that repeats 5 times... Anyone know how to kill that bell?

Thanks!

Chris
 

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truck is sick as hell, thanks for sharing!!

drool drool
 




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amazing build I love it
where did you pick up those head lights? those are bad ass
 




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I have those headlights on my 96 too, try a seach for black headlights
 
















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after alil more oggling over your build
I was wondering if you had a shot of how you set up your rear shocks outside the frame. If you have a few pictures that would help me see whats going on. I've been really thinking about how I could do a different shock set up in the rear. also are you still using the stock ford explorer 8.8 or are you running a full width axle.
thanks for your help
 




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after alil more oggling over your build
I was wondering if you had a shot of how you set up your rear shocks outside the frame. If you have a few pictures that would help me see whats going on. I've been really thinking about how I could do a different shock set up in the rear. also are you still using the stock ford explorer 8.8 or are you running a full width axle.
thanks for your help
Hello!

Its still the stock width rear axle.

Here is the thread where I got the outboard shock hoops etc...

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138090

Thanks!

Chris
 




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BTW CG -- I didn't notice it but I see you were running Maxxis CC :D I have yet to try mine out on the rocks but were they are good as people say?
I'm curious too. :)
 




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nice truck! mr fatty fat cat.
 




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Looks incredible. Far cry from when I first saw it at Truckhaven and you had to take the "easy" way around everything.
 




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I'm curious too. :)
Hello!

Man, I loved those tires! They are as great as everyone says, If I had the money I would have bought a set of the 37's.

I found some MT/R's for $800 like new, but I already put a stick through the side wall of one; something I never worried about with the CC's

The guy I sold them to loves them as well, he is running open diff's and people are amazed at the stuff he can climb with them.

The only thing I didn't like about them, was how heavy they were. With steel rims, they were massive. They tore up my ifs front end almost every trip out.

Thanks!

Chris
 




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Looks incredible. Far cry from when I first saw it at Truckhaven and you had to take the "easy" way around everything.
Yeah, I remember that was quite the learning experience for me. All the trucks with lockers would just slowly climb around everywhere & I just sat there & dug holes:confused:

nice truck! mr fatty fat cat.
Thank you, thank you very much

Did you ever contact McNeils for your front end stuff???
 

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yeah i did! made me some radius arms adn now im saving up to get the whole front end done (which is gonna take forever being that i just started college and have three cars in the backyard im trying to fix)
 




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