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FROADER's "Re-registry"

Well as many know, I haven't had my explorer for quite some time. That has all changed since about 1 hour ago. I bought Mark's Explorer from him this morning (Felix on the board) and I'm already loving it.

This is my old one.

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This is the 'new' one.

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Here is the link to Mark's write up of my Explorer. Write up of Explorer

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6/15/2006 UPDATE

Well, I figured I'd update this since it came back up.

The new look: Took off the brush guard and painted the EB tan to black.
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7/13/06 Update

Added a wristed arm...

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...so I can do this:

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I also swapped the front EZ-locker for a True Trac L/S.

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8/04/06 Update

Engine swap in TX at SVO's house.

Discussion Thread

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section525 (left) and SVO.

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Brian (trckmagik) with a sawzall... :eek:

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12/28/06 Update

Some fender trimming. I also took off the piece directly under the grill.

Fender trimming thread

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3/04/07 Update

Lt.Jim's console inspired me to build my own. So here are some pics. I didn't get a lot of 'progress' pics.

The build-up thread

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6/17/07 Update

Added a speaker so I can hear my CB.

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3/10/07 Update

New rear bumper. Thanks Chris (CG - FAT CAT). :thumbsup:

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3/17/07 Update:D

Rock lights.

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7/21/07 Update

12.7hp and more diff protection added with this sticker that I forgot I had. :thumbsup:

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10/13/07 Update

Front bumper/winch mount.

Build Thread

Before:

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During:

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After x3:
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10/31/07 Update

8" subwoofer

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About ten minutes with a little saw and channel locks and about twenty minutes with my 4.5" angle grinder with a 36 grit disc, (what I use for the tikis) and it was done.

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12/21/07 Update

Interco Super Swamper TSL SX - 36x12.5-15

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Testing them at Truckhaven. :thumbsup:

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3/26/08 Update

Rear Bumper mods. The swing out portion of the bumper was not very well designed, so I took it off...

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A pic from the October Truck Haven run. I love this one. (photo by IZwack's brother)

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FROADER

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Nothing to update. It still doesn't run quite right, but it's not stopping me from wheeling it... yet. :)

Any updates are in the first post, but the last one was taking the tire carrier/swing out off the rear bumper back in March '08.
 




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So, to get it smogged, I put the stock air box back on and I decided to just leave it on there since I don't really need the KKM. Funny thing, it's running like it's supposed to now. No pops, backfires or shudders, the thing runs great again. I've been driving it to work and back this whole week, and so far so good. :cool:
 




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how old is your KKM?
any chance you had a leak in your intake setup aft the mas?

My old KKM developed many many deep cracks around the base after years of abuse. I am not sure how a leak at the filter could cause driveability issues though.... maybe it was plugged? LOL

I went with the new Amsoil filters = awesome dry filter

I worked on a 91 sport, could not figure out why it was running like crap, tried full tune up, etc etc for some reason I never saw the bottom of the intake tube, it had a hole the size of a softball in it from rubbing on the radiator/alternator LOL

I was like, FOUND IT!
 








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Jamie - The KKM is fine and the intake tube (thanks to Dannyboy) is fine after the MAF. That's why I was confused as to why it is running better. The MAF has been cleaned a few times (just because) but I didn't clean it between taking off the KKM and putting on the stock box.

Dan - I plugged the vacuum line (only for visual inspection) when I took it to get smogged. I actually plugged them into each other with the same line if that makes sense, so it looked like both were hooked up.
 




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