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Jason_25's '95 Explorer Expedition

Jason's Explorer Expedition *Large Pics*

My Truck

My name is Jason and this is my Explorer "Expedition".


It has served me well for the past one and a half years and I plan to keep it possibly throughout college.

Options
  • 4.0L OHV V6
  • 4R55E 4-speed auto tranny
  • 3.73 LS
  • Control Trac 4x4
  • Leather
  • CD
  • 945a package
  • Skid plates
  • 16" 3-spoke chrome wheels with 255/70/16 Tires
  • "Expedition" Trim with Nerf Bars and Fender Flares
Modifications

  • Removal of running boards, front and rear anti-sway bars, and fog light valence
  • Console Swap to 2001 Style
  • Removed Airbox
  • Extended Shackles
  • B code torsion bars
  • Powertrax no-slip locker
  • 265/75/16 BFG AT KOs
  • Lots of squeak protection
  • Monroe Reflex Shocks
  • Front Tow Hooks
  • Hella 500 Series Lights
  • 4 Door Model Leafs
  • Extended Breather Tubes

Future Modifications
  • Snorkel
  • 4.56 gears, and a full carrier replacement locker
  • Rear Diff guard
  • Manual t-case
  • Custom exhaust
  • Rear Tire Carrier
  • Rocksliders
  • Superlift Suspension lift w/spring over
  • Solid axle swap! (EB D44, 4.56, diff guard, leaf springs, locker)

All in all, this has been a wonderful truck, and a testament to Ford Toughness.

Questions and comments are welcomed and appreciated!
 



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Jason_25

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Finally upated, hope ya like it!
 






Rx4phun

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Thats pretty nice, How did you do those shackles?? I am looking for a less expensive way to have shackles rather than buying them. Thanks
Gary
 






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I just bought some shackles from autozone. They are the same amount of lift as the warriors. However, I don't recommend them as they induce alot of body roll because they don't have a center section as the warriors do. I'm having a set custom fabbed right now that will be stronger than the warriors for around $30.
 












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Curtis- Yes and Yes
 






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dumb question... does it say "expedition" right next to "explorer" on the rear badging?
 






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Yep it sure does.
 






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I saw you wanted to switch to a manual T-case...

Are you suggesting you want to disable Control Trac? (as in have 2H 4H and 4L?)

If so, I read somewhere that if you add a switch inbetween the brown wire running to your t-case, you can turn on and off control trac on the fly. You may want to research that as a temporary solution if you want to have it for now while you wait to get a better t-case.

I dunno, if you do it tell me how it goes... apparently people like it! (Plus control trac gets really annoying when you are trying to do doughnuts!)

--Nate
 






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I have already done that mod with success.

The reason I want to swap is because the 1354 is stronger than the control trac 4405. Also, I don't want to trust a computer to shift the 4x4 for me when I'm in the mud.
 






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Well since you already did it... can you provide me with some pics of what you did, and or intructions or information on how you did it? I was looking and found a bownish purple wire, and a brown-white wire, but I'm yet to be sure of the wire I'm looking to but a switch inline, so I don't wanna do anything yet.
 






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oops posted in wrong thread sorry!
 






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