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My 2005 Explorer XLT V8 AWD

My 2005 Explorer XLT V8 A4WD

Ive been around awhile but Im finally in the Expo crowd. Ive had a Ranger since I was 17 (28 now) Always wanted an Expo. My GF has had an Expo since 5/2006. Still has it @ 136k.

Im buying my dads 2005 this week. he bought a 2008 yukon with 185k on it. for 13k..:eek:...

2005 XLT AWD V8, currently has 167k on it. 3rd row, rear air, Black interior with the red mesh inserts, which ive never seen before. It was a Company vehicle when he bought it a few years ago. Since he has had it Ive done the timing chains on it and thats about it besides brakes and stuff. I bought some limited wheels a few years ago that had new tires on it. I put those on my Gfs truck but it didnt look right so i swapped those to this one which had the regular grey 5 Spokes and I think it looks good, Im not a fan of chrome so I dont know how long these will be staying.

The rear end is currently whining like crazy and i have new struts and swaybar links sitting in the garage that we bought 2 weeks ago before he decided he wanted this yukon. I put rear hub bearings on it last week as well. Put 245 Goodyear Forteras on it 6 months ago. Currently wont go into 4L.

This thread will be my Pic Diary.

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And a Recent photo of my GFs....
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XtremeRanger

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:thumbsup: looks sick man

where'd you get those mirrors? also..do you have the roof rack crossbars still? if so i'd be interested in one of them :D:D
 






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:thumbsup: looks sick man

where'd you get those mirrors? also..do you have the roof rack crossbars still? if so i'd be interested in one of them :D:D

Thanks dude...Ordered my Grill guard Monday...Will be here this next Monday.

Hillbank Motorsports....out of Cali...Had to call them...they arnt on their website.

It didnt have OEM cross bars on it....otherwise ida take the rack down to the local locksmith...I lost the key for the locking brackets that attach the basket to the bars.....and made the basket lower profile and attached directly to the OEM cross bars....Ive noticed alot of expos didnt have them from the factory...which is retarded....
 






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nice x
 






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Steelcraft Grill guard.... Not a big fan of it (fit/quality wise)...but looks good.

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As you can See...this bracket is crooked as hell....
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Not sure how the hell they expected me to get 2 of those washers there...
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It wont adjust back/pull out far enough to get this bracket to fit right....
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As you can see in this pic....it looks like that bracket is too long and wont sit flush against the frame.....it sits on that frame horn plate....
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Poor welding if you ask me....
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Stormsa brewin.....

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Heading to tha BEACH!
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c.mike

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sick looking explorer man! those tinted fogs look so cool in the storm pics too!
 






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sick looking explorer man! those tinted fogs look so cool in the storm pics too!

Thanks man! Window tint is next...then rebuild the rear end with a Stock L/S unit i have laying around....
 






c.mike

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Great plan! tint improves the look of a vehicle so much in my opinion :thumbsup:
 






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Great plan! tint improves the look of a vehicle so much in my opinion :thumbsup:

I cant stand beeing seen in my car....lol....The VUE Redline I had, the previous owner put tint over the back factory tint and i put 2% on the front 2 to match...i LOVED it....what ima do here...
 






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Just an Update...

has 194k on her now, Only thing Ive HAD to do recently was replace the A?C compressor because the electrical connection was making sporatic contact and had to fix since summer is here.

I sold a 02 Ranger FX4 a few months ago and dumped about 4k into upgrades for her..

Aviator Front brake swap

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New Tires - 265/70/17 BFG KO2. Wish I would have went one size bigger!

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And Finally BTF Full Lift. Also Added 40" LED Lightbar in the rack and 24" i think Light bar on the Guard. Also, has the additionall SteelCraft Rear Bumber guard.

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And some Misc Pics...

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