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My lifted '97 in a little action

felsmann

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Just thought I'd post these pics of my rig in action. This was at Wildomar in So. Cal.

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Cleveland National Forest view of Lake Elsenor

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These were from Pismo Beach, this past Labor Day.

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This is me going up Competition Hill
(This picture does not pay much justice to that hill!)

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This is the baddest ass Ranger I'd ever seen!



[Edited by felsmann on 10-12-2000 at 01:13 AM]
 



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WellsLaw

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now where and how and what is this 5.5" custom lift about ... I have a '97 Spotrt 4x4 as well and would love to hear about it ... truck looks great.
 












riffman

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Thats no Ranger....Its a space station!!!!!
 






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I have some questions about your SOA conversion. Who makes it? Where did you get it from? How much did it cost? Thanks in advance.
 






ExplorGM

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Nice pics Juan!

Truck looks great!
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felsmann

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Mikefox, the SOA was no particular kit. It was done by a custom shop as part of my whole kit. You need to go to a custom shop and ask them how much they would charge you. It should not be too much. They fliped the shock mounts and added a custom block that seats the leafs on the axle. Look at the pictures on my thread above, where I said you can find the details.

ExplorerGM, thanks for the comment. How are you doing? How is Arizona?
 






soupbone

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NICE IN ACTION PICS

Your lift looks very nice. I wish my explorer looked the same :) I just got my BFGs and new wheels. Had to take the hack saw blade to that plastic piece in the fenderwell... :) Well maybe in 2001 there will be a lift for new explorers! O yea that competition hill looks crazy!!
 






Ray Lobato

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Hey Juan,
Nice pics! I have been to Competition Hill many times before at Pismo, and it is alot steeper than that picture shows. Did you make it all the way up?
 






felsmann

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Ray, that is true. I told my brother he bleew t by turning the camera away from the horizon, but he is no PRO.

Yes I made it up the hill like 20 times during the weekend I was there. The first time actually was pretty funny since I had never wheeled on Dunes before I had my shocks set to 2, and when I started up the hill we jumped a lot and popped a coupe of sodas in the back of the truck, spraying everything around. That sucked, but at the same time it was kind of funny. After that I set them on for in the front and 3 on the rear, and it was perfect. I love the 9000's, I am thinking of getting the in-cab controls some time in the future.

By the way, your truck looks great!
 






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