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"Red Bull"

Red Bull
(Bandit #7)

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Specs:

1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
5.0 V8
4R70W
4.10 D35 Open
4.10 Ford 8.8
Manual 4406
BFG All-Terrain's 285/75/16 (33's)

Mods:

Engine

302 bored .030 over (306)
XE264HR Cam
Dual Valve Springs
OBX Headers
Machined GT40P Heads
Red Powder Coated Intake, Oil Pan, and Valve Covers

New:
Injectors, valve seats and seals, lifters, pushrods

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Steering
2003+ Sport Trac Knuckles
Mevotech TTX TRE's

Brakes
Sport Trac Brake Upgrade:
-12" Rotors (Front)
Ceramic Brake Pads

Lighting
6000k 30w LED's
Clear Headlight Corners and Lenses

Suspension
Warrior Shackles
Add-A-Leafs
2" Torsion Twist
1" Body lift
Bilstein 4600 Shocks
Mevotech TTX Ball Joints and Upper Control Arms
Extended swaybar links

Interior
Limited Steering wheel with redundant radio and digital temp controls
Digital HVAC
Custom leather upholstery (red leather in place of perforated leather)

Electronics/Communications
CB Radio

Exterior
Custom chili pepper red Paint PPG concept
Tupperware removed and holes welded up
"Serious Explorations" license plate frames front and back
Cut and re-welded front fenders 5" to clear larger tires
Limited Color Keyed Front Grill
Painted Rear Bumper
Chopped front bumper bed-lined

Sound
JVC KW-NT300 Nav/DVD/CD head unit
PAC adapter for steering wheel controls
Kicker DS68 6x8 Coaxial speakers
OEM 8" sub
SiriusXM

Exhaust
Flowmaster Super 44

Replaced:
Fuel tank
Cats
Tailpipe
Leaf Springs
Steering Rack
Inner Tie Rods
Front 4.10 Diff
Water Pump
CPS and Synchronizer
Radiator
A/C System
Front O2 Sensors
Muffler
Wheel Bearings
Multiple Fuel Pumps
Motor Mounts
Transmission mount

Rebuilt
Transmission
Engine

Kris' Old Registry
 


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Glen4X4

Explorer Addict
Joined
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City, State
Lewistown, Pa
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 XLS
Good to see you're back in an Explorer! Its a nice truck :)
 








MrQ

Smokey the clutch is; Missed shift you did
Elite Explorer
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Location
Humid, Damp, and Hot
City, State
Houston, TX
Year, Model & Trim Level
'98 EB, '93 Limited
If you want gas mileage just drive the Porsche:D

LOL. That's the neighbors and I have no idea how they afford it. There is about 10 people that live in that house.
 




GRNMACHINE

Explorer Addict
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City, State
IL
Year, Model & Trim Level
95 Sport 4x4
WoW looks even better! Kris does incredible work and what a fine Ex you have!!
 












celly

disturber of the peace
Joined
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City, State
calgary
Year, Model & Trim Level
99 eb 5.0 awd
Nice. That Ex is so clean. You got yourself a nice ride. Viva la 2nd Gen! :D
 




MrQ

Smokey the clutch is; Missed shift you did
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A mod and a fix today.

First the mod. I went and added my EF license plate frames that were on both my Dodge and Red Flyer to Red Bull. These frames are kind of getting a lineage with all the vehicles they have been on.

The fix. The passenger side window blew a bushing so I went by AZ and picked up a new set. I was a little stumped about how to get the motor out since I have never worked on a second gen or a front door before. I have done the rears before on the Flyer so I new how to fix the motor, but it still took me a while to find the dimple. Eventually after pulling the speaker I found it. After playing around with getting the motor back in and trying to figure out how the door panel went back on I finally got it all working. Now my window goes up and down perfectly. :D
 




Kris Guilbeaux

Elite Demon Secretary
Staff member
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City, State
Austin,Tx
Year, Model & Trim Level
92 Nav, 99 Mounty, 98 Ex
Sure is a pretty truck.. I am Glad it when to an EF member. Its come a long way from the day I got it.
 




MrQ

Smokey the clutch is; Missed shift you did
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I am proud to have it Kris.
 








rookieshooter

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City, State
Martinsburg WV
Year, Model & Trim Level
84 BII "Li'l Samson"
:thumbsup: Great Ride you have :thumbsup:
 




bats

Elite Explorer
Joined
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Messages
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City, State
NY
Year, Model & Trim Level
88 Bronco II
Sharp and clean.
 




cybergasm

Explorer Addict
Joined
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City, State
Humboldt Ks
Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 Mountaineer 5.0
Hopefully this one does not Become the Red "Flyer" II :p
 




MrQ

Smokey the clutch is; Missed shift you did
Elite Explorer
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You mean launch it 10 feet into the air? Probably not.



Though one can not say for certain. :p:
 




TexasArmadillo

Well-Known Member
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City, State
N 29.554349 W 95.295959
Year, Model & Trim Level
10' Explorer XLT
Good to see Red Bull stayed in Texas. I always did love this Explorer. Mainly, due to the really nice seats.
 








NICE59FORDF100

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Good to see red bull's new registry up and going!!! It's looking good, and I've driven this truck, and it is NICE!!!! Not to mention it has some of my world-famous wiring in it :D Seriously, cant wait to wheel with yea and red bull!!!
 


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