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Rx4phun's 1998 XLT

Rx4phun's 1998 XLT, Lifted

I got a 1998 XLT 4x4 April of 2001 which my parents were nice enough to split the cost with me. I always loved Explorers and I love huge trucks. The problem was that I didn't know of anyway to lift it. (at the time the trailmaster suspension lift was just coming out but they said it wasnt for AWD models blah blah blah) So I knew there had to be something that could be done to make it bigger. So I looked on the web like a little nerd and ended up finding this site which is a blessing from God for the most part except when I have school work to do and spend hours hangin out here.
I started with this:
stock
(I have Yahoo, sorry I cant post pics)
- 1998 Ford Explorer XLT
- 4.0 L SOHC V6
- 4x4 with Auto 4x4 too:rolleyes:
- moonroof
- 3.73 LS
- Premium Stereo
- Front Bug Deflector
- All that other stuff that comes with 98 XLTs, no leather though

This is what I have now:
After
After 2

-Same as above plus
- 3" PA Body Lift
- Warrior Shackles and TT to even it out
- 33x12.5-15 Procomp All Terrains
- 15x8 AE- 589 with 3.25" backspacing
- Thule bike and ski rack
- Husky front floor liners (the ones that hold like a gallon of water)
- 2 Hella 500s on the front bumper
- White Face Indiglo guages with red needles
- Ractive Air Intake (homemade KKM)
- Breather tubes extended
- Rancho 5000s all the way around
- Window vents, bug deflector, rear air dam
- 4 tow hooks, 2 front and 2 rear
- Lots of rustoleum underneath

Future Realistic Mods:
- Flowmaster 40 series single out exhaust
- Interior tire holder to hold a full sized spare
- Some kind of fender flares to cover my tires
- lower gears( probably 4.56) / lockers
- entertainment system with lots of good speakers 2 12" subs, mp3, xm, DVD, some type of gaming system, 3 or 4 screens
- some more lights fogs and driving front and back
- Roof Pod for skis
- On board air compressor
- Snorkel
- Front Skid Plate


Wish List/Stuff I will probably never have:
- SAS coil overs to D60s front and back
- 36-40" tires
- supercharged huge diesel or 407, 427, 460, 514 something like that, not that it would ever fit
- tube doors
- Exterior roll cage

More Pics here
Thanks for viewing and I want to thank everyone, especially Splashman for his help. I asked Brian about a billion questions about the lifts and tires. Big help:D
Suggestions are welcome
Gary
 



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Thanks for the compliments. I think I am going to go for the single. I know what you mean about saving some $$ with a different muffler. SUmmit makes one that is supose to comparable to flowmasters but I know what flowmasters sound like and I dont really know exactly waht others are going to sound like. I really like your X with the side exit.

I also just ordered rancho 5000s last week, should be here soon
 



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hot dam, nice ride...but about the explorer, did you screw the hellas to the front bumper, or do you have "L" brackets between the body and bumper. thanks
 






measure, then measured again, made a mark and check to see that the lights could be aimed correctly w/o hitting anything then drilled right into the bumper. No problems with then at all beside I dont use them much and could have spend the $70 on something else
 






thank you.
 












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