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Section525 '96 XLT V8 4WD

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Section525 - Red Bluff - CA
1996 Explorer XLT 5.0L 4x4

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Motor/Drivetrain Specifications
302CI
GT40P Head Swap
Torque Monster Headers
FMS E-303 Camshaft
FMS 1.6 Roller Rockers & Valve Springs
K&N Intake
Magnaflow Exhaust
4R70W w/ Advance Adapters output shaft and housing
BW1354 Manual Transfer Case


Axles & Suspension
Front Dana 44 from a Jeep Wagoneer
5-Lug Conversion
ARB Locker
4.88 Gears
Rock Equipment Knuckles
Sky Manufacturing High Steer Arms
Fox 14" Reservoir Shocks
JC Whitney 5-leaf Waggy Springs
Custom Stainless Brakelines

Rear 8.8 LSD
4.88 Gears
Spidertrax Wheel Adapters
Warrior Shackles
Pro Comp AALs
SOA

37" IROKs on 15x8 American Racing Bajas


Extras
ARB Compressor
Warn xd9000i Winch
Rock Sliders
Front Shackle Tow Points


Interior
Quad Bucket Seats
Extra Oh Sh!t Handles


Future Mods
Rear Winch
Cage
Rear ARB
Hydro Assist


My SAS Thread #1

My SAS Thread #2

My SAS Registry

My Personal Website

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Paraphoe

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Nice! Reminds me of those guys pulling down the basketball hoop with their Explorer. Hahaha

Almost three years since you last posted in here. Wow.
 


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section525

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Yeah, I'm way behind. Too much working, not enough garage time.
 




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Might as well update. Its been over a year. :)
 




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It was too nice of a day to not get a couple pics of the Explorer. I've been working on it the last couple days getting it prepped for its first trip to the snow for some backcountry riding. I'd like to think of it as the Ultimate Snowboard Taxi. :p:

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I went over to Pop's shop the other day to work on my tig welding skills (don't ask :( ) and I took a poseur shot to go along with my circa 1999 poseur shot out on his driveway.

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section525

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all that work to only make it an extra foot up the hill?



I know. WTF. The only thing that helped was my extra 4" wheelbase. :(
 




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but now you could go over the top of that hill, not just hang the front end up on it,,
 




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Playing around in some rocks:

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Good stuff but whhhyyyyyy!?!?! .. did the video have to end so soon?
 




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I know! Videographer got scared I was going to endo. :(
 




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Thanks Corkey!



Two related notes. Hydro Assist works like a champ. But somehow I get mad speed wobbles while going in reverse. :confused: I passed Sarah while we were in the hood and I backed up to talk to her. Giving it a little throttle it started... fish-front-ending?? I saw asphalt out the driver's window... then out the passenger's... then out the driver's again... :p:
 




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My first Popo Award.
 

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They don't treat the X as a "station wagon" in Ca like they do in Az? In AZ explorers don't need them since they aren't a truck.

~Mark
 


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Good point, Mark. I'll look into that.
 




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