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TAS98XLT's 98 Explorer

This is my Explorer that I bought brand new in March 1998 and which currently has about 85k miles on the odometer. It's my daily driver and only vehicle I own, so I always keep it in good shape.

I first lowered my X with the EE lowering kit but wasn't happy with the height, so I went lower with the torsion adjuster flip in the front and 3" blocks in the rear. Explorer express provided the Cobra R's and the X-Spec handling kit which includes the rear swaybar and Edlebrock IAS shocks. I installed a SS Speed Grille using one for an F150 and cut it to fit in the Explorer grille. A custom true dual Flowmaster 50 series exhaust setup was installed in the spare tire area.

I had the bumpers and other exterior parts painted to match the factory paint by Steve Tolentino of Ford Truck World. All parts were smoothed out and painted the color of the rest of the truck.

Here is a list of all the mods I have done:

Engine
- 5.0 V8 w/85,000 miles
- MAC Performance intake
- 75MM Pro-M MAS
- Ford Motorsport ceramic coated headers
- Chrome plated valve covers
- Chromed oil filler tube, coil pack bracket, and 5.0 intake plate
- Perma-Cool external tranny filter
- Optima Red Top
- True-Dual 50 series Flowmasters
- Billet Engine pieces
- Stainless steel braided hose kit
- Silver painted upper intake
- Paint matched coolant/wiper reservoir and other engine pieces

Suspension/Handling
- Front dropped 3" via torsion bar key flip
- Rear dropped 3" with blocks
- Edlebrock IAS shocks
- Energy Suspension front endlinks
- EE rear swaybar
- Powerslot brake rotors
- Painted calipers

Wheels and Tires
- 17x9 Cobra R's Chrome
- 255/60/17 Toyo Proxies S/T

Exterior
- Painted and smoothed wiper cowel, airdam, grille, bumpers, mirrors, and rear handles
- Shaved rear wiper, rear hatch lock and emblems
- EE Airdam
- Clear Corners
- Diamond Cut headlights
- Custom Street Scene Speed Grille
- Billet Antenna
- Ventvisors
- Chrome differential cover
- Painted undercarriage
- Saleen XP8 rear wing
- Paint matched front emblem
- Rear Lumi-logo Ford emblem


Interior
- Phoenix Imaging Carbon Fiber Interior Pieces
- Alpine 9815 HU
- Autometer Phantom Series Tranny Temp & Oil Pressure Gauges
- Reverse-Glo White Face Gauges
- Katzkin 2-tone Leather interior
- '02 Sport gauge cluster
- A/C White Face Gauges
- AutoVation Technologies aluminum sport pedals

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True Dual 50 Series Flowmasters installed in spare tire area
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TAS98xlt

Out of mod money
Joined
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City, State
San Diego,CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
'98 XLT 5.0
Headers, chrome valve covers and painted intake
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Painted reservior
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Billet Optima battery box and billet caps
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Shaved wiper, emblems and window opener
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Katzkin Front seats
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Katzkin Rear seats
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Phoenix Imaging interior
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Radio bezel, Alpine HU, and Autovation pedals
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hydroxy

I like to fiddle...
Joined
April 23, 2002
Messages
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City, State
Fairfax, VA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1995 Limited v6
I'm calling out the Photoshop card... how do you keep that thing so shiney?!?!?!?!!?! good lord man.

on a side note... keep up the good work, looks amazing.
 




CarFreak146

Well-Known Member
Joined
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City, State
Shawnee, Kansas
Year, Model & Trim Level
'94 Explorer XLT
no, that thing is all real.... He babies that thing, but hell, as good as it looks, I would too.
 








BBQ_HotDogs

A Man Without Wheels
Joined
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City, State
Houston, Texas
Year, Model & Trim Level
98 Eddie Bauer (R.I.P.)
You dirty rotten, LOL. Where in the heck did you find one? Do you know how hard I have looked for one? That looks great.
 












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