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The Beast !

Well nearly, hi all just thought I should introduce myself and my truck as I've been about a while and never really done it,

Red over grey , 97 explorer awd, 4.0l v6 sohc , 3.73 gears with LSD ,right hand drive uk edition

My name is jim and I'm from the midlands in the uk, have had the truck for about 4 years and love it, bought it beat up, but pretty sound and then found this forum which has been a life saver as no one in the uk knew anything about these trucks, not even ford !

Anyway , since I've had her she's been upgraded somewhat, so here is a list of jobs done so far and a few pics as she is today,

Jobs completed,

Removed the exhaust back to the front cats and had a stainless custom side exit exhaust fitted with a four inch oval tailpipe exiting at the rear wheel arch under the running board.

Fitted the 00m12 kit for the upper and lower intake gaskets front tensioner and oil restrictor.

Fitted some bigger more off road tyres.

Front torsion twist about 1-3/4 "

Custom made 2" rear shackles ( courtesy of this site for dimensions)

Gabriel uprated front shocks.

Monroe sensa track load assist shocks to the rear.

Upgraded front stabiliser bars and bushes

New rotors and pads

Full towbar and twin electrics

"A" bar from a shogun fitted with custom made brackets with full sump protection bars.

New front hubs both sides.

New alternator.

New plugs.

Air filter.

Engine flush and oil change inc filter.

New thermostat.

Tinted rear windows.

Hydro dipped engine cover and radio bezel.

Probably forgot some but you get the idea, lol

The list of todo's is even longer but enjoying every minute of it, here's some pics,















Chow for now guys !