TheChadders 1997 XLT (LOTS OF PICS) | Ford Explorer - Ford Ranger Forums - Serious Explorations
  • Register Today It's free!

TheChadders 1997 XLT (LOTS OF PICS)

I have been on the forum for a while now and got alot of usefull info from all you guys so thank you!!!
Well lets get to my X

Mods
2" lift via shackle, aal, and torsion bar
Bfg all terrain 31" mounted on Unique 15x8 black wheels
Grille guard with 2 PIAA 520
Surco roof rack with rear and front lights and ammo cans
custom air intake
magnecore 8 mm racing wires
autolite double platinums
Screamin deamon coil pack
Dynomax exhaust
Cb radio with antenna mounted on rear bumper
PA system
Alpine deck
Rancho shocks

Pics (they are from a wheeling trip earlier today at a place called Peru creek)

a.jpg

e.jpg

g.jpg

ii.jpg

z.jpg

w.jpg

tt.jpg

o.jpg

h.jpg

cc.jpg

dd.jpg

b.jpg
 



Join the Elite Explorers for $20 each year.
Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links,.
Add an avatar, upload photo attachments, and more!
.











TheChadders

Well-Known Member
Joined
July 11, 2007
Messages
335
Reaction score
0
City, State
Parker CO
Year, Model & Trim Level
97 XLT
Thanks!!!
Yea i gave the girl the camera and she went crazy with pictures and they turned out great!!!
 






Sams01XplrSprt

Southern Cali Explorer
Joined
November 14, 2004
Messages
14,167
Reaction score
3
City, State
Newport Beach California & Bay Area California
Year, Model & Trim Level
2001 Sport (sold)
nice pics
 
























big5dogg

Well-Known Member
Joined
June 24, 2008
Messages
130
Reaction score
1
City, State
newark california
Year, Model & Trim Level
1996 explorer 2dr. 4.0
hey man nice truck have a question for you where did you get your cb antenna??
 












Lankhimself

Well-Known Member
Joined
July 8, 2005
Messages
228
Reaction score
1
City, State
Shirley, MA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 XLT
Nice looking truck :thumbsup:
 






meyek91974

Well-Known Member
Joined
August 21, 2008
Messages
148
Reaction score
3
City, State
Louisville, Kentucky - Let me no f u r nearby
Year, Model & Trim Level
'99 Explorer 2wd Edd.B
about your lift, what is an "aal"

Mods
2" lift via shackle, aal, and torsion bar
Bfg all terrain 31" mounted on Unique 15x8 black wheels
Grille guard with 2 PIAA 520
Surco roof rack with rear and front lights and ammo cans
custom air intake
magnecore 8 mm racing wires
autolite double platinums
Screamin deamon coil pack
Dynomax exhaust
Cb radio with antenna mounted on rear bumper
PA system
Alpine deck
Rancho shocks
 






2-Stripe

Well-Known Member
Joined
March 26, 2008
Messages
498
Reaction score
1
City, State
Anchorage ak
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 explorer xls
AAL= Add a leaf to bring the back up to the height of the front.
 












deaner23

New Member
Joined
January 29, 2009
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
City, State
Atlanta
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 limited
nice explorer, i really like what u did with it
 






meyek91974

Well-Known Member
Joined
August 21, 2008
Messages
148
Reaction score
3
City, State
Louisville, Kentucky - Let me no f u r nearby
Year, Model & Trim Level
'99 Explorer 2wd Edd.B
HELP HELP HELP HELP - - I NEED OPINIONS

I've done the torsion twist, and a friend here in Louisville who built these things told me to read the vin and torsion bar code to see if I have the strongest ones (as V8,4wd,complete packaged out models are noticably heavier) So now I have the strongest Tbars.

The azz of my '97EX sits a little saggy ( 1 3/4 in ) after 210,000 miles even before tt

I have already added a leaf BUT - HERES THE QUESTION

If I moved the rear leafs over the axle, it would be about 4 inches higher.
If I take out the added leafs and put a 1 in shorter shackle, would this balance the ride?

WHAT'S YOUR IMPUT Y'ALL /???????????

I can move my lower shock to where I used to have a sway bar mount on axle.

END RESULT - MORE GROUND CLEARANCE
 






FutureX

Well-Known Member
Joined
January 6, 2006
Messages
334
Reaction score
0
City, State
SF Bay Area CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
87 BII XLT 4x4
Nice Ride there Chadders...looks good... what are u geared at?




meyek,

i say , just keep with the add a leaf, if u do an SOA then your opening up a whole new can of worms, alot of extra work for the end result, if your still saggy with Add-A-leafs, trying getting a 2" Spring Pack from Rancho or Superlift, and swap out the entire packs, i bet your springs are just so dead at that point.... ....edit: also try finding a leaf pack from a BII/Ranger/Exploder with a tow package, they should have Over Load Springs in them, that should add a slight bit of lift, however will stiff up your ride a bit...
 






scrogathon

Member
Joined
May 3, 2010
Messages
44
Reaction score
0
Year, Model & Trim Level
97 Limited 5.0
Really nice ex and tell the gf she should take more pics as she seems to know what she is doing.
 






jcnx88

Member
Joined
July 2, 2012
Messages
12
Reaction score
0
City, State
Buena Park, CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1998 Explorer XLT
When you did the 2" TT, did it stretch out the shocks? You know, does it have that jumpy ride in the front? I have the RS5000 and about to do a little lift to gain some extra clearance, but we here in Southern California have to deal with 70+ mph on bumpy ass concrete freeways. Just don't want to add more discomfort to the already bumpy ride quality.
 






Top