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Travis' 94 - The Culmination!

Thanks for checking out my thread!

I've owned about a dozen 1st & 2nd gen Explorers over the last 8 years. I've done Dana 44's on a 1st gen, coilovers on a 2nd gen, uniball uppers, leveling kits, lift kits, fabricated a handful of front ends, shock hoops, bedcages, the list goes on and on. For my latest truck, I began my search towards the end of last summer & actually started out looking for a 2nd gen, (I really like the ones with the AC in the center console). Thankfully this truck was not needed as a daily driver, so I was able to take my time. I happen to stumble across this extremely clean 1st gen that reminded me so much of my favorite Explorer, which was also a white 94 with black wheels. I could not pass this truck up. Here in Southern California, these trucks are getting very, very tough to come by, and this was one of the cleanest 1st gens I have ever seen. Here are the specs:

1994 XLT
218,000 miles without a rear main leak, signs of a power steering leak, mostly clean oil pan & block, clean rear end & under carriage
4x4 - A4LD - Pushbutton 4x4 - Stock auto hubs
3.73 Limited Slip
Full power seats with lumbar & bolsters
A small additional lower exterior trim piece that seems to not be too common
31x10.50R15 Toyo AT knock offs on Pro Comp Series 51 steelies
Kenwood Deck with a pyle (o' shit) sub in the stock location


I'm 9 months behind on making this thread, and I have done A TON with this truck, so stay tuned for a lot of catching up!!!

Here are the photos from day 1 (October 13, 2019)
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After my spring break trip, I was full throttle for NORRA with my buddy who was racing his first race. We had a blast and finished! After that was wrapped up, I finally had some time to throw some parts att my truck that I had been collecting.

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So are you at about 5" up front, then? What are we doing to "level" the rear?
I ended up cutting down the coils and after an alignment, and some beating, the ride height has really setlled down.

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The No Door (see signature) is going to finally be used for what I bought it for, which is it’s awesome drivetrain. It came with a stack of receipts including a 60K motor purchased & installed by Ford in 2010.
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It will also be giving up it’s rebuilt trans with 20K, new MAF, and new exhaust system with Magnaflow cats.
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I did have intentions to do a V8 swap in this truck. This new drivetrain, and the work I’ve already done are going to give me a vehicle that should be very reliable for another decade of adventures with minimal maintenance. I’m actually pretty happy to finally be doing this.
 








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