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aaron81006

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94 explorer XLT
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I finally conquered my body roll issue with a beefy 2003 Explorer sway bar.
Full thread here Dual front sway bar
 


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traveler

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Installed new 4.10 front diff. Tomorrow I get the rear done
 








IIGood

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Following the catalytic converter replacement that I previously mentioned, I discovered the tailpipe was loose and banging around - particularly when shifted into reverse. I took it back in to the shop and they've adjusted that.

But over the weekend I also started noticing a low rumbling noise from the front driver side wheel. Suspect the wheel bearing...while the shop had it, they found it to be the wheel bearing. So now I've got 2 of the 4 bearings changed out on this one. Hope the other 2 last a good bit longer.
 








ThreeJs

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96 EB Explorer 4x4
Felt a shake in the rear today while driving home today.
Got home and climbed under to have a peek at the tires. Yup. Suspicion confirmed.
Separated tire.
Pulled off both rear tires and tossed them into the Mustang.
Will buy, mount, balance 2 tires tomorrow at work.

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Spudhut

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Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 Explorer Sport - 4x4
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Got under my 'clay infested' V8 to start pulling bolts for my BW4406 swap....I need to get the pressure washer our again.

The more I'm under it, the more I want to clean up. Ugh! I hate dirty undercarriages.
 
















ThreeJs

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Got home from a 800 mile round trip vacation.
Vegas to Cali.
No problems. Up to 175K miles now.
Did a day trip up to Palomar Mtn so my MIL could see the Hale telescope at the Palomar Observatory.
Spent some time with our two Labs at dog beach in Del Mar. They love running off leash in the water.
 




















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CreepingNet

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Well, the last time I dealt with the X was a few weeks ago. Had a 724 mile trip to Reno - as I'm moving to that area (next phases of the move are next week). No issues except patching the tailpipe back on before leaving. Will probably need to fix that before I smog it - already priced it out and am ready to move on that one. Did find an oil leak I did not know I had after it sat at my friend's house a few weeks - kind of helps I'm not parking it in a apartment parking lot full of 10-20 year newer vehicles that leak more oil than it does.

The whole trip I was getting amazing gas mileage out of it - between 21-23 mpg which for 300K is really good. Especially considering the oil needs changed soon.

Wife is discussing getting me a new truck once we are all moved and our new jobs kick in. But I'm wanting to hold off until we get a house for more than a handful of reasons, all but three of which make logical and financial sense.
 




traveler

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Finished a week long project.

I welded 2 Tcase skid plates together and welded 2 gas tank skid plates together and mounted them under the truck. Nothing is getting through these things!
 


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Wanted to give a shout out to @GreenLimited98 for the good deal on this Explorer Express sway bar.

At least 300% improvement in handling over stock!

Pleasure doing business with you Kyle!
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