2003 xploder sport trac xlt

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni
2003 xploder sport trac xlt

just bought this 2003 ford explorer sport trac xlt lady driven never beat on offroad...i will post more pictures as i upgrade it to my liking, it'll be my daily driver and weekend offroader.

Link for specs on the vehicle here below

http://www.thecarconnection.com/specifications/ford_explorer-sport-trac_...

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Larry
Nanaimo

I own a 2005, have had it for 3 years now and love it.
Here's a link for a cheap and easy lift 1-3"
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=329062

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

hey thanks for link good idea for sure, i talked to an automotive store lordco, they didnt deal with these vehicles lift kits or anything..ill try napa and a local auto store next

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Larry
Nanaimo

If you're just going to do a shackle lift, go see the folks down at Hubcity spring in Nanaimo, they will have the shackles and hardware you require. They may be able to supply you with an IFS lift for it as well if that's the direction you want to go in.

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

oops tried to upload a pic but it messed up

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

is my rear end limited slip

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Larry
Nanaimo

You would have to jack up the rear of the truck, put it in neutral and spin the tires. If both tires turn in the same direction you have an LSD, if they spin in opposite directions it is an "open" differential.

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

Bfg ko2s

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Larry
Nanaimo

Sexy!!

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sam
Victoria

very nice!

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

may 5th running board delete and torsion adjustment, tires hook up amazing on gravel didnt really test it thru mud yet, found a small mud hole but couldnt go hard bcuz i had my baby girl in the back seat.

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

Let's see some pics of that beast in its environment.

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sam
Victoria

yea id be curious to see what it can do!

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

i offroaded her pretty good today ill show pics soon only scraped the bottom once and very lightly and u can see what kinda flex she's got

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

bit of flex

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

other side

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

front shot drivers rear is juuust of the ground

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

the women really freaked when she found out the wheel was off the ground haha

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

sharp turn downhill did that

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Larry
Nanaimo

Good pics, thanks for sharing. I've never taken mine off roading. You have me intrigued now.

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

nice to see it being used properly.

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

it def feels heavier then my 04ranger xcab, but she pulls unreal with low range and those tires when their on the ground, thanks for support. just called hubcity...looking into some sorta lift for it

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

added a leaf on each side in the rear brought it up 2 1/2", torsion bar is close to maxing out in the front...didnt wana push it to far but ill bring the front up later when some more funds come in. A big Thanks to Hubcity in Nanaimo

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

Thats a good height. You dont need anything more than that.

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

i like it but when im on gravel the ass end is pretty light

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

havent done anything to crazy with it yet, look forward to finding a nice muddy area one day tho its tough during summer...we just got a bit of rain maybe tomorrow

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

Back when i upgraded my Air-Intake to K&N

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

little mud hole i tackled and it was deeper on drivers side then passenger

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

going back thru the hole i almost got me and my women stuck in :)

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

after i got out of the hole

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

drivers side aftermath same mud hole

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

Not yet installed, as soon as i get some time...came off a older jeep possibly

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

snow day

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

Side skirt removed

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

Did you use tools to remove them or the environment? Haha
Rocks, trees and such.

Way more clearance now. Good job.

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

i used tools to remove the side skirts, my original idea was to spray all the grey to Black. but when i see her with the skirts off i liked it so i just filled in the little holes with plugs and figured it looked better/ and the clearance is way better. i probally will spray the rest of the grey black when the weather gets better :)

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

Painted front bumper black and sticker added to windshield

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

Pained front bumper blk and vio sticker front windshielf added :)

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

Looks much better with grey trim painted black.

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

had a fun little drag race with a 04-06 charger, the truck won with the amount of road we raced on thanks to K&N cold air and NGK sparks

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

got her muddy that day. Thanks to BFG KO2s she rips quite well in the the mud.

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

Just the other day, plastic skirts removed

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

Arbutus look out, 1 of 3 look outs around Port Alberni.

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Bryce Mercredi
Port Alberni

passengers had some fun, out the sunroof...i should of had the back window down too

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