Vancouver Island. Off Road.vioffroad.com
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
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
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
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.
oops tried to upload a pic but it messed up
is my rear end limited slip
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.
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.
Let's see some pics of that beast in its environment.
yea id be curious to see what it can do!
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
bit of flex
front shot drivers rear is juuust of the ground
the women really freaked when she found out the wheel was off the ground haha
sharp turn downhill did that
Good pics, thanks for sharing. I've never taken mine off roading. You have me intrigued now.
nice to see it being used properly.
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
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
Thats a good height. You dont need anything more than that.
i like it but when im on gravel the ass end is pretty light
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
Back when i upgraded my Air-Intake to K&N
little mud hole i tackled and it was deeper on drivers side then passenger
going back thru the hole i almost got me and my women stuck in :)
after i got out of the hole
drivers side aftermath same mud hole
Not yet installed, as soon as i get some time...came off a older jeep possibly
Side skirt removed
Did you use tools to remove them or the environment? Haha
Rocks, trees and such.
Way more clearance now. Good job.
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 :)
Painted front bumper black and sticker added to windshield
Pained front bumper blk and vio sticker front windshielf added :)
Looks much better with grey trim painted black.
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
got her muddy that day. Thanks to BFG KO2s she rips quite well in the the mud.
Just the other day, plastic skirts removed
Arbutus look out, 1 of 3 look outs around Port Alberni.
passengers had some fun, out the sunroof...i should of had the back window down too
truck in the snow
beautiful british columbia
Cool pictures. Your “winter camo” is working pretty good on that truck.
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