View Full Version : New ford driver here!

03-19-2013, 08:20 PM
few years ago i was introduced into wheeling when I bought my very first 85 toyota.

Years ive missed it, but recently... Picked up a explorer! Free...

4.0L sohc,
Lift is a simple homemade shackles 10" hole to hole half inch steel.
TT front, 2 inch lift all the way around, Running bran new 32x11.5 BFG a/t
on 15x8 inch wheels!
I am quite shocked how well this thing does.



few more fb album

So id like to get out meet new people and wheel! Im wanting to get some done this weekend! lots and lots. Id like to PM my cell number for easy contact


03-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Sweet rig , I've owned more than my fair share of explorers , have a ranger now but I've had a bunch of them too as well as bronco 2s

Is it a 5 speed ? The auto trannys don't hold up so well

03-19-2013, 10:10 PM
Ive heard autos dont hold out so well. Perhaps a 5 speed swap when and if the tranny dies before the engine.

I do have a new filter and fluid to do a change but havent got around to it...
I tend to be gental with the throttle and 4lo on trails...

Looking to get out on some new tricky tails this weekend

03-19-2013, 11:25 PM
nice truck for free! i have always liked those things

03-19-2013, 11:26 PM
Yea a five speed swap would be a good ideia , I've done 5 or 6 now mabey more hard to rember lol

Unfortanatly my truck is under the knife at the moment won't be seeing any trails for at least a month

03-20-2013, 11:53 AM
Yeah love the truck I've owned afew as well very capable rigs also if your looking for a spare pm me a have that same tire on a steel wheel that was my spare for my last ranger

03-20-2013, 08:07 PM
I gotta find a right up on a swap...
What all i need.

Not sure what will go first though, engine or transmission...
Im deffently taking my spec v sentra up to okanogan instead :P
But pretty sure rear timing guides are gone rattles pretty good
And i have zero voltage to my 02 sensors so gotta check the wiring before reaplcing them all- HORRIBLE on gas right now :( tank is huge and gets me MAYBE 350 if i baby it all.

Thanks for the likes!!!! :)

few weeks after i got it.... there was a huge can of bear spray in the back. never thought of removing it... but it eventually blew up spraying the rear seat. what a horrible experience, driving home from abbotsford was painful. Cleaned most of it. i think it wore off the steering wheel etc havent had any issues. sept a friend was in the back holding onto the rear of the seat and rubbed his eyes XD.

So ill be replacing the rear half of the seat and the carpet in the rear...!

03-20-2013, 08:31 PM
We did a swap on a 95 explorer sport for a guy

Stuff you require
-wireing harness for the tranny ( my bro managed to get the reverse lights and everything working useing wireing diagrams)
-we also had to swap the computer but you will want one from the same year truck as ford loved to change there wireing on a yearly basis
-pedal assembly
-clutch master
-we also put a 5 speed center consol in it

Think that's about it , took us a weekend to compleat

If and when you want to do it let me know more than willing to lend a hand or give advice

As for your bear spray incident that must have just sucked , did you get out before it blinded you lol [cheers]

03-20-2013, 08:59 PM
awesome thanks!! :)

Any way of relocating the rad higher?? i notice on some modded epxlorers there not hanging down like mine is :(

03-20-2013, 09:29 PM
Ivdidnt know what it wad at first.. man it was hard t breath ivhad all windows open. As im down the hwy I rubbed my eyes.... i was on the side of the rd for 30 min. Lol. Smells gone most part... dog smell isnt lol

03-20-2013, 09:51 PM
I'm not sure on the rad thing I've never seen them mounted in a different spot , if you have a body lift it may have the rad drop brackets on it to lower it so its in front of the clutch fan , in that case you could remove the brackets and use an electric fan instead

03-27-2013, 09:19 PM
just need some good recovery points now [f]