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Babydust
04-20-2004, 10:18 AM
[:I] Hi Im new. My name is Andrea and I just bought my first truck. :D My whole family owns explorers so I bought one too. Its a 91 and totally stock still. What would you recomend I do to it first? Im thinking tow hooks? It has M+S tires on it already and I want to lift it and put bigger tires on it but money is short right now. Im really not into bagging on my truck but I love to get it dirty. (Cant afford to screw up the truck when Im still paying for it.) Also a few questions for those of you that know your trucks. The transfer case is leaking quite. What do you figure it will cost to fix that. Also the truck vibrates like a SOB when I reach 90k or more. I have had the tires rotated and balanced and checked for seperation but it still does it any ideas?



Andrea

wade and cleatus
04-20-2004, 12:11 PM
Welcome to the board! Im sure HWA and fungirl can help you out plenty in the mods department. The first things to do is make sure you have good tow hooks and purchase some recovery gear. A hi-lift jack is a good investment, as long as your bumpers can support your vehicle.
As for the vibration, it could be a # of things, but if youve had it to a shop i'd like to think they would have checked things like your wheel bearings, steering componants, tie rod ends etc. Any of these, or all of them can cause the vibration.

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Hey Ann
04-20-2004, 01:11 PM
We have a 92 Ford Explorer. Although I drive it all the time, Harry Whiteass is the one to ask about the mods on it. I just know it's lifted, both body & suspension and has big tires. :D

Honky
04-20-2004, 01:23 PM
here are some pictures of the Ford
http://www.funinbc.com/rigs/me/fungirl.htm

Tow hooks are a great idea. If you had those and a winch you could go a lot of places!

and all the idea Wade said!!


Welcome to the board.....See you at the pig roast. the Ford will be there as well!

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BeerBaron666
04-20-2004, 01:45 PM
Ya I'd put hooks on it ever ford should have them:D Don't worry I own a ford so I can pick on them. Just make sure they are on good last thing you need is a bent frame like Ez_B ([!]DODGE) And ya what Wade said[3]

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ez_b
04-20-2004, 01:52 PM
welcome to the board. first thing is get some straps and some good tow hooks. they're cheap like 20 bucks at lordco. i still haven't got them in the front yet and everyone kicks me for that. [2][2]i've need them quite a few times and i can only get pulled out from the back which is some times a big problem. hope it helps[3]

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Babydust
04-20-2004, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome. Maybe someone could help me with getting the tow hooks and whatnot. We are quite shy and feel weird about joining your group. We really want to so when we get there if you notice us come and introduce yourselfs so we can feel comfortable about joining you guys....i drive the stock grey explorer and there may be a dark blue explorer with us same year eddie bauer ed.

Andrea

Babydust
04-20-2004, 02:23 PM
By the way ...how do i get a pic of my truck on here as an avtar?

Andrea

T.O.
04-20-2004, 02:30 PM
Here's a clear pic of Fun_girl's Explorer

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Babydust
04-20-2004, 02:32 PM
Thanks Toddler!

jeeper
04-20-2004, 03:47 PM
Nothing to be shy about there,,, Just walk up and say HI !!!!!

Be warned ,,, we are not the most politically correct group out there,,,, we love to have fun ,,, and have gotten a fairly large group through the board here that all like doing the same ----Bruce



Oh and Welcome !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Babydust
04-20-2004, 03:57 PM
Still trying to figure out how do get my truck pin on my avtar.

Anyone out there that can help me?

Andrea

Honky
04-20-2004, 04:02 PM
send me the pic or the link to where it's hosted it has to be 96 x96

send to funinbc@shaw.ca

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Babydust
04-20-2004, 04:32 PM
Thanks...I sent it to you.

T.O.
04-20-2004, 06:41 PM
prototype kinda Kewl but still a Ford[1e]

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jeeper
04-20-2004, 06:51 PM
Thats kinda looking 70ish,,, Cool !





Oh and Babydust ,,,

A great day to come out and meet a bunch of us will be on Sunday ,,, The trip report Im sure has been posted,,,, Its the 4-1 or the 6-1 canopener challenge,,, The drive there is basically a logging road,,, except for a few cross ditches that will make it fun for you,,, and then the trail that the trucks will run will give you a great idea of what a 4x4 is capable of,,, Its kinda a spectator day out,,, and im sure there will be anywhere from 10 - 20 trucks out ---So come along and meet the group --Bruce





Oh ,,,we drink beer --hope that doesnt offend you !

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Babydust
04-20-2004, 07:16 PM
Hubby said were in. Were exactly do we meet and at what time and what do we need to bring...I really dont want to take my truck up on a trail yet logging roads are fine tho i cant go fast the back end is always sliding around real bad the fastes i can go is 30-40k on a logging road..is that gonna be to slow? Keep in mind we dont know where any places to 4x4 are and need specific directions...we live in abbotsford and know how to get to the bridge in deroche.

ANdrea

jeeper
04-20-2004, 07:31 PM
Sounds like you have oil shocks still on the truck(as the oil gets hot it thins out and looses its dampening ability ),,, or maybe your rear shocks are shot ! But you wont be holding anyone up as we are only going about 22 km down a logging road,, So donw worry at all about that !


Bring whatever you need for your truck,,,

We usually have a barbecue or something along to cook on ,,We will confirm beofre the trip,,, So ,, some lunch foods --Beer -- and depending on weather clothes to suit !--maybe a lawn chair or two for sitting around a fire --


What I always have found out ---Plan for a longer time then you originally go out for---It usually is so much fun you dont want to leave !--Bruce

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jeeper
04-20-2004, 07:33 PM
I will give you specific directions and times as they are confirmed -=---

Its real close to the mission bridge where we will be heading in from and meeting at ,,Maybe ten minutes east of Mission ,,Ille look up the names of the roads and have the times for you




Bruce

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Babydust
04-20-2004, 09:00 PM
Thanks....Will bring food and beer...LOL

Andrea

sober_steve
04-20-2004, 10:19 PM
hey ez b what happen when u hook the tow strap to just your rear bumper

dexter302
04-20-2004, 10:48 PM
WELCOME TO THE BOARD...

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Honky
04-21-2004, 04:56 AM
One thing about the Logging road. The cross ditches have eroded away. I think your Ford will make it but we might need to give it a tug. If I remember there are three deep ones.

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In The Zone
04-21-2004, 07:59 AM
we will be there[}:)]

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Babydust
04-21-2004, 08:54 AM
its not going to do any damage is it? Its still a lease and cant do nuttin to it! I made it almost to 20mile once and turned around cause i was bored..there were a few bad cross ditches. But I made it.

Jeepnut
04-21-2004, 09:07 AM
Welcome..[3]


Not another Ford....[16][16]



Found Over Ruskin Dam......[8D][22]



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Honky
04-21-2004, 09:45 AM
You will make it but I wanted to let you know about the cross ditches. There are no major obstacles but it's more then just a standard logging road. You will be flexing it out and there is a very good chance of the rear bumper rubbing on the back of the cross ditch.

Do you have a ball on the rear bumper ?

there is only I think three cross ditches and we will get you across.This is not that difficult I just want you to be aware of the road conditions.

As far as the "Can opener" goes it's only about 100 yard off the main road so you can park your truck and walk up to it


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Babydust
04-21-2004, 09:50 AM
Do you mean a trailer hitch ball..if so yes i do..why?

Honky
04-21-2004, 09:54 AM
just so we can pull you backwards if needed

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Babydust
04-21-2004, 10:40 AM
Now im starting to get worried. Are there any stock trucks that can make it up there?

In The Zone
04-21-2004, 12:27 PM
I have seen cars go up to at least km22 of this road....
and you will be fine


Personally bodydamage is a option for me.
But u will not encure any unless u want to...:D

Come on out u can always turn around...

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T.O.
04-21-2004, 02:01 PM
Don't let em scare ya Babydust just show up, you'll have fun.
As long as Harry doesn't subject you to his Whiteass, or jeep's nuts.
HaHa, I made a funny

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BeerBaron666
04-21-2004, 02:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by Babydust

Now im starting to get worried. Are there any stock trucks that can make it up there?

Hey don't worry about it I should be fine my truck is stock and it makes it[32]

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04-21-2004, 03:18 PM
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ez_b
04-21-2004, 03:53 PM
yah shawn your truck also has 35 in boggers and a spool. other than that it's stock. no lift right.[15][15]

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BeerBaron666
04-21-2004, 04:00 PM
Hey your truck have more lift than mine, ok ok it's stock height is that better:D but you'll be fine Babydust I'm sure EzB and his Gaykota made it so you should be cool[3]

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ez_b
04-22-2004, 10:12 AM
my truck sucks and it still made it so see ya up there.[3]

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