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MikeWild
06-17-2006, 05:00 PM
Well the day has finally come! Tired of driving a lowrider, tired of trying to buy the right lifted truck, tired of crackheads stealing my crap. Figured it's time to build it! Going with a SOA in the rear, and a cut & turn to the front IFS. Extended custom made radius arms. 6" lift coils and F150 coil spacers. Debating on a snorkle, not that I cross many rivers, but if they paln on tolling the Port Mann, the fraser river will then be an option! :D I currently have 33x12.5 15 BFG AT's that I'd like to trade for the same size in mudders. She'll have 4:10's in it, (but probably 4:56 later on) Locked in the rear, looking for a cheap aussie for the front. Custom bush bumper and rock sliders. So far the work has started today, and I hope to have it back on the road before Canada Day. So far the back axle has been dropped and ground down to weld the new perches on. I'll keep y'all posted with the progress. I feel as giddy as Heavy with his new work truck! [cheers]

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Picture008.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Picture004.jpg

Jroc
06-17-2006, 05:03 PM
git r done yo! good luck, how much for the at's if you dont trade em? mine are getting pretty bald!

MikeWild
06-17-2006, 05:08 PM
I dunno, I haven't given it much thought. I'd prefer to trade so I don't have to hunt for new rubber when it's done.

Jroc
06-17-2006, 05:11 PM
wanna trade? lol your tires for my cash?

MikeWild
06-17-2006, 05:16 PM
Cash is always good, but hard to mount on a rim and wheel with! I'll look around and see what I can find and I'll let you know. How soon do you need rubber?

Jroc
06-17-2006, 05:19 PM
their good for the road but just suck in the mud , pob about 40-50% tread left (general grabbers)

MikeWild
06-17-2006, 05:22 PM
you sure you want AT's then?

Jroc
06-17-2006, 05:26 PM
BETTER THEN MINE IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT
16810

89Ford
06-17-2006, 06:45 PM
Gunna be a cool project. Ive seen a few times where guys have cut up and scrude around with the TTB....worked out good...cant wait to see it done, good luck man, dotn stop the pics

bakelite
06-18-2006, 10:10 AM
Sounds cool Mike, keep us posted.[36] [cheers]

MikeWild
06-19-2006, 12:08 AM
Well the rear end is done and looking good!
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Lift/Picture021.jpg

I'm talking about the truck guys, THE TRUCK!!!!!! Lift your head up onto the sidewalk so you can get your mind outta the gutter! :D

tyty_220
06-19-2006, 12:13 AM
drop the front and go drag some ricers... i beet a civic while i was in 4wl

MikeWild
06-19-2006, 12:32 AM
drop the front and go drag some ricers... i beet a civic while i was in 4wl

hmmm, and why is your tranny pooched?:D

tyty_220
06-19-2006, 12:50 AM
because i didnt change my fluid after putting it underwater:D and i beet the shit out of my xploder ALL THE TIME

MikeWild
06-19-2006, 01:56 AM
that'll do it! :D

MikeWild
06-19-2006, 07:53 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Lift/Picture005.jpg

I can't wait for the mudders to go on!

MikeWild
06-25-2006, 11:37 PM
Front end is stripped and ready for the cut & turn

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Picture002-1.jpg

Here's the cut & turn installed.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Picture008-1.jpg
And here's just about the finished product. A few things still left to do, #1 the 33's
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Picture006.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Picture007-2.jpg

bigorange440
06-26-2006, 12:40 AM
how much the cut and turn cost ya??

MikeWild
07-11-2006, 12:17 AM
And now.....the finished product!!
From this.....
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Picture1005.jpg

To this.....

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Lift/explorer008.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Lift/explorer004.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Lift/explorer001.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Picture039.jpg
Just a few last items like rock slider, cargo cage and locker up front.:D :D

BigBadB2
07-11-2006, 08:08 PM
:eek: wow nice job [36]

230
07-11-2006, 09:15 PM
the front looks higher.

Arnee
07-11-2006, 11:22 PM
the front looks higher.
[stupid]

thefenz
07-12-2006, 12:38 PM
I think the front only looked bigger before the bumper was on, now it looks awesome, nice job man it looks awesome, I love the look of lifted explorers.

so how much total lift do you think you have? 6"?

also, im lookin at buying gears for my explorer what did you get?

sherbearqt
07-12-2006, 12:41 PM
[36] looks really good!

MikeWild
07-12-2006, 07:38 PM
Thanks all, yeah as far as the front being higher, it's deecptive with the custom bumper, it's all level. As far as lift, it's got 6 inches and running 4:10's. If I plan on putting 35's on, I'll go with 4:56's

England
07-12-2006, 11:10 PM
why not 4:88's ??? You still keep 5th gear

MikeWild
07-19-2006, 08:31 PM
I think 4:88's are a bit much for a DD.

Dreded
07-19-2006, 08:49 PM
I think 4:88's are a bit much for a DD.

i agreee you dont wanna be driving down the highway at 3000rpm trust me iv done it:eek:

nykoma
07-19-2006, 09:17 PM
looks great wow big difference there[cheers]