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97 Explorer, Rock Crawler, mod$$$$$
« on: 08/30/12, 09:37AM »

Offline bronco2guy

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Price drop!!!  $5000 firm I don't think time and labor, parts and another truck you could build this rig for close to that. This is an amazing Explorer, the best one I have ever owned. I'm just thinking about something more like a buggy for myself.

-1997 Explorer Sport -very light rust in rockers, some dents on doors from trails will get updated photos asap
Has Powerwindows,locks, keyless entry, sunroof, remote entry.

-Frame swap 92 Explorer Sport frame  *Major benefit is the steering box is factory on this frame vs using the 97 frame and then you can use the high quality James Duff parts used on this swap.

98 Explorer 5.0 engine - approx 120xxx miles on engine

Wildhorse high flow powersteering pump.

97 F-150 4.2 5spd  around 40xxx on tranny

98 F-150  4406 Manual T-case  -102xxx miles

Torque Monster Ranger 5.0 swap headers

Flowmaster muffler

Xcal 3 SCT tuner- Henson performance tuned for deleting tranny

1 in Body lift

New 91-E150 rear mounted tank and pump internals

Rear 8.8 axle with 4.88 gears, Detroit Locker, Solid Diff cover

Rear has 4 in lift springs and axle mounted under- not cheap shackles...

Dual rear shocks, new James Duff shocks

Rear steel braided drop line

Front axle is 77 -F150 axle narrowed on long side 6inches, has 4.88 gears, open diff, front diff gaurd, chromoly shafts, new warn lockouts, Chevy style knuckles with Flat top setup, with highsteer.  Will throw in used Powertrax locker not installed

Steering is all 1 1/2 in DOM  which is 1/4 thick.  With  1 ton GM TREs

Front coils -James Duff 5.5 EB lift coils

Front Coil bucket towers -Bolt on James Duff towers for SAS

Front track bar mount -Bolt on James Duff  -Track bar is built 1 1/2 DOM also

James Duff Longarms  -Dual shocks

Steel braided drop front brake line

Offroad stlye front bumper with tow hooks.

L&L engine mounts, L&L oil filter relocation

Like New 35x12.50-15 Pro Comp Extreme Mud terrains

15x10 Simulated beadlocks. Simluated rings need replaced, havent checked cost yet, but they have rock rash

Fullsize 35-12.50 spare tire mounted on steel wheel

Custom front driveshaft with CV dual joint at transfercase end to avoid vibration.

Custom rear driveshaft -professional shortened and balanced, CV style also. Spare rear driveshaft

01 Sport trac- Gauge cluster -has white back ground looks nice.

The tach has been corrected to read for V8

All guages works, speedometer reads a little fast

4x4 Indicators lights are wired to light up with transfercase

Reverse lights work when tranny is in reverse -*5spd swap  :)

A/C worked but then compressor went bad. Havent changed

All that is left for me to do is make transfercase shifter boot This truck does not have sway bars, could be added down the road. I drive it at 70mph down the interstate no problems.


Thanks for reading   :)