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a little lift for the explorer

A few weeks ago i replaced my ranger with an explorer. not too much money to put into this thing, but i have been keeping myself busy. here is how it sat when i picked it up.

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My fedex man just brought these to my door yesterday afternoon. Beefy!

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^ they are warrior 153 shackles.

the new shackles compared to the stockers

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i used the bottlejack to line up the spring with the new shackles

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i have the original 1996 Firestone spare underneath the truck ahaha. is it too late to cash in on the recall?

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and here is how my truck is sitting now. i removed the faded pink/purple pinstripe and it got a nice wash a couple days ago. it also got a set of 32x1150r15 bfg a/t.

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its a fun truck. it nice having a little more interior room than i had in the ranger.
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one of the best looking explorers, i hate to see the ranger gone :(
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you should swap the front clip to a ranger front clip. i was never a fan of that front on the exploder. but yours as a whole looks good.

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BEEFY INDEED!!!!
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you should swap the front clip to a ranger front clip. i was never a fan of that front on the exploder. but yours as a whole looks good.
the front end and the tail lights are pretty hideous

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one of the best looking explorers, i hate to see the ranger gone :(
thanks, it was time for a change


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she's looking good!!!

im not a big fan of the grill tho... a friend had a 91-92 expo that the tranny was blown but it went to the scrapyard..

the neighbour right beside me (the friend is a nieghbour too, lives across the road) has an early 90's expo too with a blown t-case.. so i might talk to them and see if i can get the rear end and leaf's out of it.
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Well played man, well played.
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Lookin good man. Needs RCD and 35's now! lol
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Nice man, the shackles make it sit just right.
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Nice!
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the front end and the tail lights are pretty hideous
thanks, it was time for a change
see.... it's time for a front clip convertion. go and be the first exploder with a powerdome with matching fenders and grill.
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looks good im tempted to go explorer lately too ... theres a 93 sport 2dr 4x4 4.0 5spd for sale by me for 1400 with 89k orig miles. I generally get sick of my vehicles at the 2 year mark for some reason
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see.... it's time for a front clip convertion. go and be the first exploder with a powerdome with matching fenders and grill.
The front doors are different so the fenders don't match up.

I have seen a few Explorers with front ends that look okay. A basic black tube bumper makes it look 10x better. That along with clear headlights and nicer corners.
If you got real ambitious, you could see if sport trac front parts would work.
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mountaineer fronts another option those look purty haha
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looks good man, keep up the work.
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ballin is a habit
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thanks for the compliments.

im going to do some painting on the front end and the b anc c pillars. hopefully i can get it looking better, but no new clip,
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well at least flitz those lights!
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paint all that plastic black! nice rig man
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Looking good.
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paint all that plastic black! nice rig man
next thing on the to do list!
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Looks awesome man! Definitely Beefy.
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i used the bottlejack to line up the spring with the new shackles

haha, i di the same thing installing the shackles on my ranger
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nice explorer, tint those windows 5% and it will look so bossy!
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