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Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
You're better off letting a limbless human help you than letting him install your seats. You'll end up with something worse than this



30 minutes to cleanly install and wire power/heated seats....LOL
even with non sport seats, you'll have to enlarge a few of the holes.
You can swap tracks over pretty quick. I did it on the purple truck.

If you've got the right junkyard seats to begin with, they're not bad to swap in.

And quit showing us pictures of your truck man. Its embarrassing.
 
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yup. i haven't had around 6 sets of seats or anything so i dont know, i forgot.

If you were like Pinocchio, your nose would wrap around the earth quite a few times. have fun swapping explorer power seat tracks, idiot lol.
 
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all explorer seats 95-01, sport or four door, use the same tracks. they should be a direct swap other than trimming a hole a little. wiring is a two wire setup. power and ground. pretty basic.
 
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Originally Posted by drppdyllwrngr View Post
all explorer seats 95-01, sport or four door, use the same tracks. they should be a direct swap other than trimming a hole a little. wiring is a two wire setup. power and ground. pretty basic.
This, you f*kin kewn.
If you get the right seats to begin with, you don't have problems.
 
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The seats I have in the truck must be outside that range, they weren't even close. I'll have to take a pic sometime.

I'm not worried about these seats though. Just need some time
 
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Finally got my 1.5" blocks installed (ditched the stock ones) and my JD traction bars. The bars were used but are in good shape, just need some paint.

The truck is within .5" of being level, which is perfect.

But I have to say the JD traction bars made a HUGE difference, just leaving from a stop sign is noticeable. I haven't had a chance to go offroad, but I'm sure I'll love it.

I highly recommend getting them, even if you don't offroad. Well worth it.




I'll get better pics when it's clean
 
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How hard were the traction bars to install? Did you have to lift the truck up any or was it just a bolt on?
 
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Originally Posted by StxDangerRanger View Post
How hard were the traction bars to install? Did you have to lift the truck up any or was it just a bolt on?
The rear brackets bolts to the top of your spring perch, the front bracket needs three holes drilled into the spring hanger.

I had the truck on the lift since I installed the blocks, the bars need to be tightened when the truck is on its own weight.
 
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Great build thread! Truck looks awesome
 
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Decided to go wheeling now that the suspension is done. It was my first time at this particular offroad park, I didn't know what to expect. All in all, disappointing, too much mud, not enough trails I fit on.

Anywho, my fiance took pics for me.












 
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Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
....I had the truck on the lift since I installed the blocks, the bars need to be tightened when the truck is on its own weight.
Just wondering what do you mean they have to be tightened?
 
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Originally Posted by jatha05 View Post
Just wondering what do you mean they have to be tightened?
The front mount has adjustable nuts with bushings so they can be adjusted to compensate for saggy springs
 
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Got married on the 25th, during the weekend me and a buddy decided to go cruising around my parents' and brothers' farms. Took a couple pics at the railroad crossing.






 
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congrats man!
 
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Originally Posted by 06RangerXLT View Post
congrats man!
x2


The truck is looking great!
 
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Yep, def looks good.
 
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Love the blue color and everything done. Nice truck.
 
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Seats are installed, thanks to Morris and StxDangerRanger




Just need to clean up the wiring
 
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Originally Posted by bilzy7 View Post
Love the blue color and everything done. Nice truck.
Thanks man
 
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Nice. 10x better then plain old leather explorer seats.
 
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Originally Posted by bilzy7 View Post
Nice. 10x better then plain old leather explorer seats.
For sure
 
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yeah they look real nice. glad the campsite swap went smooth for ya.
 
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Originally Posted by INT3RC3PTOR View Post
yeah they look real nice. glad the campsite swap went smooth for ya.
Thanks. These seats went in a lot easier than the last set.
 
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Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
Thanks. These seats went in a lot easier than the last set.
all in all it took about an hour total.
We only had to modify the 4 holes on each seat to fit the bigger bolts Justin used originally and then we had to drill and tap the seat belt bolt.
Otherwise, wiring was great. Troy was a big help in doing the major leg work of the wiring. all we had to do was run power and ground.
 
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that's one thing i make sure i do when i recover/sell expo power seats, make sure to get both sides of the connector. you had a couple extra wires for the heaters as well, but still all very basic wiring.
 

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