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Tested out the explorer axle with limited slip and new gears

Well i finally got Explorer axle in my truck and my front diff done. I up graded to 3.73 gears and limited slip in the rear and an open 3.73 gears in the front. Jason was suppose to come up but he got called into work. Did he ever miss out. Well around 5 Nikki and i headed up Fire Tower road to the game lands to go down some trails up there. I tired a couple spots i was afraid to hit last time we were up there.


Me concentrating really hard
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going down the trail
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I found this and measured it with a stick and it was a foot of water and who knows how much mud so i didn't hit it since i was alone
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We found some ice i was surprised since it hasn't been cold out for weeks
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More Ice
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Like my corner lights? lol
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little flex
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The rock that fixed my front bumper and broke it at the same time.
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Could of gone farther
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What else can i flex on look. lol
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Stuffed my other front tire was on a mount too didn't know till i got out.
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Well i was getting ready to head down to go meet my gram for dinner when this Toyota came up the trail and we stopped and talked and found out that they were from penn college and they knew of tylers truck and have head of this forum. so we went out a trail i was afraid to go on because i didn't want to get stuck. well the limited slip worked great and i never got stuck once. I don't have the stocks or rear sway bar on my truck right now and i flexed the truck so hard that my tires rubbed on the side that was hit and is on rolled under so that's about 3-4 inches of extra room and i still made it rub but i didn't get a pic i will get some tomorrow.

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Going back out
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The Damage.
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I bent the bumper up closer to the fender i think it looks better i think i will use that rock again tomorrow to do the other side.

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Checking to make sure i didnt take out a break line or my exhaust
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And of course the beautiful g.f



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Thats all till tomorrow

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Just pull that valence completely out...they look better w/o it. Where's the expo axle install pics? You get those shocks mounted inthe correct position on the tube?
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I didnt take any install pics and i didnt even get the mounts on yet thats later tonight after Nikki goes to bed. im taking the valance all the way off and putting my tcase skid back on
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Why'd you take the Tcase skid off in the first place?
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When i did my tcase swap a couple months ago
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looks like a fun day!

that's a good lookin' lady you've got, you'd better treat her right!
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Nice pics lol. Where did you get that ranger sticker that is on the windshield?
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OH GOD THE TGD POSE!!

WTF happened to your drivers side bedside?
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OWNED! haha
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WTF happened to your drivers side bedside?
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Rust/Being hit while he was at college, flair was damaged along with what was behind it.
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or i could just tape them off like the did for the other 3 much easier
rusty you didn't do a very good job.
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Looks like fun dude.
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Yeah it was a ton of fun idk if we are guna get a chance to go back up today. :(

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What is up with two different parking lights?
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Your bedside makes me cry. Instead of using a rock to bend the bumper and close up the gap, why loosen the bolts, move the bumper up a little, and tighten them back down?
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If bend your bumper up like that its going to hit the body everytime you flex the truck.
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^^^ i was up farther but i slid down
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Hitting high RPMs every now again helps keep carbon build up away, something to worry about on older motors.
x2, my 3.0 sees 5500 rpm atleast once per tank of fuel i put in it
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x2, my 3.0 sees 5500 rpm atleast once per tank of fuel i put in it
it probably happens more often than i think but i try and still keep some gas mileage. i know it happened at least 3 times today
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it probably happens more often than i think but i try and still keep some gas mileage. i know it happened at least 3 times today
Better.
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lol i love sliding it sideways with the limited slip. lol its so addicting and hard on tires.

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I just dont see it spinning the tires very well with 3.73's and 31's
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And having 250K miles.
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