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Icon14 What the Future holds

So I went and test drove this today and REALLY REALLY liked it:







4.6 V8, 6spd, selectable 4wd, traction control, pwr 3rd row

I'm getting paperwork together.....sorry guys.....
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selling the Ranger?
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Yeah, they're nice!
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Nice! I know a lot of guys that love theirs
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You're selling the truck? Damn..
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i like those, sometimes I wonder what having plenty of interior room is like
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i like those, sometimes I wonder what having plenty of interior room is like
Hahaha LMAO. X2!
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i know the backseats are pretty roomy all the mp's here have them. when i got in the accident cpl months ago i got to ride in one lol
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blah, dislike!
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......how much are you getting for your ranger though??
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nice man i wouldnt blame ya.

if only there was an aftermarket for those things. like long travel for the ifs and irs!
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I have been looking at Explorers too. I still haven't test drove one because I know it will make me want one even worse. After the Ranger is payed for it will probably get traded in for one. If you get it make sure you post all kinds of pictures.
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yeah those are really nice, thats what my wifes POS blazer will be replaced with soon. congrats!
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No No....the ranger still will have it's place in the garage, besides the ranger is paid off anyway. We're actually going to trade in the 05 Escape that we have. It's 4wd too...and is a WONDERFUL car but it just doesn't have enough room. Between the two kids and our yellow lab....if we go somewhere and have luggage it's tight in the escape...REALLY tight. So we needed something that would be able to handle our trips. The 4.6 in this thing will sh#t and get. 4wd LOW is ridiculous. Wish is was a different color....our escape KBB at around 7350.00$ and they offered us 10k...which about blew me away.

Anyway don't fret guys the ranger is still in the stable. And I'm not going anywhere...thanks for the comments
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Id love to have all that room!! You should see how cramped i am with my 7 y/o and my 2 y/o which has a mammoth of a car seat.
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i would like to see one of those explorers with mud terrains and nice wheels, never seen one. I see alot of the 90's explorers like that, but never a newer one
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Kinda like this one? hahaha I'm going this direction...



This is with a 2.5 lift in the front, and a 1.25 in the rear. Pretty sweet setup
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Kinda like this one? hahaha I'm going this direction...



This is with a 2.5 lift in the front, and a 1.25 in the rear. Pretty sweet setup
I approve of this
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How do you lift the rear when the axle goes through the frame? Just curious, That is what I hated about my Expedition (not that I ever would lift it, but I hated the idea that I couldn't)
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How do you lift the rear when the axle goes through the frame? Just curious, That is what I hated about my Expedition (not that I ever would lift it, but I hated the idea that I couldn't)
Lift springs or spacer just like the front.
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Lift springs or spacer just like the front.

I get that, But the axle shaft runs through the frame, so lifting it would cause the axle shaft to hit the frame. A body lift I can see. As far as I am aware their is no lift kit for a 2002+ explorer. Last I heard the best you could do was put a set of coil overs that would lift the rear about an inch, but that is putting the suspension at full travel down and forcing it to stay there (like old school air shocks.) That too me would be a lift as much as a T-bar crank would be a lift.

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Ask and you shall receive:

http://www.truxxx.com/product/ford

Lift kit all the way to 2010 for the exploder, and sport trac, a guy on explorer4x4 has it on his truck...I haven't called them yet, but I'll be workin on it
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How do you lift the rear when the axle goes through the frame? Just curious, That is what I hated about my Expedition (not that I ever would lift it, but I hated the idea that I couldn't)
Probably won't make it too much closer since you have to remember that it goes through the frame right after it comes out of the diff, so making the end of the suspension move 1.5" for the lift isn't going to move that CV shaft too much. It isn't like the middle of the shaft is what goes through the frame.
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http://www.truxxx.com/product/ford

Lift kit all the way to 2010 for the exploder, and sport trac, a guy on explorer4x4 has it on his truck...I haven't called them yet, but I'll be workin on it

That sounds like the Coilover "lift" Lift I was talking about. To me a lift actually moves the axle position, not just stiffens the suspension, like Air shocks and t-bar cranks.

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