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Old 01-09-2016, 06:42 PM
RescueRanger96 RescueRanger96 is offline
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Found them on a Facebook group for $400, brand new. Guy bought them but then went another route and just wanted to get rid of them. Only problem was he only had three, he apparently sold one to a friend for a spare. So I still have one with 20% tread on the back. But I have a new one on order. I'll get that one taken care of this week.



These will get me by until I upgrade to 35's and new rims.

Why not just upgrade to 35s?
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Great in the dirt, but once it gets wet, forget about it.
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You really did pick the deepest/worst angle to go into that hole btw.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:44 PM
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Why not just upgrade to 35s?

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Went to a Ranger meet today. Had close to 30 trucks show up (we were one truck shy). Almost felt like an Ontario meet. lol.

Ontario ranger club ftw.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:46 PM
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Why not just upgrade to 35s?
$400 and I needed tires NOW. My old set was dry-rotted and just worn out.

I'm focusing on moving out so I didn't want to blow $1k on new tires and $300 on new gears just yet.

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Old 01-09-2016, 07:05 PM
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why not just upgrade to 35s?
This ^^^

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Old 01-09-2016, 08:15 PM
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Went to a Ranger meet today. Had close to 30 trucks show up (we were one truck shy). Almost felt like an Ontario meet. lol.
Thats freaking awesome
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:10 PM
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This ^^^
because he wants to regear first instead of destroying his truck... Read the post above yours
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:54 PM
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This ^^^

No.

Wish the other guy with the two Duratracs didn't flake on me so I could have a complete set and a spare.
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:57 PM
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No.



Wish the other guy with the two Duratracs didn't flake on me so I could have a complete set and a spare.

Sold my half tread year old duratracs for $500 and bought my mudd grapps lol
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Great in the dirt, but once it gets wet, forget about it.
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:01 PM
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Once I get the new wheels and tires I'll sell these off. I'm not expecting to go past 10k with them.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:30 PM
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Terrible picture, but black headliner to match the carpet. Probably gonna paint the OHC surround since it sticks out more than I'd like.

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Old 01-17-2016, 09:35 PM
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Yeah paint for sure.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:36 PM
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Yeah paint for sure.
I redid the headliner because I thought the light gray always looked terrible with my dark gray interior. Now the OHC looks terrible. lol.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:22 AM
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So I've never been a huge fan of the 2nd gen Expo consoles because they're cheaply made and make way too much noise. I was at the junkyard last weekend and started eyeing the consoles in the 3rd gen Explorers. I noticed they were all in great shape, and none of them had garbage armrests like the 2nd gen consoles always have. So I said screw it and bought one.

I didn't realize until after I removed the console that I had stumbled across an ultra rare 2002 manual trans XLS Explorer. They only offered them for one year, and the consoles are apparently hard to find.

It wasn't a direct bolt in, and the front of the console doesn't match the contour of the dash. It's really not that bad of a mismatch, and I'll eventually make a filler panel to fill the gap. The console is wider, so I had to re-do the pre-tensioner mounts on my Expo seats to make the seat belts sit closer to the seat. This was a blessing because the new setup I made feels much stronger than the old setup. Cleared just enough room to fit the console.

I did the mod while I was out of town, so I only have a crappy cell phone pic. I'll get better ones later.

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Old 02-21-2016, 11:32 AM
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So I've never been a huge fan of the 2nd gen Expo consoles because they're cheaply made and make way too much noise. I was at the junkyard last weekend and started eyeing the consoles in the 3rd gen Explorers. I noticed they were all in great shape, and none of them had garbage armrests like the 2nd gen consoles always have. So I said screw it and bought one. I didn't realize until after I removed the console that I had stumbled across an ultra rare 2002 manual trans XLS Explorer. They only offered them for one year, and the consoles are apparently hard to find. It wasn't a direct bolt in, and the front of the console doesn't match the contour of the dash. It's really not that bad of a mismatch, and I'll eventually make a filler panel to fill the gap. The console is wider, so I had to re-do the pre-tensioner mounts on my Expo seats to make the seat belts sit closer to the seat. This was a blessing because the new setup I made feels much stronger than the old setup. Cleared just enough room to fit the console. I did the mod while I was out of town, so I only have a crappy cell phone pic. I'll get better ones later.
nice! I didn't like the second-generation consoles either. That looks great though
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:34 AM
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This one feels ten times more stable than the older consoles. No noise, supports my weight just fine, and looks nicer. Just an all around better console.
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