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Old 09-11-2005, 03:21 AM   #11
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yeah a new unit should be as easy as recutting the adaper for the wiring harness (assuming they used one) and then slidding the new one in there.
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talk to highlander about modding. Last weekend his wifes explorer got new exhaust. The stock manifolds are horrible. Ok..they suck to the Nth degree time PI.

I've never seen such a bad setup.
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talk to highlander about modding. Last weekend his wifes explorer got new exhaust. The stock manifolds are horrible. Ok..they suck to the Nth degree time PI.





Got a '97 Xploder w/181K miles. Mods include: K&N breather, Accel coil packs w/ BlueMax plug wires and Bosch Platinum plugs, Ford Racing "shorty" headers, new OEM cats (all 4), Walker cat-back exhaust, Power Stop cross-drilled rotors (front & rear) w/Hawk performance ceramic pads, brake system completely flushed of old dirty fluid and replaced w/synthetic fluid, Hyper White high & low beams, halogen driving/fogs and instument cluster clear bulbs replaced w/blue bulbs.
If you're going to mod it up get the mechnicals done first.
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Got a '97 Xploder w/181K miles. Mods include: K&N breather, Accel coil packs w/ BlueMax plug wires and Bosch Platinum plugs, Ford Racing "shorty" headers, new OEM cats (all 4), Walker cat-back exhaust, Power Stop cross-drilled rotors (front & rear) w/Hawk performance ceramic pads, brake system completely flushed of old dirty fluid and replaced w/synthetic fluid, Hyper White high & low beams, halogen driving/fogs and instument cluster clear bulbs replaced w/blue bulbs.
If you're going to mod it up get the mechnicals done first.
How reliable is it though now that you've done all of that?
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How reliable is it though now that you've done all of that?
I wouldn't have put all that money, time, sweat & blood into it if it wasn't worth it. My wife loves it. We've owned it since brand new. 8 1/2 years and 181K trouble-free miles. It was just time to start putting some maintenance money into it and if I'm going to maintain a vehicle it'* going to get done right and... might as well upgrade while doing it. I fully expect to get another 5 years and/or 70K miles out of it. I'll get some nice cosmetic upgrades for her vehicle next year but the mechanicals had to be taken care of first.
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