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Wifes new ride



adsm08

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I really don’t like your attitude.




This message was sent from my Sunbeam Toast & Text.
That's OK, I tried to kick California out of the US and give them your state as a parting gift.
 

scotts90ranger

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I'm with adsm on this... I'd rather have TTB or TIB, that is the sole reason I sought a '97 for a daily driver... twin piston calipers, minimal moving parts... sure they look broken when the suspension's really working, but if set up right you don't know it's doing stupid stuff down there, it just works and you go places... Supposedly my explorer had the CV shafts changed and I think wheel bearings and some of the A arms, don't know, don't care... it makes some noises and sounds broken sometimes, I assume there's some oil in the front diff... I will admit that it does seem to work pretty good for what it is, I'd take it out wheeling more as is if I had a passenger side motor mount attached to the engine... That one isn't important until it is, and that time is low range reverse...
 

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Went to the JY got 2 two grills to make one nice one, replaced the side marker lights, found a nicer top bumber cover. Cleaner carpet for the back and I got a passenger side seat bottom to try and fix the driver side. Still have a driver head light issue I think its the daytime running lamp module on the driver side since this doesn't have a outage warning module ( I think) needs cleaned inside still but battery is new and pretty much all the suspension parts. After this last weekend, worked on it for 8hrs straight.
 

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Dorman makes these lids. Alot nicer then the upholstery kit I used on the 96 Eddie Bauer. No matter how tight you pulled it still left wrinkles on the corners. I think that vinyl will really shine up after she cleans it good and may match a lil better.
 

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Hell yeahz.......great score!!
 

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Replaced the steering wheel with a nicer jy one, new buttons on the wheel.

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Replaced that pain in the ass egr tube and valve.

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Changed the disgusting carpet out for a better jy on still needs cleaned.

Sway Bar end link on pass side is done now finally came....

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Got the fog lights working.
 

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And the exhaust is done.
Flowmaster super 44 secondary cats deleted.

 

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Going to need a tune.
 

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bobbywalter

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Tune. ECM. Cat delete requires it.
 

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There's no O2 sensor after the second cat, just the first one...
 

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The old lady has her work cut out for her on this one..... she started detailing the interior......

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This thing is disgusting on the inside. Lots of dirty pictures..... I'll upload more when she cleans it so there are more before and afters.
 

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Hub bearings and brakes and rotors front and back are done, and the parking brakes,

whoever designed that parking brake on the exploder 8.8 should have froze to death in gulag.
 

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