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'96 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0 - The Hulk - No More 20k Very Slow Road to a 50.


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Finally starting a build log for my 1996 Ford Explorer XLT V8. Quick back story on this Explorer, it was purchased brand new back in '96 by my aunt who then sold it to my father who then gave it to me about 3 years ago. Due to the cost of gas I only drove this a handful of times before it just sat in the yard and had plants growing around it. I decided to give it to my brother since he likes SUV's anyway so I have spent the last few weeks getting all new parts for it and cleaning it up. The truck has 89,000 original miles on it and still runs very strong for its age. As of now I have done

New Tires
New Headlights
New Taillights
New Front Grille
Changed the Brakes
Tune Up
Radiator Flush
A/C Recharge
Oil Change
Alignment
All LED Interior lights

Truck runs and feels like new has a Code Alarm, alarm w/ auto start (I need to correct the sensitivity because it chirps whenever someone comes close to it and it's annoying the hell out of me). There are a few issues I need to address like the fact that when I step on the gas real hard the Check Gage light comes on but when I take my foot off the gas it goes off :shrug:. I also want to have the carpet swapped out because it is badly stained and my brother is going to put in some seat covers. I will also be changing the exhaust on the truck (the current one is rather rusted). Truck will eventually be painted sometime in May.

I will post pics of what has been done so far and begin posting pics little by little as things progress. I should start the enclosure build pretty soon once I know how it will end up looking.

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I am expecting the subs in a few days and then I will start building the enclosure to get those in. We are trying to get them into the side panel in the rear hatch (There use to be a sub fiberglassed there that was pulled out a while back).

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give that paint a rub man!

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1998 Chevy Silverado ext cab

Alpine CDA-9887

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2 Ampere Audio TFE 8.0

2 Ampere Audio 150.4

3 Digital Designs CS6.5 component sets

Dual Mechman 370XP Elite alternators inbound!

8 XS Power d3400

6 XS power d680

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give that paint a rub man!

I am I am going to give the car a full detail after I sand the trim panels and apply another coat of paint. This thing hasn't been washed in 2 years so trust me it needs some TLC.

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Okay well it's been awhile let's go ahead and bump this with some updates. Sooooo since the beginning a lot of things have happened and a lot has changed. The truck is now here:

4 Obsidian Audio OAv1 12's
2 Power Acoustik a3000db (each at .5 ohm gain matched)
Enclosure is 6 cubes tuned to 32hz
D3400 up front
2 D3100 in rear
All Sky High Wiring
4 Soundstream 5x7
2 Soundstream SS Super Tweets
2 Soundstream Ref 8" subs (Midbass)
Custom Center Console (Building now)
Soundstream STL6.620
Matte Black Plasti Dip Paint

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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0
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2005 Honda Civic LX Coupe

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Socks and sandals. Who does that

THERE IS NO BUILD LOG!

1998 Chevy Silverado ext cab

Alpine CDA-9887

4 Team Fi 15s

2 Ampere Audio TFE 8.0

2 Ampere Audio 150.4

3 Digital Designs CS6.5 component sets

Dual Mechman 370XP Elite alternators inbound!

8 XS Power d3400

6 XS power d680

Second Skin

Stinger

Tsunami Wiring

Sky High

A Real Voltmeter not a piece of shit stinger.

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After a long day of work it was a little cold out so we kicked our feet up and through some food on the grill. Chillin by the fire (used scrap wood from the builds :lol2:)

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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0
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2005 Honda Civic LX Coupe

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