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  • #1433
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    (– by Moddz #7343 –)

    Title kinda says it. I'm looking to test out my new rig. It's a 2000 Ford Excursion. 10" lift, Dana 60 F/axle swap with E-Locker and 5:40 gear, Sterling rear with Detroit locker and 5:40 gear, Custom shafts, 44×19.5×16 Boggers, Alien Patrol Front and rear bumpers, 12000 lb winch, Redneck Ram hyd. Steering, Custom rock sliders and a few other things that are visible in pic. This summer we stripped he truck down and had entire floor coated in Linex and painted the exterior in sterling grey. I can't wait to try it out.

    #2798
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    (– by brett k #6786 –)

    WOW now I see about your front plate. Do you have any problem steering this thing, Excursions are pretty long. Nice Truck.. Is it diesel ???

    #2799
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    (– by Moddz #7343 –)

    Thanks ! It does not turn like a Bronco or Jeep no but that's a small price to pay for the added room. The longer wheelbase also helps the ride. It stops the "bucking" you normally get with tires larger than 40" on short wheelbase rigs. It is a 6.8L V10 so it's got plenty of power with the gearing.

    #2800
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    (– by C.C. #5334 –)

    That truck is bloody huge! Are you into technical wheeling or open land?

    I wheel a full bodied WJ and some of the trails we wheel are too tight for that. I have the creases and dents to show for it.  The breakover and hang can be really close as well.

    #2801
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    (– by Moddz #7343 –)

    Yes it's huge. About same length and width as an H1 with a bunch more ground clearance. The breakover angle is also huge. Technical is all relevant to vehicle size. I enjoy a trail that leaves little room for error. I also enjoy a rocky open trail. I have had small and mid size rigs and they all have strong points. I was looking for something different. Having the same old thing like everyone else is not me.

    #2802
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    (– by C.C. #5334 –)

    Very cool. Can't wait to see it in action.

    #2803
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    (– by Drizit #6240 –)

    Nice rig, hope to see it up north next summer

    #2804
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    (– by KrAzYkRaZ #6394 –)

    was one of our members rigs before he bought it… I have seen it in action many times over… its a beast in the mud for sure… even ran the trails at ACME WOODS…well he widened quite a few for sure…lol…

    #2805
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    (– by Drizit #6240 –)

    watch for a run in ardbeg. that truck was made for it

    #2806
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    (– by Moddz #7343 –)

    Not sure if we will make it that far north. With no tow rig or float that's a lot of hwy mileage on such soft tires. We will have to settle for local trails for now. Who knows what the future will bring.

    #2807
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    (– by sibbles #2090 –)

    Not sure if we will make it that far north. With no tow rig or float that's a lot of hwy mileage on such soft tires. We will have to settle for local trails for now. Who knows what the future will bring.

    I've seen guys with large rigs tow a small trailer behind them with their off road tires and then had a set for the highway.

    Just a suggestion

    #2808
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    (– by Moddz #7343 –)

    Thanks for the suggestion Brian. I had thought about that but the previous owner did not incorporate a receiver in the custom rear bumper they built and standard type receivers greatly reduce the rear approach angle. I have a set of 38" A/Ts kicking around that I could drive on. I have a feeling the five 44s will fit inside the rear. The only real problem is the 5:38 gear might not work so well on hwy with such a small tire. Hmmm…..

    #2809
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    (– by Drizit #6240 –)

    what trans is in that thing? I'll hunt down the link to a great calculator that when you put in the tires, gears and trans model it will give you your RPM at any speed.  to give you an idea though with 34s and 5.13 gears my LJ only does 2100rpm at 100kph.  5.38 is only one step up the line, its probably not ideal for highway driving but I'm sure it's doable on 38s. 

    #2810
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    (– by Moddz #7343 –)

    It has the 4R100 trans. It's prob a good thing the tires might fit in back. With the added weight, higher rpm and the 6.8L V10 I'd need to tow a fuel tank. For a 4 hour drive.

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