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bamaboy
08-12-2006, 05:54 PM
Anyone run one of these? im just trying to get some opinions before i start looking at them, if i even do
http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/4454/799715488206159261im103565x421a562x421iy9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
what do you get on gas mileage for the v6 model?
everything worked right for you, not too many things go wrong with it?
how wide is it between the wheel wells or what ever they are in the back, and estimate on how high the back seats go up
i assume they use 5x7 speakers or what?
any comments you have on them

i wantsa do a box for 4 15s trying to figure out the spaceand how much room for extra batts/amps and what not

MikeofTulsa
08-12-2006, 06:04 PM
cant say i'd want to get any sort of suv right now w/ gas this way, not even the v6 model. but thats just my opinion

arsonbob
08-12-2006, 06:06 PM
I ran a 94, and loved it.

iceteebone
08-12-2006, 06:14 PM
cant say i'd want to get any sort of suv right now w/ gas this way, not even the v6 model. but thats just my opinion



i agree. v-6's use just as much gas as the 8's.

2loud4u
08-12-2006, 06:18 PM
i agree. v-6's use just as much gas as the 8's.

I agree.

pimpedout97x
08-12-2006, 06:20 PM
i love my 97 explorer...its a v8 too

i say get the 4.6L, ive heard its so much better than the 4.0...if your gonna get an SUV, your already preparing to pay high gas prices, might as well get the 4.6 haha

i love all explorer from 91-current...had a 92 and now my 97, my next car may be a new explorer...

bamaboy
08-12-2006, 06:25 PM
my blazer already eats gas so it wont be any different, there arnt any other SUV's i like that can be had on the cheaper side, and im not getting a car or truck or wagon

zachzchw
08-12-2006, 10:09 PM
Blazer> Explorer.

spoken
08-12-2006, 10:50 PM
My 2004 explorer kicks ***, and has plenty of room.;)

bamaboy
08-12-2006, 11:19 PM
Blazer> Explorer.

as far as some ive rode in and the looks and what not, i would take an explorer over my blazer any day, not the old explorers, has to be one of the new models

bamaboy
08-12-2006, 11:30 PM
i need someone to measure it for me :(

springy101
08-12-2006, 11:34 PM
if you wanna save gas you could go with the hybrid escape, doesnt type r bass have one of those but a normal engine?

bamaboy
08-12-2006, 11:54 PM
if you wanna save gas you could go with the hybrid escape, doesnt type r bass have one of those but a normal engine?
i want to keep my back seat and most of my rearview

bamaboy
08-13-2006, 08:15 AM
someone has to have a new model explorer?

spoken
08-13-2006, 01:30 PM
I have an 04 explorer.

bamaboy
08-13-2006, 05:44 PM
i wonder how different the back end is? :crap: let me look for some pics of different ones

Mike Troll
08-13-2006, 05:56 PM
what do you get on gas mileage for the v6 model?
everything worked right for you, not too many things go wrong with it?
how wide is it between the wheel wells or what ever they are in the back, and estimate on how high the back seats go up
i assume they use 5x7 speakers or what?
any comments you have on them

i wantsa do a box for 4 15s trying to figure out the spaceand how much room for extra batts/amps and what not

My moms 02 gets 16-18mpg in the city and 20-24 on the highway...but she also drives like a mom.

it is 45" beetween the wheel wells, 40" from the back of the seats to the gasket in front of the back gate and the seats are roughly 17" tall.

Havent looked at the speakers, its my moms...but I would assume they do use 5X7's.

Awesome truck with tons of space and we have had no problems with it at all.


Explorers > Blazers.

Silver
08-13-2006, 05:56 PM
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3820/exploder2tw.jpg

I love ours, custom grille, headrest tv's, custom leather package.

I'm trying to talk my mom to getting an 8

bamaboy
08-13-2006, 05:59 PM
yea the back end looks the same, do you have measurements foryours?

i would be so happy if you do :)

EDIT: didnt see the others posted, so nevermind

bamaboy
08-13-2006, 06:01 PM
My moms 02 gets 16-18mpg in the city and 20-24 on the highway...but she also drives like a mom.

it is 45" beetween the wheel wells, 40" from the back of the seats to the gasket in front of the back gate and the seats are roughly 17" tall.

Havent looked at the speakers, its my moms...but I would assume they do use 5X7's.

Awesome truck with tons of space and we have had no problems with it at all.


Explorers > Blazers.

holy hell are you sure?

thats a ton more space than my blazer

37 betweens the wheels
32 from seats to tailgate
seats are about 18 tall but i jumped over them along time ago

bamaboy
08-13-2006, 06:03 PM
My moms 02 gets 16-18mpg in the city and 20-24 on the highway...but she also drives like a mom.

it is 45" beetween the wheel wells, 40" from the back of the seats to the gasket in front of the back gate and the seats are roughly 17" tall.

Havent looked at the speakers, its my moms...but I would assume they do use 5X7's.

Awesome truck with tons of space and we have had no problems with it at all.


Explorers > Blazers.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/156/145982574197435959im103565x421a562x421ep8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
this what hers looks like?

Mike Troll
08-13-2006, 07:16 PM
holy hell are you sure?

thats a ton more space than my blazer

37 betweens the wheels
32 from seats to tailgate
seats are about 18 tall but i jumped over them along time ago

I went out and measured it just before I posted that. I am 100% sure. and if hers wasnt loaded with **** for work I would take pics. but hers looks exactly like the one you posted but with the brown interior.

Silver
08-13-2006, 07:24 PM
Yea dude the explorer is a bigger truck than the blazer.

Closer to a tahoe.

bamaboy
08-13-2006, 07:33 PM
I went out and measured it just before I posted that. I am 100% sure. and if hers wasnt loaded with **** for work I would take pics. but hers looks exactly like the one you posted but with the brown interior.
thanks man:naughty:

bamaboy
08-13-2006, 07:48 PM
here is one like i want

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/5756/145982574197435959im103565x421a562x421cv7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

bamaboy
08-14-2006, 09:17 PM
just making sure but if meade can fit 4 18s and 4 PC2150 batts in his tahoe, i should atleast be able to get 4 15s in an explorer, im not worried about the window line as i passed it in my blazer a while ago, but i dont want to go way up into the rearview

im getting 16-17cubes gross for a box, not sure how much the port will take up or how much each speaker/bracing will take up

Mike Troll
08-15-2006, 08:24 AM
There are a couple of the compartments in the back as well that you could put your batteries in. and they would actually be under the box.

and I think if you are gonna do 4 15's you should look into the XLS or the XLT to save a little money. Unless of course money isnt an issue....and in that case make sure you get the limited.

bamaboy
08-15-2006, 04:54 PM
im looking at the XLT, but i found an eddie bauer local that i like, might go look at it some time this week

bamaboy
08-15-2006, 04:55 PM
There are a couple of the compartments in the back as well that you could put your batteries in. and they would actually be under the box.

and I think if you are gonna do 4 15's you should look into the XLS or the XLT to save a little money. Unless of course money isnt an issue....and in that case make sure you get the limited.

are those compartments big? never looks down in them

HotCarl
08-15-2006, 04:57 PM
i moved up form a 98 Cherokee sport to a 00 Ford Explorer XLT.

its wicked, and i love it.

i can get like 14 or so cubes in the back i do believe.


and its got a couple fun little compartments.



it is however, about .7 quieter than my old Cherokee :(

Mike Troll
08-16-2006, 11:53 AM
I havent looked at the compartments a whole lot...so I am not sure on the exact size

when my mom gets home from work ill go and measure them for ya.

bamaboy
08-16-2006, 10:54 PM
thanks

thatkidbob
08-18-2006, 09:38 AM
if you can fit a 30+ cube box in a suburban (one fits easily, btw lol) you can get 20 cubes in a tahoe or explorer ;)

bamaboy
08-19-2006, 05:51 PM
here is the one im trying to get at the moment
04' eddie bauer pretty low miles

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/1782/0819061611zl2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9042/0819061610zc4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

spoken
08-19-2006, 05:54 PM
Looks good!!

bamaboy
08-19-2006, 06:09 PM
im going to check it out some more later tonight, this is one like i was looking for to start off with and they just put it out on the front this morning

Slowd N Throwd
08-19-2006, 06:13 PM
Cant go wrong with a eddie bauer

Slowd N Throwd
08-19-2006, 06:15 PM
looks nice btw, maybe some 22s in the near future :naughty:

bamaboy
08-19-2006, 06:16 PM
looks nice btw, maybe some 22s in the near future :naughty:

:yumyum:

bamaboy
08-19-2006, 06:17 PM
w00t FORD FTW. I love that color

yea this was the color i liked, and these are the rims i wanted so :naughty:

Slowd N Throwd
08-19-2006, 06:19 PM
My friend got 22in spinners on his explorer, that ***** is niccccee

yes sir 22s on explorers are the illest for realest :cool:

bamaboy
08-19-2006, 06:33 PM
but yea, the inside is real nice on it, 2 tone leather, "wood grain", auto climate, all the good stuff i wanted and its a v6 so decent on gas

im still unsure on subs and what not, i want 4 15s, but we will see, just need something to run with my goliath when i get it :D

PhatTonyDeMarco
08-19-2006, 06:38 PM
Another 2 MT's would be my vote :)

bamaboy
08-19-2006, 06:53 PM
Another 2 MT's would be my vote :)

i wish, would you let me borrow a few thousand for another goliath or a maxximus and another 300a alt and batts, ill give ya a nickel for your troubles :D

davesexplorer
08-19-2006, 09:24 PM
How much is it? I'm lookin at a 05 XLT right now, $17,800.. it's hard finding a decent priced one w/ a V8.

90accordman
08-19-2006, 09:28 PM
I didnt read the wwhole thread but all gen explorers have the shittiest transmissions. gf been through 3 in ours best friends on his second. I'm not fond of the ride of them but thats just me.

01 and 03

DaveT
08-19-2006, 09:33 PM
I didnt read the wwhole thread but all gen explorers have the shittiest transmissions. gf been through 3 in ours best friends on his second. I'm not fond of the ride of them but thats just me.

wanna talk about tranny problems how about those durrango pices of **** dodge calls an SUV:furious:

90accordman
08-19-2006, 09:39 PM
lol both of them, mother had the first generation Durango, it was a headache.

DaveT
08-19-2006, 09:41 PM
some of the newer Gm tahoe/suburb trannys are being real pieces of work too, how hard is it to throw a solid tranny behind these SUVs?

90accordman
08-19-2006, 09:46 PM
some of the newer Gm tahoe/suburb trannys are being real pieces of work too, how hard is it to throw a solid tranny behind these SUVs?

no ****

DaveT
08-19-2006, 09:49 PM
I prefer a rock solid manual tranny over any auto (like my muncie SM465 tranny in my truck that things ****** bullet proof)

90accordman
08-19-2006, 09:50 PM
lol my 78 camaro Ls1 is bulletproof TH350

DaveT
08-19-2006, 09:53 PM
you can not even call a TH350 bullet proof when I just called my SM465 bullet proof unless mine is artillery round proof and yours is small arms proof lol

bamaboy
08-19-2006, 11:07 PM
just got back from looking at it again, and i see it has a V8:D, yay xtra power for the boom boom in the back

going monday to talk to them so we will see