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So far the truck has been performing well, so have left it alone and enjoyed it.

got some video of it running and it confirms the shocks might need just a tad bit of tuning. Going to check the nitrogen pressure as I feel it’s low. This should solve the few issues I’m having hitting the bump stops.

here’s video from last trip.


made this fun little trailer on I movie.

Plans are to run it rest of season as is. Richer racing is finishing up a Bronco for my mom and when that’s done will drop off the explorer to have a bunch of stuff redone and stuff fixed that I’m not too fond of.

this is the build on her Bronco.
https://www.riverdavesplace.com/forums/threads/richer-racing-bronco-build-for-rb’s-mom.211095/#post-3571126
 

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Man, this this thing is sweet.
 

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Man, this this thing is sweet.
its a great truck. Some minor corners were cut when it was built but it’s got great bones. I’m going to fix those few corners. There’s only a few linked rear explorers in existence. It eats up the rough stuff and hauls 4 people
 

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its a great truck. Some minor corners were cut when it was built but it’s got great bones. I’m going to fix those few corners. There’s only a few linked rear explorers in existence. It eats up the rough stuff and hauls 4 people
Gonna be one more... in the process of building one.
 

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nice...whos building it? any more details?
Ryan Jubera is building it.
originally it started out as a budget build. Then the LS swap with the motor massaged by Moruzzi and a Culhane 4l80 tranny. Then it turned into a full tube chassis center mount.
Parts will be done at laser on the 10th
Once progress starts I’m gonna start a build thread.
This is how it sits now
 

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Ryan Jubera is building it.
originally it started out as a budget build. Then the LS swap with the motor massaged by Moruzzi and a Culhane 4l80 tranny. Then it turned into a full tube chassis center mount.
Parts will be done at laser on the 10th
Once progress starts I’m gonna start a build thread.
This is how it sits now

Very nice. I was toying with the thought of going LS but mine is just a Mild family cruiser.
 

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Very nice. I was toying with the thought of going LS but mine is just a Mild family cruiser.
Just do a 5.3 LS pullout from a truck. It will be a nice power bump, and about the same weight. If you ever wanted more power, all the hard work will be already done. If an engine ever goes, $500 and an afternoon and you are back on the road again.
 

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Just do a 5.3 LS pullout from a truck. It will be a nice power bump, and about the same weight. If you ever wanted more power, all the hard work will be already done. If an engine ever goes, $500 and an afternoon and you are back on the road again.

New kitchen and going to be doing the backyard. So all non necessary projects are on hold. She runs and she runs good as is so it will be a while before an LS upgrade is on the table.
 
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