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Old 03-02-2019, 11:55 AM   #1051 (permalink)
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What's the story with your trailer? No fenders? With the width of the explorer I presume you drive over the trailer tires? Where are the rear tires of the explorer when towing? Usually they went to be in between the rear trailer tires, at least mine do and I run into issues with 2 things wanting to occupy the same space which, I believe, there's a rule of physics saying that's not possible (: anyway just looking for some trailer ideas.
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:46 PM   #1052 (permalink)
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What's the story with your trailer? No fenders? With the width of the explorer I presume you drive over the trailer tires? Where are the rear tires of the explorer when towing? Usually they went to be in between the rear trailer tires, at least mine do and I run into issues with 2 things wanting to occupy the same space which, I believe, there's a rule of physics saying that's not possible (: anyway just looking for some trailer ideas.
I do drive over the tires to load and unload. Had hinges on the fenders so they could be flipped out of the way but the hinges kept cracking. Not having fenders hasn't been an issue yet but I guess it could be. I'll probably put them back on right after that. Rear tires on the truck are behind the tires on the trailer. Helps to have a long trailer. And a goose neck.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:54 AM   #1053 (permalink)
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Boy, that thing looks big when you have something to compare to. You need good tie downs when you slam on the brakes. LOL. If they broke, Would it start up the gooseneck or would the axle hit?
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:47 PM   #1054 (permalink)
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I do drive over the tires to load and unload. Had hinges on the fenders so they could be flipped out of the way but the hinges kept cracking. Not having fenders hasn't been an issue yet but I guess it could be. I'll probably put them back on right after that. Rear tires on the truck are behind the tires on the trailer. Helps to have a long trailer. And a goose neck.
Thanks for the info and pic. I guess the big ass trailer is a must with something that massive. My trailer is fenderless currently and I love it for drive over, maintenance, etc. but I suspect they legally need fenders and I don't like to give anyone a reason.

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Boy, that thing looks big when you have something to compare to. You need good tie downs when you slam on the brakes. LOL. If they broke, Would it start up the gooseneck or would the axle hit?
No kidding, the Superduty looks like a toy, and those aren't small trucks! That thing is simply massive.
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:18 PM   #1055 (permalink)
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looks sweet, love seeing unique builds
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:06 AM   #1056 (permalink)
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Very cool build!
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:30 AM   #1057 (permalink)
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:47 AM   #1058 (permalink)
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holly shit that thing is huge
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:15 PM   #1059 (permalink)
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I have been having issues with the transmission heating in the truck since it's been out of the shop. It get's hot after long hard pulls. I was concerned that maybe the torque converter was slipping to much or third gear was slipping. I had previously added an additional cooler that helped some but not enough. So last week I installed a pressure gauge and drove the truck around a little bit and my pressure was good in all gears so I don't think 3rd is slipping. I also looked the coolers over real well with an infrared camera and found out that I was not moving any air through the front stacked cooler. So I have been working on adding some shrouding to the coolers to force air to be drawn through both coolers. It has been a pain in the ass but I think it's turning out okay and should help significantly.

There is another issue with the location of my trans. fan temperature switch setting and location, but that will be easy to remedy.
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:31 PM   #1060 (permalink)
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Finished the shrouding for the transmission coolers a couple weeks ago and for Father's Day, me and the boy took it out to the river bar for a couple hours. I ran it pretty hard and the transmission never got over 185*. Pretty happy about it. Problem solved.

But a couple new issues showed up... water pump is going out and the pump can on the front steering pump cracked around the inlet fitting. So nothing major, but will need to be addressed shortly.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:53 AM   #1061 (permalink)
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So what was the result of the cracked can? Just leak, or was there steering issues?
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:10 AM   #1062 (permalink)
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Just leaking and making a mess.
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:15 AM   #1063 (permalink)
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i am on my 2nd can.....figured it was a rust belt thing. hmmmm
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:29 PM   #1064 (permalink)
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Hose from reservoir is pretty short and reservoir is attached to shock tower. Hose supplied from PSC is fairly stiff, I got a new can and some silicone hose that is softer than what's there and see how it works. The rear steer pump can has a much longer hose and I've had no issues it with it.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:40 PM   #1065 (permalink)
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Couple weekends ago I had an opportunity to play monster truck during intermission at the local race track. Not sure if the crowd enjoyed it but I had a great time. Was only about 5 minutes or so. My wife got some video but she wasn't in a very good spot. I hit the triple on the motocross track a little to aggressively and bent both rear bump stop pads and damaged one of the bump stops and also managed to break a sway bare arm. Don't know how to embed but here's a link: https://youtu.be/3BOxaSp1shQ
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:58 AM   #1066 (permalink)
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Cool video. To bad they didn't lock the wheels on those cars.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:39 PM   #1067 (permalink)
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monster truck is fitting.
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