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Old November 13th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #121
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He was referring to the cage comment. I would go back in a heartbeat without a cage.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #122
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #123
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How'd we ever make it through that trip without a cage in your EX. I mean this guy wouldn't do it, God knows we shouldn't have then...
I mean just from one v8 explorer owner to another.

mines got a 5spd and torque monster headers tho :p
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Old November 13th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #124
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How'd we ever make it through that trip without a cage in your EX. I mean this guy wouldn't do it, God knows we shouldn't have then...
I mean just from one v8 explorer owner to another.

mines got a 5spd and torque monster headers tho :p
says some jeep guy...
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Old November 13th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #125
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He was referring to the cage comment. I would go back in a heartbeat without a cage.
i understood what he was referencing, maybe i should have italicized it...

thats nice that you would go, i wouldnt be comfortable wheeling an explorer there without one with their narrow wheel base and high center of gravity
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Old November 13th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #126
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Old November 14th, 2012, 07:20 AM   #127
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i understood what he was referencing, maybe i should have italicized it...

thats nice that you would go, i wouldnt be comfortable wheeling an explorer there without one with their narrow wheel base and high center of gravity
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Old November 14th, 2012, 07:21 AM   #128
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How'd we ever make it through that trip without a cage in your EX. I mean this guy wouldn't do it, God knows we shouldn't have then...
I mean just from one v8 explorer owner to another.

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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:16 AM   #129
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Its about confidence, I have confidence in my judgement and my abilities with my vehicle to know where and how I feel comfortable wheeling it and where I wheel it. There are trails we didn't take cause we knew we weren't cable of doing, but there were ALOT of trails we did take that a stock entry level small all wheel drive suv could easily do by a beginner. To say somebody shouldn't exp. moab because they don't have a cage is well just .



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i would not moab w/o a cage, just from one v8 explorer owner to another.

mines got a 5spd and torque monster headers tho :p
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When it comes to my wheeling, if I am taking advice from one v8 explorer owner over another, I'll listen to my wife if thats the case.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #130
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #131
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^^^That guy must not know who hes talking too or doesnt know al
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:37 PM   #132
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #133
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Its about confidence, I have confidence in my judgement and my abilities with my vehicle to know where and how I feel comfortable wheeling it and where I wheel it. There are trails we didn't take cause we knew we weren't cable of doing, but there were ALOT of trails we did take that a stock entry level small all wheel drive suv could easily do by a beginner. To say somebody shouldn't exp. moab because they don't have a cage is well just .





yay

When it comes to my wheeling, if I am taking advice from one v8 explorer owner over another, I'll listen to my wife if thats the case.
Easy now....listening to sarah might be a lil crazy lol
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #134
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Old November 15th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #135
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but you came back to say that
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Old March 20th, 2013, 09:42 AM   #136
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Sarah so far is okay, Bump on the head and sore. Small cut behind her ear.





I guess somebody braked in front of her on sheet ice (I verified the ice, it was a skating rink when I got there) she braked and the ass slid out and down into the ditch (4 ft drop to about a foot wide level and another 2 foot back up to the field) clipping a sign and I guess she rolled three times according to witnesses, but looking at the earth and marks I think it was twice. It was a two post adopt a highway sign that acted as a ramp. Broke it in half. Landed about 50 yds out into a corn field. Pics are as it was when landed. Seems only body damage, I climbed in and fired it up and sounded good, no fluids underneath and dropped it in 4lo and drove that bitch out of the field up the ditch and to the road. I would of drove it home if the cops wouldn't of been on site. Pass Back door still works and has glass, and rear hatch is undamaged, and drivers rear side glass still there as well.


Seems the impacts were only to both "a" pillars and thinking the sign did the LF damage. Really no other impact points to the body, bunch of corn stalks and mud backed into the beads of the tires but all 4 were still inflated. Bags weren't deployed as the sensors weren't damaged.

Thinking I may do a body swap. Found a couple other 98's with bad 4.0L sohc for cheap and good bodies. Reading about doing motor swaps I think I can get the body swapped in a few hrs with the use of a hoist.


Faired pretty damn good in my opinion, walking away with the min. injuries she suffered and considering her Explorer has a 2" Body Lift. Body still appears square to the frame and all mounts intact.

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Old March 20th, 2013, 09:49 AM   #137
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Good thing she didn't roll in Moab at low speeds......w/o a cage.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 09:50 AM   #138
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Glad to hear she's ok, by far the most important aspect. The body swap will definitely be the best course for repair.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #139
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Build a tube buggy with it .... o wait

Replace the body and get her a cage
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She shoulda stayed out of MOAB.
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