Stats for Rick's 1993 Explorer XL


Engine 4.0 Liter V6 EFI, Pro Dyno custom exhaust, Hi Flow Catalytic Converter, KKM True Rev Intake Kit
Transmission 5 - Speed Manual Mobil 1 Synthetic Transmission Fluid
Transfer Case Advance Adapters Atlas II 4.3:1 Ultra Low Range
Front Suspension Custom FST 4 link solid axle conversion with Bilstein Coil Over Shocks.
Rear Suspension National Springs 5" lift springs, relocated over axle, Doetsch Tech 3000 Shocks, FST shock mounts, custom shackles.
Ramp Travel Index 1000+ on a 20 degree ramp.  A stock Explorer scores about 440.
Differentials ARB Airlockers Front and Rear 4:88 Gears
Axles Front - Dana 44 Solid Axle, Moser axle shafts, CTM U-Joints, '80 Chevy Blazer rotors from Applied Rotor Technology, hubs, spindles, calipers 5 on 5 1/2" bolt pattern, Superwinch manual hubs.

Rear - Ford 8.8" w/ '85 Mustang SVO disc brakes. Moser axle shafts 5 on 5 1/2" bolt pattern.

Fiberglass Bodywork 1998 fiberglass front end. Pre-runner style fenders. Fiberglass by: Perry's Fab & Fiber
Communications Icom 2800H VHF/UHF Transceiver, Icom 706 HF Transceiver, Garmin GPS III+
Winch Ramsey Pro 9000
Electrical Dual Optima Batteries,
Tires/Wheels Swamper IROK 36x13.50-15 On 15x10 TrailReady beadlock rims
Air Supply Dual ARB Compressors, FST CO2 tank.
Skid Plates Custom Front Differential Cover from FST, Transfer Case, Transmission, Fuel Tank
Bumpers Front Custom FST, Rear Tire Carrier - Gas Can Carrier - Bumper by FST
Nerf Bars Custom FST Nerf Bars, 1/4" wall rectangular tubing.
Roll Cage Full Roll Cage by FST  
Graphics Kafka Custom Paint and Pinstriping  

Many People have asked for a list of equipment I
carry when we're out on the trail. Here it is:
  • 6 Gallons Drinking Water
  • Water bottles with belt strap
  • Hi-Lift Jack with a 12"x12"wooden pad for stability
  • Bottle Jack
  • Shovel
  • Tow straps
  • Winching kit
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Halon fire extinguisher
  • Blankets
  • Strobe light
  • Garmin GPS III+
  • Amateur Radio Equipment VHF/UHF, HF
  • Dual Batteries
  • 2- ARB compressors
  • Jumper cables
  • Dry and canned food for 3 days
  • Extra pair of glasses
  • Fuses, electrical connectors, electrical tape, 2 spare sparkplugs, spare plug wire, spare relay for air locker, spare airlocker solenoids and airline.
  • Well equipped tool kit 
  • Spare belts and hoses
  • Spindle nut socket
  • Extra fluids, oil , transmission fluid, gear oil
  • Spare hub, wheel bearings, seals and spindle.
  • Volt Ohm Meter (VOM)
  • Computer code analyzer
  • Sterno stove
  • Basic cooking supplies
  • Hefty bags (to carry out other peoples garbage as well as our own)
  • Waterless hand cleaner
  • Shop towels
  • Assortment of hardware, nuts, bolts, brass fittings, pop rivets etc. 
  • Teflon tape, blue silicon sealer, locktite, plastic gas tank repair kit, JB Weld, tire plug kit
  • Photo gear