Category: Ford Explorer

Replacing and Bleeding Your Brakes Explained

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If you have never worked on your brakes before, the idea can seem pretty daunting at first. We are talking about something you rely on to keep you safe and stop you before you crash into things. However, replacing your own brakes and bleeding the system aren’t really as bad as they seem. So, we’ll […] More »

  Comments | By - August 25, 2014

Putting on the Brakes (Part Two)

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We’re going to go over the rest of the components of the typical brake system from brake pedal to caliper. So far we covered the pedal, booster, master cylinder and the lines.  Here are the rest of the parts you need to know about and how they work. Calipers/Drums – Most modern Ford Trucks will […] More »

  Comments | By - August 12, 2014

Putting on the Brakes (Part One)

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If there is one critical area you should never skimp out on, it’s your brake system. You depend on this to not only prepare for corners but for emergency stops so there is no reason you shouldn’t use quality components on this system. We’re going to go over the components of the typical brake system […] More »

  Comments | By - August 12, 2014

Wheels of Destiny – Forged vs Flow Formed vs Cast (Part Three)

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Wheels of Destiny – Forged vs Flow Formed vs Cast There are three different construction types for aluminum wheels; cast, flow formed, and forged. Casting takes molten aluminum and pours it into a mold that creates the wheel. Typically, it’s not just poured in but also shaken and moved to eliminate air pockets during the […] More »

  Comments | By - August 1, 2014

An “Unbelievably Freaking Cold” Ford Transmission Development Tale

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Part of developing cars and trucks involves attempting to drive our development vehicles in every way and every place that you, the customer, will drive yours. To this end I’ve been all over the US, Canada, and even Mexico. Usually we went to the extreme places at the wrong time of the year. In January […] More »

  Comments | By - July 31, 2014

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