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Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-10-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,325
Posted By tdappleman
In NC we are not supposed to have more than 2...

In NC we are not supposed to have more than 2 reverse lights. This excludes the old Grand Ams which had 4 from factory. I went with LEDs in the original location and added LED driving lights under...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 05-08-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By tdappleman
I'm running the 285/75R16s on mine - front at...

I'm running the 285/75R16s on mine - front at 40-50 and rear and 50-65 depending on load. I recommend the chalk test as well - best way to see how the footprint of the tire is. Most 285 width LT...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 03-27-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,796
Posted By tdappleman
I use Dupli Color's Rust Fix. It is an easy...

I use Dupli Color's Rust Fix. It is an easy product to apply and works very well. It converts the rust and turns the surface into a black primered surface. It has lasted on my truck with no...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 03-23-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By tdappleman
If any air was able to get to the ABS pump then...

If any air was able to get to the ABS pump then it will need to be bled as well. If that does not help any then I would go with the master cylinder as well. The new part should come with lines to...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 02-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By tdappleman
If the compressor is leaking but is still...

If the compressor is leaking but is still somewhat working then you approach from 2 different ways. First step on either method is to evacuate the system so the R134a is not vented out to the...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 02-03-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By tdappleman
I have a full add a leaf in the rear of mine and...

I have a full add a leaf in the rear of mine and it raised it 1.5" and not noticeably stiffer. I do like the idea of using a leaf from a rear pack on the front. Anyone know where you can get new...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-29-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By tdappleman
If your Ex is rated for Federal Emissions it will...

If your Ex is rated for Federal Emissions it will never go to ready. If this is for a safety or emissions test they need to ensure they are selecting the proper GVWR located on the driver's door...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-15-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By tdappleman
I've seen so many issues with parts from...

I've seen so many issues with parts from Autozone, Advance - all of the lower end stores. I just completely stay away at this point. Carquest and Napa both offer better quality parts and usually...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-09-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By tdappleman
I have mine installed without the kit. Minimal...

I have mine installed without the kit. Minimal trimming on the dash bezel allows the radio to be held in with just friction.
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-09-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By tdappleman
Sounds like you may have air in the system. Take...

Sounds like you may have air in the system. Take the cap off and run until warm with front and rear heat set at maximum. Let it completely warm up while watching the level and if any bubbles...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-06-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By tdappleman
I'd check the heater control valve for the front...

I'd check the heater control valve for the front heat and the blower resistor on the rear blower. The control valve should be open unless A/C is on so it's a fairly easy check to see if both heater...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-02-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By tdappleman
I use the Bosch Icon beam blades but they aren't...

I use the Bosch Icon beam blades but they aren't near as good as the OEM wipers that came on our Explorer. Had to to replace them after 2 years and I can tell a difference. As much as some of the...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-31-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By tdappleman
Sounds good - especially being able to find one...

Sounds good - especially being able to find one with such low miles! The exhaust note can be a bit of a taste thing - I experimented a bit before finalizing mine. I'd recommend the Y Pipe mod first...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By tdappleman
Sorry you had trouble on Hwy 12 - the road was...

Sorry you had trouble on Hwy 12 - the road was really heavily damaged in the last storm we had. They are definitely working overtime to try and get it back in shape. It was actually closed to all...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-08-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,576
Posted By tdappleman
My Ex pulling our Sea Ray 270 Sundancer. Fun...

My Ex pulling our Sea Ray 270 Sundancer. Fun boat except with twin 4.3's it dranks gas faster than the Ex!

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