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Old 04-02-2018, 04:20 PM
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Every once in a while everything works out! Drove the Ex to Florida due to Father in Law heart attack. On the way down started to run rough at idle and slight acceleration.Figured it was a coil, Used my tuner to tell me that error code Coil C. Picked one up at the local auto parts store and 5 minutes later all better. Now to see if I can find the vacuum leak for the heat / AC just working on the defrost. It's warm down here!
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:25 PM
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Went on a couple road trips last 2 days kids are already making a mess


Need to get drawer system built quick. Organized disaster back there.







heres a couple more led more shots of her. Just got off the phone with junior from ATS. Those guys have it all figured out! Thanks for the advise. Will definitely be getting parts from them. Too bad Iím in Nebraska and shipping will be $200! 😔 none the less I think itíll be well worth it. Thanks for all the positive Feed back.
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:27 PM
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Went on a couple road trips last 2 days kids are already making a mess


Need to get drawer system built quick. Organized disaster back there.







heres a couple more led more shots of her. Just got off the phone with junior from ATS. Those guys have it all figured out! Thanks for the advise. Will definitely be getting parts from them. Too bad Iím in Nebraska and shipping will be $200! 😔 none the less I think itíll be well worth it. Thanks for all the positive Feed back.

how much for the parts?
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:32 PM
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$1090 for front x codes and hardware, adjustable track bar, rear c codes modded and hardware. And another $82/ea for 5100ís they use a different number that works well on exís
 
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Just got off the phone with junior from ATS. Those guys have it all figured out! Thanks for the advise. Will definitely be getting parts from them. Too bad I’m in Nebraska and shipping will be $200! �� none the less I think it’ll be well worth it. Thanks for all the positive Feed back.

They are great guys! I had about $300 in shipping just for my front x code springs, but shipping things to AK I expected it would cost a pretty penny. Also took them nearly 3 weeks to arrive after a boat ride from Seattle.
 
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I posted earlier that I was concerned the ride on my 2004 excursion 6.0 4WD



would be too "harsh", whatever that means (I kept seeing that claimed for x and c codes on Excursion)

The tires, springs and shocks are perfect. Good height, and rides smooth, and the excursion doesn't sway like it did.





by the way the way this is what Iím looking for but with 35Ēs
 
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Originally Posted by jwronski View Post
Every once in a while everything works out! Drove the Ex to Florida due to Father in Law heart attack. On the way down started to run rough at idle and slight acceleration.Figured it was a coil, Used my tuner to tell me that error code Coil C. Picked one up at the local auto parts store and 5 minutes later all better. Now to see if I can find the vacuum leak for the heat / AC just working on the defrost. It's warm down here!

When my PVH solenoid was bad it caused the heater controls to not work properly intermittently. This is the solenoid that supplies vacuum yo the front hub when 4x4 is selected. It's mounted on the passenger side fender.
 
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Do you tow at all? What gears do you have?
A V-10 with 35"s and the more common 3.73s will suffer if towing any real weight. The factory optional 4.30 gears were much better for towing and all around performance, I run 4.88 gears with my 35"s to get back to an effective 4.39 ratio, that combo handles the 11,300lb TT pretty well, our EX is our dedicated tow rig.
 
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Do you tow at all? What gears do you have?
A V-10 with 35"s and the more common 3.73s will suffer if towing any real weight. The factory optional 4.30 gears were much better for towing and all around performance, I run 4.88 gears with my 35"s to get back to an effective 4.39 ratio, that combo handles the 11,300lb TT pretty well, our EX is our dedicated tow rig.

It is an overland project. Biggest thing itíll tow is probably 7000 lbs car trailer. But itíll have bumpers, roof rack, armor, etc. When I do the air lockers itíll get 4.30ish gears. Not a dedicated tow rig but Itíll be a heavy girl. Right now with 3/4 tank of fuel and my tools in back itís at 7800 lbs.
 
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:41 AM
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I would definitely go deeper than 4.30 on the gears, between the extra weight being added and the additional aerodynamic drag along with the intended overland running and 7k towing, getting back to that sweet spot 4.30 effective ratio makes a world of difference!
 
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I would definitely go deeper than 4.30 on the gears, between the extra weight being added and the additional aerodynamic drag along with the intended overland running and 7k towing, getting back to that sweet spot 4.30 effective ratio makes a world of difference!

4.88 it is. I wasnít set on the gears. The build is all still rolling around in my head.
 
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I would definitely go deeper than 4.30 on the gears, between the extra weight being added and the additional aerodynamic drag along with the intended overland running and 7k towing, getting back to that sweet spot 4.30 effective ratio makes a world of difference!
right now mine is just a spare kid hauler, but hopefully some day i will tow. Am i going to notice much going from 4.30 to effective 4.10s with my new 275/70r18s?
 
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I think the difference between "much" and "some" will be directly dependent on just how heavy and tall the trailer is. For a nice mid-sized TT that scales around 6/7k lbs then probably not much loss in performance, for a bigger TT like mine at 11+k lbs then I would expect more. The trailer height really does play a big roll in towing performance, the taller and wider the trailer the greater the wind drag will be, so a light but tall and wide TT will impact performance nearly as much as a much heavier trailer.
 
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Originally Posted by WE3ZS View Post
I think the difference between "much" and "some" will be directly dependent on just how heavy and tall the trailer is. For a nice mid-sized TT that scales around 6/7k lbs then probably not much loss in performance, for a bigger TT like mine at 11+k lbs then I would expect more. The trailer height really does play a big roll in towing performance, the taller and wider the trailer the greater the wind drag will be, so a light but tall and wide TT will impact performance nearly as much as a much heavier trailer.
do you have a reciever/hitch capable of more than 10k, could have sworn mine says 10k on it, but have to admit dont know much about towing rules
 

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