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1997 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV
I bought this to pull my 19' Robalo
fishing boat here and there, which it
does SURPRISINGLY well. Took it 585
miles to Lake Powell, no problem)
Worked a little hard on the grades,
but maintained 60mph most of the time,
AND managed about 12mpg. I added an
air lift airbag suspension system
which is a MUST. It was 100 degrees,
and the temp. guage never budged! That
5.0 V8 is pretty outstanding.
BUT....man, this thing rides HARSH....
even after new, softer shocks, it
beats ya up a bit. But hey, it's a
truck. The check engine light comes on
frequently, indicating a faulty gas
cap. One of the o2 sensors needed
replacing at about 55,000 miles.
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