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the mountaineer project

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by sufikation, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. sufikation

    sufikation Active Member

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    we got a 98 mountaineer from the fiance's sister for 500 bucks, its not too shabby. it does have some body damage and a salvaged title...but i dont care, i plan on doing a mild build to it so we have a winter/camping rig. anyways, here are some pics of it after i removed the damaged fender and bumper...more to do today. peace. }=)
     

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    What motor and tranny does it have?
     
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    its the 5.0 v8 with the 4r70w auto tranny...and its awd.
     
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    Ooo, aughta be pretty fun. If you plan on wheelin it very much, that 5.0 should be sturdy for you.
     
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    yessir, we just needed a decent 4x4 so we could hit up the great out doors. this is what we had literally laying around, so might as well put it to use.
     
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    Yup yup. A lot of the parts on that were used in the Mustangs of the same years. You could swap cams, throttle bodies, get a set of factory mustang exhaust manifolds, and a mustang ECU and get a nice bump in power for dirt cheap. The intake manifold sets on those are supposed to be equivilent to the GT40 top ends, so you dont need any work there.
     
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    ya i found a decent forum for them full of info...but since im a hs forum junky i plan on keeping it updated on here too. heh heh.
     
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    Lol good deal. Ya read up on em, you can do all kindas of stuff to em without havin to break the bank.
     
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    shit if i found a Mountaineer for $500, id body drop and bag that bitch and make it lay out....AND still have the 4wd still functional. ive seen it done before...
     
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    Drop drag and destroy eh? :D
     
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    :lol:

    4wd to have more traction and pull more drag blocks. :D
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Pull the fenders off, glass out, gut the interior, slap some mud tires on it and have a fucking blast until it falls the fuck apart. Its a mountaineer for christs sake.. a reject version of a reject suv.
     
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    agreed!!!
    one of my friends had a yota suv we just beat the shit out of it,,no doors,roll bar,muddin,climbing and trailing,,it was awesome
     
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    nah...to drag body :D
     
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    btw, rangerpowersports.com may help you at as well as far as stuff for your Mountie since the Explorer/Mountaineer/Ranger/newer B-series Mazda pickups are pretty much based on the same platform...
     
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    Ah, I see. Why drag a hundred blocks when you have one humongous free one built in right? :D
     
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    lol all good ideas, but im going to sick with the winter/camping rig. }=)
     
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    Oh don't worry, I would take the same route that you are. BDN here is just our resident minitruck fanatic. :D
     
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