That would be an expense I have anyways, but I couldn't find anything that would increase mpg. It's cooler—from the rubber floor covering inside to the rugged styling to the durable bed liner in back. They don't necessarily get any of the engine's power unless actually in 4 wheel drive. Explorer buyers can choose from three engines and Mountaineer buyers from two. It would comfortably fit 2 large suitcases and some smaller bags. The Sport Trac fits my lifestyle nearly ideally. And although auto hubs are convenient, they don't allow for a complete disconnect from the four-wheel-drive system.
I dont think that when you see folks here adding-a-leaf, tortion bar adjustments, and everything else, they're not really sticking with what's on the door sticker. Could you use a tuner to change that or else change settings to improve mpg? So that be my question for advice on. Hi I am looking for cheap solutions to increase mpg on my 2004 Ford Explorer sport trac xlt premium. I only researched it a little so far but it looks like slightly older ford models had non-live axles that can be interchangeable so we should be able to fit manual hubs on the front with a little modding. The carpeting has been replaced with a textured rubber flooring with removable Berber floor mats so the interior can, literally, be hosed clean. The green color that appears at night is not a good idea, and some said it makes the gauge faces difficult to read clearly.
Ford seems to have come up with a solution to the compromise problem with the Explorer Sport Trac. These exterior changes do make the Explorer five-door look pretty punk in comparison, although there are those on staff who find the Sport Trac unattractive to the max. There is a knob on the dash to lower or raise the standard power back-light; this feature comes in handy for hauling extra-long pieces of lumber without having them sticking out the back of the bed. Granted, everything about this vehicle is working against me. It was a great option.
These are some thoughts I came up with that I can do while i am doing normal maintenance. Obviously that an expensive one, that would need to get significantly better to justify the cost. Each can withstand 700 pounds of force, making it easy to strap down a dirt bike. On the other hand, its a wonder they don't work on electronic locking hubs, if the auto industry needs to improve there average mpg. New versions of both the Explorer and Mountaineer are expected during the 2001 model year, and the new ones will not share the same styling. Tuners can be had for a couple hundred dollars, but the question is it worth it? And the step rails on the Sport Trac are nearly four inches closer to the road, reducing ramp breakover angle.
I got a ticket one night doing 50-55 on an out of town straight highway stretch. The two-door model comes in a sport trim and seats four. It can comfort-ably haul four adults to the opera, a couple of dirt bikes or a load of mulch in the bed, and tow Jet Skis to the lake. He advertised that the hubs would increase fuel economy, be incredibly durable, and were easy to install. They have thicker sidewalls, usually thicker tread and none the less are made for drivin many miles haulin a lot of weight such as an electrical utility truck. The things I would need to spend money on that are not maintenance. However, after time, they become worn and need replacing.
And one, I do not want to spend what I could get a lightweight 4 cylinder car for. From what you tell me, they should have called it non-locking hubs. The vehicle is not locked into 4 wheel drive all the time or else it would be an all wheel drive vehicle. The goal here was not to provide sporty road manners--versatility was the quest. Other four-wheel-drive vehicles have automatic locking hubs. Some four-wheel drive vehicles come with manual locking hubs. Gears, probably not worth it.
I had to fix my 3V that was 3k and I had to do it at about 140xxx rebuilt my transmission at 136xxx was 2k go to monster transmission get the parts and its new and cheaper thin gearing fix any where i wish i new that before. Its not a vehicle I choose to buy, its one I got because the woman I choose to marry. Sold mostly in North America, the Sport Trac is based on the Ford Explorer but also has a pick-up truck bed, slotting between the the Ford Ranger and the Ford F-sries and competing with the Honda Ridgeline. When I move the seat all the way back, people can still sit behind me. When I move the seat all the way back, people can still sit behind me. The 2000 model belongs to the first generation that appeared on a lengthened Explorer chassis.
Whether towing a race car or carrying a dirt bike for a day of trail riding, my hobbies demand a truck's utility. But I don't like the spark plugs that brakes all well. When I get on the highway, in the right lane, and set the cruise control to 63mph, the console readout is between 28-31mpg. The rear seats were comfortable for two adults but snug in the shoulders for three. It was a great option.
The short bed is perfectly sized for my use, and I like the roomy rear seat. The Frontier has the bigger bed by two cubes , but if you've ever seen a dust devil—or if your trailblazer has to be back to reality on Monday—the Sport Trac gets the lone star for its hose-out interior. The U-shaped cargo cage that is made out of stainless-steel tubing and pivots out of the bed onto the open tailgate extends the bed from 50 inches to 72. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car. It would comfortably fit 2 large suitcases and some smaller bags. The rear seatbacks are split and fold for extra cargo room on all models.
Change to synthetic when time comes for your service interval. Ford is targeting the Gen Xers who like to get down and dirty but don't want to give up com-fort and space. I heard the usual of bigger intakes and exhaust. The frame has been lengthened by 14. This vehicle runs the rpm rather high. The handling is tighter, but the Sport Trac managed only a modest 0.