View Full Version : "Heather" - 2002 Ford Explorer Sport

11-30-2008, 01:54 AM
The Specs:
Make: Ford
Model: Explorer Sport
Year: 2002
Engine: 4.0L V-6
Horsepower: 203 @ 5,250 rpm
Torque: 237 lb-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
Milage: 144,500Km's
Purchased Value: $5,000

This is Heather, my new to me 2002 Exploder Sport. I Picked her up for a low $5,000 CDN just the other day. She's near fully loaded (minus Leather and a sunroof), has new Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armour Tires ($1500 for the set!), a factory 6 pack in dash CD Changer and Subwoofer, Keyless entry, Power everything etc...

As you may be able to see, she does need some cosmetic work and a few other small things, but overall I'm very happy with her. A few things I will be doing soon:

- Clean the Interior and begin to repaint trim pieces
- New Bumper, along with paint (hood, side moulding, rear quarter)
- New Front signal lights
- Some sort of iPod Integration
- New 6x9 Rear speakers
- Install my 12" subwoofer
- HID Fogs

Anyways, a few pics for now - better ones to come after I've really cleaned her up.

Yes, those are my Parent's Explorer's as well. My dad drive's the Blue 1998 XLT (has the 5.0L V8 with the "GT40" head's) and my mom drives the Green 2002 4 Door XLS. Both have been super reliable for us, so I figured I might as well stick with the tried, tested and true.

11-30-2008, 02:22 AM
Congrats on the new ride, I always liked Explorers.

11-30-2008, 06:57 PM
You have a fleet of exploders :O

11-30-2008, 07:01 PM
mmmmm Exploder Sport. :P

Are those clear front indicators on there? They don't look too bad, IMO.

12-03-2008, 02:53 PM
Yes, they are clear corners. Got a few new thing's for her over the weekend:

- New Clarion 5x7 Speakers
- Monster iPod FM transmitter
- New factory Pioneer 6 Pack In-dash CD Changer (old one has a CD stuck in it)
- New Front bumper

Also had our first real snowfall of the year yesterday. The Wranglers handled it very well, hardly ever slipping out unless I was too hard on the throtle. That said, it is also very easy to leave it in 2wd and have some fun drifting around parking lots... :)

Also, 2 new shots from yesterday morning. Went to clean the interior and give it a quick wash/ wax. Got to the car wash it was nice and dry, left and it started snowing. Doh-h!

12-12-2008, 01:54 AM
New bumper goes on Saturday! And a few winter night shot's from tonight, snowing like crazy too!

12-12-2008, 02:52 AM
Sweet! A beautiful SUV at such a bargain price. :D

12-17-2008, 01:01 AM
New painted bumper, foglights and amber turnsignals installed over the weekend. Finnally got around to washing her today as well.

12-17-2008, 01:56 AM
Awesome pics.

01-02-2009, 12:26 PM
Awesome pics.

01-03-2009, 10:57 AM
Thanks guys, but I got some bad news.

I spun on on the whitemud yesterday afternoon, after hitting a patch of black ice. I tried to save it but wound up t-boning a lady in her truck while she was speeding up. After I had bounced off their door, I spun the other way and got hit by their trailer on my rear quarter. That caused me to spin 180 degrees, and slide across 3 lanes of traffic.

Damage isn't too bad for me, I'll throw some pictures up when I get back from the mountains. Or maybe I'll get linkin to post the blackberry ones I sent him.

01-03-2009, 12:06 PM
Wow, that sucks. Hope you can get it fixed soon.

01-03-2009, 01:12 PM
That really sucks. Black ice is brutal; it nearly killed my cousin.

01-03-2009, 02:11 PM

01-03-2009, 08:38 PM
That's not too bad, you should've seen what happened to my car... Luckily only cosmetic damage for the most part, even though it was a hard blow.

01-03-2009, 08:59 PM
Hm, doesn't look like its more than cosmetic damage.

Still, what a great way to wreck the new bumper.

01-03-2009, 10:11 PM
sorry to hear about it. Stupid ice! next time ill see it, (which i probably never will in sac town) ill punch it in the face. ;) Anyway is the 4.0 an SOHC? If it is you have the same engine as my mom's 99' explorer eddie bauer. Their nice cars but we need a new battery. Bad
EDIT: I know this sounds kinda stupid but if we want to change the battery on our own do we have to do something so we won't screw up the car's ecu and stuff

01-04-2009, 12:17 AM
Yeah, thankfully it is all cosmetic, but this is the last thing I need. I have a short in the electrical system somewhere which causes my 4x4 not to work. Plus I haven't payed it off yet. It also needs a tune up, as it is getting terrible fuel mileage.

And yes it is the 4.slow SOHC in there. I have heard of 4x4 control moduales failing due to the battery being removed, so I would check that.

I am considering fixing it and then trading it in for a AWD Explorer or a AWD Fusion. I'm sick of having trucks that in which the 4x4 fails on me.

01-06-2009, 09:51 PM
Got my 4x4 fixed today. Turned out to be a pinched wire from when I put the new deck in, Doh-h! But the shop I took it to screwed up my CD Changer, so I gotta go back before work tomorow to have them fix or replace it. Repairs for the damage from the accident shouldn't cost too much as my cousin's husband may be able to get me a new front bumper for free. And my dad works at Maaco so I get free paint and bodywork through him.

Anyway's washed her up, and snapped a few pics.

02-26-2009, 02:38 AM
Still haven't got around to fixing her, but I'm gonna get on that because I will probably be trading it for a brand new car soon. Had some fun today with snowpiles and drifting. Sorry for the bad quality, they were shot on my Blackberry.

02-27-2009, 01:06 PM
Haha, for some reason in the first pic it looks like a toy car on the top of a cream cake. :P

It seems you had a lot of fun.

05-31-2009, 09:24 PM
Just a few shots cause I haven't posted here for a while. Took these over the course of the past few days. Trucks for sale so I can buy a more fuel efficient car for getting to and from work. Plus I hate not being able to keep up with my friends when we go for almost daily cruise's lol. Enjoy!

05-31-2009, 09:41 PM
aww to bad
love all the shots
what are you planning to get instead

06-01-2009, 01:00 AM
Even with that love touch, looks clean. Have you already considered your options for your next car, or still banging out a list?

Also, good luck with the Sale.

06-01-2009, 02:13 AM

That shot is epic.

06-01-2009, 09:41 PM
Yeah, I already have a very specific car I want. I just need to find the right one - and that shall remain a secrect untill I buy it :P

06-05-2009, 05:41 PM
oh noesssssssssss... THIS replaced ur e36

06-06-2009, 09:26 PM
Yupzz. But it replaced the Jimmy that replaced the E36. Now I'm looking to replace this with... oh wait. Thats a surprise lmao. :P

06-07-2009, 03:20 PM
when shall this suprise be revealed, soon?

06-14-2009, 07:12 PM
it shall be revieled when I actually buy it which wont be for a while lol. A few new shots from this weekend, Enjoy...

06-26-2009, 11:05 PM
Traded her away today! Already have the new car that replaced it - not exactly what I was planning, but I'm uber happy with what I got! :D