Mxer Gen1 Build Numba 2

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But what about the Torsen front diff? With the iwe delete, it's not an "open" diff anymore, so when turning on dry pavement with the front tires "locked" won't it chirp and break traction like a spooled rear axle? Won't the front diff be fighting itself on tight turns?
You bring up a good point but I would guess that the nominal difference in wheel speed under normal driving and turning would not be enough to cause the Torsen to redistribute torque. This is how lsd systems are designed, allowing just enough uninhibited slip for normal driving and turns but locking up once the slip has exceeded that.
 

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My '96 Bronco had a rear spooled Ford 9" with 35's. Lots of fun driving in a parking structure; everybody turning their heads from that tire chirping and engine rumble. And it set off every. single. alarm. :)
 
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A quick update to this build. Still waiting on rear shocks from Fox. Accutune says they should show up in March. In the meantime I did some maintenance and added a few small stuffs.


1/26/2023 - 156,100


  • R&R Engine Oil and Filter
  • R&R Transmission Fluid
  • Install Stahlbus Oil Drain Valve
  • Install Powerbass 2XL-683 Speakers w/OEM Harness Adapters
  • Install Osram Night Breaker D3S Bulbs
  • Install Axia Alloys Fire Extinguisher Mounts
  • Lube & Torque Front Suspension, Uniballs, Heims, Balljoints
  • Lube & Torque Rear Suspension Deaver Polyurethane Bushings
Ive been daydreaming of getting some Axia Alloys fire extinguisher mounts for quite some time but couldn't bring myself to waste the money, finally scooped up some of those. Also got the Powertank mounted up on the BuiltRight rack. Swapped out the OEM HID bulbs for some Osram Night Breakers, truly a worthwhile upgrade if you don't want to swap to a retrofit headlight. Finally swapped out the OEM speakers for some Powerbass 2XL-683. Ill write a more in depth review of these in the audio section at some point but I wanted to replace the stock speakers with something that would work well with the factory amp and provide a slight upgrade, these are definitely it.

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The wait for my bypasses continues........ but in the meantime got some new fenders squared away. I may write an in depth review of the ADV install and highlight some of the major shortcomings of the product but in short the ADV fenders are a very poorly made product. John from ADV was great in answering my questions and offered to help by sending me a fiberglass repair kit but unfortunately the product just sucks and needs extensive work to be even half of factory fit and finish. Regardless I was balls deep by the time I realized how much work it was going to take so I just forged on haha. If I could do it again I would order TSW Boatecs.


4/3/2023 - 159,000


  • Install ADV +2 Fenders
  • Install ADV Fender Liners
  • Paint Match Rear Fender Flares
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Up next are a new set of KM3's this week as the current set are toast and looking into a new brake rotor/ pad combo as these didn't even make it a year without warping. Thinking either Hawk or EBC Yellow for the pads.
 

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Interesting how you mentioned Boatec fiberglass, over in Hemet. I picked up this 2600ga water tank from the same shop about 5 years ago, and realized it was also the Boatec factory.
 

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Some more updates while I wait on my bypasses. Warrantied out the rotors and ended up deciding on the motorcraft severe duty "blue" pads. Initial impressions are that they feel great and seem to get sticky with a little bit of heat, I will report back on overall performance once I get the chance to run them hard. I also replaced the parking brake shoes while I was at it, the oreilly special shoes didn't work for shit so went oem and problem solved. With the new fenders I immediately noticed significant rock chipping near the bottom of the fender and the lower front doors so I decided to make some mini mud flaps for the front. I will eventually make a mid flap setup for the truck once I decide on placement and design. Lastly I decided to pick up the paddle shifter kit that Frostbite Fabrication puts together. Super easy install and I think the convenience of not having to reach down and find the shifter button will be a nice touch on high speed runs.


4/30/2023 - 160,200


  • R&R F&R Brake Rotors - DuraGo/ 12mo Warranty
  • R&R F&R Brake Pads Motorcraft Severe Duty - Motorcraft/ 24mo Warranty
  • R&R Parking Brake Shoes - Motorcraft/ 24 mo Warranty
  • Install Rokblokz Front Mudflaps
  • Install Frostbite Fabrications Paddle Shifter Kit
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Next up on the list of things to do is get these SW headers installed along with a custom axle dump Corsa setup.

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Still patiently waiting on bypasses but can't stop myself from continuously ******* with the truck in the meantime haha. Went ahead and tackled the header install this week and for anyone wondering, it's just as bad as everyone says. About 20 hours start to finish, including some fabrication of the exhaust but it was well worth it. The setup is actually quieter at idle than the stock manifolds with MBRP catback but screams when you open it up. The StainlessWorks headers are an absolute pita to install but the product itself is very well made with the exception of the clamps. Since the clamps are a little cheesy and instilled very little confidence I went ahead a tacked each connection to help prevent them from moving. The Corsa muffler for these trucks is an incredibly well engineered piece and really lives up to the hype. I also added Corsa's small universal resonator to drop the db's a bit but in hindsight I don't know that it was necessary considering how quiet the system is already. I also scooped up a Volant Powercore intake for cheap to try out but after fitting the intake box decided to ditch everything but the intake pipe. So if anyone is looking for a new powercore filter and/or box you're welcome to it! Lastly one of the front wheel bearing assemblies started howling after my last offroad expedition so I replaced both fronts with OEM. Maybe the next post will involve some new rear shocks, we will see........

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