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#141 of 1710 foglight installation - jjmd1
Feb 20, 2001 (10:54 pm)
I installed a set of 98 Expedition fog lights on my 1998 XLT. I bought them from www.usautoparts.com for $129.US. The light installation is easy enough as the lamp harnessed are right there at the inside of the bumper. However, Ford is pretty clever- The headlight/fog
module does not have a necessary contact on it ,required to energize the fog lights. Therefore
you will have to replace that light module- for the one that would have been installed, had the fog lights been factory installed. Except for one
extra contact and a little LED that lights when you turn the Headlight switch to the ON position,
and pull to energize the fog lights - the modules
are IDENTICAL. To buy the replacement module would have cost me $115.CAN plus 14% tax. Therefore purchased a 1997-1999 HAYNES Expedition
Repair Manual #36059. I removed the module as per Chap.12-7. I got extra internal light circuit module diagrams from my Ford dealer. I then installed an extra On/Off switch on the dash just below the headlight module. If this is too
difficult to tackle, you might find it easier to
buy and install the required module. Linzi
#142 of 1710 ranwin: differentials
Feb 21, 2001 (6:32 am)
Let's talk about Limited Slip first. As compared to an "open axle" (non-limited slip), a Limited Slip axle will provide better traction in slippery conditions, as it won't let one wheel spin if that wheel is on ice or in mud. If you go 4-wheeling, a Limited Slip can only be bettered by what's known as a "locker", which actually locks both rear wheels together, not allowing any spin, even if one wheel is up in the air. Lockers are expensive and only used by hard-core 4-wheelers.
As far as axle ratios are concerned, a higher numeric ratio (lower gear ratio) axle (e.g. the 3:73) gives you better accelleration and provides more torque during towing or off-road situations than a higher ratio axle (the 3:55). However, the trade-off is that you will likely get slightly worse gas mileage with the 3:73, as your engine will be operating at a higher RPM at a given speed.
I chose the 3:73 axle for our EB because we live in Colorado and the extra "grunt" is nice when taking a drive into the mountains.
#143 of 1710 Body Moldings. sweety12 by linzi
Feb 21, 2001 (11:38 am)
go to www.stylinconcepts.com. In their Ford Pickup/SUB Accessories catalog, page 2, they list
the Fender Flares for the Expedition as Part# F1010, priced at $269.95
#144 of 1710 Liner recs. Sanandton by linzi
Feb 21, 2001 (11:43 am)
Go to www.stylinconcepts.com. In their Ford pickup/SUB Accessories catalog, page 5, they list
the rear floor liner You,re looking for- as Part#
F1015 for $129.95
Feb 21, 2001 (1:43 pm)
I just purchased a 2001 xlt expedition w/ the comfort/convenience group, sport group, and 6 cd changer, and paid 32,150 total plus tax--300 over invoice--and financed for 60 months 1.9%. By the way, edmunds invoice prices are a bit higher--perhaps they haven't been updated. There was a dealer incentive for the sport package that made the price 600 less.
I would recommend calling as many dealers as you can to see who has the vehicle you want in stock, and negotiate over the phone. If they have it in stock, they want to unload it. We did all our negotiating over the phone, and just picked up the car once we agreed to the price.
#146 of 1710 2000 Expedition Engine Trouble??
Feb 21, 2001 (1:51 pm)
I have have a 2000 Exped. XLT 8cyl 4.6L. I would appreciate any info on its possible engine problems or info on a site that would have up to date info.
Feb 21, 2001 (2:06 pm)
Do you currently have a problem, or or you just wondering if there are any known problems?
#148 of 1710 Buying an Expy XLT 4X4 5.4L
Feb 21, 2001 (2:11 pm)
Well, it looks like we've decided on the 4X4 XLT with a 5.4L, comf/conv package, rev sensing, SAB, tow pkg, & limited slip. For whatever reason you cannot get the upgraded stereo system which comes with the Eddie Bauer in the XLT. I'm probably going to end up putting in an aftermarket system and adding a subwoofer which is made to fit where the factory sub fits.
Sounds like everyone's getting pretty good prices. My wife works for Ford, so we get the employee discount, but it's not a whole lot better than what everyone else seems to be getting! (It's around 4% under invoice.)
My wife currently drives an Acura Integra, so I'm sure she'll be shocked when she fills it up for the first time, but we are fully aware of the change in gas mileage!
Thanks everyone for your input!
#149 of 1710 By the way ... invoice price
Feb 21, 2001 (2:38 pm)
Someone mentioned that the invoice price is less than what Edmunds says. It is, but I think it's only because the invoices that Ford dealerships have do not have the dealer holdback included.
I.e. the base price for the Expedition XLT 4X4 is 32,860 retail, 29,106 invoice incl. 3% holdback, 28,120 (or so) invoice not incl. holdback.
Feb 22, 2001 (6:00 am)
The Mach stereo from the EB has never been available in the XLT. It is one of the ways they try to make the EB a premium package (both in Explorer and Expedition). Crutchfield sells subwoofers that fit right into the rear cut out where the EB's sub is.