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Noob (now with pics!)

Okay, so I don't officially own a Bronco yet, but I hope to soon. I'm looking at a 1996 Bronco Eddie Bauer Edition, 351, leather, loaded. I hope to be making the purchase tomorrow (March 27th). I just wanted to say hey to everyone.

Also, as this will be my daily driver, I'm not going to go completely crazy with it, but I was wondering what mods everyone recommends to start off with? It already had dual exhaust. Should I look at air intake, larger diameter exhaust, perhaps a slight lift w/bigger wheels and tires, maybe a "chip"? Just thought I'd ask. Thanks!
 

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sounds like a good buy. post some pics up if you do get it :thumbup
whats your price range on the mods?, are you going to be wheeling at all?
oh and welcome!
 

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Don't really have a price range on the mods. I'm sure I'll start off small, and them get more serious. I would like to go wheeling at some point, but that will probably be at least a year down the road. So any suggestions will be appreciated.

And if I do get it, you'll definitely see some pics...after I give it a good detailing.
 

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Welcome aboard, and don't forget those pics. ;)
 

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Well, I'll be heading out there after work to (hopefully) get everything taken car of. Wish me luck, I hope to be joining the Bronco community soon. And if you want to see something really funny, here's the car I will be selling when I get the Bronco...

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/537991

Flame all you want! I used to be into trucks, but I thought I'd try something a little different for a while, but now I'm coming back to my first love! ;)
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome, and I wanted to let everyone know that I DID get the Bronco. It was a 96, Eddie Bauer Edition, fully loaded, 146,000 miles. No paint defects. The only things I could find wrong were the spare mount is a little rusted, and the passenger seat it pretty warn. And when I filled up the tank, well, let's just say it overflowed? I'm thinking breather tube, any ideas. I'll take pics tomorrow, it was dark when I got home tonight.
 

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welcome to FSB
the bko will be alot more fun, than that yellow nissan
 

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Well, driving it home last night reminded me how much I like being up in the air, instead of my butt dragging on the ground.

So, questions....I've been searching on here, and I've come across a lot of answers, so I'm looking merely for opinions.
I'm looking for true dual exhaust. I'd prefer Flowmaster, but if it's a nice system at a good price, I'll consider. Any recommendations?
Intake. K & N or is there something better?
Other than that I'm going to need some new tires, and to paint the spare mount. Also, the elastic in the spare cover is broken, should i fix it, or get a new cover? And I'm going to have the front seats reupholstered. The passenger's side is pretty worn, so I'm just gonna do it.
 

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The gas crisis begins :toothless
No, I mean...it literally overflowed. I was pumping, and it would let me pump the gas very fast. It had about 1/8th of a tank, and I knew it needed more than 2 gallons. So I let off the handle a little, and pumped slowly. I got it up around 24 gallons, and all of a sudden it just started coming out of the top of the gas tank! It ran out for 5 - 10 minutes in a steady stream, and the whole truck reaked of gas this morning. So I dropped it off to get it looked at... Any ideas on this?
 

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Okay, so I finally got it back from the shop Thursday morning. Seems when the last shop replaced the fuel pump, they didn't seat the seal right. So now it's fixed, no more overflowing gas tank. Plus I just put a new set of Michelins on her (I know, I know! They didn't have the ones I wanted, but I desperately needed tires, they were all dry-rotted). I'll get better ones soon, when I get new wheels. But here she is (I washed her, but still need to fully detail her)



 
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