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Old 06-23-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
Simon H
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Difference between '98 and '00 Explorers

I have just traded in my '98 Ex for a '00 Ex. The '00 is a UK spec 'North
Face' which I believe to be the nearest equvalent spec to the EB in other
markets. Anyway, apart from the obvious styling and trim differences I was
wondering if the '00 is higher geared? It seems to be slightly better on
gas mileage and maybe a little 'sluggish' in the acceleration department
compared to the '98.
Did they change the ratios? Or mess with the engine management? Or am I
deluding myself?

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Old 06-23-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Difference between '98 and '00 Explorers

Forgot to mention, we only get 4X4 4.0 SOHC models over here...

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Old 06-23-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Difference between '98 and '00 Explorers

IIRC, they made some engine management changes to improve fuel economy and
emissions but nothing major. Assuming as well that you have the same 5
speed auto tranny. It wasn't til 2002 that they did a major overhaul with
the new suspension and such.

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Old 06-23-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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"Al Williams" <donotreplydirect@usenewsgroup.com> wrote in message
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> IIRC, they made some engine management changes to improve fuel economy and
> emissions but nothing major. Assuming as well that you have the same 5
> speed auto tranny. It wasn't til 2002 that they did a major overhaul with
> the new suspension and such.
>
> --
> Allan Williams
>
>

Yes, it's the 5 speed auto tranny (it's the option we ever got in the UK).
One thing that I've noticed is that the '00 seems a bit reluctant to 'kick
down' when a quick burst of acceleration is required. I will have a fairly
heavy towing job in a few weeks for further comparison with the '98.

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