Specs

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Sport 2dr 102" WB Sport

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.47
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Power
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.02

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 30.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18.5

Doors

Side Door Type

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425

Engine

Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 5.0L/302
Displacement 4.0L/245
Fuel System SEFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 4200
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 4200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 3000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 288 @ 3300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2750
Engine Oil Cooler
Engine Order Code 99E
Engine Order Code 99P
Engine Order Code 99X

Exterior Dimensions

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.6
Step Up Height - Side (in) 19.8
Step Up Height - Front (in) 19.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
Side Door Opening Height (in)
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.7
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.0
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9
Height, Overall (in) 67.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 179.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.7

Frame

Frame Type Single Channel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Location Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in) 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9
Second Hip Room (in) 43.6
Passenger Capacity 4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.1

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21

Steering

Steering Type Power
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.8

Summary

Vehicle Name Ford Explorer
Body Style 2 Door Sport
Body Code 102" WB

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar
Suspension Type - Rear Single-Stage Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2400
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2290
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2650
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.27
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77

Tires

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843
Front Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code T7R
Rear Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code T7R
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P255/70R16
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Rear Tire Size P255/70R16
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size P255/70R16
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2065
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2065
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2065
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 683
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 717
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 683
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 717
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 683
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 717

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1005
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.47
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code 44M
Trans Order Code 44U
Trans Order Code 44D
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Model
Trans PTO Access
Trans Power Take Off
Clutch Size (in) 10
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.33
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.10
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Vehicle

Rear Door Type Liftgate

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2290
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2400
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4700
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1766
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2650
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1935

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum

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