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    1. 4pointslow

      4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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      1998 Explorer 4.0 SOHC
      Bought it with a melted alternator/wiring harness from a junkyard for $1,000
      Fixed it, drove it for two weeks, then I boosted it.
      Started with an M90 supercharger kit from www.Bansheesuperchargerkit.com
      Upgraded to an M112 Lightning supercharger that was a prototype kit.
      Next was the M122 off a 2012 GT500
      I have reached 20 lbs of boost (with ARP head studs) and a 12.83 in a quarter mile.

      Pictures
      1. How it looked when I brought it home.
      2.The M90 supercharger installed
      3.The GT500 supercharger installed
      4.How it looks now
      5.Wheelie
      green ex.jpg DSC02710.JPG 5.JPG Lowered Rear.jpg Exploder wheelie.jpg
       
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      Looks nice. theres some subtle changes/customizations (even in the s/c kit) that I like.
       
    4. 4pointslow

      4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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      Thanks

      Hi kabukie, Your truck looks real good.
      How come you got rid of the SC?
      I was wondering what changes to the sc kit you noticed?

      Took a picture of the M90 when I was rebuilding it with new bearings/seals.
       

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    5. 4pointslow

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      DSC02702.JPG DSC02703.JPG M90 supercharger

      Some pictures of the M90 supercharger installed.
       
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    6. 4pointslow

      4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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      DSC02676.JPG abc.JPG Gauges

      Gauges
       
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      4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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      Small alt.JPG small wire.JPG Brought back from the dead

      One man's trash is another man's treasure.
      I bought this Explorer from a junkyard. It had a salvage title due to the alternator catching fire and burning the engine wiring harness. For 50 bucks I purchased the alternator and wiring harness from Harry's upullit in Pennsburg.
      About 5 hours later it was running, however it took 5 months of running around to get the title converted to a reconstructed one that could be registered. I drove it for two weeks and decided to boost it.
       
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      4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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      DSC05774.JPG DSC05775.JPG DSC05780.JPG DSC05779.JPG New Idler Pulley Bracket added

      Had to get a little more wrap around the altenator so I added a new idler pulley and bracket.
       
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    9. 4pointslow

      4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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      Headlights

      New Headlights and Tailights
       

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      4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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      Electric Cooling Fan

      Old Cooling Fan and shroud.
      Check out the thread rivet tool.
      Installing a Flexalite 180 Black Magic Extreme with supplied controller.
      Warning.
       

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      4pointslow Explorer Torture Tester Elite Explorer

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      More Pics

      Supplied Controller.
      Thread Rivets and Stuff.
      Warning.
       

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    12. Sams01XplrSprt

      Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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      nice sport and does ur sport got hids on it and how many k r they if u do got hids

      and do u got a video of ur sport i would love to hear how that supercharger sounds
       
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      Lights

      Thanks Sams01XplrSprt,
      These Headlights are not HID's, they are projector lights.They are a little better than stock, but not as good as HID's. I have seen a write up somewhere about hid conversion, might damage projectors though in the long run.
       
    14. Sams01XplrSprt

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      4point

      u got video clip of ur supercharger at all. I was thinkin of getting a supercharger for mine.
       
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      Video

      I think I have some video somewhere, or I can make one. How does everyone post video on this forum? I have Elite Explorer status and can post pics but never tried video yet. By the way, in your sig, what does lowered windshields mean?
       
    16. Sams01XplrSprt

      Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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      i lowered the windshield wipers in the front they are lowered

      4point

      you can join www.youtube.com and put videos of your sport on there.
       
    17. 4pointslow

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      video clip

      Here's the video of the M90 set up running.
       
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    18. Sams01XplrSprt

      Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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      sounds awesome
       
    19. Sams01XplrSprt

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      Is that from a supercharged thunderbird.

      I remember I used to have a 89 supercharged tbird it was bright red and it was fully fully loaded it was bright red and it had 17s on it and it had the auto lamp feature and power windows and power locks and alarm and it had cd player and it had like a 500 watt system in too.

      I was so pissed when this a hole hit the passenger side they damaged it real bad. I wish i didn't get rid of it I wish I went to a wrecking yard to see if they had a passenger side door. It had 107k miles on it and I miss real bad. I loved it a lot and it had power. I am so sad that i had to let it go.

      But here is a pic I took the picture at this place like 10 min away from my parents place when i was still living in the bay area.

      Check it out and tell me whatcha ya think.

      [​IMG]
       
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    20. arco777

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      4pointslow, love your Explorer. That is one mean sleeper, though the new lighting threw it off for me, but a real pretty rig nonetheless. The little touches like the sticker are neat.
       
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      T Bird

      Sam-
      That was one nice looking Tbird, It must have been a sad day when you got hit.
      My Supercharger is off a 1993 Supercoupe. I bought the supercharger off ebay and rebuilt it. Works awesome. Way more involved than I thought putting it on, and I have been tunning it myself with SCT proracer software and making upgrades ever since. Thats ok with me cause all I think about for 24 hours a day is automobiles, its in my blood. I am loving every minute of it.
      You ever think of getting another T-Bird? I had a 1994 but it was not supercharged so I gave ot to my dad and he drove it for a year and sold it.
       
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      To Arco777

      Thanks man,
      I know the lights look different, I wanted unique. They do look much better in person and the projector headlights supply more light out in front where I need it. I do miss the total sleeper thing I had going, before the lights and exhaust it looked completely stock and was quite. I gained 10 horse power at the wheels just by changing the Muffler and tail pipe though. And that was before I put the smaller sc pulley on. Got to get it back on the dyno again.
       
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      Sweet truck 4pointslow! I admire your drive to acquire and install a supercharger without having to use a prefabbed kit. Very nice looking and sweet sounding. You'll have to post some track times if you have one near you. I see that you live in NJ! I'm from Jersey too. If you're anywhere close to Atco you have to hit up Atco raceway. Definitely a sweet track. I believe either Thursdays or Fridays is when anyone can race on the track all night for just 20 bucks. Its a very nice track; used to take my stang there when I still had it. A lot of people race there. Just wondering, don't know if you have already stated, what boost is the S/C running at? Were all of the gauges hard to install? I like how you have them set up on the pillar like that.

      Kyle
       
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      Nice job gettin that Eaton on there, I was looking to do that same thing at some point. Did you have to make your own lower intake man. to get the s/c to bolt up? Sorry just curious! ;)
       
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      4point u got aim or yahoo

      i miss my 89 supercharged thunderbird it would be nice to get one in a mint mint condtion like how mine was before it got hit.
       
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      Kyle,
      I like your screen name (Exploratory) thats cool.
      I used to race at Atco in the 90's, 81 trans am with a built chevy 350. Loved every minute of it. I was wondering when street night was, right now I run a couple of times a year at MapleGrove cause my work pays for the race tickets for me and the students on special events.
      I am only running 6 lbs of boost but that is max since there is no intercooler right now. The lower intake was made by a cool man named Ron Caster(rpcaster kit). They are sold on eBay and www.bansheesuperchargerkit.com
      Awesome Kit.
      Installing gauges is time consuming, "hard" is a matter of opinion, having them to monitor everything that is going on is priceless.:D
       
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