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    1. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      hi everyone, my name is tim . i live in selkirk, manitoba, canada and as if this date that i am posting this, i am 36 years old.

      i bought my sport in jan 05 from a local ford dealer. it had 111,000KM's on it. this is the second sport i have owned. it was sitting on the lot for about 8 months before i came along. i am the third owner (i was able to track down the person that traded it in, and they got it from a friend, who bought it new in 98).

      i don't have any pictures of when i first got it, but this is what it looked like in october 07

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      i started to do a few things to it after i first got it, then i found this site, and all hell broke lose! i've never been satisfied with something the everyone else has, so i started to tinker with it even more.

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      mods include

      interior

      installed factory tilt, cruise, overhead console, auto dimming mirror, full length console, with a message center (it didn't have these from factory).

      white face with blue flames indigo gauge covers (they light up blue)
      blue l.e.d. everything
      white l.e.d. interior lights
      Kenwood DDX392 Touch Screen Head Unit
      alpine 4 channel amp (all four speakers)
      alpine front and rear speakers
      alpine mono amp (for sub)
      2 12 inch jl audio subs
      rockford fosgate cap
      passenger side one touch window down mod.
      custom transfer case shifter
      duel a pillar gauge pod, housing autometer boost gauge, and Innovate LC-1 wideband gauge

      exterior

      BMW E46 projectors, mounted into stock housings using clear lens
      6000K HID head lights
      angel eye "driving" lights, with 8000k h.i.d.'s
      clear parking/corner lights
      billet grill (powder coated by Turdle)
      blacked out ford emblems
      custom front steel 95-98 bumper, with 4 inch round tubes welded in for driving lights
      shaved radio antenna
      shaved roof rack
      black euro tall lights
      4 door leaf springs
      l.e.d. license plate lights
      smoked out 3rd break light
      lund rear tailgate spoiler/wing (formally from the truck "blackjack" owned by EF member Spas)
      hand made roll pan (made from 3 1/2 rear bumpers, with 1/4 inch diamond plate on the top, and it is removable)
      aluminum T/A differential griddle/cover (powder coated by Turdle)
      Motegi Mr107 20' rims
      goodyear wrangler hp p245/50 r20
      1 1/4 wheel spacer in the rear, 3/8 in front
      and most noticeable, black with blue pearl paint, and blue true fire (ground effects are black with blue pearl as well)

      Suspension

      2 inch lowering blocks in the rear, reverse TT in the front (2 inch as well)
      Explorer Express rear sway bar

      performance

      5L swap
      347 stroker
      TFS twisted wedge alum heads
      comp gold 1.6 rockers
      comp cams CCA-35-556-8 nitro cam
      TMoss ported lower explorer intake
      eaton m112 supercharger (Riechard Racing 2.80 pulley, and ASP 7 1/4 crank pulley) with custom made mount
      custom made 3 1/2 inch throttle body elbow
      accufab 75mm throttle body
      4 inch intake pipe
      PMASS MH90 90mm Universal 3000 KG/HR MAF
      amsoil cone filter
      F.A.S.T. 60lb injectors
      trick flow specialties fuel rail kit with summit racing fuel pressure gauge
      walbro 255lph fuel pump
      1/2 inch steel braided fuel pressure line from tank to rail using 8AN fittings
      torque monster headers
      2 1/2 duel pipes with flowpro duel in and out 2 1/2 single muffler
      moroso 8mm plug wies
      4R70W w/2600 stall and shift kit
      Turdle powder coated lower intake, timing chain cover, water inlet, steel heater lines, oil dipstick
      tuning made possible with sct pro-racer package, and tuned with major help from member [MENTION=102869]Dono[/MENTION] and [MENTION=81804]4pointslow[/MENTION]
      AEM 30-3301 meth kit
      flex a lite duel 12 inch electric fans
      big 3 upgrade (4 gauge wires)

      Transfer case

      4406 manual shift from a 97 F150
      modified stock trans cross member to accept 93 mustang 5L polyurethane tans mount
      double cardan rear drive shaft

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      because of all the "fun" i had doing the bodywork, and some other things to my truck, i have nick named it "evil dora" or if you like, just plane "evil"!
      and now the thank yous

      my buddy gord leiss, who let this thing sit in his garage for 3 months while i did the body work to it. he also gave me a hand with some of the prep work, and painted it for me

      kevin willson for doing the true fire http://affordableairbrushing.ca/

      Joe Bukoski for letting me do the 5L/4406 swap in his garage

      now people from this site, weather they knew it or not, they helped

      BIG THANKS to tara a.k.a. explorersport77 for pictures of her truck. wouldn't been able to build the roll pan with out them!

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118975

      jon a.k.a. Turdle for selling me some real swanky rear shackles, as well as powder coating the diff cover and sending them up to canada. as well as much needed info on v8, and 4406 swaps as well as doing the grill and showing me how its done.

      don aka dono for the help with the tuning, and wideband, as well as the supercharger

      andy aka ahodges for some parts, and any help i needed for all the go faster goodies

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338061

      jad2411 for finding me a link for my hidden antenna

      ryan a.k.a. MustangP51 for doing his write up on making l.e.d.'s for interior lights, and how to make projectors

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums//showthread.php?t=209015

      and N3ELZ cardomain page for L.E.D. switch and cruise pod mods

      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/2002-ford-ranger-regular-cab/page-6
      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/2002-ford-ranger-regular-cab/page-12
      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/2002-ford-ranger-regular-cab/page-23

      bob a.k.a. rwenzing for showing me speedhut's sit for the gauges

      http://www.speedhut.com/

      Buzz4x4 for his write up on blacking out ford emblems

      http://www.fordf150.net/howto/customemblems.php

      the late aldive for his write up on one touch down passengers window mod

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141027&highlight=touch+passengers+window+mod

      BIG COUNTRY, for his write up on how to install a auto dimming mirror

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=84968

      BIG COUNTRY, 98formulaLS1, and Ryon40 for there write ups on how to install a message center

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225017&highlight=BIG+COUNTRY
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80670&highlight=message+center
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245085&highlight=Ryon40

      MountaineerGreen for his 4406 swap write up and "Custom" Driveshaft for a 4406 and 4" Superlift on the Cheap " (even tho its lowered

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166726&highlight=awd+4x4+swap
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185232

      Simon, aka blueka for his "pickle" thread, and help anytime i picked the phone up the phone on the 5L swap

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271813

      Jon, aka 4pointslow for any MAJOR technical advice i have needed

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219092

      i wish i could find who did the write up on the overhead console install, but here is the link

      http://www.explorer4x4.com/overhead.htm

      Russ aka NICE59FORDF100 for his help on the wiring, and what to watch out for electronically.

      hopefully one day, i will be able to help people on here just as much as the people that i have mentioned above!

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      plus you know you have done something right when.....

      your truck (as well as corkey) wins truck of the month

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums//showthread.php?t=296023

      is the feature truck on the fun hump day radio show (starts roughly around the 30 min mark)

      http://explorerforum.podbean.com/2011/03/23/19-vroom-zoomboom/

      and you drive 26 hours ONE WAY to the carlisle all ford nationals in june 2010 and 2011, and grab second place in the s.u.v. all category!

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      then in 2014 you go back to the same show you have been to 5 years in a row (nothing by most, but its one hell of a long drive) and take first!

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    3. WhiteLimited

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      I want to mimic your flames :) DAMN! So sexy! I'm so jealous! How much did he charge you?!:salute:
       
    4. MustangP51

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      Tim the truck looks absolutely amazing. The paint and fog lights truly make it one of a kind.

      Glad to have been some help to you.

      Great Work!
       
    5. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      danny i will make you sick when i tell you how much they cost me. i had the truck, masked up, clear sanded, and wiped down. the only thing he had to do was come in and lay down the flames. i drove to my buddy's place, witch took 1 hour both ways, spent about 2 to 3 hours painting it, and brought his own paint (ppg vibrance blue and white). total cost for flames....... $200. no lies!
       
    6. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      thanks ryan, you don't know how hard it was for me to make the lights! even with your pictures. if you didn't post them, i could of done it, and they made a monster of a difference as well!
       
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      the truck turned out "Hot" literally......cant express my Love for it enough..Hotness also gave her beep of approval.:p:;)
       
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      Spas It's all Jack's fault Elite Explorer

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      Damned rollpan turned out HAWWWT :D When are you gonna mass market those suckers so I can buy one for Blackjack, hmm? The flame job is just straight up sexy, you need to buy your boy beer for the rest of his life for that one!
       
    9. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      ya know something spas, i actually did make a thread to see if anyone would have been interest in buying any roll pans if i made them out of fiberglass, and i only got one response! thanks for the compliment as well!
       
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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I like your new avatar!
       
    12. Sams01XplrSprt

      Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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      looks awesome u got pics of the hids on
       
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      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      hey danny, i like that!
       
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      That's what I do when I'm fighting my sleeping meds. Ha
       
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      This is way too cool Tim! I wish I had the resources to build me something unique like you did, glad to see that the antenna worked out OK for what you were going for :thumbsup:
       
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      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      here's some more for you danny

       
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      blueka Elite Pickler Elite Explorer

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      your sport is gorgeous.. I'm in love...


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      Ugh not fair bro you should fly him over here to do mine. Wow...
       
    20. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      :D:D:D

      I've had it done now for a little over a week, and it is starting to get a little sickening to drive. everyone stares at it. so much for driving in the nude!
       
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      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      well danny, you now have basically every picture that i have, with the exception of the ones that i took today. i will post them later, I'm pooped. that was the first video i have ever made, and it took me about 4 hours to do. someone up there has got to be able to do them. that or see if you can find a stencil for them, and give it a try.
       
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      I don't think my painting skills are that good yet :) I should practice! :salute:
       
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      Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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      looks awesome
       
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      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      hey danny, my body work skills weren't that great when i first started either. its all practice. just think, if you started doing that, you could make some major $$$$$
       
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      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      added more pictures to page one. i will have to wait till summer to get some better ones
       
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