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 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. 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 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! 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! 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!