Well, it is about time I do this This is our 1998 Mountaineer. We acquired it in late 2000, with 29 k on the odometer. Previously it prowled the Oklahoma turnpike as an unmarked police cruiser. I would say it was about June-2001, when the initial madness set in, and I became obsessed with changing the looks. I found Explorer Express, Where I scored the x-spec suspension. After talking with John V., I learned of the Apten group buy here, and the rest is as they say, history. In June of 2002, I acquired an exhaust leak. Being the expert I thought I was, I bought a header gasket set, went to fix it. Well, in my thinking I didn't have the front bolt tight enough, I snapped it off into the head---ooops. After pouting about this for awhile, I decided to really get into this site for answers. The result-- 347 cubic inch, stroked and bored engine FMS sportsman block-bored .030 over and machined for stroke Billet crankshaft with chev rod journals H-beam ultra light rods Probe PRS forged pistons -9cc dish ( slightly over 10:1 compression) Melling stock volume oil pump Edelbrock performer efi heads 2.02 intake, 1.60 ex valve 58cc chambers Crane's roller lifters--billet aluminum lifter guides Crane's roller rockers comp cams pushrods Cloyes true billet double timing set. FMS X-303 camshaft, advanced 4 degrees Professional products Typhoon intake and EGR elbow, with 1" phenolic spacer FMS 42 lb injectors Aeromotive fuel rails, boost reference regulator ( currently set to 43 psi.) Walbro 255LPH fuel pump--return style 3402 Lightning MAF Torquemonster headers--stock exhaust with rear cats removed--magnaflow dula in single out-Hooker Aerochamber stacked right behind, 3" mandrel bent MAC tailpipe. Art Carr 3000 RPM flash lockup converter ( 10 " billet housing) Art Carr built valvebody kit Amsoil fluids in all otherwise stock components. ( since I change my oil early and often, I use the least expensive synthetic oil. Usually Amsoil, but sometimes I will use Mobil 1) AWD IS OUT!! 4406 4X4 IS IN! http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166726 http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185203&highlight=turdle UPDATE As of 2-17-08 I mentioned the truck being a poilice cruiser in it's first life- well, this caused a little "glitch" While the PCM says it is a NRT1 box code, somewhere along the line a police code was flashed into the PCM. My original paperwork shows a dealer service call for a PCM reflash right before the title was signed over. I am assuming the police tune was recovered, and a stock tune re loaded. However, they didn't mention they loaded it with a MC2O box code. After 2 trials with the initial run tune, I actually read the box code with the XCAL2 and James deteremined This error. Once this was figured out-the tuning was ON!!! Baseline tuning is complete and all is well. I'm waiting on a new Innovate LM-1 wideband for WOT tuning. Somehow mine took a dump, I spent a whole day trying to figure it out. If it had been operating though it would have been a breeze. James ( jah81592) is about the best help a guy could ask for in this area. www.hensonperformance.com UPDATE 2 Tuning complete-after a few WOT pulls to 6000 rpm's James has not only achieved a great tune in my truck, but totally eliminated the surging issues I was experiencing. UPDATE 3 Truck now lifted for trip to Colorado Gold mine trails--page8 Update 4 colorado trip completed-Imogene pass and Black bear pass have been driven in this truck woo hoo!! picture of black bear pass- update 5 On Sept 19, 2008 Went to KCIR and ran a 14.8 @ 90mph---2.002 60 ft time I was snoozing and did everything wrong. It has more in it. Update 6 After drooling over Mountaineergreen's extensive suspension mod list for years- With a feeling of guilt, for not doing the actual work myself, I have acquired his 4" superlift suspension lift, 410 gears aussie locker in rear disconnect front diff--- http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188359 double cardan front drive shaft ---http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185232 285-75-16" cooper discovery sst (33") tires UPDATE 7 Exhaust Dumps installed 4-15-2009 These allow the exhaust to be opened right after the cats. new pics as of 3-16 2009 update 8 Added another stock trans cooler beside original, installed hard lines and twin 10" cooling fans They seemed to work just fine Update 9 Sliders installed!!! http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245321&highlight=sliders I used Smoked chrome powder coat on front and rear bumpers, sliders, and wheels make for a factory look match Bumper pictures are before slider install- Next up--Get rid of torsion bar drop brackets, and, the bars themselves. I also have some mild white neon tube rock lights, some very bright 55w rock lights, and, 6 rock llight of death tubes ( to be shown later) stay tuned!!