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2002 Sport Trac SAS

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by chad551, September 15, 2009.

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  1. chad551

    chad551 Well-Known Member

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    2002 Explorer Sport Trac

    Engine:
    Stock 4.0
    Taylor 8.8 MM Plug wires
    Screamin Demon Coil
    XCAL2 Tuned
    Zabtek Cold Air intake
    Random Tech "Y" pipe with custom FLowmaster exhaust. A few cats have been removed.

    Transmission:
    5R55E freshly rebuilt
    1354 Borg Warner Electric Shift
    Modified Superlift front driveshaft
    Stock rear driveshaft

    Front Axle:
    89 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Dana 44 low pinion
    ARB Air Locker
    4:56 Ring & Pinion
    Superior Chromo Axles
    CTM U-joints
    Steel braided 28” brakelines
    Warn manual locking hubs
    Parts Mike Highsteer arms with 1" spacers
    Parts Mime highsterr knuckles
    5/5.5 conversion kit

    Rear Axle:
    Explorer 8.8 31 spline
    PowerTrax Locker
    4:56 Ring & Pinion
    SOA conversion
    Wheel spacer/adapter for 5/5.5 bolt pattern

    Suspension:
    BDS front shocks
    Rancho RS5000 rear shocks stock height
    Custom made 7 pack Waggy leafs up front
    Stock leafs out back

    Tires and Rims:
    35x17x12.5 BFG KM2
    Eagle Alloys model 951 17x9


    Body Mods:
    3" Body lift (may come out soon to allow for more suspension lift)
    Clear corner lens
    Sylvania Silverstar 9007 headlight bulbs
    Sylvania Silverstar 9005 foglight bulbs


    Sound System:
    Kenwood head unit
    (4) 6x9 Ifiniti speakers
    (2) 8” Kicker Subs in a custom figerglass enclosure behind the rear seats
    Alpine 4 channel Amplifier
    Cobra 75WXST CB

    Here is my build thread, I will apologize now for the stupid questions you will read from me..

    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237526


    There are a bunch of interior mods i did but this a SAS registry..

    First was the install of the crossmember:
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    Then followed alot of cutting and grinding to get here, where the rear leaf mounts were installed:
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    Then a little more progress:
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    Steering was a PITA. Here is my Gen1 and Gen2 Hybris steering linkage:
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    Here is the Rack and Pinion steering cooler re-used and mounted to my crossmember:
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    More progress:
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    All this work to get here:

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  3. crazyflights

    crazyflights Well-Known Member

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    Turned out great, its a sweet ride!
     
  4. section525

    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Did you ever run less springs in the front prior to using the 7-leaf pack?

    It came out great. :cool:
     
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    RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Sure is good lookin'. :thumbsup:
     
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    Joey P Well-Known Member

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    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    This is one sweet ride. Watching it climb in Moab was a treat. The pictures don't do it justice. You would not believe how big this rig is till you stood next to it. Some rigs look a little tacky lifted real high, but not this rig. It is proportioned very well. Street looks and creature comforts in a real off road 4x4, awesome combo.

    Good work Chad!
     
  8. chad551

    chad551 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone!!!!

    I had 5 leaf packs in front for a month or so, and they went all negative on me. SO I went down to the spring shop and had some more leafs made and added them to the leaf pack. Thing is I still have the Explorer left side lean.

    I am debating taking out the body lift and installing longer shackles to get more flex out of it, but I need a house and a garage first. Although the body lift does make it nice to do other work on the truck.
     
  9. section525

    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Is it more stable with the 7s?
     
  10. chad551

    chad551 Well-Known Member

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    It is good with the 7 leaf pack, but the drivers side is still more flat than the passenger side. I could probably put 8 leafs on the drivers side and get rid of the leaning.

    I have found a few things I need to redo on the front leaf mounts. I need to remove the front leaf mounts make new mounts that will move the bolt hole forward 1" and down 1" to fix some interference I get when flexing it out.
     
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    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: Looks great Chad!
     
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    I love your Sport Trac Chad, so awesome! I can't wait for my life to settle down so I can SAS my X.
     
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    Very nice looking sport trac!:cool:
     
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    apsolutly awesome! you have totally helped me with my future mod decision!
     
  15. Turdle

    Turdle Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    You guys should see it in person. This is definitely one of the best trucks around here. So clean.
     
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    Doing something very similar to my sport, what kind of flex are you getting with the leaf packs up front?
     
  17. crazyflights

    crazyflights Well-Known Member

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    Leafs will get u better flex than your IFS, but coils will achieve even more flex, but ride little softer also, sometimes to soft, if doing lots of street driving leafs are pretty good way to go.
     
  18. chad551

    chad551 Well-Known Member

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    They flexed good enough for the trails we ran in Moab. However only Brad (bronco2guy)
    and Gregg (gmanpaint) saw how it flexed as I was busy driving up goofy rock walls.
     
  19. crazyflights

    crazyflights Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, next time we go, will have some extra days and more time you can get out and check out your flex. Also we can pre run about 4-5 trails on some RZR's.
     
  20. DirtDemon85

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    yea im definatly interested as i have an old 89 Wagoneer sitting in my yard, figured it make some use out of it, Granted it will never come out as clean as urs! thats perty
     
  21. minkis123

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    Hi i also own a 2002 ford trac sport. And i was wondering what you did with your subs. As you probly know you cant really do that much with subs in this truck do to the lack of space below the seats. But i would like to hear what you did. Please get back at me about this at taymink@sbcglobal.net
    Thank you for your time.
     

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