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John_Rock's 2001 Sport Trac 4x4

Well, I've been an Elite member for probably like two years. I guess it's time to put something in the Elite Registry. So here goes...

Engine: Stock 4.0L (245) SOHC SEFI V-6
Transmission: Stock Ford 5R55E 5 -Speed Automatic Overdrive
Transfer Case: Borg Warner 1354 electric shift - Gear Ratio ? Low ? 2.48:1
Steering: Stock Power, Ford - Rack and Pinion (Includes Steering Cooler) - Ratio 19.1:1 Static
Front Suspension: Superlift 4" lift
Rear Suspension: Spring over axle
Front Axle: Dana35 with a LockRight locker
Rear Axle: Ford 8.8 with a LockRight locker
Communications: Cobra 75 WX ST 40 Channel CB, Wilson 1000 antenna
Recovery Equipment: 60" Hi-Lift jack, 20' looped end tow strap.
Tires/Wheels: Super Swamper TSL/SX on 15x10 American Racing AR-767 wheels
Exterior: Performance Accessories 3" body lift. Gloria Zimmerman Rocksliders.
Interior: Leather seats, power moonroof, power rear window.
Audio: Stock CD/AM/FM radio.
Future Mods: Try to get rid of the rust before it falls apart.


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After Pic
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Purchased 6/30/2000. It was 4th of July weekend, and I took her out for some camping and
minor offroading in Big Bend National Park in 110 degree heat. I put my first scratches on her that weekend.
I was just letting her know how hard she would have to work for me.

I bought her fully loaded. I think the only option I didn't have was the audiophile stereo system and of course the hard tonneau cover wasn't available yet.

Big Bend National Park
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I pretty much left her stock in appearance for over a year. Thanks to this website I learned about the KKM performance filter and installed it.
 



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Great pics, John!
 



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John, you've sure been using a lot of photo shop to make it look like your truck is back out on the trails!! haha :)

It was a lot of fun to be out there. Someday mine will make it out there.
 






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i hate your truck.. every time i see it, i wish mine had bigger tires.. more lift..

my truck seems inadequate
 






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dude your trac is sick I plan on gettin one to replace my wrx I wrecked my 01 sport last nov and I have always loved this thing!
When I get it I'm thinkin of going with SOA Shackle TT and a 3 inch slanted bl since I have some left over pucks from the sport
 






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Some Videos....



Big tires and lockers don't get you up all the hills. :(
But you might have fun trying.




I help Jeeps out sometimes.

 






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Txplates and I took both our trucks out to Spring Creek last weekend.

Here's some video footage of my truck. I need a new tail lamp. :(

 






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Preparation has begun for the next upgrade...

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oh gee how many guesses we get? :p:

so i assume the usual suspect will find a new home under there? (EB D44?)
 






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tired of breaking front end parts? lol
 






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I got my parts today, but the weather sucked that I was not motivated to be out there in a cold raining condition.

Maybe tomorrow will be better and I can get this upgrade knocked out.
 






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what are you going to do with your cv's? :D
 






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what are you going to do with your cv's? :D
You ***** you! I'm not even dead yet and you are asking. LOL
Just get Kabiak to get you some spares.
















ps - you are wrong about what I am doing... hehehehe
 






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larger knuckles? some sort of manual hub conversion?

i have spares.. but they dont last long with the locker lol
 






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larger knuckles? some sort of manual hub conversion?

i have spares.. but they dont last long with the locker lol
And a lead foot perhaps??? :D
 






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Some progress this weekend but not as much as I wanted to make.

Saturday was spent getting the new to me parts. Then today I got kind of a late start. Not a great day to be outside and working on the truck. It was raining on and off. Then while removing the rest of my parts I broke the passenger side torsion adjustment bolt. :shoot: That took me some time to remedy.

So all I got done today was removal of the front axle and torsion bars and lower A-arms. Oh and not to mention another problem I found. The rear drivers side mount for the front axle is broken off of the frame. :shoot:

Some pics from the end of the day...

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so whats the plan stan?
 






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so whats the plan stan?
I'm just trying to catch up with you. :p:

An SAS would be great, but that's just way more money than I can spend right now. But, I came across a helluva deal on a used Superlift. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 






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holy crap! I dont think anyone had pushed the IFS as far as you John, not on this forum! Of course having the long heavy sport trac I am sure helps!!

Does the superlift rely on the mount you broke? I am guessing it does! LOL

Its not going to fit under your car port LOL
 






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Does the superlift rely on the mount you broke? I am guessing it does! LOL
Well the front axle relies on this mount to keep it from rotating under stress. I guess without that mount the front axle could experience axle wrap while driving. I hope to get the lift installed this week after work(leaving out he front axle and stuff) and drive it up to SVO's house to get the mount repaired.

I think Premier is trying to catch me in CV axle MDK(murder death kill) count. I think I might be at 6. :D
 



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LOL I know the diff needs all its mounts, I am wondering with the Superlift brackets, do they rely on this mount? I mean the superlift kit drops your entire diff like 4", I assume the superlift mounts on the factory diff mounts? I have never looked closely at a drop bracket IFS kit
I was thinking if the superlift drop bracket doesnt use this bolt hole = EASY fix for you! instead of a repair just install lift!
 






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