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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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John_Rock

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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!
That particular Superlift part replaces the stock mount bracket that is bolted to the side of the differential and bolts into the same mount that is broken on my truck. I'm sure SVO can work his welding magic to fix it as long as he doesn't hit the fuel line blowing up my truck.
 


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magic would be making said exploded truck re-appear non exploded :)
 




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just so you know, you'll lose clearance with the superlift :( i just ordered shackles and i have longer torsion bolts.. im going to get another 2" or so. i will still run 33's, because of my gearing
 




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The SAS is done, but I'm not sure if it will flex too well. :scratch::scratch::scratch:

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You change thread title? We must kung fu fight!

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and a name change. I'm real confused. especially cause the trac looked a dark purple at first on the photo.
That's the bright Arizona sun getting to you. :D
 




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john stone (rock) lol.. try john pebble
 




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Ok, sillyness time is over. :p:

I got a helluva deal on a used 4" Superlift. Here's my truck with it installed...

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Just like that? One day no SuperLift, next day with SuperLift?
 




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I might mention this

the Trailmaster rear drop bracket for the control arms, is also the diff bracket. It does not use the factory bracket hole

wanna see?

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look at the far left bracket

I think the trailmaster kit brackets are a bit better--see how they are one peice?


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I might mention this

the Trailmaster rear drop bracket for the control arms, is also the diff bracket. It does not use the factory bracket hole

wanna see?

look at the far left bracket

I think the trailmaster kit brackets are a bit better--see how they are one peice?
Interesting. But is the Trailmaster lift even being made nowadays? Can you get the differential in and out of the truck with the drop brackets on? At least with the Superlift you could remove the cross brackets to remove the front axle.

I haven't put my front axle back in yet, because I found out that my rear differential mount was broken. I need to get it welded back on to the frame. :hammer:
 




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I haven't put my front axle back in yet, because I found out that my rear differential mount was broken.
Wow, thats interesting because I would think the little arm shooting back on the diff shooting back would break first.
 




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Wow, thats interesting because I would think the little arm shooting back on the diff shooting back would break first.
Rust sir, rust.
 




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Rust sir, rust.
Ohh gotcha, I thought pulled a Blee and high centered on an important part and broke it (like a torsion bar ;))
 




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Ok, sillyness time is over. :p:

I got a helluva deal on a used 4" Superlift. Here's my truck with it installed...

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nice.. now you need new tires and more pics lol :)
 




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nice.. now you need new tires and more pics lol :)
A couple of months ago I got 2 new ones on the front. I bought the BFG Mud Terrain KM2's.

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I opened up my front differential yesterday and found this...

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I have no idea how long it has been broken. Luckily I have a spare front axle and can replace it from there.
 


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the truck is looking good man
 




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