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supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

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 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.

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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)
boston acoustic 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
tripple a pillar gauge pod, housing autometer boost, Innovate LC-1 wideband, and oil pressure gauge
12v power inverter with 120v plug in a 2 usb plugs built into the center console

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
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
4 door leaf springs
rancho rs9000 adjustable rear shocks
03-05 sport trac spindles with drilled and slotted rotors

performance

5L swap
347 stroker
TFS twisted wedge alum heads
comp gold 1.6 rockers
comp cams CCA-35-556-8 nitro cam
heavily modified edelbrock victor jr air gap intake (which serves as a valley pan now)
eaton m122 supercharger (metco 2.70 pulley, and ASP 8 rib 7 1/4 crank pulley) with custom made mount with bell intercooler core
8 rib serpentine belt conversion using pulleys from a 7.3 powerstroke
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
edelbrock fuel rails, trick flow specialties fuel pressure regulator 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
accel extreme 9000 ceramic 45 degree plug wires with boot protectors
4R70W w/2600 stall with J mod
tuff stuff 200a alternator
tuning made possible with sct pro-racer package, and tuned with major help from member [MENTION=102869]Dono[/MENTION] and [MENTION=81804]4pointslow[/MENTION]
flex a lite duel 12 inch electric fans
big 3 upgrade (4 gauge wires)
meziere innercooler water pump
2 froozenboost innercooler rads

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!

ExplorerSport77's X "Hotness"

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

5.0 swap - w/ 4406

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

P51's HID Headlight (Projector) and Fog Conversion (PICS)

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

Gauges, Custom Gauges, Tachometers, Speedometers, Shift Light, Pod

Buzz4x4 for his write up on blacking out ford emblems

How to Make Your Own Custom Ford Emblems

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!

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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!

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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!

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well danny, you now have basically every picture that i have, with the exception of the ones that i took today. i will post them later, I'm pooped. that was the first video i have ever made, and it took me about 4 hours to do. someone up there has got to be able to do them. that or see if you can find a stencil for them, and give it a try.

I don't think my painting skills are that good yet :) I should practice! :salute:
 


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Sams01XplrSprt

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looks awesome
 




vroomzoomboom

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hey danny, my body work skills weren't that great when i first started either. its all practice. just think, if you started doing that, you could make some major $$$$$
 




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added more pictures to page one. i will have to wait till summer to get some better ones
 








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Incredible!! You do some awesome work!
 




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you should give me your truck.
 




MONMIX

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I just tonight clikced on this thread.

That explorer is SICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am not worthy to post in this thread :(
 




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I just clicked as well. I was never sure what I was looking at (your avatar) in the light Group Buy thread. That Sport is one of a kind. I hope you land a new job soon so you can get those lights and then some.

Good stuff fellow Canook! :thumbsup:
 




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well monmix there isn't anything stopping ya from doing the same (that and your probably a better body man them me)! zorro is no slouch either! celly, i found out that we are going to be laid off for a week.....but that's what they say. trust me, i am still thinking REAL hard on getting them. all you guys that have them have nothing but good to say about them. that and when i talked to henry over the phone, he was the deal sealer (not one question that i had he could not answer, and fast to, so he knows his product, and well). have the cash for them, just not sure if i should bite the bullet and get them or not that's all.

thanks for all the complements, all of you are making my ego grow! LOL!
 




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I just tonight clikced on this thread.

That explorer is SICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am not worthy to post in this thread :(

*smacks Kevin over the head*
Don't diss Zorro like that!
 




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*smacks Kevin over the head*
Don't diss Zorro like that!

Smacks Lindsey back.
Zorro aint got fancy flames !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 




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vroomzoomboom that is one of the nicest looking trucks out there, props to you and your talent, not to mention all the great people on here!
 




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now you guys have me wondering if ol' evil is the only one with true fire on it?

and monmix, zorro has himself one oil slick black paint job on him!
 




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Since my truck in a black on white theme on the out side do you think these flames in black would be hot? I have a paint booth he could use and everything. Both of you should fly up this summer for a fishing trip and painting on the side?
 




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danny, i would kill to come up there. one of my high school teachers was from there, and it sounds like a beautiful place, but $$$. need to buy some fancy head lights! LOL! I'm not sure about the black flames, i think blue would look better, not because that's the color i have, but your new lights with the hid's in them will have a blue tint to them, your head liner is blue, it all works know what i mean.
 




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ok, well thanks again to ryan for his write up on how to make projector head lights, and i would have to say about 30 emails, i finaly have made a set of projectors for evil. i would have got some from the group buy, but these where hafe the price to make.

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Tim the lights look great. Im glad all the hard work finally paid off for you. How do you like the light output now? lol :thumbsup:
 


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there is no comparison to the old ones at all! the old ones would pencil beam in one spot, and light up the sides alitte. that and i had to aim them down lots so i didn't blind people. NOW from the edge of the hood, to about 15 cars in front of me i can see (maybe even further down the road). when i first put them in, and tried them, i thought they were way to high. i phoned one of my buddy's that i work with to come for a ride. i chased him around town, then down the highway (sometimes on his bumper, other times way ahead of me). and he said you could see that they where on, but had zero glare to them. at one point, he was about 3 or 4 cars ahead of me, turned off his lights, and said he could see the road just fine! LOL! i should have done this a long time ago!!!!
 




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