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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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Oooooh! Now it really DOES look evil! Kind of like it's glaring at oncoming traffic ;) Looks really sweet, Tim- damn good job!
 


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super awesome job......so...since i helped u with ur roll pan ur gonna make me a set of lights for free?....ur all right tim...heh heh:thumbsup:

ha ha ha..... well i will tell you what, if you supply the parts, sure, i will make you a set.
 




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well, i just finished putting in a full length center console, and message center as well. gotta thank Ryon40 for some help on the message center. here is some pictures of it, and me playing with FIRE, muwahahaha!!!!

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did the led think to the key pad, working on changing the display to blue as well.

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playing with fire.

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there will be more to come once i get the rims on, paint and install the wing from blackjack that spas sold me, and finish the speaker pods. thanks again for the photo shop danny.
 




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So i have not got my hands of any buttons yet they junk yard lied to me.
Are post counts are 1000 posts different roughly haha you have 1,100 I have 2,100
 




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evils new, used wing. thanks lindsy, i think it looks great on her!

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also, some kick panels pods that i made for her. they are just in body work at the moment. i plain on painting the plastic parts to match the interior, as well as getting the pods vinyl wrapped.

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here's a little update. its about 12:10am right now and i am SO PISSED OFF (and i normally try to keep my temper).

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now word up to ALL pet owners. i have a cat and a dog. the dog is on a leash if it is walked, if it is not on a leash, it's in the fenced in back yard. the cat, is indoors only! if you have animals, KEEP A FREAKIN EYE ON THEM!!!!

if i cant get this polished out (and there is a possibility because the flames did bleed into the clear) i will NEVER be able to rematch both the pearl, or the flames!!!! :fire:
 








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it just gets better and better. today i come home, let my little dog out. as she's doing her thing i am walking around my back yard (small yard to begin with). i notice this.

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if you cant realy see it, it's a rock.

i didn't think much of it, after all, i just finished putting a a/c and furnace in my house, and it was need the hole they drilled for the a/c lines, even tho it looked kind of big.

keep in mind, there is a elementary school behind me, and there is a older lady next door that watches kids after school.

fast forward about 4 hours, i go to jump into evil which has sat basically same spot since the cat used it as a scratching post only days earlier, and find this! :fire:

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some little brat chucked that rock into the air and bounced off evils windshield! now, if i am lucky, i find a new windshield, and put it in my self (i used to do them when i was a body man thank god), or a pay $500 and take it to a shop and get it done. it is realy starting to piss me off! it gets parked in my fenced in back yard where no one can see it, but my two neighbors that live on the other side of my house! with this, the dam cat, and one of my projectors acting up, i am ready to kill something!!!!!
 












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Why dont you get insurance to cover the windshield? I was at school one day about a year ago and where I parked my truck was on the end of a row of cars. Well while one of the landscapers were cutting grass near my truck they shot a rock through my back drivers side window and it cracked my windsheild. The guy didnt even know it happened. Insurance covered both windows.
 




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Damn man that's some horrid luck :(
 




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jon, thanks, but remember, i live in canada

danny, i know you know the fun i have had in the last few days! i will see if i can test your switches tomorrow.

Jd0gg919, the $500 is my deductible, plus if i do use my insurance, my rates will go up next year.

sobelover, thanks for being concerned. this hasn't been my week for luck at all.

the good news is, as i was driving to my girlfriends house in my little beater truck, i remembered one of the guys i work with has a buddy that owns a mobile glass replacement company. we are going to call him to see what he can get me for a price on a windshield. i pray it will be $200 or less.
 




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evil was trying to melt some snow.

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obviously, she lost, and doesn't look to happy about it! one day i will move to a house that has a garage so i don't have to leave her out in the elements anymore.
 




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evil finally made a new friend today!

evil meet log roller, log roller, meet evil!

corkey drove out here to look at a truck that i will be selling, so i snapped a pic of the two.

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Thats good stuff right there.

Pete definitely has the "miles traveled" award in the bag.
 


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