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Updated on May 05, 2012
Unfortunately this sport trac is no longer. I parted out the mods and sold the sport trac locally. It was a fun truck while it lasted, but I'm enjoying the Whippled F-150 much more these days.
Thanks to all for the comments and the ratings!
I lowered my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac another inch in the rear, bringing the back down 3" total, while the front sits down 2" by twisting the torsion bars down and re-aligning the front end. I painted the bumper covers, tailgate handle and keyless entry surround and several under the hood parts. The side cladding was replaced with ATS running boards, and the stock rims were replaced with 20" Directional Chrome Rims wrapped in 275-45-20 Goodyear tires. The Astro Cap keeps the bed dry, and the badging and stock pinstriping was removed to give the truck a cleaner look. Clear Corners and Altezza Taillights were installed at the corners, and a lund stainless steel screenfront covers the stock honeycomb grille. A flimsy euro antenna helps with the look, replacing the long, skinny chrome one from ford. I also installed 1.5" wheel spacers in the rear to push the rear wheels out to the edge of the fenders. Sport trac's rear wheels are recessed from the factory, so widening them helps with handling, and give the trac a much meatier look on the road. See page 5 for before and after pictures of what appearance change the wheel spacers made.
Here is a close up of the ATS running boards. They give the sides a much cleaner look, and finally show something different from stock.
The Goodyear Eagle GTII Tires are a bit wider than stock, but there is no rubbing at all at wide open turns. The rims are 20X8.5 chrome with a 5mm positive offset. A set of 1-1&1/2" spacers in the rear would even them out nicely.
Here is a close up of the rims. Not too flashy, but just my style.
Painting the tailgate handle to match was much easier than shaving it off, so that is the route I took. This picture shows how well the shop matched the paint. Check out page 3 for more pictures of painted parts.
Under the Hood I have installed a MAC Intake, Pro M 75mm Mass Air Flow Sensor, Apten 91 Octane Performance Chip and some blue wire loom to cover some hoses. I also had the intake manifold cover, fuse box cover and tool tray painted Island Blue to match the exterior of the truck. Out back to finish off the performance upgrades I have a Flowmaster Exhaust, and SP Performance Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors with Carbon Metallic Pads help slow the beast down from a 130 mph run. I have since installed a red top optima battery which isn't shown in the picture.
Inside I have a pair of 12" Rockford Fosgates downfiring under the rear seats. The seats fold down to their stock height, and the brackets were removed to fit the box. The system really thumps, which surprised us with the lower air space. See page 4 for a complete write up on the audio install.
I added a turquoise street glow neon kit on the 4th of November. I was able to install the neon side tubes right into the ATS boards, so they shine very brightly straight towards the ground on the outside of the trac. Now I've got a bug to install some more lights on the trac.
Page 1: Overview of Trac
Page 2: List of Mods to Date
Page 3: A Work in Progress... Pictures and information on some of my modifications
Page 4: Complete Audio Write Up
Page 5: Rear Wheel Spacer Before and After Pictures
Page 6: Roush F-150 Photos
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I know youve heard this alot but can you send me the specs if you still log into this
also do you know if that box will fit into an 04 sport trac?
hey could you email me the specs on that box at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm sure you have gotten this a lot, but I really love that sub box!!!
is there anyway you can send me the design specs for it? either here on car domain or at email@example.com.
Thanks a lot!!!
nice trac.. i like what uve done, especially the sub box
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