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supercharged '04 in TRUCKIN' magazine...

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go look-at/buy a copy...from Explorer Express, 75hp @ 6psi. pretty cool.
 
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whats on the cover of that one gary, ive been trying to stay current, havent gotten my subscription through yet. did you catch the one with the whipple F-150 on the cover
 
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That's the same issue...it's on page 236. I got to see that truck @ Fabulous Fords Forever show in April in SoCal. Pretty nice truck. Was kinda cool seeing it up close. Of course I would have preferred seeing the Lightning Bolt, LOL.
 
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You sure thats an 04'...
 
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75hp doesn't seem like that much for such an expensive mod...
 
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75 flywheel or at the wheel, i could understand at the wheels..
 
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The kit will give you roughly 250 at the rear wheels.

This is for a Eaton M62 blower, which for this application is technically maxed out. An M90 or an MP90 would've been much nicer....Brian McKelvy from RPS has run an Eaton M112 s/c (the same one the Lightning uses) on his 4.0 and put down around 300 RWHP.


Stock 4.0 Rangers put down roughly 170-180 RWHP, so the kit will be noticeable, but IMO it's not a very good bang-for-the-buck purchase.

Still an awesome truck, although it ripped me that Truckin' called it a mini-lightning, when he didn't have any SVT badging on it at all. It's kind of like he wasn't even trying to make it a Lightning copy, but since it was S/C, Truckin' assumed that was his goal. Now a 4.0 Reg. cab flareside with the s/c and a Thunderbolt body kit......and Leo's old Lightning wheels....mmmm. :D
 
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he he, stop reminding me , i loved those things...

 
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Hey Leo, can you tell me the exact adapter you were running to use the Lightning wheels?

My fiancee is looking into a Reg. Cab Ranger with a flareside, and I've got plans for it already..... :badgrin:
 
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I think it is for the best that he left off the SVT badges. I think its ok if SVT puts them on but if you put them on you are seen as a "poser". I bet he just didn't want to get flamed and you can make a truck to be like a Lightning without making it a Lightning. I guess every supercharged mach 1 should be badged as an '03 cobra because it is a SC'd 4V too right? Unless you drive the Lightning Bolt or the older 5.0 concept, there is no SVT Ranger.
 
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unless you build it yourself, HEHE...just got to get a hold of a few things...coming soon...
 
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Originally Posted by Edge245ci
I think it is for the best that he left off the SVT badges. I think its ok if SVT puts them on but if you put them on you are seen as a "poser". I bet he just didn't want to get flamed and you can make a truck to be like a Lightning without making it a Lightning. I guess every supercharged mach 1 should be badged as an '03 cobra because it is a SC'd 4V too right? Unless you drive the Lightning Bolt or the older 5.0 concept, there is no SVT Ranger.
OMG!!! So now, since there is no Gen 4/5 Saleen Ranger built, I guess I should just drop everything and go back to stock, huh? Whew, thanks for the update, I ALMOST got carried away with it......we wouldn't want to be original or anything.... :roll:

ANYWAYS, you missed what I was saying. THEY (Truckin') called it a mini-lightning...not him.

They should've just said "A Bad *** Ranger" or something to that effect.


Here's my beef about the whole "poser" situation. Everyone sh*ts a golden brick when anyone talks about making their truck into a one-off SVT, Saleen, or Roush Ranger. True, there are some people that will just put on a few badges and call it done.

Others, people like myself, take it seriously and don't want to disrespect the legacy of the said Ford division, and consequently take any and all means necessary to make it as true to the brand as possible.

Take my truck for instance. When I am finished, I will have majorly modified the suspension, interior, exterior, and the engine to meet the standards Saleen would impart on a Ranger were they to build one in THIS model year.

But in a way, the people that doubt are the ones that fuel the drive for it, so if you truly think I'm "posing", think away. :)

When it's finished, you'll reconsider.
 
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speaking of which.. i haven't looked into it lately, has anyone else?? is there a kit or anything yet to fit a supercharger on a 4.0 sohc??
 
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But Saleen, Roush and svt did NOT make the vehical.
And I won't say that they did make it, either . In all honesty though, I don't know why they don't make a current generation version. After all, they made a Ranger from 88-90, and they made several hundred Explorers from 98-01.

I understand what you're saying D, you're my bro. :)
 
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Originally Posted by Strider0O0
speaking of which.. i haven't looked into it lately, has anyone else?? is there a kit or anything yet to fit a supercharger on a 4.0 sohc??
?...that's what this thread is about! they used the explorer-express kit.
 
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anybody got pics of these trucks? or is there a website to go too
 
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Here you go....



 
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The only SC I seen was for the V8... did they custom make the Explorer Express one, to fit on the 4.0 V6?
 
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The one for the 4.0 has been in development for a few years. It was finally released last summer. There is a rumor of another company making a hang-on S/C, similar to a Procharger or a Paxton. But that was last year when I heard about that.

I've got a 3.0, so I've mainly been researching the Whipple as of late.
 
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its not custom they come out with a new kit.
 
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if this is the one from Fabulous Fords Forever then yes it is a real 04'
my truck was also at my show, about 3 trucks down. the truck was a company truck that is why it had so much money in it already. i forget what company who owned the truck though
 
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Ok... well i didn't see it on their website, or I could of missed it, but if there is another company working on one they better make it fit the 4.0's from '01- current
 
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Maybe its cause this was posted a LONG time ago..
 
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