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graniteguy 03-15-2010 06:25 PM

My new (old) v8 Sport trac
 
I bought this about a week ago. It's tuff finding a used v8 Sport Trac. I had three to choose from. This is an 07 with 18,000 miles. Ford Warranty is good until August, which is plenty of time.

Exterior is brown. Not my first choice, but the other option was a cranberry color:

http://stuffforyourranger.com/galler...1/100_0191.jpg

Here is the interior. The grab handles suck. I just got back from the Houston Livestock show. Looks like people complained, cause the 2010 Explorer has a spot (indention) on the armrest to close the door. The handle is way too low:

http://stuffforyourranger.com/galler...2/100_0193.jpg
http://stuffforyourranger.com/galler...2/100_0192.jpg

Here's the reason I bought it. The same 4.6 3 valve as the stangs:

http://stuffforyourranger.com/galler...2/100_0194.jpg

TrePaul86 03-15-2010 06:28 PM

Very nice Wayne!

brianjwilson 03-15-2010 06:30 PM

Nice rig! I like those, but I don't like the interior handles and latches either.
I'm assuming it is full time AWD, or does it have a real transfer case?

Silver 03-15-2010 06:32 PM

nice rig there Wyane ......

Lord Of War 03-15-2010 06:33 PM

Lift it on 35's!

Downey 03-15-2010 06:36 PM

^^^ put a solid rear axle in first then 35s. i hate the tan interior in those try finding a v8 with a dark interior.

TrePaul86 03-15-2010 06:39 PM

^^ Probably his daily driver, so why would he want to tear into the rear suspension while it's still under Ford warranty? Not worth it, unless he plans on puttin it on some bigger meats. Otherwise a solid rear isn't worth what work would have to go into it.

camodown 03-15-2010 06:46 PM

yeah that is like the mountaineer doors. Not a fan, but nice overall ride.

Still have the thunderbird?

graniteguy 03-15-2010 06:47 PM

I miss drag racing. It has been a passion of mine for years. I can whoop up on the diesels at the truck shootouts with this truck.

soooo......No lift is in the plans. I've got my Ranger to tear into.

If I had a want list it would be:

Two tone the exterior paint. It has a pinstripe from the factory under the door. I'd love for that to be gone, but follow that line with maybe a copper color.

Besides that (and more realistic), I'm gonna do a first for me and get a new sound system installed with gps nav, and add a back up camera. The back up camera came about from test driving the SHO. It sure was nice. From backing up, to hooking to a trailer, it seems like a worthy mod.

Downey 03-15-2010 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrePaul86 (Post 1620151)
^^ Probably his daily driver, so why would he want to tear into the rear suspension while it's still under Ford warranty? Not worth it, unless he plans on puttin it on some bigger meats. Otherwise a solid rear isn't worth what work would have to go into it.

well no ****

graniteguy 03-15-2010 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camodown (Post 1620164)
yeah that is like the mountaineer doors. Not a fan, but nice overall ride.

Still have the thunderbird?

yes. between it, the ranger, and the mach 1 we don't have anything to haul 4 people (in comfort). This will do it and still be easy to park. I used to have a f-150 as a daily driver. I just don;t like the largeness of them. This will work.

seed60 03-15-2010 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Of War (Post 1620145)
Lift it on 35's!

x2

Nice ride!

camodown 03-15-2010 06:53 PM

If they put that engine in the old sport tracs I would probably own one

graniteguy 03-15-2010 06:55 PM

Interesting on the different tastes. I would never buy one until this body style came out. lol/

camodown 03-15-2010 06:56 PM

well there you go haha, actually that whole interior looks just like the mountaineer's

Sonic04Edge 03-15-2010 07:12 PM

Nice trac! I wouldn't mind one of those for a DD, but I like the first gen more due to the SRA. I would want to build it just like I would a ranger lol.

RazorsEDGE 03-15-2010 07:18 PM

Nice trac you got there. What kinda power does that 3v put down?

graniteguy 03-15-2010 07:21 PM

its at or just over 300 HP.

robert99ranger 03-15-2010 07:24 PM

Nice Sport Trac man. I like it

GI_JO_NATHAN 03-15-2010 07:29 PM

Very nice! I've been thinking about getting one of those. Just don't know if I want a car payment again.

Sonic04Edge 03-15-2010 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEDGE (Post 1620198)
Nice trac you got there. What kinda power does that 3v put down?

Quote:

Originally Posted by graniteguy (Post 1620202)
its at or just over 300 HP.

They are rated at 290hp, but you know how that goes. Usually on ford's v8's you can add 20-40hp.

RazorsEDGE 03-15-2010 07:59 PM

Not bad power for a truck that size.

graniteguy 03-15-2010 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sonic04Edge (Post 1620230)
They are rated at 290hp, but you know how that goes. Usually on ford's v8's you can add 20-40hp.

good to know. I was using mustang numbers. if the HP is lower, I wonder if the torque is higher. Or is it reg vs premium gas?

Redneckstone 03-15-2010 10:24 PM

Very nice. I loved my moms 2007 4.6L explorer same thing basically her's was rare as hell being a 2WD one you never see those up here. ran like a banshee

morris 03-15-2010 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by graniteguy (Post 1620178)
Interesting on the different tastes. I would never buy one until this body style came out. lol/

i'm not a fan of any of them except for the lowered one on 20s. they look awsome with that setup.


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