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Overland-Indiana

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I usually am not a Ford man, but, I have to say, yours is pretty damn sharp man!

What kind of future upgrades you planning?
 

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I got to go out and play a little in back yard today. Against the Doctors and Mrs.'s orders, lol. I think I'm done fixing and installing things till winter is over. She's absolutely locked down the way she is until hunting season is over.







 
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Boredom on a slow Tuesday..

 

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If you don't mind me asking, where do you get your parts from? I'm looking for a good place so I can start getting some parts for the truck.

Also, how's the ride with the 2200 springs? Is it noticeably stiff than stock?
 

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I get parts from wherever I can find the cheapest price, easiest service or the best warranty. Ford things like Alternators and starters I go with Advance or Autozone. There's almost always one within driving distance to swap them out if I need one in a hurry. So far I haven't had to swap either of them out yet, lol.

I got my Ford electric fans and Moog upper control arms from Amazon. Things like that don't seem to wear or break often so I don't mind ordering from online.



2200 springs do ride a lot stiffer than stock but more like a newer F250. They're geared more for towing than trailing but I'm willing to give up a little flex for better towing.
 

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I forgot about RockAuto. I've ordered tons of stuff from there. My Expedition calipers are from RA. Next to Amazon, their the second place I look for genuine Ford parts. Advance uses BWD sensors so that's where I try to order that stuff from.

The radio is an AVIC 5000nex. It does everything I need it to. I don't watch movies or connect my Iphone as a streaming device so it works out great. It also has its own GPS Navigation so I'm not stuck someplace without cell service.
 

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There's not much going on right now. I took the "winter mode" tonneau cover back off permanently. It seemed like it was getting in the way more than it helped.

I ordered those flares in the last picture and everything for my E-Fan conversion. I still haven't installed the hood vent since it's winter time and it's not really needed yet. ..although it was 72* out today, lol.

I don't really have any plans for the winter. (except driving it and of course installing the e-fan this week.)

Here's a picture of the controller/wiring harness for my E-fan conversion. Parts for it have been trickling in.


We're buying a house in January so it's going to be a very slow few months anyway. This summer I'm putting in a new engine and I might get custom axles so I can switch to a 2012+ Factory Ford Electric Locker.
 

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More Powa! lol

The stock engine has 260 hp @ 4,500 rpm & 350 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm (flywheel) which is fine for lugging around the truck on the trails but it's in dire need when hauling a trailer through the mountains. Even with 4.56 gears it's still not enough power. There's about 100k on this engine which means it still has plenty of life but swapping to a high compression 4 valve navigator engine with B heads or a Lightning engine with a stock Eaton supercharger would give me everything I need, more and be completely reliable for another 200k+ miles.
 

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Makes sense. Compared to the 4.6L non PI in my Dad's truck 260hp and 350 lb/ft would be insane, haha.
 

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This is also my first truck after a long line of Muscle and Race cars so I do still have that Hp itch. I know it's sometimes counter productive to want a lot more hp/tq with the needs of endurance travel overlanding but with the 4v and the lightning engines both being proven ford systems, I don't think it would be much more of a risk than any other part of my Ford.
 

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437k on my 5.4 f250 superduty.

Wont here me knockin the 5.4... it knocks... not me lol

Timing chains are in the garage, just need time to doit...

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