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prostar205 05-25-2013 01:18 AM

For those that are asking and thinking why poor this amount of money into a 14 year old truck, here are reasons:

1) I'm the original owner of the truck, it's paid off and has been for 11 years, NO PAYMENTS.
2) I love the styling of my Expedition and I've already done a lot of things to it that my wife would never let me do to a new truck.
3) It's not my primary vehicle. I only put 2,000 miles on it a year. I'll be driving this one more after the upgrade.
4) After I'm done, I'll have a vehicle that no one else has.
5) What makes more sense: buying a new one for $50 - $60K less my trade of $5K and having payments or keeping my perfectly good truck and spending $12K on upgrades and have a 450hp, 5,500 lb Go Kart? That's a pretty easy choice for me.

I figured some people would disagree with my choice but the nice thing is It's My Choice and I can't wait to get it back.

I'll posting pics for those that are interested.

jafo9 05-25-2013 10:32 AM

did you mention your rear end? are you going to have to make any changes there for the extra HP? sounds like a great project.

cwarndahl 05-25-2013 11:04 AM

Im with you on the no payments, way easier to spend money on new engine then a new truck, bought a new truck last year and hate the payment. And oh only 4 years to go on it. Plus if you do it right it's as reliable then a new truck IMHO. Also done right your spending money you have at your pace then on a banks schedule.

prostar205 05-25-2013 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by jafo9 (Post 939280)
did you mention your rear end? are you going to have to make any changes there for the extra HP? sounds like a great project.

Right now the front and rear differentials are staying stock. That will be round 2 with a bigger blower and built bottom end.

jafo9 05-25-2013 12:44 PM

So I guess that means you'll have to take it easy on the burn outs. Well, maybe just a few.

prostar205 05-26-2013 12:55 PM

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Yes, just a few. I'm sure I won't be able to help myself.

Here are few pictures of the de-construction.

cwarndahl 05-26-2013 04:23 PM

I'm s
A sucker for project photos keep them coming!

prostar205 05-26-2013 04:40 PM

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Ok, more pictures.

prostar205 05-26-2013 04:43 PM

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One last picture for now.

Voodoo 05-26-2013 05:34 PM

"Styling" and Expedition in the same sentence...too funny.


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