This is my build for my 1995 F150 5.0 XLT extended cab short bed.
Today I did my first modifications to my truck:
I replaced the low quality aftermarket head unit that came in it with an older (around 2007 model) Panasonic radio that has circulated through my vehicles. It is an awesome radio. I worked for Fry's Electronics back in the day as a mobile electronics installer and then was appointed to run the whole car audio department. A total of six years in the industry. Panasonic radios, when they were sold in the US, were some of the best I'd ever seen in my time.
I also replaced the front speakers with some Polk Audio DB651 coaxial speakers purchased at Fry's today.
I'm gonna start trying to revive some performance for my truck tomorrow so I wanted to start this build thread tonight.
This is my truck as currently is today.
Tomorrow I pick up my package from Summit Racing.
MSD cap and rotor, MSD Blaster ignition coil, 9mm Ford Racing plug wires, Accel spark plugs, Motorcraft oil and fuel filters, Goodyear upper and lower radiator hoses, Bosch o2 sensor, and Flowmaster Super 44 stainless steel muffler with single 2.5" in and out .
I also purchased a dual 2" in and single 2.5" out high flow CAT earlier this week.
Right now it is true dual cat-less straight pipe. It sounds pretty cool, but I need it legal (I failed AZ emissions
) and I appreciate back pressure.... A lot.
I will take before and after pictures to post, but the truck will go in for exhaust work first thing in the morning. I plan on having it be a single out before the rear tire on the passenger side.
I will take it to likely fail emissions again tomorrow, but they will exempt me for two years after I fail the second time and spend more that $450 to try and fix it. This is for the best that way the next time I go I'll have it pass with flying colors!
Keep checking back!