Wouldn't be a bad idea.@ 90lx t
There are 32 v8 95-04 Explorers at my local pull-a-part,so maybe I should go buy a bunch of them & start a little side business.
Oh yeah,one other thing I forgot to mention relates to the lower intake.If for some reason you do decide to buy a gt40 intake,make sure you ask the seller if it has the larger pcv baffle underneath.Some came with a small baffle & some with a large one.You can buy one separately, if the intake has the small one.Its nothing more than a metal plate thats attached to the bottom side,which covers the area below where the pcv sits.It prevents oil from getting into the pcv system, or most of it anyways.The large plate will keep most of the oil out,but the small plate wont.The pictures posted below shows both size plates.
If you really wanna feel a big difference in the car,rear gears is the best place to start.It'll feel like youve added 50hp to the car.Opinions differ,so heres mine.
Auto 3.73 or 4.10
5 speed 3.55 or 3.73
If its a daily driver & the route to work is long,go with the 3.73(auto) 3.55(5 speed)
If you are looking for a good sounding car this is one way to goIt's not a matter of speed. More efficient, maybe? My GT is pretty much stock except it has a newer H-Pipe and older Flowmasters. Reading here and a few other places it seems my $$ may be better spent on heads and headers, first. I don't necessarily want a "race" car, just a good looking, good sounding car.
If you are looking for a good sounding car this is one way to go
about it. First get rid of the stock factory headers. If you live in a state
where you are exempt from emissions testing you can either keep the
catted h pipe or dump it for an off road piece. Since you have a
flowmaster cat back and it is in good shape it will probably give you
the sound you want. Next I would get an E303 cam or something
similar that is good on the street. This will give you the lopey kind
of idle that turns heads. of course you will gain some power in the
process and it will sound pretty good. If you have speed density
you will have to settle with the stock idle sound and forget the cam.