Header Options - Are Torque Monster’s the only thing ?
To start the truck is a 2003, 3.0L, 4x4, 5sp...
I am in the process of putting a list together for a V-8 Swap.
I have the engine (5.0L) and Trans (non-Ford) and T/C (non-Ford).
What I am curious about IS:
1) Do you have to use the Torque Monster Headers in a 4x4 2003 Ranger IF you are not using OEM Heads ?
(I heard Swap header from a second gen ranger will work on the 03 swap as long as you get the 4x4 version).
2) What are the options for Motor Mounts without fabricating - do you have to use the Explorer Mounts or are these the least expensive ?
(I’ve been told the older chassis in a 4x4 are the same as the newer one and swap mounts will work).
3) Wiring Harness - if you aren’t using an Explorer for the parts, is there an aftermarket harness that will work.
(If not using PATS and not using an OEM Trans and T/C, is it worth it using an Explorer Harness or is that the only way with a 2003 4x4 swap) ?
When doing one of these later model swaps without using an Explorer for a base parts vehicle, starts you thinking about what else can be used.
The cost of everything has gone through the roof so nothing is cheap and since I have the engine/Tans and T/C already from another project I thought I might get away with using what I have.
Only problem(s) is mix and match sometimes isn’t the best idea.
Thks ahead of time.
Any info will help.
4x4, 5sp, Std Cab, Stepside, E4 Red
4” Lift - Coil-Overs, 6” SkyJacker Leafs - No Blocks (Mistake)
31 Spline FX4 Rear Axle, 4.56s and OX Locker, Hurst Shifter w/Optional Stick and "Made by Grev" alignment adapter
Last edited by Scrambler82; 06-25-2011 at 07:10 AM.