I'm swapping a 4.0 into mine. It was also from an exploder. My truck is a 98 and the 4.0 is from a 93 explorer. Do you have any tips for wiring? I have everything in, except the wiring part. I'm feeling pretty stuck at this point, but hey, I have Ranger Forums haha
Having some trouble with the headers. The mustang shorty's I bought don't fit and neither will the torque monsters. Between my A/C being in the way and my coilover shock mount I don't know what I'm going to do. I would like to keep my A/C & Heat :(
Any ideas guys? I need a super custom header made. Other then that, she's in! Working on the wiring now.
I didn't actually buy the torque monsters yet, because after seeing the summit ones I know the torque monsters won't fit since this isn't really a stock swap. I'm going to have to hit up some header shops and see what they can do for me.
yeah I noticed when I had my 302 in the ranger that headers were going to be a problem with space between the shock hoops and block. I'm planning on setting the new motor back enough to clear them with no problem. Or run a turbo setup which will put the manifolds up and away from them.
I never ended up running any aftermarket headers while I had the 5.0 in it. But mainly because I could never get a for sure answer on measurements to drop the coin on the TM's. I was always just going to buy a kit of bends etc. and make my own. Now that I have gone away from the stock formation of my truck so far, I'm not too worried about cutting the body up or notching a frame rail to make some full size headers fit. if I move the engine back some that is.
Ended up getting some blockhugger headers and it looks like we might be in business!!
I was wondering where you got the block hugger headers and do u think they would work on my 4x4. I'm gonna go long travel and don't want to buy the tm ones if they wont fit once I put big shock hoops in.
I had to lift up my engine a couple **** hairs in order to clear even the block huggers, the driver side went in just fine, passenger side needed some minor modifications but clears the coilover shock mounts and everything else. Got the driveshaft in as well. Just need to finish the return line and pull out the fuel pump and I'm just about ready to fire it up.