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Old 06-24-2016
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Motor mounts, springs

Pulled the 4 cyl. on my 2000 in prep for the 5.0.

Looks like removing the motor mounts are a trick, might involve spring removal? Tips please.

AND if so, since it was a 4 cyl and I'm moving to an 8... and will have the springs off... what do I do to retain the original ride height? Should I switch springs out with a 4.0 6 cyl or put a small lift spacer in?

Do you know what the weight difference is between the 2.5 4 cyl and the 5.0 mountaineer motor?
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Yep, gotta drop the coils to remove the spacer and replace the mounts.

I'm running on 4 cyl springs, no ride height issues but I like the bit of droop with them

Ford used 3 different springs, all the same rate, just different free length. The 4.0/auto/4 door springs are the longest/tallest.

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