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ABOUT TO HIT 100 000km no more warranty..time to play

Well guys the day has come...warranty is done here right away..time to start playing.

Im looking into buying a used 4.0 out of an 03 for 900$ here and rebuilding it..or just leaving the one in the truck and slowly doing it..now i already have an intake and exaust so it would screw up warranty now i want performance stuff.. im looking at gettin a chip and well idunno what to do first...heads? headers?block? pistons? cams?rods?e-fan?...what do you suggest..it will be supercharged in time but the engine has to be complete first..for now what would you suggest for power? im open to any suggestions!!
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I'd say start with a e-fan and a bamma(sp?) tuner, and go from there...
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efan, pullies, internals, bama...in that order

edit: then superlift, gears, lockers, 35's!!!
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yea e-fans a for sure here right away and 35's are already comin on custom painted mickey thompson rims..

pullies...what advantage power wise will i get?
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get a 5.0 and a supercharger. MUCH more gains. Screw those other mods. If you're gonna go big, well, go big.


Otherwise I'd say just buya supercharger and a chip and intake/exhaust, and you'd be off great.

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100,000 miles in 3 years?!!??!
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That would be only 62,137 ish miles.. eh my 2000 has 80k.. yeah you'll get further with a 5.0L setup like Aaron said, but thats just IMO. Good luck with the project!
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Pullies will help a bit with power, mostly torque. But I would NOT reccomend it if you are supercharging.



I would upgrade internals, get a supercharger, efan, intake, headers, exhaust, etc. I don't even think you need to change much on the internals...maybe a cam? rollers/rockers, etc...I have no idea even how our engine looks inside??
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he has a 4.0L so he'd need 2 cams I'd get some performance cams if you do that.. because I sure hope that things dont need replacement due to wear after only 61k miles I wish I could rework my engine, that'd be a blast..
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I just turned 65,000 on my 02
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he has a 4.0L so he'd need 2 cams I'd get some performance cams if you do that.. because I sure hope that things dont need replacement due to wear after only 61k miles I wish I could rework my engine, that'd be a blast..
2 Cams? on his "4.0 Single OverHead Cam" engine? Interesting!

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Single OverHead Cam- IE. 2 camshafts, 1 over each head. Example 2.3/2.5L SOHC, 4.0L SOHC V6, 4.6L SOHC V8..
Dual OverHead Cam- IE. 4 camshafts, 2 over each head. Example 2.3L DOHC, 3.0L DOHC, 4.6L DOHC..
OverHead Valve- IE. Cam in block. Example 3.0L OHV, 5.0L OHV..

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Blurple is in Canada. They use kilometers ( as has been pointed out ) . a 5.0 swap cannt be legally done from what I have been ionformed by a Canadian that hangs in Buffalo ( we consider him a local ) . Their Emissions and rust laws are twice as bad as C.A.R.B.'s .

What *I* would suggest...

If you can find a running SOHN from around the same year with a diecent price ( you said 900 CD ), I would snag it ( its like 750$ USD ). Check the cylinder pressure before hand and make sure the cylinders are somewhat balanced. Check the plugs to make sure theres normal wear and most of all CHECK THE OIL! Take a magnet with you and look for particles in the oil ( metal particles that is ) as well as sludge or coolent.

Super-Six motorsports makes a bunch of nice parts for the SOHC since its mustang inception. Theres a certian supercharged member on this site that uses their products and has good things to say about them. A local Machine shop could also help out seeing as you would have an engine to work on while your present one is ' in use '. Build the engine to how you would like it, then do the swap.

It would be easier and much cheaper to put in what you have then to go with a v8 swap that doesn't meet your countries emission laws.

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yea exactly, i was considering just building there whole engine..ill just have the block replace the cams,rods,pistons,heads,headers and make the compression 9.0:1 for the super..but what power do you all figure just adding all that except for the charger will give?

and should i run nos with it or not...still debating that..

i want this to be a power house like rediculous for a ranger ...so whatever i can do ill do it lol.

yea and its only 100 000km and its all 100% highway miles.
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