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Old 10-29-2009
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I say do it just for the pure sound alone. I hate having a truck that sounds like a mad hornet when I first fire it up. I love my little Ranger but when i hear a big V8 powered truck with exhaust drive by, my heart sinks a little.
tell me about it my best friend has a 76 f-150 with a 5.0, long tube headers, straight pipes,and a small cam on top of that soo my little 3.0 dosent even compare :(
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then how would i start the truck to see if it all works?
You can't start it without dealing with PATS. You'd either need to incorporate the Ex PATS parts into the Ranger or disable PATS using an aftermarket PCM calibration. Ford dealer tools cannot disable PATS.

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It is possible to transplant the Explorer PATS parts into the Ranger but it takes a bit of wiring. Either that or cal PATS out using a flash programmer.
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using a tune would help right?
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Yes, an aftermarket PCM calibration ("tune") could be set up to eliminate PATS.
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Here's your options: (I have emissions here in arizona and i passed.)

1. swap out all the cats from the explorer to the ranger(they do infact fit) as well as the o2 sensors
2. Keep all your EGR and vaccum lines hooked up
3. Id do torque monster headers for increased Horse Power and MPG
4. Go with a MAC intake system to help the motor breath(also better MPG)
5. Buy yourself a SCT XCAL3 and have a tune made for it disabling PATS(couple tuners on here will help you with that) or just swap out the PATS from the explorer to your ranger(good luck on wiring)
6. Is it AWD or 2wd? If its AWD then you can just swap tranny, transfercase and driveshafts straight over. If its a 2wd you will need to buy an Advance Adapter kit(5in kit) and have your transmission taken down to have the new output shaft put in. You will need to have your driveshafts lengthen shortened accordingly with that kit. There is also other routes to take here for transfer case's but BOB would know more about that.
7. You will need to have a exhaust shop weld you up a new cat back exhaust setup
8. I think thats it off the top of my head but this is what you'll need in a nutshell
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jees chris you make it sound so simple lol
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what are the details of the emissions testing? depending on the strictness of the rules you might be ok.

Many times the rule is simply that the new engine must be of the same manufacture year or newer then the vehicle and all emissions systems hooked up.

If I remember right from when they had Emissions testing in MN all they did was check your fuel filler neck (something about leaded fuel), slide a mirror under the car to verify you had a cat and then stick the probe in the tail pipe and let the car idle. They never popped the hood and only put the car on the rollers if it failed the test at idle.
Well here in VA they opened up the hood and crawled under it to check for a proper exhaust system, then they hooked a little machine up that measured how many parts per million you're polluting and the decibels were also measured from your exhaust. Someone passed it using an older engine but he had a custom exhaust system based on todays standard and it passed. So basicly it really depends on which state you live in and how strict they are. Plus the exhaust system he used was surprising it passed. an SLP Loudmouth exhaust with Flowmaster american thunder mufflers as well. Those are pretty damn loud on a V8 period.
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