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2008 5.0 swap

Im looking o do the 5.0 swap in my 2008 ford ranger that 2 wheel drive i want to know what i need to get and what fab. do i have to do and want to keep a/c and use my cluster and key my keyless entey with the programed key too. would like to see pictures and how to info too thanks you the help
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You'll have to go with custom wiring for the entire thing and custom gauges.
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for real i seen some one on here use everything factory but dont know how he did the wire
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You won't pass emissions, if your location/habitat has them.
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wow cutting up and 08 you got some real *****. why not find an older truck and put a v8 in that
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sniper 101 how do u do the cobra front brakes on a ranger i see them on alot of rangers but no one tells how to do it
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like having a new truck and everyone keeps telling me if i want more power to but a v8 in and i have a 3.0
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there the rear brakes not the front
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like having a new truck and everyone keeps telling me if i want more power to but a v8 in and i have a 3.0
So you're going to hack an 08 up because your friends tell you to have more power in it?

Can you give me $1000??? LOL
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wow cutting up and 08 you got some real *****. why not find an older truck and put a v8 in that
everyone always said that to me, always drove me nuts, just cos its not 10 years old doesn't mean you can't mod it. if i had some more extra cash id throw a V8 in my truck and SAS it. I just don't have the money, but i do i plan on converting it to 4x4 in the near future
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noo i want for power but people on here say its a waste of time and money i would not mind keeping the 3.0 if i can find a supercharger
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yea and nothings like have america muscle in a little truck smoking 33 or 35 lol
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sniper 101 how do u do the cobra front brakes on a ranger i see them on alot of rangers but no one tells how to do it
He's not the only one that can help you.....many can. VERY VERY few rangers have cobra's on the front....or shoot even the rear.






It's amazing what you come up with when you look for it.
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He's not the only one that can help you.....many can. VERY VERY few rangers have cobra's on the front....or shoot even the rear.
It's amazing what you come up with when you look for it.
The word SEARCH came to mind when i read this.
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so then can any one help with the performace for my 3.0
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if you wanted to super charge it you would need to have to be complete custom.
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sniper 101 how do u do the cobra front brakes on a ranger i see them on alot of rangers but no one tells how to do it
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ck-edge-6.html

Not sure if you're torsion bar or what, or if his is the same as new years but there is someone on RPS with a new (06'ish+) with Cobras all round'.
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Or find a used Whipple kit. Which still only puts you in 4.0 range
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yea i know there is some one out called thomas knight turbo and supercharger system but no one knows anything about him and whipple stoped making one something to do with the lower intake manifold
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ha awsome only shane
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I have an explorer I'm in the process of swapping the 5.0 into my truck.

If you want I can get you the dash harness and body harness stuff.

This would allow you to swap to the 98-03 gauge cluster. You will still need to do some wiring to get your smart junction boxes integrated into the older setup.

I am not sure what it would take.
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yea what im think too is find a hole explorer and swap everything it to my truck the hole dash and engine hardness but keep my truck looking stock inside so i dont have to cut the hardness up
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That would probably be the simplest thing to do. Make sure to get the keys to it too as your PATS system won't work with the new computer
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yea was going to find a running explorer to start it off
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