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Old 10-13-2007
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3.0 to 5.0

ok im gettin a new f-150 but im keepin the ranger, i wanna put a 302 in it
what all am i gonna need to complete the v8 swap and have it run, i want a manual trans too,
ok so i know i need a 302(of course), and t5 trans, but im lost from there!
any help would be greatly appreciated!
of forgot to say im a 98 xlt extended 2wd 3.0(ranger of course)
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There's this little section of the site which covers V8s......It's called "V8".

RPS has some good threads too on a 302/5.0L swap. T5 shifter location is too far back for a ranger....or you can do it, but the handle would be like the shifter in a shelby AC Cobra. Bob Rwenzing has a nice thread. So does Andy/Int3rc3pt3r.

headers will need to be fabricated, what kind of 302 are you going with?? Carburated or a 5.0L out of a mustang/Explorer?? The expo 5.0L has all the right brackets on it from the factory to make it fit in our engine bays.....alt bracket, ps bracket, water pump, etc, etc. Go check out Rwenzing's thread.

Rwenzing's thread.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...highlight=5.0L

The ultimate 98+ Explorer-based 5.0 V8 swap thread (Rangerpowersports.com)
http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=170886

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There's this little section of the site which covers V8s......It's called "V8".

RPS has some good threads too on a 302/5.0L swap. T5 shifter location is too far back for a ranger....or you can do it, but the handle would be like the shifter in a shelby AC Cobra. Bob Rwenzing has a nice thread. So does Andy/Int3rc3pt3r.

headers will need to be fabricated, what kind of 302 are you going with?? Carburated or a 5.0L out of a mustang/Explorer?? The expo 5.0L has all the right brackets on it from the factory to make it fit in our engine bays.....alt bracket, ps bracket, water pump, etc, etc. Go check out Rwenzing's thread.

Rwenzing's thread.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...highlight=5.0L

The ultimate 98+ Explorer-based 5.0 V8 swap thread (Rangerpowersports.com)
http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=170886
im lookin at gettin a explorer 5.0 and i want a manual casue its the badassness factor, haha thanks for all the help
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if you are going to build a halfway decent 302/306 and beat on it, get a tremec . . . you can move the shifter position too.
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if you are going to build a halfway decent 302/306 and beat on it, get a tremec . . . you can move the shifter position too.
sweet im goin that way then
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