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302 in an 06 ranger fx4 level2

the title says it all since my 4.0 got hydro locked im gonna do the swap looking for how tos and what i can keep from the stock drivetrain it only had 25000 miles on it so whatever i dont need will be up for sale let me know please and thank everyone who gave my advice on the last thread i posted
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check The Ranger Station, Ranger Power Sports, and here! There's How-To's and stickies all over.
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Now that sounds awesome!!!!
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Killer!
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1) check your states policies on motor swaps it might be illigal there if you have yearly checks

2) find a 01ish explorer V8 and buy the vehical and start swaping...
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Check out the RPS V8 board. We have all kinds of info on there for 98+ swaps. There are some uniquenesses with each model year and you will be the first 2006 I know of. A complete 1999-2001 Explorer V8 will be the best basis to work from. You need so many parts from the explorer, that it makes sense to find a complete donor to work from. Try to find a rollover or rear end / side total job on eBay or similar.

As for stock drivetrain, only able to keep the front and rear ends, unless you use the Advance Adaptors kit to use the 4405 t-case from your truck. I would recommend against it. Too weak. Use a 4406 from expedition and have new shafts made.

ON the RPS board, there are a couple of stickys for the late model swaps. Read through those and do some searches for late model or explorer swaps. Once you have done your homework with those threads, post with questions of specifics you are un-clear on. We should be able to make this go smoothly.

I did my swap in 3 weeks. I have heard of it being done in as quick as 10 hours! The electrical system changes in the newer trucks have thrown some monkey wrenches in the works, but nothing too diffiucult to over come. Also the power steering line is no longer interchangeable for the Explorer V8 and the 2001+ Rangers.

Good luck!
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to all of you you have given me a good place to start i thank you the only real problem i have is rite now im short of funds and time i am deploying in jan but if i happen to run across a doner the work will commence before i leave either way i will keep posting the threads as long as i have questions also pics will be taken during this whole extravaganza thanks alot to all
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that would be awesome
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Sweet, im doing alot of reasearch on the swap as well. Let us know how you end up.
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thanx for the advice but ive decided to stay with sohc due to weight i need to shave some pounds for the trails. At least for now
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plus its cheaper and extremely faster to just swap another sohc.. plus there only like $650-$800 for a decent used motor..
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stay with the 4.0 if you want to have any chance of being able to resell the vehicle.
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an '06 that is hydrolocked?? dang you must beat it and still pay on it! why?
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i didnt see the other post..no warranty?
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warranty? psh.

so what did you decide to do? swap or not? what happened to the tranny?
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whats up with everybody hydro locking their 4.0's?
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Not sure what your situation is, but I am looking for a late model Level II to swap in my 302 supercharged engine. If you are interested in selling the truck as is, maybe we can work something out???

Give me a shout at [email protected]

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