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Old 11-22-2011
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4.6L or 5.0L?

Ok so I bought a Ford 4.6L modular V8 out of an 04 Mustang GT that needs some work for a really good price only to find out it's supposedly a bitch of a swap since I wanted to replace the 3.0L V6 with it and heard the 302 5.0L is a breeze. Just how much easier is the 5.0 swap?
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Old 11-22-2011
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the 5.0 is more or less a bolt in. the 4.6 requires a lot of frame work
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Old 11-23-2011
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The 4.6 is a squeeze but if you can fab motor mounts it will be doable. It will be easier with the cab off.

If you have a coil spring truck the motor plate design most used is from BrainB over on RPS. If you have a 4wd explorer 5.0 mounts are bolt in.

Headers will be an issue if you choose that route, TM are expensive and produce meager gains.
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Old 11-23-2011
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What needs to be fixed on the 4.6? If you're up for a challenge go for it... but if not then I'd fix whatever is wrong with it then you should be able to sell it for more than you paid and find a nice solid 302.
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Originally Posted by kanuck15 View Post
the 5.0 is more or less a bolt in. the 4.6 requires a lot of frame work
Wrong, a 4.6 swap can be done with no modifications to the firewall, frame, or suspension -- http://www.cardomain.com/ride/205226...er-regular-cab
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