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5.0....... PLAYED OUT?

>.> like no really it is


5.0 is a grandma motor now

like really come on wheres the fun now

5.8 now thats funn but still a bit of a small block


see where im going



wheres the BIG BLOCKS!!!!


come on someone join me

a 429 a 460 something :D

( im building up a 460 as we speak c6 :P )

i mean ya 5.0's used to be cool a few years ago when not meny people where doin the swap but now its like every other ranger i see its a 5.0

yawn... :P

go big or go home
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yea, thats why i dont want a 5.0 :p

yet i want a 350


I would love to put a 502 in my truck but thats a big fawkin engine.
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hehe just put a 460 with 429 cam advanced 9 set of headers and a good truck avenger carb P&P with a bit of other little things and you will love it and it would beat the breaks off 5.0 and 350's alll day long!!!!!!!
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um weight? fuel injection? the list goes on, the 302 is an easier fit in te 98+ models for sure and it allows the use of all the electronics from stock.
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im not saying that a big block is easy and the a 5.0 sucks im say because of what you just listed its to easy theres no fun in it half the fun is building your project
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obviously you need to take a look at to whats involved with putting a 302 in a 98+ ranger. (which btw is what 90% of the member base has)

its not a plug and play thing.

personally ill pass on both. 5.4L baby :)
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and you have to admit that after the 4th or 5th 5.0 ranger you saw your like... hmmm wow... i mean its like boring
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i kno2w alot goes in im not an idiot but 5.0 is played out yes its a good block and fits ect ect a 460 fits in a ranger to


and 5.4's ... suck... im sorry but i have never liked them other than the spark plug thing

to much copper if ya know what i mean

give me a distrib and a carb and im set

efi and coil packs.... ewwwwwwwwwwwww
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someone woke up on the opinionated side of the bed this morning
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woke up? ha im going to sleep soon :P

and ya i think 5.0's are played the hell out...


zeb said it him self " 90% of the user base on here has 5.0's " and the other 10 eather have chevy blocks or stockers or.. ( a psd drool) in all my time of the 3 main ranger / ford fourms i have only seen 4 big block rangers
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I have a 351 sitting at home in my dad's 92 F150. It would need rebuilt, but I am considering it for my 98.

The truck has 230k on it. The engine still runs, but the transmission is toast and the engine acts tired..

EDIT: Caleb, build a 2.3T. They are not AS common as a 5.0, and will certainly eat a 5.0 for lunch when built correctly. Not to mention they can be built cheap as well. Oh, and still get 25MPG.
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i think itd be funny to see a ranger with a 7.3 powerstroke in it... itd prob be a difficult conversion.. but i think itd be sick
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OMG talk about difficult. Ha.

There is that guy with the 6.0 Powerstroke. Which reminds me I need to go see if his thread is updated.
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naaa im a v8 gear head dont like 4's :P 460 >:D
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and do thw w!!!! trust me its worth the rebuild and swap



5.0's are like lambo doors

so played out ford dont even use them anymore
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zeb said it him self " 90% of the user base on here has 5.0's " and the other 10 eather have chevy blocks or stockers or.. ( a psd drool) in all my time of the 3 main ranger / ford fourms i have only seen 4 big block rangers
I think he meant 90% of R-F have 98+ rangers. I would say 10% of us have 5.0s in our rangers.
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5.0's are like lambo doors

so played out ford dont even use them anymore
Thats pretty funny, although a 5.0 is a helluva upgrade for any ranger! Im currently pulling a 351 out of my 67 mustang and replacing it with a FI 5.0. Cant wait to make 400hp and get 20+mpg
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well this is all im gonna say if you like me and think that 5.0's are way over played then join the club and find your self a big block :D

or... you could do... a 5.4 or 5.8... but big blocks are more fun :D
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5.0's are a hell of a good motor but... there so commen now its like the explorer ohc or the light mods or t bar cranking i mean the way i look at it if your gonna spend 1700- 3 grand putting in a 5.0 ( price is more of a max rebuild power adders ect ect) and why not spend the same putting in a big block where most of the time you wont even tap that power until you need it

like i said the 460 is a little slow in stock fourm but if you get a cam out of a 429 and advance it 9 and a good set of headers some wrench time that power is ready to roll... and roll it will....... o.o
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i mean ya 5.0's used to be cool a few years ago when not meny people where doin the swap but now its like every other ranger i see its a 5.0
WTF are you talking about, theres probably not even a dozen people that are still active on here who have a 302...
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you cant read can you.... gtfo my fourm!
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Correct. I can't read yet I'm the one who isn't typing like I dropped out of school.
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I think he meant 90% of R-F have 98+ rangers. I would say 10% of us have 5.0s in our rangers.
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like 1% maybe
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a 460 is way to big for a ranger platform. 5.0 is the perfect engine for these trucks and can be built for more then enough power.

"like really it is"
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thats why i built up my old Lima in my first truck (87)....it was different

though in carbed form with a cam, port and polish.....it made about the same power as my fuel injected 2.3l


How about a 4.6??? (281)
i've seen mustangs get wicked power out of those with superchargers and tuners or just plain bolt on parts.
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