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5.0 swap

i drive a 98 ford ranger 2.5 5 speed, i recently purchased a 98 explorer 5.0 that i plan on swapping over. both trucks are two wheel drive and the ranger has coil spring front. the question i have is about motor mounts, i was told by someone 4.0 mounts will work, and someone else custom, any help please let me know, thanks
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the 4.0 mounts work with the exception you have to drill 1 new hole. its pretty simple
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the 5.0 mounts swapped in when mine was done.
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good to know, thank you is there anything else i should know before i get started, besides the obvious. I plan on using the expo colum for the shifter and tilt, does a 98 expo have pats? the ranger does not.
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good luck
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I don't need luck, but thank you. I saw another page that said mustang convertible mounts, my truck is coil spring front, a little help from someone who has don't this swap is greatly appreciated.
I also have a expo 8.8 disc brake 3.73 with leaf springs up for sale if anyone is interested make offer, I have already done the swap to my truck.
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I don't need luck, but thank you. I saw another page that said mustang convertible mounts, my truck is coil spring front, a little help from someone who has don't this swap is greatly appreciated.
I also have a expo 8.8 disc brake 3.73 with leaf springs up for sale if anyone is interested make offer, I have already done the swap to my truck.
What are you asking? Two people have already told you about the mounts.

And if you use the search button you will find a lot of 5.0 info on here. A lot of members have done them.
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The Expo and ranger have the same frame the 5.0 mounts will work on your truck.
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I know the expo and the torsion bar ranger are the same, I just wasn't sure about the coil spring trucks
I also have heard 4 different motor mount options from 4 different sources, and was trying to verify the best way to go

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What are you asking? Two people have already told you about the mounts.

And if you use the search button you will find a lot of 5.0 info on here. A lot of members have done them.
This is true, but all the conversions listed are 4x4 which has torsion bar front
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I believe motor mounts are the same in tbar and coil spring trucks.
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That's what I was looking for, thank you
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the 4.0 mounts work with the exception you have to drill 1 new hole. its pretty simple
4.0 and 2.5 mounts show to have the same part number, but it still looks I will have to fab up some custom plates
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I believe motor mounts are the same in tbar and coil spring trucks.
They are nit the same at all, I will need to buils some custo mount plates, but with access to a well equipped machine shop it should be no problem
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Look at all those typos, thats what I get for doing this from my phone
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What are you going to do for a transmission?
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Expo trans
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So your gonna run an auto and ditch the manual?
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4.0 and 2.5 mounts show to have the same part number, but it still looks I will have to fab up some custom plates
I know you probably already figured it out, but the 1998 Ford Ranger coil spring vs t-bar front end are completly different. The coil spring less room and off set mounts. And the 4.0 vs the 2.5 mounts are different. Every store lists them as the same I've gone threw this problem. Finally had VIP order like 4 motor mounts and I picked the ones I wanted, I went to a junk yard and LOOKED and COMPARED the differences. Buy the Rangers 4.0 4x4 no difference really. But buy those ones. Then you have to have the motor brackets made. There are blue prints online have to search for them, don't know the website but they need to be made. And the 1998 Ford Explorer has a stamp steel oil pan I believe, it does have to be stamped steal, the aluminum is too thick to fit. If you have aluminum and are buying the stamp steel, go to Ford find the right bolt if you have to buy one then go to home depot do so. Save your money. Supposedly you might have to put a dent in the corner of the oil pan. Not 100% though.

I'm still doing my build currently. But NO ONE has all the information about the coil spring front end build. I'm currently at the part on buying the mounts, stuck at the moment in money started new job brother was hospitalized and dog died and all the money spent in the last week. But if anyone else has any other detail please let me know. Going to start new thread when done saying the parts and how much money and where I got all my parts. And what to do and exactly how to do so.

Also to take off motor mount, you have to remove the front spring and shock. Buy new ball joints and tire rod end since it'll be apart. Total of like 57 bucks I believe. After you get that you'll see nut on the back. And have to sand it out a little for the guide pin. MAKE SURE when you buy the new mount there IS a guide pin. I bought one and it was grinded off. Didn't notice till I was home. Little mad about it but bought a new one at different store because they had one over night away, other was 3 days away. But also got 3 dollars off on price betting.

If you know where to get the mounts for a cheaper price let me know. Driving around tomorrow to new store I found. lol
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well my clutch finally went after 105,000 miles on the truck, So i decided to go ahead with the swap. start to finish was 9 hours in a gravel driveway, and ive been driving the truck for a little over a month with no issues. the swap went very smooth had to change one plug on the engine harness and add a/c compressor wire, had to move one pin on the steering colum harness, had to ad o/d wires into engine harness, hd to add ground to gauge cluster, i ended up ordering mount plates from someone i found on the ranger station and i used my 2.5 mounts. had drive shaft shortened and exhaust done. I do have an aluminium oil pan, it clears with no ssues
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How much did u end up paying to do the full swap with everything. I have a 4.0 94, looking to possibly swap with the 5.0. Also, ext cab 2wd
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Nice write up... I'm searching for information on this swap also.. I have a 2wd coil spring ranger
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