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Old 10-28-2005
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so is it done yet j/k

no really have you decided on what your plan is. I doubt it can be done to easily but I would love to see 7.3 or 6.0L in a ranger.
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For all anyone knows, someone could have the body off their frame right now and have a process of a tube frame/mod-motor in the works.
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You don't need a tube frame, just a '98-up Ranger. No mods to the frame, body, or suspension are needed.



My 4.6 dohc 2WD Ranger isn't the only one, there's a guy with a '98 4x4 with a 4.6 sohc in it.

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I got a northstar V-8, with a supercharger in my other ranger, **** is fast


I will have a v-8 in my Ranger. I prefer an LS-1, but have not checked the dimensions, otherwise a 347 small block Ford.

I am intriged by the AWD, anybody done this?
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I have. The explorer 302 V8 drive train would bolt into your Edge. My swap took 3 weeks from start to finish and that was with alot of perfectionist dickin' around and parts orders.

I have progressed a bit from the initial stock explorer swap, but it was esy and fun!

The LS-1 would be a nightmare with gages and PATS, etc..
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I have. The explorer 302 V8 drive train would bolt into your Edge. My swap took 3 weeks from start to finish and that was with alot of perfectionist dickin' around and parts orders.

I have progressed a bit from the initial stock explorer swap, but it was esy and fun!

The LS-1 would be a nightmare with gages and PATS, etc..
I could handle the ex swap no problem. I have done several drivetrain swaps in my time. The most detailed and pain in the *** one was taking a 1980 Turbo Trans Am and pulling the 301T,A-3 and rear axle (drums) and replacing with a Pontiac 400, T-10 4speed, rear axle with disk brakes and fuel injectioni...............................

As far as a LS-1 swap, the guages pats ect would be removed or replaced. Lots of work, but would be worth it for the LS-1.

I'll probably take the easy road with the 347cid small block.
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My most fun swap was a weekend change over in my old bronco II from 2.8L carb to 2.9L EFI. Complete engine/trans/transfer, full body wire harness, fuel tank, etc. This was removing the 2.8L from my truck, removing 2.9L from donor and placing in my truck. Took me 35-40 hours in two days. Had no choice, I drove 2 hours home from college with the 2.8L and had to have it running with 2.9L to get back for Monday classes.

As for the explorer swap, the best time I have heard was 10 hours by a ford mechanic at his garage!
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My most fun swap was a weekend change over in my old bronco II from 2.8L carb to 2.9L EFI. Complete engine/trans/transfer, full body wire harness, fuel tank, etc. This was removing the 2.8L from my truck, removing 2.9L from donor and placing in my truck. Took me 35-40 hours in two days. Had no choice, I drove 2 hours home from college with the 2.8L and had to have it running with 2.9L to get back for Monday classes.

As for the explorer swap, the best time I have heard was 10 hours by a ford mechanic at his garage!
I would say 10 hours is pretty damn good. Probably take a 3rd of that just to get the exhausst system off, well without a lift

lol on the bronc. Talk about a time crunch
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I have. The explorer 302 V8 drive train would bolt into your Edge. My swap took 3 weeks from start to finish and that was with alot of perfectionist dickin' around and parts orders.

I have progressed a bit from the initial stock explorer swap, but it was esy and fun!

How much did all the other stuff cost other then the motor like the misc parts..

isnt there a bolt on kit to mount the 302

you also say that you got an Exlporer wahts the difference..cuz i got a guy at work that has a 302 in a mustang its the police intercpetor and has two intakes on it like fliters..

then he also has a F-150 with a 302 and it only has one..whats the difference?!?!?
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How much did all the other stuff cost other then the motor like the misc parts..

isnt there a bolt on kit to mount the 302

you also say that you got an Exlporer wahts the difference..cuz i got a guy at work that has a 302 in a mustang its the police intercpetor and has two intakes on it like fliters..

then he also has a F-150 with a 302 and it only has one..whats the difference?!?!?
Not sure what you are talking about WRT the intakes, but you will want an explorer based 302, as it has the proper fit for the mounts, and FEAD (accessories). The explorer engine literally bolts in and plugs into the late rangers with torsion bar suspension.

You could get a wrecked explorer for ~$1000. That would give you every part you need except the exhaust from CATS back.
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alrighty this guy has a 302 in a Mustang...its the police Interceptor, headers...

now he also has a 92 F-150 with a 302 in it....has 2 hoses comin off the carborator the other 302 has two just has one....

Whats the deal?


what year explorer?
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two tubes off the throttle body = speed density

one tube off the off the throttle body = mass air

also truck v-8s used dual throttle bodys, the other 5.0s used single.
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two tubes off the throttle body = speed density

one tube off the off the throttle body = mass air

Whats the difference..does it give more power..explain it more please
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