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yeah damn thats tight! but like Shane said, there are a few ways around it. I should have too much of a concern since my shaft will be slightly relocated after my axle swap.
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yea Im not too concerned with it.. Its not hitting it too bad but ill get a smaller nut/bolt and i should be golden. Time to button her up and hopefully get it started finally!
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lookin good chris. its comin together nicely
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Thanks ya, That transmission was a PITA to install seeing as how high my truck is.. I got it thank god haha
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So when are you startin this beast up?
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Maybe today if I complete everything.. I may have to wait for these damn relays for my efan!! grrrr But i can still start it today and see if it runs well!!!
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Well... you fire it up yet?
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yeah cmon dood...oh no, It didnt blow up did it?





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Truck runs GREATTTT. how much tranny fluid goes in the tranny? 13.1 quarts right?

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I had to chop off 1/4inch of the transfer case's input shaft because the size of the new output shaft on the transmission was so tiny it was a must to fit this T/C on the transmission. It also stated it in the directions AA gave me when they shipped the adapter kit. Dont worry, i cleaned that up a lot after taking the pic lol
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Here's the remains of the input shaft of the T/C

Exhaust mounted
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T/C mounted
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I had to cut some of the Crossmember in order to fit the Front Drive Shaft. The adapter sits alittle lower than what it was before on my 3.0... Oh well, custom always results in modifing something else. Go figure.
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And here is some random stuff
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I still need to fill the transmission fluid up about 7 more quarts, hook up the fan wiring, Get the exhaust welded up, and put the front end back together and I should be set!
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looks amazing, but it needs a couple bottles of engine degreaser lol..
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hell yeah man, nice job!
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Those Headers are impressive.
What are the spec'd horse power/ torque gains ?

Are these the only headers that will fit the '00+ Ranger/V8 swap ?
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looks good man. fill that tranny up and lets get a burnout vid!
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Those Headers are impressive.
What are the spec'd horse power/ torque gains ?

Are these the only headers that will fit the '00+ Ranger/V8 swap ?
Straight from TorqueMonsterHeaders.com OR check out these dyno runs for the headers on a 98 explorer: http://torquemonsterheaders.com/test_results.html

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Our test vehicle has obtained 21.4 mpg to date with Torque Monster Headers. The factory highway mileage rating was only 18 mpg. From our baseline dyno test these headers showed an increase of 20 horsepower and 35-40 ftlbs of torque! (Click Here for Test Results)
-Ford Racing used to make headers but they have discontinued them..
-Torque Monster Headers are the best and only aftermarket headers available as of right now..
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-or you can attempt to make your own if you are good with fabbing pipes.

Its a TIGHT fit for sure, but they fit with a little manuvering. I love them and money well spent!

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Awesome! now get it finished so you can let us know how it drives!
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looks good man, and wow that exhaust hangs so low
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yeah the stock Ex. exhaust doesnt work that well on our trucks. and really low on a bl'd one. Which is why I'm replacing the entire thing
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Im gonna see if they cant maybe cut those exhaust pipes where it comes down from the headers and lift up on it maybe a few inches so they can tuck it up more. Ill see what they can do for me
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Ok cool, so i finally got to drive it around the block and I definetly need the exhaust done. Its too loud and I like my vehicles mildly quieter. Needs a muffler bad lol

The clearance isnt hindered too much but still.. eh i may leave it for now, it aint hurtin anything... If i were at stock height and no body lift or Superlift, the exhaust would be sitting about flush where the Torsion bars would be located at.
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ok next time im at the truck ill get a video loaded up on my camera... Ill get one without the exhaust and one with the exhausted all welded up.. Maybe tomorrow illl have that loaded up for you all!
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hey andy what size exhaust you running? What kinda muffler? wheres your sound clips

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YESSSS SON!!!





cHRIS.....sorry caps. Get it all redone from the headers back. Maybe find a shop willing to reuse your existing cats to save some dough.
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