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Old 08-11-2007
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Newest Ranger to recieve SB Ford?

Hey, does anybody know about putting a 302 into an 03 or newer ranger? I have an 05 and want to do one using an explorer to donate parts.
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Old 08-11-2007
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read up on BoB's install in his fx4 in the project logs
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Old 08-13-2007
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Check your local emissions laws. If your area has any sort of testing or inspections you might be limited to what you can do.
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Old 08-13-2007
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From what I understand, it is allot easier to do it on a 2003 or older. Bob was telling me that in 04 they changed the dash along with a lot of wiring, making it even farther from the old explorer. This is the reason i will not attempt a swap on mine.

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Old 08-13-2007
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Read Rwenzing's swap thread here. Check out RPS as they have a bunch of great information on V8 swaps.

Here's a great thread:

The ultimate 98+ Explorer-based 5.0 V8 swap thread.

All and all your probably not going to find a whole lot of info about it because not a lot of people are tearing apart 2 year old trucks (not saying you shouldn't, just saying most people tear apart older vehicles). So I would say if you really want to do it, just research as much as you can, find a donor vehicle (after finding about emission laws first), and just start digging in. Ask questions along the way and we'll do our best to answer.
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SEARCH ..thats all ya gota do is look it up, its been gone over multiple times. lots of good info in past threads
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