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Icon14 V8 Swap on Trucks! on Spike TV

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I was browsing through the tv guide and came across a V8 swap on a 2001 Mazda pickup that will be coming on today at noon (atleast on the east coast) on Spike TV. The website link above makes it look like it will be a couple part series. Thought you guys might be intereseted in checking it out if you didn't already know about it. It might have been on yesterday at noon too so you might have caught it then.
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Ill have to check it out! They usally have re-runs almost every sunday, so we quit looking at it.
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Trucks TV Mazda B-Series V-8 Project (Click Here) - The Ranger Station Forums


that is the sub forum for the build over on TRS, kevin said that this build will take most of the 2010 season, and they are going to cover more than just an engine swap
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Im going to have to watch this!!!
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If you missed the eps, you can watch then for free off spike. You need to wait a few days after they air to watch off the net.

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I liked their headlight lense restorer tip, i would have never thought of using toothpaste
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Yeah I saw this yesterday, cool episode.
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well no ****....
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Yeah I saw this yesterday, cool episode.
haha yea -- toolpaste it is for my headlitghts!
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toothpaste idea was kool... i cant waittil the next episode
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my dad always tells me to use tooth paste but i desipe its stickyness, much rather wet sand and restore lens instead of half @ssing it
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why did they use a mazda instead of a ranger? from the first link, they wanted a new "mini lighting" why not do like ford and use the ranger. wasnt there another thread out there that was made last week?
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They got it for a really good deal... I was surprised to see that as well
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why did they use a mazda instead of a ranger? from the first link, they wanted a new "mini lighting" why not do like ford and use the ranger. wasnt there another thread out there that was made last week?
cuz mazdas are awsome.
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They got it for a really good deal... I was surprised to see that as well
exactly, plus the mazdas and rangers are the same platform, so if they really wanted to they could put a ranger front clip on
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i hope they do put a ranger front clip. make it look like an stx with 4.6. that would be sweet.
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why did they use a mazda instead of a ranger? from the first link, they wanted a new "mini lighting" why not do like ford and use the ranger. wasnt there another thread out there that was made last week?
i'm not sure of the logic there, i guess they wanted the A arm suspension, and for the price they got it for they couldn't pass it up

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They got it for a really good deal... I was surprised to see that as well
they did get it for a good deal, i sold my 01 for $4K, and i looked on craigslist, and can't find anything that new for what they paid for that truck
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i guess they wanted the A arm suspension,
The '98-up 2wd with coil springs has a wider frame up front (about 4") and the rack-n-pinion steering. It's what makes this swap possible.
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Too bad they are using a DOHC 4.6 IMO. 5.0 is old tech, but is 3x the motor. For one it would be lighter, motor and tranny weighed 783#s and it only makes 300 hp

Again just my .02 not trying to start a war
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Too bad they are using a DOHC 4.6 IMO. 5.0 is old tech, but is 3x the motor. For one it would be lighter, motor and tranny weighed 783#s and it only makes 300 hp

Again just my .02 not trying to start a war
Actually, my 4.6 dohc weighs less than an EFI 5.0.

Come on over and I'll take you for a ride.
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Actually, my 4.6 dohc weighs less than an EFI 5.0.

Come on over and I'll take you for a ride.
Maybe I'll have to take a road trip :D I can't believe that a DOHC motor weighs less than an efi 5.0 though, but I guess its possible. You have an aluminum block?

I didn't mean to disrespect anyone with a mod motor, they are just not my thing. I'll take a good 'ol pushrod motor anyday.
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Mazda FTW :)
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Haha Bad to the bone man!
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Resulting truck / engine combo will be too heavy in the front and too light in the back.

In other words, too loose, not a good plan, typical of these types of programs, listen carefully at the begining and they go over the bad points but do it anyway.

Don't follow these programs, they are worse than the magazines for correct info and training, and they have more commercials.
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Actually, my 4.6 dohc weighs less than an EFI 5.0.

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i still have to see yer truck someday! see it in action
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