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Old 08-07-2009
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what car too tear apart

i have 2008 B4000 I plan on doing the v8 swap. i know nothing but im you have lots of time and a fair ammount of extra cash. this is the plan so far get a engien. tear it down too nothing clean it and rebuild it useing good parts as the cash is availabe. because i want this too be just amazing i am looking it top quality parts but still street leagal. i also dont plan on swaping the engien untell the warenty on my truck is up. so lots of time too come up with the cash for the engien parts.

question 1 what is the best and most painless engien too swap that will be able too handel large power?

question 2 what car do i need too pull it from?

question 3 will this effect my 4wd?

question 4 what will i need too do to my trannny so it dosent break?

question 5 altho i will be swaping the engien what else will need to be replaced?

i have seen some amazing builds and inspireing trucks on here i am very impressed i have spent slot of time reading what you all have too say and i look forward too learning and strugeling but too do something to be proud of.

i am sorry if this has been posted but it is hard to surch V8 without alot of threads that dont help
also sorry for the countless spelling and grammar errors i go back to school in a few weeks.....lol
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Not to sound like an *** here but based on your questions i would say dont touch a thing, pay the money and have a shop do it. if your still bound and determined to do it yourself, well first of all, upgrade the brakes so you can stop after you add all that power, second forget building the engine, buy a crate motor direct from ford, replace the trans with something made for the power of the engine and dont forget the gears as well, they likely wont take the abuse of the new motor either.

now to explain, the crate motor is a ford part, comes with a warranty and is a proven design and often cheaper then throwing parts at a pulled motor to bring you to the same power. depending on your dealer they likely wont void your current warrenty as you are dropping a ford engine in, installed by them, the brakes were explained above and the trans and gears come from the factory built strong enough to handle the abuse most drivers will dish out, but not strong enough to handle doubling the power, they will work if you dont get stupid but its a time bomb just waiting for the worst time to break.

My dealer is great even an oil change means my truck is washed and cleaned inside and out, any work more then 1 hour and free loaner, and fords best, any aftermarket installed by or thrue them, they cover under the warranty no questions asked.
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search around the site and the internet. alot goes into a swap. from wiring harness, computers, engine, trannys, transfer cases if you have one, to a beefer axle or gears depending on what your doing, and alot more.
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i was looking at crate motor too do you know what my options are on what will fit and what wont ect
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