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Icon5 what goes into a swap?

I have a 04 4x4. What goes into a swap and what is the usual price for the swap... lookin into a mustang high output 302.
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you doing it or someone else?

idk think about the prices of everything...
engine.
tranny.
rear end.
mounting all of this.
and just a lot of random little things.

my brother swapped out a 3.0 v6 on a 300zx turbo and put a new one in...pretty much rebuilt the car himself...he said it was going to be about 4K for everything....came out to be 8K+

you cant put a general price on a swap...
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Ya the price would vary a lot. Depends on what shape the engine is in.

Crappy shape then you have to rebuild it. May get one supper cheap but after you spend money to rebuild it.

Awesome shape will cost a lot of money. Wont have to rebuild it though
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what ever price you come out with and DOUBLE it you will be about right
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because its an 04, add even more.
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Yeah you'll have to rewire the entire engine, probably run custom gauges, etc, etc
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Or run a wiring harness and gauges from an 03 or older ranger.
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Does your state have yearly inspection? If so you will need a motor the is from the same year of your truck or newer and also made buy the same company. So that narrows it down to either a 4.6 or a 5.4 and that means big $$$$$.
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ah i can dream cant i? lol maybe one day i'll buy a 94 or something and swap a v8 into it SAS it and make it my trail truck....just maybe one day lol
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I have state inspection, well, county inspection. They just look to see if you have a cat. converter and they plug it up to check for codes (on 96 and newer) or sniff the exhaust (on 75-95). The only other thing they test is the gas cap, they don't even open the hood. So it just depends on how the inspection is done. Also, unless they pull the starter off and pull the nyumbers on the block, how are they really going to know what year the engine is?
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Well, I was offered an engine out of a Mustang GT with 55k miles, plus it came with some pulleys, cold air, bbk headers, T-5 tranny, and all electronics for $750. Full crate motor plus tranny, for less than a grand. There are small expenses still, like radiator, fans, gauges, water and oil pumps, possible steering modifications.
If that helps with expenses.
Then for times, according to the TRS tech article, it will take 50-70 hours of work.

I did have other engine offers. I could get a long block HO engine + an AOD for $200, or a 351 + C6 for $300. Then I would still need an intake and all.

Gives you an idea of the pricing.
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I personally wouldn't go through all the trouble of wiring the Mustang stuff. Id sell that and the T5 ( a POS anyway) and buy an exploder 4r70w and the explorer wiring harness (I do mean everything too). Or you could get a 96-03 Ranger harness for the "firewall back", and use the exploder engine/transmission harness and PCM. It will be as good as factory when you are done though.
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T-5 is the best thing for a manual though isn't it? There is the manual out of the trucks, but that wouldn't shift as quickly as a T-5. Is the Mustang harness hard to wire up?
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T56 is FAR superior to the pathetic T5.
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T-56 is a 6 speed though, is that better then the T-6?
The T-45 is better I know. And the World Class T-5 is supposed to be better I think. But the T-5 from behind a 5.0 is fairly common.
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I bought a junky old '93 Mustang LX 5.0 5spd for $1,200 a few years ago to use as a donor for a beautiful '93 GT roller that I had bought. Mechanically the car was in great shape before I dismantled it. I would say that a full donor car might be your best bet if all you are really wanting is a V8 on a budget. Keep your eyes open and be patient.
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Why go through it for a friggin Mustang engine though? Take an Explorer 302, add the Cobra 1.72 roller rockers, and you have a COBRA engine .
Add somke torque monster headers and get a tuner and there you go, one bad *** truck.
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plus fightin' with getting all the accesories and brackets off an explorer so it'll fit in the Ranger engine bay...
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