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will a 4.6L fit in a 02 Edge?

is it a easy swap?
my friend has a 4.6 and 5spd from his 03 mustang hes parting out and says hell sell it to me cheap.
what would i need to do? would it be worth it?
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what would you need to do.....



a ton of custom work. it'll fit but your gonna need to be creative
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sure will. just gota be down for alot of work.


any engine will fit in any vehicle. just need to do the work to fit it. Its a really wide motor, you will be removing and moddifying parts of the front end to fit it. If you have the time and money for it I say go for it.
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oops

forgot to answer the first question.. no, it won't be "easy" if you want "easy" get a 5.0 from an explorer, thats the easiest v8 swap you can do.
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I honestly thing a 302 would be easier but you asked about a 4.6. Heres a good page if you havent seen it already :Ford Ranger V-8 Engine Swap
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Been done everal times, but not easy. Depends on your skills, patience, and time. Check out rangerpowersports for a few threads on the swap.

302 from explorer is easy. I did mine back in 2002 in 3 weekends and I was taking my time to be particular. Heard of one mechanic that did it in 10 hours at his dealership.
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A Chevy 5.3 or 6.0 will fit in really good and give you more power.
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mmmm


Chevy 6 liters.. I need to find one, if i do a V8 thats probably what i'll use.
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Chevy 6 liters.. I need to find one, if i do a V8 thats probably what i'll use.
same here....the ranger with a 6.0 and the chevy with a twin turbo 6.0. mmmmm...the sounds....
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same here....the ranger with a 6.0 and the chevy with a twin turbo 6.0. mmmmm...the sounds....
chevy in a ford....
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same here....the ranger with a 6.0 and the chevy with a twin turbo 6.0. mmmmm...the sounds....
what chevy with the twin turbo 6.0?

im talkin about the gasser just for the record.

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chevy in a ford....
sorry newer ford v8s suck?
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what chevy with the twin turbo 6.0?

im talkin about the gasser just for the record.
We're talkin' gasser...never heard of a 6.0L oil burner(other than a stroker, but hey, were talkin' Chev powerplants remember!).

My '71 chevy stepside...it's beggin' for a LS series 6.0 with twin hairdryers.
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o0 misread, thought u meant the ranger HERE with a 6.0. lol
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A Chevy 5.3 or 6.0 will fit in really good and give you more power.
who has done it? very intersted........LS3 in my 03 EDGE FTW
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I want to someday. I want to build an LS based engine to about 550 HP (very optainable and still very reliable) then get a 98+ 2wd ranger frame and put the motor in with a six speed T-56, then use the body of an '88 ext cab ranger. I think that would be the best of all worlds, a decent suspension, best looking ranger IMO, Manual tranny, and the best american V8 ever produced. I hate ford v8 mod motors. Always have.

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sorry newer ford v8s suck?
lies... all lies.

you guys just dont know a good motor when you see one.

personally i wouldnt buy or take a chevy motor even if it was given to me.
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lies... all lies.

you guys just dont know a good motor when you see one.

personally i wouldnt buy or take a chevy motor even if it was given to me.
amen
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I'd rather have a Chevy engine. Something about Ford V8 engines needing a special too to get the spark plugs out when they break scares me. If I got a Fox body down the road I'd run a Chevy engine.

Why would I put a Chevy engine in a Ford? Because I want it to go fast. HAHA
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