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Old 10-22-2007
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will a v8 98 ranger get though DEQ??

So I may be able to get a 5.0 & an aod for a really damn good price.... I'm thinking about doin a swap in my '98 4x4, but my question is will it pass emissions/ DEQ with a 302 in it?? I'm guessing its a no, but I wanted to ask to be sure since I can't register it in portland without passing emissions.
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Old 10-22-2007
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I don't know DMV laws for OR but in most states the replacement motor has to of the same year or newer and have all of the emission controls installed.
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Old 10-22-2007
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Joey.....call Bob's Ford Parts. They are off 190th, between Burnside and Division in the Gresham area. They have a '97 Ranger powered by a Explorer 5.0L. With tons of mods done to it...cams, injectors, They might be able to help you out. I want to buy it.



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Old 10-27-2007
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also... when doing the swap, register the VIN #'s from the motor to your truck.. cops can hassle you about that.. found that out the hardway wiht my buddy in his bagged/ body dropped s10 with a 383 blower motor in it ahha. the truck had 3 diff vin numbers on it from being built from 3 diff trucks haha so they went ahead and checked EVERY number haha

also... 20bux extra under the table to a young guy at the inspection place will usually get anything passed hahaha
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Old 10-29-2007
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yea shane that truck is sooo bada$$, I checked that thing out awhile ago when I first saw it on craigslist a few months ago. If I had the 6k$ or whatever he wants for the thing I'd be all over it... looks super clean & it's got a freakin 5.0. anyway I'll have to go back & ask how he got it through deq, thanks for the idea
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Old 11-05-2007
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how hard is it to put a 5.0 in a 98 4x4?
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