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THECUE 12-10-2010 07:25 PM

real story on the diff btwn 3.0 and 5.0. driving impressions/
 
Hey all,
OK,
got the 98 xlt off road sport package, flareside, 3.0 and I am curious to the type of increase in the performance level after the 5.0 swap!!!:smileford::smileford::smileford::smileford ::smileford::smileford::53[1]::bsflag::bsflag::bsflag::bsflag:
Appreciate any feedback,
thnx,,, Q

Vonhanson 12-11-2010 10:23 PM

i've done the swap.

so far from driving it, i don't feel any sluggish with 33'' tires and 3.73 gears.

can't say much about how fast i've only gone 30 in it so far :P

Downey 12-12-2010 12:10 AM

ok lets say this a 5.0 has tons of after market support. the 3.0 is piss poor for aftermarket and it doesnt respond to mods. you can make a 5.0 as fast as you want. the 3.0 you cant.

if i was going to swap a 5.0 it would not be a stock motor i would do some work to it.

99offroadrngr 12-12-2010 12:14 AM

all depends what you want the truck to be able to do. you can build a 302 any way you want, theres no certain way to build a motor

ME00Stepside 12-13-2010 01:41 PM

Being the owner of a '97 5.0 Exploder and a '00 3.0 Ranger, I can say that the only thing you need to know is the throttle response is like night and day.

Alex98 12-13-2010 02:10 PM

all i gotta say is the 4.0ohv and sohc was a huge difference. imagine a 3.0 6 to a 5.0 v8

04RangerDave 12-13-2010 05:59 PM

you cant compare a 3L to a 302.


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