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The whole point in going with a 5.0 is because there are already motor mounts for our frame for the 5.0.
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The Explorer 5.0L mounts will go right in to your 1998+ Ranger.
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idk 5.0 is a custom job maybe he wants custom mounts....

ranger=explorer.. the **** under the hood is the same, more specifically the motor mounts.
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And Kenny.. I thought the SAS could be done for cheaper than fixing my front end, i thought wrong
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And Kenny.. I thought the SAS could be done for cheaper than fixing my front end, i thought wrong
Yeh I agree with that I did it to my Pathfinder and it cost me an arm and a two legs, Now my ranger is starting to have major front end issues after thursdays wheelin incident, making it virtuely undriveable. Im not sure of wether to sas it or fix the stock suspension???
But the moral is swapping is ussualy alot more expensive, Kenny not trying to crush you dreams bc a 5.0 ranger is nasty but it will get expensive.
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i found a 5.0 motor n trans that MIGHT (big emphasis on might) need to be re-built for $150. it ran great before it was pulled but its been sittin for a while. it was pulled do to the fact the explorer got totalled and they crushed it.
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JAGER lanyard ftw!!
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i found a 5.0 motor n trans that MIGHT (big emphasis on might) need to be re-built for $150. it ran great before it was pulled but its been sittin for a while. it was pulled do to the fact the explorer got totalled and they crushed it.
Why not find a low mileage short or long block that doesn't need a rebuild. You're already starting to turn it pricey . . .

(not trying to sound like an ***, but if I had a SOHC that just needed the timing chains, I wouldn't consider the swap at all)
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Why not find a low mileage short or long block that doesn't need a rebuild. You're already starting to turn it pricey . . .

(not trying to sound like an ***, but if I had a SOHC that just needed the timing chains, I wouldn't consider the swap at all)
who said its not a low mileage motor? idk what it is but its worth a look. n **** for $150 U cant really go wrong with it. i want a V8 Ranger, ive had one V8 in my life and i miss it
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timing chain set is like 400 for auto zone you dont have to go to a dealership to have it fixed.
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i am in no way shape or form tearing into the motor of a truck lol
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whats the worst that could happen if you can afford a new motor???


just return the timing chain if you **** it up. ha..
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yeah, If you really want a V8 Ranger I would build or buy a sweet v8 motor other than a exploder v8 and make it work. Much more worth your money. I would fix the motor you have, its got more ***** than a exploder 5.0 stock. I only did it because I had the 3.0, and I fured I might as well go 5.0 while I can. But I woulda been plenty happy with a great cond. 4.0

And you will need a new trans and transfer case. The stuff from your truck will not work. T-case will if you get the $500+ adapter though.
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its just up in the air for now. we'll see what happens
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