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Ive got a 3.0....

My 06 3.0 is just fine and dandy for sunday drive, But it has "NO *****" and i want to fix that little problem. Its got 33k on it and its stock minus a Race Ready Cut out. Im down for anything really. I would love to build a 4.0 SOHC from the block up so i can swap and not be down for too long. any ideas on where to get a bad A$$ 4.0?
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If you are going to swap motors, go 5.0.
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dude youve got to get a vid up with that cut out! Ive been thinking about getting one.
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dude youve got to get a vid up with that cut out! Ive been thinking about getting one.
Ive got a single 3" right behind the main cat (that i knocked all the ceramic out of) and its wireless.

and I guess a 5.0 would work. what 5.0 do i need and what trans? (Keep in mind its an auto right now and id like to keep it that way)
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or what could i do to my 3.0 power wise cause its still got warranty
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sweet man! There isnt much you can get out of the 3.0 you can do under drive pullies and a chip, rocker rollers maybe.
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would the powertrain hold up to forced induction?
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it should.

ive put my stock drivetrain through hell with 33's but ive also gone through a trany and a transfercase.
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Don't do a 5.0. Go with something cool like a 4.6 cobra motor or 5.4.
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hmm.... thats no bueno. i might go with a 5.0 but im unsure cause i need it for a daily driver.
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will those fit?
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Ive got a single 3" right behind the main cat (that i knocked all the ceramic out of) and its wireless.

and I guess a 5.0 would work. what 5.0 do i need and what trans? (Keep in mind its an auto right now and id like to keep it that way)
Look for a 1996-2001 Explorer 5.0 and 4R70W transmission. It's going to be a fair amount of work, but so would swapping a 4.0 since you would need a new trans for it anyway.

As for 3.0 parts, try http://www.moranav6racing.com/
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Thanks Alan!
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Don't do a 5.0. Go with something cool like a 4.6 cobra motor or 5.4.
A 5.0 Ranger isn't cool anymore?

It's a lot cheaper then a 4.6 or 5.4.
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A 5.0 Ranger isn't cool anymore?

It's a lot cheaper then a 4.6 or 5.4.

Lol right?
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my 3.0 slays s10s :)
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