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The frame i got was for a 3.0 and i put my 4.0 on it and when i got my cab on i tested the hood and its held up by an inch from the motor....i have 2 options...1 to buy or have someone make drop mounts or i can just buy a cowl hood and call it a day....where did you guys get those hoods i keep seeing on the rangers here?
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did you use 4.0L motor mounts? because there is no differences in the hoods
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did you use 4.0L motor mounts? because there is no differences in the hoods
no they wouldnt work on the frame...and i measured the 4.0l mounts and they are the same heigth. they are just lower in the frame than the one im swapping
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seems like you just gave your answer to the problem in the last post. you need to use the 4.0 motor mounts.
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seems like you just gave your answer to the problem in the last post. you need to use the 4.0 motor mounts.
they wont work because they will be sitting the same...
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Then make them sit lower
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or you could do a 1in bodylift and then just lower the truck 1 inch more then you were planning on it lol.
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or you could do a 1in bodylift and then just lower the truck 1 inch more then you were planning on it lol.
u know i didnt think of doing that...hmmm...lol
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so the 3.0 and 4.0 mountsa re the same?
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Maybe the trans mount is different. If the trans is sitting lower it could cause the front of the engine to be high. The one picture looks like the engine is on an angle, high in the front. I have never swapped engine sizes on the same frame so I don't know the answer but if its not the trans mount you will probably need 4.0 2wd mounts.
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its because the engine crossmember is different from a 2wd non edge and a edge/4x4


Your stock 4x4 one sits lower if i remember correctly, so thats why it clears


Maybe look into 2wd non edge 4.0 motor mounts
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Yea...is the trans installed? On it's crossmember?? If I remember correctly, when I did my clutch swap and had my trans out and motor just hangin', it was leaning back quite a bit....possibly enough to pitch it far enough back to cause interference with the hood.
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