5.0 swap - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


New Ideas Have a new idea for your Ford Ranger? General discussion of new ideas for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-30-2013
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10
5.0 swap

I have read a little bit about the 5.0 swap. What would be the cost for me to do it DIY.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-30-2013
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
This is a very vague question.

Do you already have the donor vehicle?

What year truck do you have?

What engine do you currently have?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-30-2013
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
This is a very vague question.

Do you already have the donor vehicle?

What year truck do you have?

What engine do you currently have?
Sorry I don't know much but I have a 2003 ford ranger 4x4 with the 4.0
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-30-2013
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevin8675309 View Post
Sorry I don't know much but I have a 2003 ford ranger 4x4 with the 4.0
A 5.0 swap is pretty straightforward if you buy an entire donor vehicle.

Of course, there are gonna be roadblocks, but there are plenty of swap threads to walk you through it
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-30-2013
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post

A 5.0 swap is pretty straightforward if you buy an entire donor vehicle.

Of course, there are gonna be roadblocks, but there are plenty of swap threads to walk you through it
Do u know what would be the best?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-30-2013
logan03CO's Avatar
Member

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,235
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevin8675309 View Post

Do u know what would be the best?
I'm thinking some research around here first would be best....
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-01-2013
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,773
What ever year Explorer was the last to have the 5.0L W, is probably the best… what year was that ?

Another question is are you trying to stay within the local laws ?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-01-2013
V8 Level II's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,831
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrambler82 View Post
What ever year Explorer was the last to have the 5.0L W, is probably the bestů what year was that ?
99~01 Explorer/Mountie 5.0 were almost identical and the AWD version of these 3 years would be the most compatible donor for a swap into a 2003 4x4 Ranger. There are still a few issues to overcome though - not a 100% P&P / bolt-in swap.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-01-2013
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10
Alright thanks I was kinda curious cause I would love more power and it seemed like this was the only way
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-02-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: La Mesa
Posts: 7
My grandson did a 99 2wd ranger swap, don't do it if you live in CA smog ****'s will get you. He bought a complete exploder from arizona and had multiple problems with wiring and components,ie gas tank hookups different n tanks don't interchange. took a nonrunning 4.0 n now has a V/8 non smoggable ranger suitable for offroad only
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1998 5.0 Swap 5 speed swap questions Built Ford Tough 8-Cylinder Tech 1 03-30-2012 05:14 AM
2wd manual Drive Shaft Swap to a 4x4 Drive shaft Swap 2001fordranger Drivetrain Tech 6 03-05-2011 08:06 PM
Fox CoilOver Swap + Rear Shock Swap lateralsvt Suspension Tech 2 04-01-2010 06:20 PM
to swap or not to swap????? 02rangermayhem General Ford Ranger Discussion 0 01-29-2008 11:23 PM
explorer swap 98-01 swap GregsEdge 8-Cylinder Tech 27 11-23-2005 07:48 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:33 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.