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2002FX4's 5.0 swap

Just a teaser..




I won't be moving forward with the swap until at least the later part of the summer, if even then. BUT I have IT!
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bout time you post this up... we picked it up like 2 months ago haha
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U to now. Geeze. Next thing you know I will have a 5.0 waiting in my garage.
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nice! how do u plan to pass emissions? isnt it an issue there?
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Sweet, what year 5.0?

You gonna do anything to it before you throw it in there?
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sick emmisions what emmisions if u know someone that wont be a problem
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nice! how do u plan to pass emissions? isnt it an issue there?
yea they are a ***** here... i dont think he is to worried about it.
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U to now. Geeze. Next thing you know I will have a 5.0 waiting in my garage.
Hahaha.. well, as the saying goes, there's no replacement for displacement!


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nice! how do u plan to pass emissions? isnt it an issue there?
Emissions are an issue. Here in CA for and engine swap to be 'legal', the origin of the engine has to be from the same year or newer vehicle. Now since I have an '02 truck, I wouldn't be able to find an '02 or newer 5.0 from and explorer because they weren't offered. So my plan is to wait until I smog my truck in July, then I technically have two years time to do the swap and either (1) move out of state, (2) have the truck no longer be street legal, or (3) register it in another state where emissions arn't and issue.


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Sweet, what year 5.0?

You gonna do anything to it before you throw it in there?
Its from a '96 Explorer. And yeah, I want to beef it up some (internals), but not exactly sure what I'm gonna go with. It is EFI which I'm very happy with.
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Not only is this truck my favorite right now......but it'll be the most awesome ranger on ANY forum!!! GOSH!!
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Will be a cool project, but I guess Im one of the few that doenst see the point in using a 5.0 though. Some more original engines out there that would be good canidates.
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Ahh man, now THATS a proper engine for a ranger


Tell ya what though, having many months to go befor eyou really put it in is good news...

Pull that head of of there, get it painted nice and neat, clean it up alot.. rebuild it a littel here and there.

Make it purr like a kitten, and make peopel go ooooo and aaaaa when you pop the hood open!
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347! 347! 347! 347! 347!




Judging by the pic...you got a 5.0L upper and lower intake!???


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i don't wanna discurage you or be negative. but why not keep it legal and put a 4.6 in it? the 5L swap has been done alot. be different. you say that you'd move or register out of state. that's alot of work just to do the swap.

either way, good luck with your build.
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347! 347! 347! 347! 347!

Judging by the pic...you got a 5.0L upper and lower intake!???


loll
we picked up the whole engine a while back. that pic is just a teaser
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347 is too, whats the word...."fragile", stick with 331 if you want to stroke
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i don't wanna discurage you or be negative. but why not keep it legal and put a 4.6 in it? the 5L swap has been done alot. be different. you say that you'd move or register out of state. that's alot of work just to do the swap.

either way, good luck with your build.
Look at a 4.6 Modular engine and look in the engine bay of a Ranger, it could be done, by Chip Foose....lol I just dont think there is sufficent room in a Ranger engine bay for a 4.6L.
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^^ why not go with a 5.4 then? they are technically the same engine...
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347 is too, whats the word...."fragile", stick with 331 if you want to stroke

How is a 347 more fragile than a 331? They are the same bore, just a 347 has a longer stroke. 347 if you want to stroke.
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347s are more prone to reliability issues with things breaking
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F that... 454!
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F that... 454!

Hell yeah thats what im talking about!
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460 then. buy xmans old f150 ranger and use it!

now were cookin!!
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347s are more prone to reliability issues with things breaking
?

If you are talking about the piston/rod angles, they have been addressed and taken care of by many companies. All of which are old issues.
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as soon as i get my 44 under my truck.. we will be one in the same!
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