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Old 08-18-2010, 09:33 PM
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Default 4.0 ohv to 4.0 sohc question

Hey there I have been wanting more power from my engine but after looking at performance parts it seems more practical to upgrade engine. I was lookin at the 5.0 swap from a 98 explorer but with all the work and getting 210 hp out of the 5.0 i was thinking about the 4.0 sohc engine that has 210 already. The question i have would all engine componets hook up? (radiotor, alternator, tranny) i know i would need the computer from the donr
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:40 PM
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How much horsepower do you have as of now?
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:45 PM
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:55 PM
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Anyone know if this would work?
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:35 PM
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:44 AM
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Default Re: 4.0 ohv to 4.0 sohc question

I saw someone that did a OHV to SOHC on one of these ranger forums....forgot who and where though.


If you are tired of 160hp, you're going to get tired of 210 pretty quick too. I suggest go with a 5.0...a lot more room to grow in the 5.0
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:34 PM
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Yeah thats true but my dad aint for the v8 210 is plenty for me
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: 4.0 ohv to 4.0 sohc question

As for your question if the 0hv-sohc swap is do-able...yes it is. however, this just my opinion, but i would do the 5.0. With all the work you will have to do for the 4.0 Sohc (new computer, wiring and what not), i think you would be better off with a 5.0. If you are looking at the horsepower figures, they are not far apart (210 sohc/215 5.0) but the torque figures (what your going to feel) the figures read (240-250 sohc/280-290 5.0). If you already had a SOHC, i would say to stick with it and mod it instead of upgrade to 5.0. But to decide between the two as an upgrade, with all the work involved, the 5.0 is the better option.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: 4.0 ohv to 4.0 sohc question

yea id say 5.0 swap because youll actually get more mpgs from it because the engine isnt having to work as hard to push such a light truck and i wish i was getting more power with my sohc and my previous car was a 92 honda accord. so go with a 5.0 because youll end up doing the same amount of work and an exaust on that will sound awesome compared to the 4.0
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:58 AM
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Default Re: 4.0 ohv to 4.0 sohc question

A lil lare but I've been Thinking about the same thing lately anyone know if anyone on hea has done this???
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:13 AM
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look up Alex98 on RF. he did a 4.0 OHV to SOHC swap
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:16 AM
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:38 AM
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seems like a waste. I drove a 4.0 ohc and ive owned 2 sohc's and honestly, I couldnt tell a difference.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:24 PM
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Im only looking as a just in case....i was wondering if I needed a dif. Trany or would my ohv one work?
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:30 PM
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seems like a waste. I drove a 4.0 ohc and ive owned 2 sohc's and honestly, I couldnt tell a difference.
ive owned both, 2 OHV's and one SOHC and there is definatly a big difference, especially towing.
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