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Old 05-15-2011, 03:19 AM
drppdyllwrngr drppdyllwrngr is offline
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Default Re: 2.3 to 4.0 swap questions ('03 2.3L)

the trans will need to be changed. the bell housing will not bolt up to a 4.0.

here is a basic list of stuff you will need.

engine
trans
wiring
computer
radiator
belts/hoses/accessories
throttle cable
motor mounts
exhaust
intake

rear axle wouldn't be a bad idea

your best option is to get a donor truck and sit them side by side and start pulling parts. if your truck has torsion bars, a v8 from an explorer will pretty much bolt in place as well, but if you have control arms/coil springs, then it won't.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:19 AM
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Default Re: 2.3 to 4.0 swap questions ('03 2.3L)

Unless you enjoy the pain of wearing your shoes on the wrong feet, trade for the truck you think you want.
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