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Old 01-08-2012, 10:36 PM
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Default What are the differences between the 4.0 SOHC engines?

I can't find any information on the differences between the 4.0 SOHC engines that are found in the Ranger, Explorer, and Mustang. All the information I find just says that they have different amounts of HP and torque with the Ranger coming in at the lowest of the three. Are there any parts that are interchangeable between the three such as Intake Manifold or anything like that? I'm just curious which differences create the added power.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:43 PM
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the mustang is a 4.6

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280 hp stock
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:00 PM
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and the V6 mustang is a 3.8..
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:22 PM
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and both the engines are made for power (speed) thats why the have more hp and torque.. if you want the same amount of power as the 4.6 compare the hp between the 4.0 and 4.6 and look at mods to do which will gain hp to be the same such as cold air intake, throttle body spacer, supercharger, chip etc
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:33 AM
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Default Re: What are the differences between the 4.0 SOHC engines?

Sorry guess I should have been a little more specific. The 94-04 mustang does comes with the 3.8, 4.6, and had a stint with the 5.0 however I was talking about the 05-10 model years of Mustang that came with either the 4.0 SOHC or the 4.6 3V. The three 4.0 SOHC's are from the same family of engine but I was curious if anyone knew what the specific differences were.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:39 AM
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probaly aluminum block, and better computer
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...and look at mods to do which will gain hp to be the same such as cold air intake, throttle body spacer, supercharger, chip etc
The factory intake is already a CAI. Most of the aftermarket ones such K&N are useless junk that makes it worse. Certainly don't add anything. And a throttle body spacer is a total joke that does nothing.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:50 AM
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Default Re: What are the differences between the 4.0 SOHC engines?

the only difference i can imagine is the tune on the computer, our trucks are made to be more torquey than HP
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the only difference i can imagine is the tune on the computer, our trucks are made to be more torquey than HP
Basically this ^^ Engine wise they are the same but intakes and tunes are different. The ranger is tuned to be better suited for toque and towing.
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Default Re: What are the differences between the 4.0 SOHC engines?

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Basically this ^^ Engine wise they are the same but intakes and tunes are different. The ranger is tuned to be better suited for toque and towing.
The Duratec 2.3 in our trucks is also tuned more towards TQ than HP.
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