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Old 05-27-2009, 02:21 AM
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Default 3.0 to a 5.0 engine swap

Just curious is this possible. has anybody done this. just trying to get more H.P out my 3.0. I heard forlks using the flowmaster 44. but how can I run true duals and still be smog legal? and how can I run true duals from a vehicle that only has 1-exhaust header?
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:27 PM
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no replies huh...
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:20 PM
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You have me confused, what exactly is your question? Your start off by mentioning an engine swap and end it about flowmaster mufflers...
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:03 AM
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yea i just noticed that. darn beers.lol
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:47 AM
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so, how difficult is a 3.0 to 5.0 swap? what does it entail? going to a junkyard and pulling an old mustang motor and slammin it in with a c4 or 6 and calling it good or what? never done an engine swap but would like to.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:43 AM
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The 5.0 swap has been done in the Ranger. Definitely the most common V8 swap for the Ranger. Wish I could do one on mine and have it street legal still, damn emissions in Cali.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:29 AM
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well soon as you said Cali i knew I was screwed. Im in Cali too. darm
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:53 AM
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You should be fine...I think. The rule is, the engine has to be same age or newer than the vehicle it is going into. Just have to get a 5.0 from an Expy...I think they still had 5.0s in them in 01, I could be wrong though.
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:13 PM
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No emission testing up in Michigan. I'm working on my third 5.0 ranger (carbed) now.
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Lucky...
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:07 PM
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You should be fine...I think. The rule is, the engine has to be same age or newer than the vehicle it is going into. Just have to get a 5.0 from an Expy...I think they still had 5.0s in them in 01, I could be wrong though.

Well I get all my parts free. and their are plenty off 5.0 engines in the recycle yard. so from a explorer. hmmmmmmmmmmm I would have to check tomorrow.

How and what do i need to make it all legal. I assume engine,tranny,rear end, what else? any I deas. thks


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No emission testing up in Michigan. I'm working on my third 5.0 ranger (carbed) now.

You know what I really want to say to you; but I wont. lucky b...............lol Have any pics of any of your set-ups. the above question would be great if you could answer it. thanks
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Not sure about the tranny (other then getting a stronger one), but the axle does not matter. Just make sure the engine is from 01 or newer and you should be good to go.
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so engine and probably maybe a rear end since i need something to handle that sort of power. so no computer? i ask because this is a new thing for me as all my other cars are european. thanks
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:58 AM
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I found the info I was looking at. full diagram,pics of the install and what is needed from a donor 5.0 explorer. woohoo i going free not spree shopping tomorrow at the yard.
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:10 AM
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Well seems you found everything you need, but yes computer would be needed. For the axle try getting one from an Explorer with disc brakes and a 31 spline with L/S.
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