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Old 03-18-2017, 04:30 AM
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Default 98 2wd ranger 5.0 swap, motor mount question

I have a 98 2wd extended cab ranger with coil springs. I have done pulled the 3.0 and trans out. I bought a 97 awd explorer with a 5.0 engine. The trans is locked up but i just wanted the engine. I know alot of guys use 4.0 engine mounts and use the custom engine plates to mount he engine. My question is can i use the explorer 5.0 moints in my ranger? It looks like i would just need to drill a new hole in the engine crossmember and both them in. Will this work and give me the engine clearance needed? I have googled for the last 2 days and cant find where anyine has done this so i am assuming it cant be done but i just wanted to ask to be sure. Thanks for the help guys!
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:18 AM
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Post Re: 98 2wd ranger 5.0 swap, motor mount question

The HARD part is gonna be findin a trans that will bolt to the 5.0L to keep it 2wd. The 2wd 5.0L Explorers are hard to find

Have heard of some using a certain year of Mustang 3.8L auto trans, but not sure what year(s).
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: 98 2wd ranger 5.0 swap, motor mount question

I already have then trans. I got it oit of a 3.8 v6 2003 mustang. So i am good, just curious about the mounts
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Default Re: 98 2wd ranger 5.0 swap, motor mount question

Is your car a 98 or 95?


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