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Old 06-19-2011, 08:00 PM
nitro_high nitro_high is offline
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Default 5.0 in a 2003?

ok so i finally got all the smog laws here in cali all figured out and went to look for a 2003+ 5.0 explorer and found that they only put 4.6 in them so... what are my options for a 2003+ that i can put in a 4x4 ranger?
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:03 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 in a 2003?

A 4.6 can fit with a limited amount of room. Got an understanding that Ca is fairly strict as to the year compliance with engine swaps. There's some pics on my cardomain site of a 94 ranger with the 4.6, tight fit but lots of fun...
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:05 PM
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yea the smog laws are strick as hell here.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:36 PM
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i talked to a guy yesterday that put a 5.0 in his 07 and he said that if you get a rebuilt motor it automaticly is whatever year it was rebuilt in so that makes it easy lol
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:38 PM
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i talked to a guy yesterday that put a 5.0 in his 07 and he said that if you get a rebuilt motor it automaticly is whatever year it was rebuilt in so that makes it easy lol
bad ass!! didn't know this at all!!
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:44 PM
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yeah that gave me some new hope now its just a matter of finding a good donor vehicle
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:03 AM
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bump lol

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i talked to a guy yesterday that put a 5.0 in his 07 and he said that if you get a rebuilt motor it automaticly is whatever year it was rebuilt in so that makes it easy lol
I wasnt aware of this either. That's great to know!
Who is this guy with a V8 in his '07 that you speak of? He lives in this area? If he does I want to go chek it out lol

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Old 10-16-2011, 11:32 PM
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man i had plans on getting a 5.0 and doing a SaS by the end of this year but its just not coming together at all.
but the closer it get the better that 351c in my garage looks lol
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:10 AM
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sick, ill get a 5.0 and rebuild the sucker.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:45 PM
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i talked to a guy yesterday that put a 5.0 in his 07 and he said that if you get a rebuilt motor it automaticly is whatever year it was rebuilt in so that makes it easy lol
thats cool i had no idea about that
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:32 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 in a 2003?

oooorrrr you could just get a new 5.0 coyote engine out of a mustang
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:34 PM
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oooorrrr you could just get a new 5.0 coyote engine out of a mustang
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 in a 2003?

A 4.6 can fit with a restricted total of place. Got an knowing that Ca is pretty demanding as to the season submission with website trades. There's some images on my cardomain website of a 94 ranger with the 4.6, restricted fit but a lot of fun
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:18 AM
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Yeah i know that would be so kool. I saw the guy at a gas station in madera but my friends father in law has a 5.0 in a 99 2wd its pretty fun to drive but if you gotta do transnition work you have to pull the moter an trans out cause the cross members in the way
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:20 AM
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4.6 is to wide for the frame you would need a fuel injected 5.0
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