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4evermodding
05-27-2009, 02:21 AM
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?

4evermodding
05-27-2009, 07:27 PM
no replies huh...

Tom
05-27-2009, 08:20 PM
You have me confused, what exactly is your question? Your start off by mentioning an engine swap and end it about flowmaster mufflers...

4evermodding
05-28-2009, 12:03 AM
yea i just noticed that. darn beers.lol

sho_or_go
05-28-2009, 01:47 AM
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.

RangerJustin
05-28-2009, 06:43 AM
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.

4evermodding
05-28-2009, 09:29 AM
well soon as you said Cali i knew I was screwed. Im in Cali too. darm

RangerJustin
05-28-2009, 09:53 AM
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.

TS6034
05-28-2009, 02:13 PM
No emission testing up in Michigan. I'm working on my third 5.0 ranger (carbed) now.

RangerJustin
05-28-2009, 04:21 PM
Lucky...

4evermodding
05-28-2009, 05:07 PM
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

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

RangerJustin
05-28-2009, 06:22 PM
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.

4evermodding
05-28-2009, 10:28 PM
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

4evermodding
05-29-2009, 06:58 AM
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.

RangerJustin
05-29-2009, 07:10 AM
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.

4evermodding
06-03-2009, 10:21 PM
Okay got the 5.0 from a mountaneer and got the explorer rear end and will have rear disk set-up. i will be complete with this entire mod soon. than off to the shop for the custom paint.

RangerJustin
06-04-2009, 08:13 AM
Nice! What do you have in mind for the paint??

4evermodding
06-08-2009, 12:48 AM
Burnt orange with some sort of white pinstriping.

bobbywalter
06-24-2009, 07:20 PM
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.


use a 2005 5.3 or 6.0 powertrain or 4.6/5.4.....


i strongly suggest the 6.0 though:D

lowranger24
06-30-2009, 06:12 PM
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.

yea i have a big question. i have a 95 ranger ext cab, with 3.0, i have the 5.0 out of a 97 or 98 mountianeer, with the computer an harness, all the kits to put in, but do you or anybody have a easy to do guide or something that will give pulg by plug retro fit or something. any help for be awesome. thanks.

98blownranger
06-30-2009, 06:45 PM
it is an easy sway most the wires are plug and play as long as you get all you need form the same truck, your big problem is you are obdI and the mountianeer is ODBII

rwenzing
06-30-2009, 09:48 PM
your big problem is you are obdI and the mountianeer is ODBIIThe 95 Ranger is 104 pin EEC-V w/OBDII. So is the 5.0 Ex/Mountie.

lowranger24
07-14-2009, 08:35 PM
can anybody send me pics, or some type of guide on the 3.0 to the 5.0 fuel injection swap, it will help out alot. i need to do this swap in about 3 to 5 days,its the only truck i have. so some on help me out here. thanks. lowranger24.

Tito
03-04-2012, 05:02 AM
Check out this site gives you great info for a swap an some parts you could need

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/V8Conversions.html

ranger93xlt
04-01-2012, 10:20 AM
Where did you find all the information u needed?

toyoracing
04-01-2012, 11:10 AM
Via that little tab on the options bar above that says ''search'' and most likely Google. Everything such as electronics and such are basic plug and play with minor wire swaps and whatnot (which will be listed and explained on any good thread or documentary) and the fabrication is probably on a scale of 1-10 a 6 depending on what sort of tools and machinery you have available such as lifts, welders, engine hoists, etc...but that all has a loophole, and that loophole is that most if not all of the forums only explain how to use a Ford Exploder 5.0L motor and tranny, but not others from say a Mustang, Crown Vic, or F150.