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Old 04-19-2013, 09:44 AM
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Used it to get ply wood for my teacher then driving around in this damn blizzard. Glad I got 4x4 but wish it had a little more power in 4 high haha
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:13 AM
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Used it to get ply wood for my teacher then driving around in this damn blizzard. Glad I got 4x4 but wish it had a little more power in 4 high haha
V8 swap, or http://www.moranav6racing.com/catego...?CategoryID=36
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:50 AM
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I kinda want to do a v8 swap. I have a 5.0 efi out of like 80's station wagon, would that work good or would an expo be easier. Isn't it harder to do it with 4x4?
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:55 AM
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V8 that's a lot of money to pour into a 3.0 only to be as fast as a 4.0 probably
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:56 AM
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V8 that's a lot of money to pour into a 3.0 only to be as fast as a 4.0 probably
Yeah if I did anything I'd do a v8, just don't know everything I need, but I'm sure I could search and find the stuff haha but it would be nice to have a little more power.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:00 AM
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Yeah if I did anything I'd do a v8, just don't know everything I need, but I'm sure I could search and find the stuff haha but it would be nice to have a little more power.
Yeah for sure and there's plenty of info out there once you search but the 3.0 is just so under powered to start with you'd have to dig it out of its own hole and I don't see that being easy
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:00 AM
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Yeah if I did anything I'd do a v8, just don't know everything I need, but I'm sure I could search and find the stuff haha but it would be nice to have a little more power.
Best thing to do is find a donor explorer 4x4 and just swap the engine, tranny, transfer case, drivetrain, and axles with differentials. The average ranger v8 swap takes 50-80 straight labor hours.

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Best thing to do is find a donor explorer 4x4 and just swap the engine, tranny, transfer case, drivetrain, and axles with differentials. The average ranger v8 swap takes 50-80 straight labor hours.
Nice to see you've read a build thread
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:03 AM
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I kinda want to do a v8 swap. I have a 5.0 efi out of like 80's station wagon, would that work good or would an expo be easier. Isn't it harder to do it with 4x4?
Its same bolt pattern on the block, only emissions standards may hinder you as you have a 99 with an 80s engine, the 00-02 expo/mountaineer V8 will pass as its a year newer and the computer and wire layout is same as the ranger
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:14 AM
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Nice to see you've read a build thread
Yeah. I read up on the v8 swap because I was interested in it but I dont have the mechanical knowledge or money to do it right now lol

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:18 AM
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Started her up for the first time in a week. I've never been this glad to be back home with my own truck.
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Took her to a friends house to look at a 89 Bronco. Ended up buying it for a summer project that in return become our beach truck
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:08 PM
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Took her to a friends house to look at a 89 Bronco. Ended up buying it for a summer project that in return become our beach truck
Cleaned the inside and added getto cup holders
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:12 PM
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Best thing to do is find a donor explorer 4x4 and just swap the engine, tranny, transfer case, drivetrain, and axles with differentials. The average ranger v8 swap takes 50-80 straight labor hours.

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Man that's a lot, I think I'll just stick with the 3.0, later on once I get out of school and everything I'm more then likely going to do a full size mod haha but yeah if I did that 80s engine I wouldn't have to worry about emissions, we don't have anything like that up here. But if I can find an expo for cheap I may consider doing it. But that's for letting me know what all would need to be done.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:14 PM
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Man that's a lot, I think I'll just stick with the 3.0, later on once I get out of school and everything I'm more then likely going to do a full size mod haha but yeah if I did that 80s engine I wouldn't have to worry about emissions, we don't have anything like that up here. But if I can find an expo for cheap I may consider doing it. But that's for letting me know what all would need to be done.
No problem man.

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