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Old 07-12-2010, 04:08 PM
ericthehurt ericthehurt is offline
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Default It all started when I bought a used Ranger in '07

What's up everyone, I'm Eric from Raleigh, NC. I bought my 2004 Ranger xlt ext. cab in '07. It had already been worked on a little bit. K&N cold air kit, Flowmaster cat back single, and an aluminium drive shaft. I sometimes suspect that more may have been done and then removed because the drive shaft doesn't make sense as a beginning mod. Anyway, that's the old news.
The new new is that I think I might be the first to do this elusive '04 5.0 swap. More details will be in the thread I'm going to start in V8 tech. It is going to be as hard as you think and worse! I've got most of what I need between the truck and the 1995 Mustang GT 5.0, but I think there are a few things not to be overlooked that they don't have. I will hopefully begin the build in a month or so, in the mean time I'll continue to read, and probably dismantle the truck.
If you, or someone you know has actually finished one of these, any input is more than welcome.


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'04 3.0 xlt: thrown rod = dead.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:25 PM
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:26 PM
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Welcome to FRF
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:53 PM
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Can you guys see the pics now?
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'04 3.0 xlt: thrown rod = dead.
Planned mods: 5.0 swap (got the donor already, it's nardly), 4/5 suspension drop(DONE), traction bars, 8.8swap, 3.55's w/LS . Auto to Manual conversion. Lots more in the works.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:25 PM
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:58 PM
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Fixed the pictures for you. Easier to upload using tinypic.com or photobucket.com then copy and paste the [img] tag
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:16 PM
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:47 PM
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Thanks STL, guess I'll have to go open a photobucket account.
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'04 3.0 xlt: thrown rod = dead.
Planned mods: 5.0 swap (got the donor already, it's nardly), 4/5 suspension drop(DONE), traction bars, 8.8swap, 3.55's w/LS . Auto to Manual conversion. Lots more in the works.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:48 PM
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welcome to FRF, Eric!
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:53 AM
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WELCOME! Im only two hours west of you! I live in Mt Airy, NC.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:10 AM
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:09 AM
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