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Old 04-28-2012, 11:12 AM
Keifer Keifer is offline
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Cool Engine swap

im wanting to know if im going to need to fabricate new engine mounts for a 2.3 to 4.6 swap. I have a 97 xlt 2 door 5speed.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Engine swap

go with 5.0

4.6 is way to wide of an engine and you'd be fabbing WAY more than just mounts. your talking firewalls, suspension, everything to get that to fit.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: Engine swap

well fabing stuff isnt a big deal, im currently at wyotech and have access to all that as far as oxy, plasma, mig, tig, and a frame mounting bench. But on the other end would you happen to know any good sites i could go to, to buy engine parts to rebuild the one i have. thats my other option.

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oh, and i didnt see the go with the 5.0, i was looking at another online forum that gave the diminsions of the motors and the 5.0 was longer and wider than a 4.6???
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:32 PM
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incorrect.

and they make 5.0 swap kits its so much easier to build and soup up...
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:34 PM
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incorrect.

and they make 5.0 swap kits its so much easier to build and soup up...
Does it basically include bracketing and other parts?

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Old 04-28-2012, 03:42 PM
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yeah man, there are a few 5.0 swap guys on here, id ask them more about it, a couple of them have threads on it, so try searching for a 5.0 swap
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:14 PM
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thanks for the info bud
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