5.0 swap somewhere in the future.....?

Discussion in 'Other Engines' started by Redneck_ranger, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Alright, so I know of the older rangers getting 5.0s in them. I want to do it to my 01, and be one of the first in my area with one like it. Problem is, I don't know anything about it, and would love to learn. This way, I don't get myself into something I can't handle, and never finish it. How hard would it be? I know that any engine swap can be a real pain, especially when you have a limited amount of tools to do it. Second, would a new transmission be needed? Since the power increase is quite a lot, I would think so... Last, what else would need to change on the truck? I know from a buddy the computer has to be tinkered with, and a few other things... But I'm not exactly sure what... Anybody want to fill me in, so I don't screw it up? Much appreciated.
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  3. Crow T. Robot

    Crow T. Robot New Member

  4. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    Everything must be changed... Especially if you want to run efi. Computer, wiring harness, trans, since it's a 4x4 the transfer case, front drive shaft & rear I believe... Better off just finding a donner expo to take everything out of.
  5. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    The donor expo would probably be a good idea, then just part it out when I'm done with it lol
  6. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    Here is a must watch Video.

  7. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    That sounds ridiculous lol I'd love to have my truck sound like that. I think I'd have to get another truck though first so this can be taken off the road for a while lol So in another three to four years I'll be starting this haha
  8. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    I was gonna do a 5.0 swap. But then I met ashley. So were thinking of buying a double wide house to put on my dads trailer park lot. I can live there for free the only thing I'll have to pay for is my morage utilities and property taxes.
  9. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    You could barely afford to get your front axle fixed. What in the WORLD would posess you to think about this? And if you cant swap out your front end yourself, dont even THINK about trying to drop a V8 down in your truck.

    I hate to be Negative, but it is what it is.
  10. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Hey, Brad, why don't you look at the original date I posted this....? Uhhh, I think it was BEFORE all this **** went wrong. And I have friends who've done it before. So I have help. So don't worry about it.
  11. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

  12. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    What's with all the "hmmmmmmmmm"ing? Hahaha
  13. rangerwheelinmike

    rangerwheelinmike New Member

    aint nothing to it i started tareing my 3.0 out on a tusday and was driveing it the next monday
  14. rangerwheelinmike

    rangerwheelinmike New Member

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