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Just another boutique engine, see also 13-14 Shelby 5.8.
Boutique for sure, but if I were a 302 I'd still aspire to be one. LOLJust another boutique engine, see also 13-14 Shelby 5.8.
4.8's/5.3's grow on trees, stupid common everywhere.
I have mulled an Explorer family wheeler build and a later model GM powerplant is pretty tempting.
Having not really looked into it too hard I think a 4.8 would be "enough" for a first gen Explorer, easier to cool and maybe cheaper to buy and would probably be my preference.If you're gonna go with an LS, you might as well go with a 6.0. Maybe not as readily available as the 4.8/5.3, but there are plenty of them out there, since anyone who's ever had one in a 3/4 ton truck, knows that's not where it belongs.