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'99 2wd w/ 2.5L 5spd. i havent decided on carb or efi 302, what is my better option? or would i fair out better with a bored and stoked 289? :icon_confused:
 


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Carb shouldn't even be an option in your mind.

Explorer 5.0 is what you want.
 

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^^^^^^ What he says, especially with that year truck, swap very well documented.
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Carb, what is that? They died in the early 80's, leave it there...lol

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Todays fuel is so non carburetor friendly. EFI is the only way to go anymore.
 

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alright, whats the max you can bore ad stoke a 302?
 

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358, but 331 is the better route for longevity...

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alright, whats the max you can bore ad stoke a 302?
with a stock block the biggest recomended is a 347. you can buy 347 kits just about anywhere they sell performance parts.
 

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Going from a 2.5 to a 5.0 is already a pretty damn good power increase. 331 or 347 is plenty big enough for a 302. I built an old 89 mustang GT back in the day with a 400 hp 306 that beat my buddy's 347. Just depends on how you build it. You don't have to go real big with a 302 setup. Really just depends on how often you want to buy tires. Oh and I would stay with EFI. The wiring may be annoying but once you get it, it's much more of a reliable setup than the carb. I have been both routes.
 

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Thank ya'll, you really did help me out
 

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