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My 99 ranger explorer swap.


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So here is my project for anyone who is interested or bored. I'm not the best at documenting the process so my pictures are limited.

The ranger is a 1999 3.0 v6 xlt red topper 4door.
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The explorer is a 2000 xlt auto awd.
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I've already swapped pats (passive anti theft system) and swapped the 2 door locks so the explorer keys work on everything in the ranger.
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I took some explorer interior and installed it into the ranger. Like the overhead console, multi-panel visors, seats and center console. (I'm going to attempt to make a shift linkage to use the center console with a manual transmission.
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I reused the v6 motor mounts with 1/4 thick steel plates to the block. Stock 93
gt flywheel and clutch. Stock ranger clutch master cylinder to -3an line (I might be off on what it's called) then to some make shift slave cylinder. The transmission brake on the ranger was moved forward and a spacer added to the trans mount to lift the tail of the trans. I had a custom aluminum driveshaft made reusing the rangers. I am currently still running the 7.5 rear end for now. lsd with 3.73. I'll be swapping to the 8.8 later on when I do a 3-4 drop.


i did a half assed rebuild to the block. Main and crank bearings replaced.
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so being an explorer motor I have gt40p heads, explorer upper and lower intake. I changed the valve springs to go with an e303 cam and new hydraulic rollers. Along with #24 injectors. Soon I'll be posting my solution to headers.
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not sure what the next step for the motor as my goal is 300rwhp in the future. Just want to get it driving at this point.


Any questions comments or concerns?
 

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I'm curious to see how the headers fit. Are you planning to keep the EGR system with them? And I'd like to see how they work with the spark plug angle and the steering shaft.
 

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I'm curious to see how the headers fit. Are you planning to keep the EGR system with them? And I'd like to see how they work with the spark plug angle and the steering shaft.
No EGR in this case. I live in Florida so I can kinda get away with it for now. I'll still be running cats though.

I found a set of stainless headers I got for $140. Passenger side will need work but driver side seems to clear.
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I also forgot to add a link to video of the first start with the explorer manifold

 

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Are you getting a tune to eliminate the computer monitoring EGR or not worrying about the light?
 

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I have the sct x4 tuner and advantage III tuning software so I am able to make the computer ignore it along with the rear o2
 

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Are you getting a tune to eliminate the computer monitoring EGR or not worrying about the light?
I have the egr hooked up with my obx headers. I bought the factory ford egr tube and heated and bent it to fit.
 

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Right, but he's not running the same headers we are.

For what it's worth, mine was nowhere close to fitting with the Edelbrock intake spacer I had plus the giant valve covers to clear the rocker arms. I'm currently running the EGR supply line with a spliced in section of silicone heater hose. Depending on how that holds up, I'll deal with having a custom supply made. Or just eliminate it with a tune.
 

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obx and torque monsters are what I've seen that are mostly a direct fit for you p heads because of the spark plug angle.
 

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Well I had ordered the torque monsters but I was sick of waiting so I asked for a refund. I've already been trying to make this happen for 3+ years and I'm finally getting somewhere but mostly waiting on exhaust at this point.
 

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I'm glad you've gotten as far as you have and hopefully everything goes a lot smoother for you. It's a lot of work piecing everything today for a swap.
 


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