• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

tri-y's on a 4x4?

ChrisR1S

10/2013 STOTM Winner
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
MTOTM Winner
Joined
Aug 11, 2007
Messages
746
Reaction score
2
Points
0
Location
Southern Virginia
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Mild 5.0
Transmission
Manual
Ok here's the deal guys. I'm ordering headers this weekend and I'd like to run shelby tri-y's. However I can't seem to find through my searching if anyone has ran or attempted to run a set on a 4x4. I'm sure the info is probably hiding somewhere but I can't seem to find it. I may end up being the test dummy :icon_welder:

So...anyone here know anything on this? I'm just worried of the front shaft possibly being in the way
 


baddad457

Active Member
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
2,604
Reaction score
16
Points
38
Location
Opelousas La.
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ranger
Transmission
Manual
They don't hang down any lower than the engine or transmission if that helps.
 

Teddyzee

December 2011 STOTM Winner
V8 Engine Swap
MTOTM Winner
Joined
Nov 12, 2008
Messages
1,347
Reaction score
15
Points
38
Location
Nova Scotia Canada
Vehicle Year
1997
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
5.0L HO, GT40 heads, GT40 intake, 65mm TB, 1.7rr, Tri-Y headers, dual 2.5" exhaust, Flowmaster muffl
Transmission
Manual
Maybe this will help?

This is a 2wd, with a T-5 trans. Possible help with the guessing...


My crossmember is about 3" forward of the stock location.

The big washers are the end (rear) of the 2wd radius arms.




The O2 holes were drilled by me, so they won't necessarily be an issue.
I'm curious to hear the answer, it's something I hadn't thought about.
 
Last edited:

ChrisR1S

10/2013 STOTM Winner
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
MTOTM Winner
Joined
Aug 11, 2007
Messages
746
Reaction score
2
Points
0
Location
Southern Virginia
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Mild 5.0
Transmission
Manual
Thanks for the info guys. An I forgot all about you having run Tri-y's Teddyzee. From the pics it looks like they SHOULD work being as they hug close to the trans and don't go too far back. I love the wealth of pictures from your build! How's the coating on the headers holding up?
 

superdave1984

Active Member
V8 Engine Swap
Joined
Mar 25, 2008
Messages
1,215
Reaction score
24
Points
38
Age
56
Location
KY
Transmission
Manual
From what research I have done, tri-y's fit very well unless you have an AOD transmission. And yes, of course I bought tri-y's before I found this out.
 

baddad457

Active Member
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
2,604
Reaction score
16
Points
38
Location
Opelousas La.
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ranger
Transmission
Manual
As with most parts in a swap.............if it don't fit...........modify it.
 

ChrisR1S

10/2013 STOTM Winner
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
MTOTM Winner
Joined
Aug 11, 2007
Messages
746
Reaction score
2
Points
0
Location
Southern Virginia
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Mild 5.0
Transmission
Manual
As with most parts in a swap.............if it don't fit...........modify it.
Very True. However if im going to dish out the cash for coated headers id PREFER not to get to cutting and whatnot lol
 

baddad457

Active Member
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
2,604
Reaction score
16
Points
38
Location
Opelousas La.
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ranger
Transmission
Manual
Get em plain, modifiy em, then have em coated.
 

Teddyzee

December 2011 STOTM Winner
V8 Engine Swap
MTOTM Winner
Joined
Nov 12, 2008
Messages
1,347
Reaction score
15
Points
38
Location
Nova Scotia Canada
Vehicle Year
1997
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
5.0L HO, GT40 heads, GT40 intake, 65mm TB, 1.7rr, Tri-Y headers, dual 2.5" exhaust, Flowmaster muffl
Transmission
Manual
Mine are chrome.
Since they cannot even really be seen once they're in the truck, I have no idea how they're holding up!
But they looked good on the engine stand!



Good luck with it.
 

COPPERHEAD85

New Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
3,490
Reaction score
41
Points
0
Age
57
Location
west tennessee
Vehicle Year
85
Make / Model
ford
Engine Size
302
Transmission
Automatic
Looks like the Drivers side is heading right for the T-Case.
 

1mean02hd

New Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2009
Messages
134
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Chase, MD
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
5.0L V8
Transmission
Manual
Ok here's the deal guys. I'm ordering headers this weekend and I'd like to run shelby tri-y's. However I can't seem to find through my searching if anyone has ran or attempted to run a set on a 4x4. I'm sure the info is probably hiding somewhere but I can't seem to find it. I may end up being the test dummy :icon_welder:

So...anyone here know anything on this? I'm just worried of the front shaft possibly being in the way
I was wondering the same thing. I have the Tri-Ys on my 94 2wd, but I have a 95 4x4 I'm starting on. Seems like most guys that do the 4x4 swap run the Exploder motor and just use the manifolds/ headers from that. Take pics when you fit them so everyone else can see.
 

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Top