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4.0 OHV & SOHC Go Fast Goodies!!

Discussion in 'Need for Speed!' started by Rick, December 12, 2006.

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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Rick - This sounds like what I need. Can u finance me for the 300 HP N/A engine? I'll put a Explorer Forum sticker on the back of my ride to help advertise for you?

      Then I could turbo it and hang with the big dawgs.
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      :D If I could afford that I would be doing it myself;)
       
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      I posted on this company several threads ago. Been using thier services for a while.
       
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      some of their stuff is freaking amazing
       
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      Most of their stuff is for the OHV motor.
       
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      Any other place you guys know of?
       
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      For the price of thse kits, why dont I just go blown? C&M supercharger kit is $1500 then the m90 blower is 300-500$
       
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      There's a lot of hidden cost that you're not considering. Also remember, you get what you pay for.

      1. You'll eventually need to upgrade the fuel system.
      2. You'll need a better intake than what comes with that kit.
      3. New injectors?
      4. Wideband to make sure you're okay?
      5. Re-tune?

      Then you're limited to the boost you can push with the stock motor.

      If you had the pistons supersix offers, along with some other things, you could have one mean X.

      Just my opinions. Yes, you could buy the RC kit and be okay for awhile. It usually takes me a week after a MOD before I'm slow again. That's when I wish I would have done it different. Because of this lesson, I'm being very careful to what I buy. I would rather wait now and do it the way I know it should be done.
       
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      frickea86 Rust? You mean character!

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      and what i've read you need new pistions to lower the compression ratio because the sohc's have a 9:7:1 compression ratio which is going to be really high for a charged system, they recommend you step it down to 9:0:1 so you don't blow heads because i guess we have a swiss chesse style of a head, there is like 12 holes total around each valve body.

      awesoem find guys...a plethra of info
       
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      Both are good places those of us in the V6 mustang community have known about for a while. Guess I shoulda told everyone about em!:confused: Oh well, hopefully someone from here gets some of their stuff soon.:thumbsup:
       
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      It's recommended but not needed. There are several guys running around boosted with stock compression. You just can't advance the timing as much before detonation. A lot are using some sort of injection to prevent detenation.

      To put it in perspective; there is a guy in the ranger forums that is running a stock SOHC with the M90. He said he ran the engine at WOT for six minutes straight before the thing blew up (Head Gasket). To me, that's pretty long under boost. Yes, that was totally STUPID of him to do. I wouldn't run ANY engine for six minutes @ WOT. Anyhow, the SOHC is pretty stout but, if you want to do it right you need lower compression.
       

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      For some reason that 1st link isnt showing up on my screen, is that engine for the sport trac also?
       
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      Yes, anything that uses the Ford 4.0 OHV or SOHC V-6. He has different options available for each motor.
       
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      Good to see that they're finally making performance for the 4.0 OHV V6 most all I have seen is for the SOHC and mostly for the 05+ mustang.

      Tim
       
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      I found this as another intake option while searching. http://www.ifab.net/products/93intake/91Ex/index.html
      This one says OHV and but read the description someone may want to check on this.
      http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=187

      Also hear is a link for under drive pulleys.
      http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/s..._30_37&zenid=bffa0884238112144534f73def21884b

      Also I would just like to add that on my explorer I had such bad exhaust leaks that I needed a new system. Rather than buying a kit I had a new 2.5" pipe used that was NOT mandrel bent and a good size straight through truck muffler added in instead of an offset muffler it made my X so quite you could hardly hear it run and the power increase was pretty dang impressive. I could feal the extra power I think I just found a muffler that worked well. I since have purchased a Navajo and I am taking that exhaust off my old brokendown X to reuse I will try to get a brand and part number off of it. It was incredible to me and nothing fancy. I literally just spotted it on the shelf and said lets try this. It worked.:thumbsup:
       
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      Well, stuff my old stupid mouth with a dirty sock....:).I didn't know any1 had such wonderful goodies available for the 4.0L V6....:).....personally would just love to attach the six 2 barrel carb. intake on my 4.0L....woohoo :):)
       
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      Sorry I'm new to fixing up vehicles and i was wondering about getting more power for my explorer, but I couldn't really find any parts out there for my 99 xlt 4.0L sohc. So these engines just go straight in. I wouldn't need a new tranny or anything like that.
       
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      Well, if you look at the links posted above, you will see PLENTY of parts for your 4.0L SOHC. There are Pulleys for it, and intake tube kit for it, you can use the Ford Motorsports 4.6L throttlebody on it too...check out the mods done by 'aldive' on his 4.0L SOHC.

      Ryan
       
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      Yeah I didn't learn about the sites before today they are really good. But I still am pretty clueless about some of that stuff. Like the short blocks would everything line up together, or would it be too much of a headache to even think about doing something like that. Because i would like to have the 400 or 500 hp engine in there.
       
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      this is probobly a really dumb question here but its been bothering me for a while now: is the mustang 4.0L SOCH and the X 4.0L SOCH the same engine?
       
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      I cant wait for my airforce signing bonus =D 13k and i want to put most of it into a fully built sohc engine to replace my current 195k 4.0
       
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      This is a really old thread I'm bringing back up, but aren't there more sites out there for the 4.0L OHV Explorers?
       
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      yea i agree! if so, please post some.
       

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