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302 swap or 4BT swap???

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by SlammedExploder, June 25, 2011.

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  1. SlammedExploder

    SlammedExploder New Member

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    so my 4.0 is getting tired... i got a nicely build 302 in my 88 mustang but the car is pissing me off lol... SO im wondering if i should do the Cummins 4BT swap or my 302.... i can get the 4BT pretty cheap from work (i work for Peterbilt) heres some pics of the 302 i built
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  3. xxplorer96

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    4BT all the way :thumbsup:
     
  4. Dan Whitaker

    Dan Whitaker One fast putty tat Elite Explorer

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    You will have do some heavy modifying to get that 4BT to fit.
     
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    I'm just about ready to do a 4bt swap in my 95, so I say 4bt. :thumbsup:

    I'll have the motor on Saturday.
     
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    i know rangers have done the 4bt swap with great success so i figure it would be no diffrent in the explorer.... ALSO i wanna run an eaton 9speed.... agian i can get one really cheap
     
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    Thats going to be a big trans, plan for a body lift. I've got a ZF-S542 that I hope to fit with just tunnel mods.

    I just have to figure out what T-case to use and control with the factory TOD (4406?). Or swap in either the np205 or the bw13-56 I have collecting dust.
     
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    4bt, hands down.
     
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    4BT will def be more involved, a bit more costly, and require more fab work - but if you value reliability and gas mileage that's the motor to choose. If you're keeping you Ex for the long run, especially if it sees frequent use - go 4BT. What deters most people is its a bit of an investment to find a decent 4BT swap candidate.
     
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    He works for peterbilt, he said he can get a nice 4BT on the cheap.

    I say 4BT. 5.0 Swap has been done, do something new an exciting!!
     






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