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Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by countryboy21390, April 16, 2013.

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  1. countryboy21390

    countryboy21390 New Member

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    i know people have probley asked about this but i have a 2000 ford explorer with the sohc engine in it i was worndering if a 3.0 motor would bolt up to the transmission in my explorer
     
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  3. Neil1750825

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    I seriously doubt it. Can't be certain but i'd give it nearly no chance.
     
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    I'd probably bet 500 bucks you can't.
     
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    well i know i have hurd alot of people putting the 4.0 in thr rangers instead of the 3.0 but i wasent sure
     
  6. Dan Whitaker

    Dan Whitaker One fast putty tat Elite Explorer

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    A 3.0 is way undersized for an Explorer. You'd be able to run faster than it would go.
     
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    What is a 3.0? Gas inline 4? Turbo diesel?
     
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    Well i wonted to put the 3.+ in it and have it re geared
     
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    Dan Whitaker One fast putty tat Elite Explorer

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    3 liter V6.
     
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    An Explorer is just plain too hevy for a 3.0 V6. Gearing is not going to make up for it.

    People are putting the 4.0 in Rangers to gain power & torque.
     
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    The 4.0 OHV is slow as a turd, why would you want an even slower 3.0?? Unless you're looking to make the world's slowest SUV w/o engine problems.

    Also the 4.0's were an option on the ranger so swapping to it is a bit easier.
     
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    I own 4.0 ohv in my sport. I also have a traction lok rear diff. It aint no slow turd. It will burn the tires if i let it. I even got pulled over for it once. Ive launched on turbo dodges and beat them too.
    I also own a 4.0 sohc in the new sport. Definatly quick. But with the auto awd feature the launch is a bit different. More like the powerband on my dirtbike.
    Dont put a 3.slow in your truck. If your gonna do an engine swap, do the explorer 5.0.
    Make it worth it.
     

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