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LS Swap? Has anyone done it?

Discussion in 'Need for Speed!' started by 99SportX, December 22, 2014.

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      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      Hmm, so cut(swap) the frame front half from a coil spring Ranger, and voila. I jest of course, but it is interesting how they differ.
       
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      Just bring them into the cab right off the bat, like Subaru does, and every other manufacturer should do.
       
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      I'm not sure about in this swap but in my own I like pulling the cab for easy access. Running fuel and brake lines in there would take the ease out of pulling the cab. In my 5.4 ranger swap I bet I've pulled the cab off by 20x now, granted I haven't put the cab bolts back in yet since the first time I pulled them. If I didn't have a lift I wouldn't of even of tried the swap.
       
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      Yeah, I never consider yanking the cab since I don’t have the headroom.
       
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      It's a nice thought, but the flex of the body won't let us do that well. The Subaru with no frame has a rigid monocoque chassis, the lines can be mounted firmly. We'd have to use flexible lines through the body, and also protect them inside. I like the frame routing, other than that short area where they pass by the exhaust.

      In my 99, I ran my external air compressor power wire through an existing hole in the frame below the MC. That's where I have in mind to cut the hole bigger, and run the metal lines. It's a relatively safe area, I might add a metal wall to the outside of the hole(wreck protection). There have been OEM issues with fuel lines, damage in wrecks due to routing choices. It's an important consideration to building a vehicle.
       
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      On the Subaru they route into the cab on flexible hose, and exit the same. Practically ensures you never have an issue with them for the life of the car.
       
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      Hey 99SportX is there anyway to contact you in private like an email or something. I have some quetions to ask for you. Please
       

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