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Fredness

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Tejas!
Year, Model & Trim Level
'05 Sport Trac Adrenalin
As the title suggests...
Not Another Explorer 5.0L To Sport Trac Swap Thread...

Patient: 2005 Ford Sport Trac Adrenaline (4.0L SOHC/5R55E/4WD)
Donor: 2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer (5.0L/4R70W/AWD)

Rationale: 186,000 mile patient has failing 5R55E Torque Convertor, engine is in great shape, but concerned about eventual "DeathRattle".
  • V-8 Swap adds torque for towing, 2.85:1/Wide Ratio trans allows for easier towing WITH taller tires.
  • Rebuilding/replacing the 5E55E will not provide any gain - other than the late TCC Release being fixed.
  • 5R55E to be repurposed for another project (Ranger/Foxbody hybrid)
Step 1: Preliminary Research to find Donor - Complete
  • 2000 Explorer is PATS
  • AWD swap is compatible with 4WD
Step 2: Acquire Donor - Complete
Step 3: Acquire Exhaust - Ordered
  • Torque Monster Headers (or something), MagnaFlow Federal Cats in stainless as Factory exhaust is 20+yo and heavily rusted.
  • This build will keep the engine itself stock, and mods will be limited to Headers/Cats/Exhaust/Intake/Tune as those are known weaknesses with good towing gains.
  • Muffler/Tailpipes TBD - Possibly adapt existing MagnaFlow SISO Catback from patient.
Step 4: Build harness adapter, incorporating "repinning" into the extension harness as much as possible. - Researching/Acquiring parts
Step 5: Swap!
 




N2FORD

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2001 Sport Trac 4wd
Need pictures and details as you go. Always like seeing and reading about swaps.
 




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