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What engine do you want?

What's your favorite engine?

  • 4.0L OHV

    Votes: 36 9.7%
  • 4.0L SOHC

    Votes: 54 14.6%
  • 5.0L V8

    Votes: 186 50.3%
  • Diesel (Dreaming)

    Votes: 63 17.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 44 11.9%

  • Total voters
    370

traveler

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City, State
Mesa
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 EB Explorer 5.0
For everything they offer with it, 9K isn't a bad price.
 


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BarraSwaps

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City, State
Adelaide
Year, Model & Trim Level
2003 Explorer
Hi people new to the forum from Australia,
I have a 03 Explorer with the 4.0l Automatic 4x4.

I'm about to take on the task and try my hand at dropping the Barra 270T from a 2008 FG XR6 Turbo in it.
One problem I'm trying to get my head around is if I keep it 4x4 or just run it RWD?
Ill be looking at rebuilding the engine and running a bigger turbo.
Looking to get a winner with this big sleeper.

Any tips or tricks to help or lookout for on the way?


try a 4l barra motor from a XR6T ...the Aussies know what i mean.......

Barra 325T FGX Sprint
The final variant of the 4.0-litre I6 cylinder turbo-petrol engine featured in the FGX XR6 Turbo Sprint. The engine employs an over-boost feature for 10 seconds when optimal atmospheric conditions are met when under full throttle, boosting power & torque to 370 kW and 650Nm.

Power: 325 kW (436 hp) @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 576 N·m (425 lb·ft) @ 2750 rpm

i've attended dyno days and seen earlier barras pull 1k hp ...on a stock bottom end!!!
 








5spdman

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City, State
Stryker, OH
Year, Model & Trim Level
91 Explorer XLT
That 2.8 Cummins crate they came out with looks interesting and enticing, until that $9k price tag shows itself...
 




Trollslayer

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Joined
June 7, 2018
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Location
Heart of Dixie!
City, State
Saraland, AL
Year, Model & Trim Level
2003 4.6 Eddie Bauer
Since this is dreamland here goes mine.

I want a 351C with roller valve train , Aussie heads, and EFI bolted up to a C6 or FMX trans with a 9 in rear end with 3.73 gears.
 




Perana

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Location
38°02'27.4"S 175°47'10.6"E
City, State
Sth Waikato , New Zealand
Year, Model & Trim Level
2002 ltd Exploder x 2
Hi people new to the forum from Australia,
I have a 03 Explorer with the 4.0l Automatic 4x4.

I'm about to take on the task and try my hand at dropping the Barra 270T from a 2008 FG XR6 Turbo in it.
One problem I'm trying to get my head around is if I keep it 4x4 or just run it RWD?
Ill be looking at rebuilding the engine and running a bigger turbo.
Looking to get a winner with this big sleeper.

Any tips or tricks to help or lookout for on the way?
pretty sure fg's run the same box as an explorer....so dealers choice really.....barra will be longer...lol....try an use the shifter from the fg.....sequential shifter in a 'sploder...with the turbo....say after me ...reverse entry corners
 




Travis Solomon

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City, State
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
Year, Model & Trim Level
2017, Ford, Good
I am simply with Diesel. But what about Ford Ranger?
 








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