I wouldn't personally go with the older 5.0 if you're going to forge swap and you have the money put a new 5.0 in it. Or drop a 99-04 4.6 in itSo I nave a 2000 with the 3.8 v6 and I was wondering what I would have to do to do a 5.0 swap out of a 95 ? And if its possible....
Well for going to a five speed you need the tranny clutch cable pedal etc. and hook all that up for the 4.6 I think is pretty simple just a drop with moving a few thingsWell do you know what I would have to do to drop a 4.6 in it ......and leave it auto or switch to 5 speed
Older 5.0s have a few big achiles heels.. one of the biggest being they have a tendency to crack the block in half with moderately high horsepower. And putting a 5.0 into a 96+ is a job enough, but the new edges are a whole nother ball game. If you're going for a v8 swap go for the 4.6, just look out for the heads, or find a modular 5.8 out of a truck and do some work to it to really open it up.Why would you guys not go with an older 5.0? its the cheapest ford motor the build and the easiest. Im not speaking swap wise but you say "if your gonna do forged dont go old 5.0".
Don't get me wrong, I like 302s. Just for a new edge or a 96-98 id go for a 4.6 or something like that.. 5.0 swaps can and have been done on the new edges and they were great, but its a big job and a lot of people don't end up finishing the project.Yeah but don't let those numbers fool you. That motor is twice as strong as the v6. And way easier to build. A cheap and simple hci upgrade and you have a beast on your hands. I do agree a 4.6 is easier to swap. The 5.0 is one of the most built motors of all time for a reason. Its cheap and easy to build..
Right on. Your reasoning for not going 5.0 was because he was going forged. That was just inaccurate for the reasons I have stated. Sorry for the confusion I was just trying to clarify that building the 5.0 is much easier. Its the swap part that makes it difficult.Don't get me wrong, I like 302s. Just for a new edge or a 96-98 id go for a 4.6 or something like that.. 5.0 swaps can and have been done on the new edges and they were great, but its a big job and a lot of people don't end up finishing the project.
Lol right on. Cobra jet FTW. Looks like we agree on something.I think I missed the part of the convo about forged? Lol
5.0s are as easy to build as small block chevys and they're everywhere. If you can, try to get your hands on a late 60's early 70's 302 to start from. That generation was the highest stock power rating. And if you're thinking forged with any kind of forced induction look into a block guard or some sort of added protection for the block. I think its around 5-650 hp is when it starts to get dicey.
If I had a new edge I was considering a v8 swap in, id say screw it and go with a 427 cobra jet or a 460 big block..lol
I've been looking into doing a 2.3 turbo swap in my sn95 with a healthy amount of weight reduction
I saw one on youtube that a guy did, he didn't do any weight reduction or anything just put a slightly modified 2.3 into a 94 and it was badass. My only worry about It is its a 4cyl for 1, and no dual exhaust growl..Lol right on. Cobra jet FTW. Looks like we agree on something.
A 2.3 turbo would be an interesting swap into an sn95!