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Old 06-03-2014, 09:17 AM
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I've got some info from the newer F150 and Explorer forums, and now I am looking for a general yea or neigh on this project.

I am planning to swap an OBDII equipped 302/5.0L out of a 96-01 Explorer into my 2004 Nissan Xterra. The X is manual with a 2.4L 4 cylinder. I want to use a ZF 5 speed transmission with attached transfer case. I will be using the Explorer engine harness and ECM for the engine.

Good idea or bad?
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I could think of a bunch of better engine donor options than a 5.0 v8 that barely wheezes out 220hp This is the 21'st century. Put an LS in that sucker like any well adjusted human being


By swapping in a 5.0 you're basically recreating a $1500 ford exploder from the 90's. Hardly worth the trouble of a swap
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I could think of a bunch of better engine donor options than a 5.0 v8 that barely wheezes out 220hp This is the 21'st century. Put an LS in that sucker like any well adjusted human being


By swapping in a 5.0 you're basically recreating a $1500 ford exploder from the 90's. Hardly worth the trouble of a swap
I am actually having difficulty finding a manual transmission and manual transfer case. I want something that is stronger than the VG33 that Nissan offered in it. The LS series does not have a readily available manual 4x4 trans and t-case. I admit the LS is impressive, but I know Ford's pushrod V8's better than any other manufacturer. I am also fully prepared to rebuild the old 5.0 to give me the numbers I want.

Any other ideas, besides the LS or the 5.0 that has a readily available manual 4x4 trans and is OBDII compliant?
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Folks swap LS motors into jeeps of all makes and models ALL with manual transfer cases and they do it by the thousands.

A manual t-case is not a stumbling block
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