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I don't think I'm on the right thing I'm new at this I have a 95 bronco with a 351w in it I want to put long tube headers on it and I'm not sure if I can my truck has the air to manifold I'm not sure what I have to do to put the headers on it can any one help me
I might be a little late of a reply so idk if anyone told you this but I heard that long tube headers aren't so good since it would be boiling your oil if I recall? It was something with oil but I suggest you put in shorty headers.
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33 12.5 tires too big?

I have a 1995 paid 800 bucks for her 302 engine bored .030 over freshly rebuilt trans custom duel sidepipe exhaust is this why it struggels to stay at 70 mph?
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I have a 1995 paid 800 bucks for her 302 engine bored .030 over freshly rebuilt trans custom duel sidepipe exhaust is this why it struggels to stay at 70 mph?
Are you meaning, are the 33 x 12.5" tires the reason?
If so, that depends entirely on what gear ratio you have in your differentials. What is your ratio?
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Are you meaning, are the 33 x 12.5" tires the reason?
If so, that depends entirely on what gear ratio you have in your differentials. What is your ratio?
i dont know the gear ratio as far as i know its stock
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Michiganjfrog, recommend you start a new thread. You will get more responses. Welcome to FTE and the Big Bronco Forum!
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Moderators, can we create a sticky like the 80-86 bullnose section has, or delete posts on here and lock this thread? Or maybe a how-to section? Then post actual FAQs and answers? i.e. tell new members to use the search function, then start a new thread if they can't find the answer, and how to post pictures. Also talk about 460 and diesel swaps, 4 door broncos, SAS swaps, soft tops, how f150s and broncos are the same from the doors forward, and things that are different between trucks and broncos. We could also post links to build threads that have the answers to common problems. I have lots of information that I would be willing to write, and others could add to if you wanted to?
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I'm going to start posting info, but it would be nice if we could move it to the first page.


Did the bronco ever come with a 460 or diesel?


NO, it never came from the factory with one, but it is a very common and popular swap.


The 460 was available in 2wd 73-78 trucks, and in 2wd and 4wd 83-96 trucks. Therefore it can be a direct swap. I don't know the exact info for 78-79 broncos, but will edit later if I find it. To put one in a 80-96 bronco, you will need the correct/aftermarket motor mounts, transmission, wiring harness, radiator, and cross member or an oil filter relocation kit. I haven't had a problem with my truck, but others have reported that their front suspension can sag from the weight of the 460.


Putting a diesel in a bronco: there are 4 popular swaps, 6.9 IDI, 7.3 IDI, 7.3 Power Stroke, and the Cummins. The first 3 were available in Ford trucks from the factory. They are just like the 460, and require the correct cross member, transmission, wiring harness, radiator, and core support. Bronco suspension will not hold up under the weight of a diesel, and require the axels and suspension to be swapped as well. Diesels will also fit in 78-79 broncos, and there are many build threads of IDIs and Cummins swaps in the 73-79 truck section.


460s and diesels were available in 4 door broncos however...
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4 door broncos were made from 87-96. Production numbers are around 4000 total. They were not made by Ford, and were aftermarket conversions. Centurion, Magnum, and Metropolitan were the bigger companies. there were also a few limo companies that did conversions. Each company had different names for them. Centurion made the most, and also made the crew cab F150. There were 2 types, stretched broncos, and f350 crew cabs with a bronco rear added. The stretched broncos frames were cut and lengthened, and the F350 based ones had shortened frames. They were built to order, each one was different, and were available in half ton and one ton versions. They were available with rear heaters, and are known for having rusty roofs. There is a forum dedicated to them with more info here:
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This is a sticky. The web page in linked on the first page is the purpose for the sticky. Admittedly the website has not seen an update in quite some time but the purpose was to alleviate the volume of repeated/duplicate questions that this particular forum used to field on a DAILY basis at times. Modifications are not emphasized on the site simply because they are personal preferences and not facts about the Bronco. In short, the intent was never to create an end-all be-all listing of information about modifications, uses, and variants lest the forum not be necessary.
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I'm going to start posting info, but it would be nice if we could move it to the first page.


Did the bronco ever come with a 460 or diesel?


NO, it never came from the factory with one, but it is a very common and popular swap.


The 460 was available in 2wd 73-78 trucks, and in 2wd and 4wd 83-96 trucks. Therefore it can be a direct swap. I don't know the exact info for 78-79 broncos, but will edit later if I find it. To put one in a 80-96 bronco, you will need the correct/aftermarket motor mounts, transmission, wiring harness, radiator, and cross member or an oil filter relocation kit. I haven't had a problem with my truck, but others have reported that their front suspension can sag from the weight of the 460.


Putting a diesel in a bronco: there are 4 popular swaps, 6.9 IDI, 7.3 IDI, 7.3 Power Stroke, and the Cummins. The first 3 were available in Ford trucks from the factory. They are just like the 460, and require the correct cross member, transmission, wiring harness, radiator, and core support. Bronco suspension will not hold up under the weight of a diesel, and require the axels and suspension to be swapped as well. Diesels will also fit in 78-79 broncos, and there are many build threads of IDIs and Cummins swaps in the 73-79 truck section.


460s and diesels were available in 4 door broncos however...
sooo, what about the 6.0 Powerstroke?? I have a 1992 Eddie Bauer Big Bronco and have always wanted to put a diesel in her, but as you say, they are much heavier than the gas, so major modifications are required. BTW thanks for the posts here, I am learning a lot!
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Try posting this in a new thread. The FAQ thread won't be checked for new questions.
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