It is all in what you are prepared to do yourself as well. I wouldn't get the newer styled one with a Firebird on it, go for the classic red-n-white one. First, of course, is the engine and transmission combo. The driver side sunvisor falls down when I go over a big bump or dont hold it when putting it up. The cooling system is the next step in the process. If the stuff would not have been stolen, I would have had a fox with a 32 valve cobra motor, 300 hp and it'd be worth about 9k.
They first told me i needed a new pcu for a v8 since the car came with a v6. Or if you are just going to do it as an hobby. Or you could reuse the 03 Ranger case with an adapter from Advance. This applies to both time and money. I love the look of the 5th Gens, but I love the power and sound of the V8 in the 4th Gen. How Long would you say it took you to do this? I have mentioned upgrades in some of the sections.
I wasn't completely sure on the electrical changes but I have seen and heard of people having to get a new engine harness for this swap. In this case, the electrical changes are relatively minor and were easily done using info in the relevant Ranger and Explorer Wiring Manuals. This path is well-traveled and gets easier with every year of development. If you have ever installed a set of long-tubes, you know what I am talking about. Why would they do it? The V6 didn't come with the message center nor the sensors to utilize one. I didn't know that Advanced Adapters still made that kit.
The good new is that many V6s already come with the decent 200-R4, but this transmission should only be used with a bone-stock small block. Fuel injected engines will require a dedicated high-pressure fuel pump and system. Oxygen sensors for example can be pricey and you should replace both sides at the same time. No leaks, no squeaks, no nothing. This is the post i made on other site so any help would be great.
This is a difficult question to answer because you don't clarify what the criterias are. Along with the new rotors, calipers and pads; the V8 spindle and front strut must be taken from the V8 car. Whether I get a more powerful V6 or even a V8 swapped in, either way, it's going to be an engine from Ford. Later-model fuel injected engines may require stand-alone fuel management of transmission management computers. If you want to get a little more involved, pull the bottom end and instal new rings and bearings.
Someday I was hoping it would be. Still the 2V V8, but with some tweaks to make it nice. They really have good deals at some places. It is however worth a about 4G's. You usually have to be driving to get into a wreck, and your car usually has to be running properly for you to drive it. Make sure all connections go to the correct locations or are capped off if not in use.
All the other parts I have installed have been new. Any of the above will have the timing spec's. I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 with 188 thousand miles on it and have never replaced the filter. A t-case from a full size truck is another option but clearance could be an issue. After handling mods, I'd love to supercharge it or install a Coyote, but I don't see either of those happening until its been fully paid for! I don't even think Advanced Adapters even makes those kits anymore. The answer to that would of course be to swap out the entire car instead.
Yes these things would work and you can splice the harnesses to work with what you have, but if the wiring is not exactly so then it could cause a number of problems. Unless you are dropping in a Boss 429 or something big, i wouldnt even bother with the conversion. Don't make the mistake I made trying to do it without borrowing or buying the tool for that purpose. It's easy, just follow the spark plug wires. Before swapping anything out, you're going to have to know what kind of engine to install.
I've heard that a good rule of thumb is to factor in what you can foresee as the worst possible case and then double it. Or you could reuse the 03 Ranger case with an adapter from Advance. Before swapping anything out, you're going to have to know what kind of engine to install. The cost depends on how much you want to spend. This has been a long time dream of mine, to swap a crate Mach I engine from the Ford catalog into my car, but then I learned what it would really take. That would be where the obvious, and same tired old question comes in.