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Old 02-17-2015, 12:24 PM
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Hey fellas, anyone have a link to the most thorough write up on swapping a 5.4 S/C into a '01 5.4 4x4? I've found a couple threads but none seem to be comprehensive enough as far as parts lists and whatnot. Thanks in advanced
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Originally Posted by fordmotorsport View Post
if you don't want to freeze your nuts off in the winter you'll stick with the 192..180 you'll notice it takes longer to heat the cab. It's not a red light truck and 160/150 are for performance all around. Engines run better (fuel atomization) when warm. Your setup will get the best use from a 192
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:04 PM
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4# metco ring for $50: Worth it?
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4# metco ring for $50: Worth it?
I wouldn't for just the ring and no belt. Do you have the hub?
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I wouldn't for just the ring and no belt. Do you have the hub?
no the deal on LR is non-responsive. He is always online and on other threads but has ignored posts and pm's about his sale. Fulfilling the lightning crowd stereotype

This $50 ring is on ebay.
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Originally Posted by v8der1212 View Post
Hey fellas, anyone have a link to the most thorough write up on swapping a 5.4 S/C into a '01 5.4 4x4? I've found a couple threads but none seem to be comprehensive enough as far as parts lists and whatnot. Thanks in advanced
Bad place to ask v8der. PM me, I'll help you out.
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:22 PM
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I think a "how to build a lightning 101" would be a good thread lol
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I'm sure there are other threads to look at besides daves and mine but if someone needs bolt by bolt instruction then you prob shouldn't attempt it. Take an intake off put one on..add a mid plate/blower, an intercooler, and a tuner. Yeah there are some special bolts and such but man we have beaten this horse dead and brought it back to life and killed it again. Not to sound harsh but I had never worked on a 5.4 besides changing the spark plugs and I did the blower swap myself from research and research and more research..its out there look it up. My .02 cents
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I'm sure there are other threads to look at besides daves and mine but if someone needs bolt by bolt instruction then you prob shouldn't attempt it. Take an intake off put one on..add a mid plate/blower, an intercooler, and a tuner. Yeah there are some special bolts and such but man we have beaten this horse dead and brought it back to life and killed it again. Not to sound harsh but I had never worked on a 5.4 besides changing the spark plugs and I did the blower swap myself from research and research and more research..its out there look it up. My .02 cents
Yeah, I've not seen a complete guide for a swap yet. [MENTION=64669]jferg92[/MENTION] was talking about doing one. Problem is there are so many different options to consider and every build is different. What MAF to run, fuel system, pullies, cooling system options, tuning, etc. Research would better be served on lightningrodder.com but even then you still won't get a complete picture of all it will take. It's definitely not fit for a novice. And I'm not making any assumptions here. But if you're confident enough and have moderate mechanical skills you can do it. First step is to jump right in and buy a blower and know that you'll be out about 3 grand when all is said and done.
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Huh.

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