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Question 3.0L to 4.0L SOHC conversion?

HI!... Would like a bit of advice on this upcoming project I plan on doing. Last year I picked up a mint (zero rust) 1999 Ford Ranger Sport. It currently has a 3.0L, auto (4R44-E), 7.5 rearend, 3.73 gears. It's a good truck. Picked up cheap. Had 153,000kms on it. Old man owned it and took very good care of it. I use this as a daily driver. Runs good but is massively under powered.

My plan is to swap in a 4.0L SOHC. I already have a 09 4.0L SOHC with only 23,000KMS on it. Basically new. I just finished parting out a 2001 Ford Explorer that came from the factory with a 4.0L SOHC and 5R55-E trans. I saved the Explorer instrument cluster, PCM, and engine wiring harness. Also the 8.8, 3.73 gear rearend.

Now I've done a ton of engine swaps before but never with this much electronics before.

If I install the 09 4.0L SOHC to the Explorer's 5R55-E and install it in the 1999 Ranger, using the Explorer's PCM and instrument cluster, will it be plug and play and fire up? If the PATS gives me a problem I have a local tuner that can shut the PATS off for me. I do understand that a custom tune might have to be used but was planning on having it tuned anyways. I know all the mechanical stuff will bolt right in. Some fabrication will be necessary but that is no problem for me. I used to work in a fabrication shop. It's just the electronics aspect I'm worried about.

Has anyone done a swap like this before? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Neal.

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Considering current Ontario e-test requirements, look up the current "hot rod" laws for this first. For reasons I don't pretend to fathom, the current regime seems to like taking the fun out of stuff we like to do. Reprogramming is definitely on the important to do list. VIN has to match when they plug in for e-test. Body control module may need some work along with other anti-theft electronics.

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HI!... E-test is not a issue.

"2007" RANGER SPORT. 1/4 = 14.42E.T at 93.18MPH ALL N/A
13.83E.T at 96.35MPH on 40H.P dry shot. Currently building a custom GT3582R turbo kit.
"1999" F-150 SPORT. 354RWH.P/392RWTQ, 1.8 60FT., 13.60E.T ALL N/A
"1983" PRO STREET RANGER. 408 STROKER, TUBBED, CAGED. ALL N/A
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