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HUMMM?? 3 valve 5.4 into an '01 f150 2wd

discounting all the fiddely bits for the motor , I'm wondering off hand first , how do I connect to the exhaust pipes ??

and what do I use to do it ?
stock manifolds - will they connect to the original head pipes or do I have to swap / make head pipes

keepin the cats is definate re drive clean

I'd rather loose fords rusty old stuff and their crummy bolts too so headers , I guess short ones , would be prefered

short headers don't cause an issue with the location of the cats - I don't wanna do an exhaust system at the same time

it's been looking for a long time like any real money spent on the 2 valve could be better spent with a 3 valve swap done first
... or for the extra 40 hp , just spent on the swap it's self is a good start lol
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no lightning ever does a 3v swap. and those guys want every hp. they do, do a 4v swap.



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I imagine all it would take is to modify the forward section of the y pipe to mate to the manifolds.
I was actually just looking at my exhaust manifold on the FX2 on the weekend, and i was thinking how well Ford designed them. They look like a header, but just made out of cast iron!

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ya , no , I've been down the 4v day dream road - too much start up investment for me and to get a decient intake it looks like I'd have to spend large for an Aussie one - pass

inreresting to know the stock manifolds might show some promise of being ok
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just get an upper supercharger takeoff from a lightning. probably under 1500$ for everything needed.



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From what I've read on other forums putting 3V engines in to anything but what they came out of is a big pain in the butt. I know guys have putt 3V 5.4L's in to S197 Mustangs but they were also 4.6 3V cars to start.

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It's not so much the engine, it's the drive by wire, pcm, and harness. Ford has changed that for the mustang guys, the 3V 4.6L is a drive by wire twin throttle body, so Ford racing has released a throttle body that is used by throttle cable, and tps for the swap for those vehicles that don't have drive by wire. So now one can retain their pcm, and mate up the engine harness, and get a custom tune done, go on their way.
So i am sure something can be done in this situation aswell.

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good to know there is a cable tb to be had

I was thinking the new ford raceing intake for 3V is sweet
- and cheeper than the HPS 5.4 2V intake by 1-2 hun to boot
thought maybe a tb from a bullet mustang or V10 might work too

I started thinking the 3v conversion might be a better start when compareing dollars spent to gains achieved

it seems I could waste a lot of money on the 2v that could be spent more wisely on the 3v
especially when it comes to the heads - spend stupid & large for warmed up 2v heads or spend considerably less at the scrapyard and recondition the 3v's
- probably for a greater final effect
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what are your plans/goal for this truck.



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... 400 hp and a lot less body lean in corners lol

it's got the ground force 2 inch drop front springs & shocks and already drive a whole lot better

now I've got the scrap car outta my garage I can do the rear drop - I bought the full kit but didn't get to finish the install last year

+ I have the hotchkiss front and back sway bars to go in to along with the polly bushing kit for the back springs

dayly driver , I don't want to get stupid wild with it , just make it into a "real ride" so to say

I do have an on site album - and a list of the stuff I've been fiddeling with so far if you wanna check it out
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