Engine swap

20

Asked by Aug 05, 2016 at 11:15 PM about the 1996 Ford F-150 XLT LB

Question type: General

Wondering how difficult it would be to swap my 5.0
engine with a 2011 6.2 with tranny and harness.
The 5.0 just doesn't have the power I need. Already
done some mods to it. Just need more power. Is
this idea even practical?
Thanks

6 Answers

18,790

Without a doubt it would be a problem. Probably mods to the chassis with motor mounts. Maybe same to tranny. Now comes the fun part, the PCM for the newer vehicle and some wiring work plus all the EVAP components including solenoids, evap pump, etc. There is, I believe, sensors mounted on top of the fuel tank also. The fuel system, including the fuel tank, will have to be modified as to not allow any fuel vapors into the atmosphere. This will not be a drop in - plug in and go situation.

20

Thanks. I figured it would most likely be a headache. Didn't even think of some of the things you mentioned. Do you have a suggestion on how to gain more pulling power? Already put a small cam in and changed gear ratio from 3.55 to a 4.10. I'm not one of those that has a ton of money to spend and I really don't want to buy another truck.

18,790

The largest engine that was placed in that year pickup was the 5.8 V8. It has 11 more horsepower than your 5.0. Remember, the F 150 is a light duty pickup. Are you trying to tow more than than the maximum load rated for your vehicle? Even if it had all the bells and whistles available in the F 150? Some things you can do help out the truck are: Heavy duty tranny cooler and radiator. Free flow air intake and air filter. The free flow may add another 10 percent HP. You can upgrade the exhaust system. Suspension upgrade would also assist in stabilizing the vehicle. If you are to far North of your towing capacity, not much can be done to the F 150 to accomplish what you want safely. If you are towing heavy loads on a daily basis an upgrade to an F 250 may be your only alternative.

20

Yes, I am exceeding the capacity of the truck, but not all the time. I do tow a 10,000# rv with it occasionally. Most of the time just light weight things though. Thank you for the info.

18,790

Your 4.10 ration differential is correct for the load being towed. It's good getting the thing going out of the hole and passing up to about 60 miles per hour. After that, everything depends on horse power only. If the majority of the driving when hauling is at highway speed, you'll have to do a cost vs benefit analysis. Will the cost of an additional 10 percent in horse power (20) give you the bang for the buck? Personally, I don't think so. You'll never be zipping around a vehicle going 60 in the right lane unless you have an insane amount of HP.

20

You are thinking like me. I don't think that's enough hp to justify the money. Thanks for your answer.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Engine swap 6 answers

    Wondering how difficult it would be to swap my 5.0 engine with a 2011 6.2 with tranny and harness. The 5.0 just doesn't have the power I need. Already done some mods to it. Just need more power. Is...

    1996 Ford F-150 XLT LB

    -

    General

  • Ford engine swap 1 answer

    I have a 1999 explorer v8 limited with a 2001 mountaineer engine v8. Now I'm looking into buying a 2002 f150 v8 with bad engine.. Can I swap engines???? Any thing will be appreciated thanks

    2002 Ford F-150

    -

    General

  • Engine Swap 14 answers

    I just did an engine swap on my 98 ford ranger with a remanufactured motor from S&J engines. I have watch the videos and talk to their company and they do a wonderful job at remanufacturing motors...

    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SB

    -

    General

  • Engine swap 1 answer

    Will a 2000 Crown Victoria engine fit in a 1994 Grand Marquis

    2000 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

    -

    General

  • 4.0 engine swap 5 answers

    I have a 92 4x4 explorer automatic with the 4.0. Its got some rods knocking pretty good. Today i was given a 91 ranger 5 speed 2x4 with the 4.0. I'm wanting to put the motor from the ranger into the...

    1992 Ford Explorer

    -

    General

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 207,339 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 8,160
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,390
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,860
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
762 Great Deals out of 69,121 listings starting at $1,850
Used Dodge Ram 1500
413 Great Deals out of 10,833 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Tacoma
473 Great Deals out of 41,586 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-250
469 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
558 Great Deals out of 31,371 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
926 Great Deals out of 70,249 listings starting at $997
Used Ford Ranger
176 Great Deals out of 5,675 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 XLT LB For Sale
1 listings starting at $33,923
2016 Ford F-150 XLT LB For Sale
5 listings starting at $27,000
2014 Ford F-150 XLT LB For Sale
4 listings starting at $6,600

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.