i have a 2002 ford f150 v8/4.6L . can i put a bigger v8 engine to replace it.

Asked by Jan 25, 2015 at 09:03 PM about the 2002 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just want more power for pulling boat. plus i have 228000 miles on truck.thanks for any tips

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You don't say how much weight you want to pull. The F-150 can pull about 9000 lbs with no problem. I'm not sure if the 5.6 will fit your tranasmission but it would have the same factory towing limit.

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The 5.4 was an option on your truck and would bolt in. Make sure that your engine control computer is compatible or get the correct one. The 5.4L engine has a lot more torque than the 4.6 which in my opinion is really just a car engine.

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