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Old 03-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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4.6 in a e250 van

hi every one...what do you all think about the 4.6 in a 250? I can get a 2012 with 3miles on it for 3 grand its a little messed up but we can fix it at my shop...and yes I want to turn it in to a 4x4 van....thanks!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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I would think too weak for a 4x4. 2wd you would be fine. I have a 5.4 and people have done it, but I don't think it's strong enough for a 4x4 including the weight of my conversion. Good luck if you go for it anyway!
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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I would think too weak for a 4x4. 2wd you would be fine. I have a 5.4 and people have done it, but I don't think it's strong enough for a 4x4 including the weight of my conversion. Good luck if you go for it anyway!
thanks man...Its a great deal on the van id have like 6grend in the van,,,but I don't want to put all the work in making it a 4x4 and end up not working...haha
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Re: 4.6 in a e250 van

I say try it. You could always rent a U-haul E250 for a day (those all have the 4.6L) and load it up, and see if performance is acceptable to YOU.

And... for that cheap.... if you decide later the 4.6L isn't enough, you can always drop a Cummins 5.9L (or even 6.7L) or slap on a Supercharger http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ed...view/make/ford
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:28 PM   #5
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Re: 4.6 in a e250 van

the van is at my shop...the van was being shipped on a truck and it hit a Lowe bridge so it messed up the windo and the 2 front doors so we can fix it,,,its brand new...so do you think 4x4 would work? thanks.and the super charger sounds good but 6 grand...wow how much more power do you think it would make and how much boost can a 4.6 handle...
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Re: 4.6 in a e250 van

It is simple math. Fair market value - (your cost to buy + cost to fix) = profit, savings...

Sounds to good to pass up.
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...wow how much more power do you think it would make and how much boost can a 4.6 handle...
It's pretty much the same as the Mustang engine. They seem to hold up just fine at even 500+ HP.
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^^^ what he said. only real concern would be tuning, and im sure with as many people there are tweaking mustang ecus, you can find someone to do the same thing to a van ecu.
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It is simple math. Fair market value - (your cost to buy + cost to fix) = profit, savings...

Sounds to good to pass up.
thanks man!!! so you think it would work out to turn it in to a 4x4? im not going to build it out with cabinets just keep it simple....do you know any one that makes a lighter front end using a 9in center and not currie..that might be lighter then a dan 60... im a car builder not a van builder,,hahaha.
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this is the kind of cars I build...as you can see I like to beat on them.....hahaha and thank you for all your help....I don't no what to do about the van.....help me!!! hahaha
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