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Old 05-25-2020, 09:48 AM   #1
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Hello from NW Arkansas

Hi everyone new to the forum. Been a long time van owner but new to the SMB world. Recently bought a 2014 E150 cargo van that I used to move from FL to NW Arkansas and with hopes of doing a 4x4 conversion and modest interior build. Looking forward to tapping into the knowledge base here.

The van is a 2014 cargo with the 4.6 flex fuel engine and sliding side door. Would love to do a TTB dana 50 but may juat have to settle for a 2wd lift due to budget reatraints. I guess my first question would be did I buy the wrong van? Should I put money into converting what I have or look for a 3D E250 or E350 with a bigger engine thats allready been upgraded?

Looking forward to any and all advice...

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Old 05-25-2020, 10:58 AM   #2
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Whether the E150 is the wrong van is really based on what you want to do with it. You might need to go with a lighter build to stay within GVWR. The 4.6 is another reason to not go too heavy on the build. On the other hand, I believe the newer E-series E150s are built with the same frames as the E250.

Many people/converters start with a E250/350 or 2500/3500 due to the weight of a build.

Someone with more E-series knowledge can address that.
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'm about to ask this again in the General forum. I'm planning to do a very light build as this will be a daily driver as well. Thanks again for the welcome!
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