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Old 02-18-2004, 05:37 PM
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what size motor is the 4.6l V8?

I guess i am wondering if this is a 302 or a 350?? does anyone know?

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Old 02-18-2004, 05:41 PM
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it is a 281 the mustang guy's bore and stroke it to make it 302 cubic inches (5.0) and fyi the 5.4 is 330
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Old 02-18-2004, 05:42 PM
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Its only a 281ci hence the advantage of SOHC to get the power you have.
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Old 02-18-2004, 06:00 PM
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Brahmus,

Any idea how much something like that costs? Nice to know something like that is at least possible. Or better yet, maybe a post to a link about what all is entailed in that?


geeesh, I just found a stroker kit for this, and it costs $3000 or some crud.... Nevermind about it... lol

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Old 02-18-2004, 08:08 PM
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A 4.6 and a 5.0 are two completely different animals. The 4.6 is a modular engine, and the 5.0 is not. The 4.6 is a 281, though, you were right, and unless you have a deeper pocketbook than mine, there aren't too many super-performance upgrades that you can do to one.

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Old 02-18-2004, 09:26 PM
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HI!... Pickup Man : He was reffering to after market companies that have stroker kits to turn a 4.6 (281c.i) into a 5.0 (320c.i). It involves a new spiecal stroker crank and longer rods.
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Old 02-18-2004, 10:21 PM
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what is SOHC?


forget it, just figured it out.. single overhead cam.

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Old 02-19-2004, 12:37 PM
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You never know, in 5 years there may be a source for a Kit for this relatively cheap. I woudl not do it, til the warranty ran out anyways.
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:31 PM
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I really never understood the mentality behind dumping any sort of real money into a 4.6 on a truck to make it go faster. Sure I can understand small stuff like a catback, maybe some headers, an air intake system, and a chip. But a stroker? Come on now. If you really want power and speed that bad, buy something at least with a 5.4 in it, or just get a Lightning. But hey, that's just my thoughts. If you've got the money to spend and that's what you want, more power to ya. I'll be over here saving up for a mint 93 Cobra.

Oh how I wish I would've kept my blown 95 L
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:53 PM
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Like I say it makes more sense after about 5 years or so, if your still keeping the truck. I mean, if the parts were say $800 or less maybe.

There are valid reasons to go with the 4.6 to start with, but possibly improve it down the road for myself anyways.


This 04 F-150 is a Daily Driver for my significant other, and even the 4.6L with the Regular Cab and 3.73 gears is a little to much for her in all honesty.
In a few years it will no longer be a daily driver, as we are going for early retirement within about 2 years from now.
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I stand corrected. I want a stroker kit, all donations welcome!
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:25 PM
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what can you bore a 5.4 at???

and where do you find stroker kits?
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Old 02-21-2004, 04:33 PM
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Its pretty easy to convert Liters to CID if you don't know the exact number. Just remember this 300 I-6 is a 4.9L a 302 V-8 is a 5.0L. So for arguments sake just call it 60.5 cubic inches per liter.
4.6 X 60.5 = 278.3 not exact but close.

The engine manufacturers use some hocus pocus with thier numbers.
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I really never understood the mentality behind dumping any sort of real money into a 4.6 on a truck to make it go faster. Sure I can understand small stuff like a catback, maybe some headers, an air intake system, and a chip. But a stroker? Come on now. If you really want power and speed that bad, buy something at least with a 5.4 in it, or just get a Lightning. But hey, that's just my thoughts. If you've got the money to spend and that's what you want, more power to ya. I'll be over here saving up for a mint 93 Cobra.

Oh how I wish I would've kept my blown 95 L
What's wrong w/ the 4.6l in a truck? Mine ran 14.59 @ 93.18mph... sure, I starved the fuel pump out and damaged the engine... but that could have been prevented.
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HI!... No offence, but what did your truck run without the nitrous??? Just curious. What size shot did you use.
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