Does any one have any ideas as to what all I would need to do to throw an EB into my wifes Explorer?
Ya I have to agree with skeet on this one. You would have to factor in the pricetag of the engine,electronics,intercooler all the extra brackets and hook ups+ all the labour. I bet it would be cheaper to sell the 2010 and buy a new one with the EB in the long run.Im thinking that the electronics would be the biggest headache. But would the engin even fit? My wife is the one that asked me if it could even be done. I told her if it could be done someone here in our EcoBeast world would know.
I LIKE THAT!!!! 1st one I've seen! Don't get out much! Hey forestmyth If I were you I wouldn't let the wife see this rig! No brainer, buy the new one. She's a beaut!
Red- Sweet news as Lincoln is going all Eco on the next Gen Navigator so you will have the 3.5L EcoBeast option. It is unsure if a 8sp tranny will be backing the Eco as Ford and GM are working together to get a 10sp auto out the door ASAP. Don't expect major overhaul on the body design but lincoln is trying to ensure it ties in more with their current product line and seperate itself even more from the expedition.I'm with the cheaper to trade ideas, but if you happened to be a body shop or salvage guy with the good fortune to come upon a wadded up eco 150, you'd already have all of the needed components (motor, Trans, inter cooler, computer and associated electronics) except for the compatibility pieces... motor mounts, drive shaft, exhaust, but I'm betting there's still a prohibitive amount of time and money involved, but then again, how many of us have put absurd amounts of money into show cars that we knew we could never recover!
I have a similar wish/want for my Navigator, the vehicles are very similar mechanically, (heck, Identical with the Expedition!) but since I picked up the latest truck, nothing about the navigator makes good sense to me! as stupid as the sync system is, it's far better than the system in the navigator, The gem module is nicer, turn signals, true automatic wipers... I could go on and on the only thing that the F150 lacks is the ride quality of the Navigator!
In a money's no object world, I'd like to commission ford to put a Navigator body on an F150 Limited, eco, SCREW, I'm sure I'm wrong, but when I have to drive the Navigator, I feel like it would be the best of both worlds!