|View single post by JAMMAN|
|Posted: Sat Jun 16th, 2018 12:14 pm||
Owns A Torsen
Joined: Mon Sep 18th, 2017
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|See the pic in post 6.
That is what the stock exhaust manifolds looked like on the 5.0 V8 in the 96 through 2001 ford explorer. This motor fits nicely in a 1998 to 2000 ranger without excessive modification BUT in either vehicle (especially using the late 97 to 2001 explorer motor because of the plug angle on the heads) there are only 2 types of headers that fit exactly and retain 100% use of things lets say like.... power steering and air conditioning.
One and the best option due to the greater flow is the torque monsters, the P head version bolts right on a stock expo or converted ranger without destroying anything else.
The other popular option is the FMS headers (Ford Motor Sport) which I have. I only bought FMS because I found someone who had upgraded to torque monsters and had them laying around. When I bought mine neither FMS nor TM were available new, I was looking for TM but needed something.
IMO it is not a HUGE upgrade from FMS to TM not worth doing unless you have a gob of money BUT either header will be substantially better than the stock manifolds pictured above.
There are a few other products that popped up in extremely limited quantities along the way, a couple clone products, but nothing worth mentioning because they are simply not available at all.
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