I look at it this way, you can probably get a complete mustang engine that has all the accessories on it for about 500 bucks, it will slip in, just as easy as an explorer 5.0 except the explorer 5.0 complete with all accessory's will probably cost about 1200+. ?
The x 5.0 probably takes up more room than the mustang 5.0, i'm pretty sure the accesory's stick out further foward. ?I don't know the ins and outs of the swap ?but motorwise, they are near exact. ?I also don't like the crappy overrated gt40p heads and the crummy ugly explorer 5.0 intake. ? People will say they are great on a mustang for mods, but they are not worth the time or the money IMO and most other non beginners.
Plus you truck is probably alot lighter than mine, and 2wd can be used, so you'll have the potential to have quite the fast explorer.
So Cobra, you used to be a V6?
Alrighty ... Im so indecisive, there are so many choices that are close (moneywise) but I guess Ill just see how things come ... ?