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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Decent for off roading? (Mostly off-road trails, and mudding) Or should i invest id another motor for my Truck? And what other engines will bolt up to my Tranny (4 speed manual) Any input would be greatly appreciated, This is the first ford i've owned
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In my opinion the 300 straight-six is the best engine for a 4x4. It has loads of torque from idle to 3,000 rpm. With proper care they can last 300,000+ miles. From what I have seen they are durable (my buddy dropped a nut in his carburetor with it running. to this day we still haven't found it.) My dad also has a 1994 2wd 300 with 130,000 miles and there is no difference between now and 1997 when he got it. Pulls good, even for an automatic. He's trailered a few vehicles with it and it did great. When it was a daily driver it would get 25mpg on the interstate.

If you already have that engine it would be best to stick with it. It is a good one and there are a lot of hidden costs on swaps, especially the fuel injected ones

Can't really help you with what will bolt to the transmission.

Sorry, wasnt trying to write a book lol.
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