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Old 10-31-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Escape engine n tranny swap?

Well my aunt bought a 2010 escape today.

While we were at the dealer I was poking around at a 4cyl one.
She got the V6

I saw that the 2.5 duratec in the engine bay, its puny since the bay was probably designed to fit the V6. They look to be about the same size as the 2.0 (look.. not probably dimensional though)

Is it fairly simpler to drop a 2.5 with its 6 speed auto in there as compared to the V6 V8 conversions since they seem to be similar on the outside? Just wondering


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you do realize that getting an engine to fit is only about 5% of the swap right? if you can cram a 351W into a focus you can pretty much make anything fit. the only "easy" engine swap you will ever do will be to pull out the engine you have and swap in a newer identical engine. anything other than that and you will probably get a headache
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well I guess things aren't there yet.. one day when all cars across the lineup share the same tranny and have similar engines.. swapping should be a snap
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well I guess things aren't there yet.. one day when all cars across the lineup share the same tranny and have similar engines.. swapping should be a snap
One day? That day has come and gone. Some where in the 90's.

With the world economy in the dump cost cutting and consolidation may lead to true interchangeablity. As they merge platforms.

I think the Escape would be a good donor for an AWD Focus W/v6. There is no reason a v6 could not fit in the Focus.

Now that would be sweet Focus SHO!
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v6 focus has already been done but it took a very long time. obviously alot more trouble than it was worth. not much of a performance gain either. just a different sound more than anything
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Not a V6, I know that will force you to fiddle around with more mods.

I meant the 2.5L I-4 with it's 6 speed auto tranny FWD not AWD

I dunno what it looks like down there but I was just wondering
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Not a V6, I know that will force you to fiddle around with more mods.

I meant the 2.5L I-4 with it's 6 speed auto tranny FWD not AWD

I dunno what it looks like down there but I was just wondering
The 2.5 should bolt in. You may have to change brackets and accy. I am checking on the trans.

The v6 was simply a dream of a someday Focus SHO, or Focus RS AWD.
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no the 2.5 will NOT bolt in. IF you try this swap you will have to more than likely lift the car a little or have one hell of a cowl hood to make room because if i remember the 2.5 it is a very tall motor and trans combo.

the v6 swap into a focus has been done like i said and they actually used engines from the SVT contour i believe.

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