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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2023

    New member from Florida


    From the Tampa area of Florida and I picked up a 2003 Mercury Marauder in black about 1.5 years ago and I decided to make an account to search for info on swapping cams. I come from the classic car and lsx world and I always had a things for Marauders since they were new. Although I love my GM stuff I love my Marauder and I also have an 04 Mach 1 that I also love as well. I worked in the transmission world for many years but never learned modular motors and I'm looking forward to diving in on them.

    I know a power adder is where the bigger results are at but I think camming a Marauder is just cool

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome aboard
    2003 Marauder 300B,
    6468 out of 7839 - Thanks Brian
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    Trunk Organizer - Thanks MartyO
    Sold 4/3/2009 Now resides in AL.
    1961 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
    1973 Oldsmobile Toronado
    2012 Kia Sedona Van
    2008 Corvette Convertible
    2003 Marauder 300 A Thanks Larry O 6/14/17
    2021 Prius Prime Limited
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Next door to my neighbor

    New member from Florida

    Cool but expensive, I know.. most everyone here will tell you it isnít worth the small gain from a big wallet. Most anyone that is sane at least.

    For the rest of us who donít care about the power and have a few extra bucks to spend I say go for it. I used Crower stage 2 blower cams and absolutely loved the choppy exhaust. Especially considering my engine mounts were fully welded too.

    Definitely not a good bang for the buck, but not exactly braking the bank to get what you want..

    Welcome aboard.

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    SOLD 12/31/2021

    Cobra short block / ProCharger F1-A / Cog drive upgrade / Manley valves / Brian Tooley Racing valve springs / 80# inj. / -8 fuel line / -6 return / Aeromotive 340 pumps and regulator / 2012 GT500 TR6060 six speed / twin disc clutch / Driveshaft Shop GT500 upgraded CV joint shaft / BA5000 blow thru MAF/ 4.10's / Ford Racing 31 spline set up and Girdle / Metco D.S. safety loop / Stainless Works headers, cats, and everything else out back / ClassGlass hood / Bob's hood strut mod / Hurst line lock / Metco control arms / Addco front and rear sway bars / Monroe severe duty shocks all around / Race concepts rotors / Badgeless grille / 35% tint / FBM's interior LED kit and ambient lighting kit / Pioneer FB700 deck / kenwood speaker 4 Ch. / Rockford Fosgate 10" sub and amp / Kicker 6 X 8's all around / back up cam / bluetooth / Pioneer Xm / 704 RWHP 603 RWTQ tuned by Mo's Speedshop.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Baltimore, Md.
    Welcome aboard!

    4.10 gears and a good tune first.

    Having spent a TON of money modding a 4.6L DOHC including a set of 4 (!) Crower 'Baja Beast' Cams this would be my recommendation based on the $$$ that you have to spend:
    1: Forced Induction on a stock 4.6 Modular
    2: Coyote swap
    3: Godzilla swap
    4: LS swap

    I would NOT spend a lot of money modding the internals of a Marauder 4.6L Modular.
    Too many parts need to be upgraded if you are going to make serious power (500+HP) out of it.
    2020 Ford Ranger STX DFI Turbo 2.3L 10 speed Auto
    2017 Ford Fusion Sport DFI Twin Turbo 2.7L V6 6 speed Auto (14.000 ET bone stock in 82 degree heat)
    1985 Mustang GT 5.0 Hatchback 4bbl 5 speed manual (525 HP 363 Dart block/AFR heads with Magnum 6 speed in the works)
    1984 Mustang GT 2.3 Turbo Convertible FI. 5 speed manual
    1966 427 Cobra (ERA) 468 all Aluminum FE 2x4bbl 5 speed manual

    SOLD : 2003 Mercury Marauder FI. 4 speed Auto
    w/Crower Cams & Springs, +1mm SS valves, mild port job on the cylinder heads.
    Extrude honed intake w/PHP spacer.
    Kooks Headers w/2.5" High Flow Cats & X-Pipe, Magnaflow mufflers, OEM tailpipes w/Megs Tips
    B&M Trans cooler w/fan, Level 10 Shift Kit, Art Carr Hughes Deep Sump Trans Pan,
    SVO Rearend Girdle, Redline Gear lube; OEM 3.55s
    'Real Gauges' + matching Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Water Temp, Fuel Pressure, Vacuum/Boost Gauge
    Built: 10/15/02 Bought: 12/16/02 Sold: 10/15/18

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2023
    Thank you for the info and welcomes... I love the sound of a cammed engine, not really looking for the performance side of things with bigger numbers but I am open minded to other options... 4.10 gears will def be in the future. JMOD too, found some good info on here about it, it was a common request in some of the shops I worked for back in the day but I never did it myself because I didnt own one.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2021
    St. Pete, Florida
    I'm located in St. Pete, would love to meet up.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    Welcome to the forum. I see your profession is transmissions. Have you had the opportunity to view the forum write ups on our 4r75w mods ? I found this to be a big game changer. I am sure you are familiar with the mods.
    2004 marauder black purchased new. Sold 9/16 at 297,000 miles. Still ran strong didn't burn a drop of oil.
    2003 marauder black 28,000 miles all stock. Garage Queen.
    2004 marauder red daily driver.

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