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Old October 19th, 2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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i have a 99 ranger 4x4 that has a sick 3.0 whats the easiest swap for this truck.Ive never been happy with the 3.0 so want a 4.0 or maybe 5.0
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Old October 19th, 2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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3.0L doesn't share the same bell housing pattern as a 4.0L or a 5.0L so a full drivetrain swap would be in order to replace the 3.0L. Could always turbo or super charge the 3.0L
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get a 98-00 explorer or mountaineer with the 5.0 in it. Closest thing to direct bolt in v8 you will get with these trucks. you will need to swap out for a fullsize t-case from either a f-150 or an expedition. here is a link to a ton of information on this swap: http://www.rangerpowersports.com/forum/f12/
http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...ad-170886.html <-- Be sure to read this through, its long but there is alot of info in it

Not to sure how to handle the manuel trans seeing as the explorer pcm is set for a auto and all, would need a custom flash at least to get rid of the lights on the cluster.

Been looking to do this to my truck for a long time, just waiting for the right price on a truck. Ill be keeping an eye on this.
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