ranger engine swap

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Asked by Oct 02, 2008 at 03:09 PM about the Ford Ranger

Question type: Car Customization

how hard is it to put a ford 302 in a 1998 ranger 4x4? i have a spare 3 liter engine and 5 speed tranny in my garage

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how hard is it to get rid of your ranger and get a toyota? jk, i'm not sure how much room u have under the hood of those, but it really shouldnt b to diff to fit a 3 liter engine in there if u know wht ur doing

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Not sure about a 4x4 setup or if possible, but I put a 5.0 in my rwd 89 ranger I drove my jr year in high school. Was not hard with a 2wd! 4wd has quite a bit more involved in the swap.

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yeah thats kind of what im thinkin thanks man

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Go over to www.TheRangerStation.com they have more info than you will be able to digest.

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im not sure what kind of engine they have in the later models if its a the same mounting style as the v6 mustang id just do the 4.6 swap do the cobra engine. because i know the mustangs k-members in those years were quite a bit different and caused oil pan clearance issues. therefore ud have to change the k-member not to hard but even more money. i'd look into it before u tear into it. because if it does turn out u have the same mounting style as the the mustang then it might just be worth ur while to go to a scrap yard and buy a gt 4.6 or cobra 4.6L engine. do a rebuild and slap it in. if not go for a 351 same as a 302 same size block and heads just more displacement. but i have no idea i helped a friend of mine put a 302 in a 87 ran like a striped ass ape was alot easier then a 1st gen 350 in a 96 S10. lol.

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haha yeah im thinkin about it, a 350 s10 swap is easy as shit

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wicked shit, thats not 4x4 is it?

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thats so badass my buddy has the same thing except its only a 350 and it does 4 wheel burnouts but a 383 thats even hornier

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