Fast ranger

Asked by May 09, 2017 at 04:23 AM about the 2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

Iv got a 2003 ranger and a 2004 cobra I want
to swap motor, trans, and rear end. Just
want to know if it can be done and how hard
it will be. The ranger has a 2.3 in it as is.
Trying to make the fastest small truck in my
town. Please help if can!

3 Answers


Many years ago a friend of mine put a 460 Ford engine in a mid 80s model Ranger. It took lots of fabrication such as custom radiator support panel and removing the inner fender panels. A 4.6 Cobra engine is as wide (at the heads) or wider than a 460. I would think it would be a very tough job to get it done.


Look up the Ranger Station on the web.


Well it appears this swap is much more common than I thought. The Ranger Station is full of good info or do a google search for "4.6 dohc Ford Ranger".

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