Originally Posted by Alex98
well i thirst for more power but i still want gas mileage..
Your being a tool. Don't bother with the engine swap at all.
If your going to put all that work into buying and swapping an engine, I will save you the cash and effort right now.
Your NOT going to see any improvement in fuel effeciency.
because its my only vehicle so the sohc seems like it would be an alright swap for about 80 more hp if i crank it right and still 20 mpg thats pretty decent for a ranger with 230-250 hp roughly
80 more? MAYBE 40 at the wheels! 230 or greater Horsepower? ROFLMAO! Maybe with a bottle or a huffer, but not on engine alone endless you dial up supersix and order a whole longblock ( about 10 grand! ). For that money you can take your OHV, re-machine it with heads , a cam and have a LOT more torque then any SOHC has made to date.
Jimmy ( 8secsplash / http://www.8secsplash.net/
) is putting down well over 400lb/ft of torque ( I think he might have crossed the 450lb/ft plateau ) and has run 11's in the quarter, 7's in the 8th mile.
Stock 4.0 Block, 0.30 over, O-Ringed and Balanced. Custom JE Flat-Top Pistons, Total Seal Rings, CompCams 422 Grind - Duration-.270/.284 - Lift -.500/.500, 24lb Injectors, 73mm C&L MAF, Custom 70mm Throttle Body, Ported and Polished upper and lower Intake, Ported and Polished heads.
Save your cash, quit the dreaming, just rebuild your OHV.