I am: Bob .
Join Date: Nov 2004
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x4
Total Props: 19
Originally Posted by bondoford
anybody know whats involved in this swap? i got a 300-400hp moter just waitin to be put in and a 3.0 that cant wait to be retired lol i wanna keep my ac and a stick shift in it its an extra cab if that makes any difference
A 351 swap can be done fairly easily to Rangers through 97. The A/C box may need to be modified to clear the engine unless you have a body lift. Get a transmission that is designed to be used behind a small block V8 and be sure that you have an 8.8" rear axle, not a 7.5".
There a ton of info and swap parts available for V8 conversions for 97-back:
2003 FX4 Level II, Supercharged 5.0L V8, Headers,Duals 4R70W auto, BW4406 manual T/C
Aussie Locker, Torsen L/S, 4.10's, Bilstein 7100 rezzies, Cadillac/Mustang rear discs, Duff traction bars
Keypad Entry, Lock LEDs, ABS switch, sway bar discos, Heated seats, Explorer EATC, Trip Computer and consoles
5.0L V8 swap: Click
2003 XLT 2.3L M5OD-R1 reg cab beater, 2011 Taurus SEL, 2016 C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid