Originally Posted by nickskates4lyfe
Nah, 302's are more than enough for a Ranger off road. I've yet to have a complaint with mine, no matter how sticky the situation I never bog.
I know plenty of guys who are playing with midly built 302's in fullsizes yanking the guys with the 502's out of the crate.
define enough. your 300 plus hp? i run mild 302 for 15 years...tuned from 260-330 hp
the low end is quite different from a stock 351 to any 302 up to 270-300 hp.
300 hp 302 is far from any drop in stock offering though.
compared back to back no way one would prefer a 302 over a 351 in a fat bastard truck. 35 in tires/lifted.
i had that attitude till i rn them directly back to back. same economy but more responsive with a 351 with 35 in tires on the road. i love my 302's but they are short past 33 in tires unless you have some cash into them.
this is all things equal stock drop in swap...which is the application at hand here.