I've heard that with major modification, and with a high-rise cowl hood, a 5.8L (351W) will fit. Any of the Ford Modular motors will not fit without modification to the front suspension, specifically the strut towers are very much in the way.
The venerable 5.0L V8 fits with little difficulty, usually only some modification to the tranny tunnel/firewall area is necessary.
depends where you are at tyler. I talked to smog shops around vegas here. If you get a 5.0 Computer and install it correctly. As long as there is no Check engine lights on he said it will pass and be street legal. That's here at least
as the title reads, whats the biggest engine 1 could stick in a ranger? is a 6.0 liter possible or am i talking out of means?
The only 6.0 Ford makes right now is the diesel out of a Super Duty.Do you really plan on tearing up a 2004 truck to put a V8 in it?I highly doubt it.You even have a 4X4 which complicates things even more.
best and easest thing to put in is a form of a 5.0L
Originally Posted by Sad_Savant
ford currently has a 6.0L PowerStroke Ranger at their test facility in Indiana...my dad took me up with him earlier in the year and let me tell it is friggin bad...
my father is the dyno guy at ford....you should see what they do to that motor everyone is not imperesed with it compared to the 7.3L but tomato tomato. cant wait for the "big burtha" they have been working on to be released can we say twin turbo
from what I have been reading on other forums and from what my friend in Alaska did it is very easy to stick a ford exploder 5.0 motor in the ranger if you have a 98+ torsion bar ranger my friend had his done in 3 weeks. or so , You will need motor ,trans , wiring harness ,fan shroud ,radiator ,coolant lines ,trans mount and member ,motor mounts , ecu ,radiator hoses ,I know there is more I just remember off the top of my head, but I plane on doing mine here by the end of the year.
I think what year ranger are we talking about could also make a difference ? and older Gen 1 ranger I thought it was easier to get a V8 into, a new ranger I don't think there is much room, but people have done it.
Are you talking about a ford 6.0L turbo diesel ? Thats a big motor. I doubt it.
The easiest way to get a V8 in a ranger is find a ranger where the explorer and ranger were basicly the same, and the explorer had a V8 option. The couple years the explorer had a 5.0L is the best years to do a swap.
Now a reality check, how much money are you willing to spend ? It could be cheaper and way easier to put a supercharger on the ranger you have.
Whats my options with this, how much power would i be able to gain & what would be my advantages, more top end torque/accelerate quicker or what?
also how much would the final bill run for something along these lines?
Ok,let me find my calculator so I can add up all of the totals.........that is a rediculous question to ask!There are so many different ways to go that it would be impossible for anyone on here to give you a final bill.Much less on something you probably aren't serious about doing anyways.I can give you a ball park of over $5000 to even start to think of doing it correctly.Your options are endless and power gain would be as much as you wanted if you have enough money.Do you really want to hack up a nearly new truck.I just don't understand where you are going with this.