Originally Posted by g_k50
I have a 2001 Ford Ranger 4.0L 5 speed manual, it's pretty sporty, breaks loose going around corners in second gear. So I'm imagining what would happen if there was more HP, more weight in the front and the same weight in the back.
Most doing a V8 swap don't just swap in an engine/trans and call it good. With the added power and weight (if there is added weight) other things on the truck should be changed also. Bigger brakes, stronger axles, traction devices, redistibuted weight, etc are all things that need to be looked at.