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Old 01-20-2007
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I am: Jeramy K
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 503 Oregon
Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger
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What can I do.

Alright guys, I have a 3.SLOW...
I want to do an engine swap to some sort of bigger engine.
I know I might be sounding like a total idiot.
But this isn't my department. Ha ha
I don't know **** about motors...
Someone told me to put a V-8 in it.
Other people are telling to build a 292 or a 302.
TO be totally honest. I don't know what those are.

The goal for this truck is to be able to take it out and jump it in the sand.
I'm gonna tube the bed and use fiberglass bedsides, so that I can remove them and put paddles on the rear and not have to worry about clearance issues.
And I will also be doing a 4 link.

But none of that is gonna do me **** if I don't the pony's to be kicking me across the dunes.

So, what should I put in there?

2000 Ranger
3" Fabtech Spindles
Add a leaf
Glassworks Unlimited Fenders.
15" Allied Stone Crushers.
33" Mud Terrain Tires.
5% Film all the way around the truck.
Custom Tube Bumpers FRONT and REAR
Spare Tie Mount With SuperStrap
2 10" MTX Audio Subs.
Kicker mids and highs, with Kicker tweeters.
1000 WATT Kenwood amp [Running subs]
And a Visonik amp [Running the speakers.]

**Up Coming Projects**
Convert Lift To 5 1/2" PERFORMANCE Kit.
Full Roll Cage.
Bed Cage.
Long Travel Suspension.
Rear Glass.
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Old 01-20-2007
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I am: Rudy Falcone
Join Date: Dec 2006
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Since you know nothing about engines I would find a 4.0 with all the computer stuff to go with it and and install that. At least that way it would all fit.
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Old 01-20-2007
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Like Rudy said. two ways. the 3.0L is a dog even finding a junk yard decent newer 4.0 SOHC motor swaped into your truck you will be extreamly suprised. or the other thing to do is find a wrecked 302 Explorer 4 door buy it and swap everything into your ranger
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Old 02-05-2007
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I am: D Martinez
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Ranger1 is selling a 4.0 with all the accesories ecu ect.
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Old 02-06-2007
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Location: SC
Vehicle: 1995 Ranger 4x4
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im swapping an entire 5.0L 4x4 drivetrain in the ranger (minus the t-case)..
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