Originally Posted by dirtybird819
Can I get adapters or switch out the lines? Or is it not worth the hassle and just get one for '93 to '02?
I had to do the reverse of what you are suggesting because I needed to make a hose to mate my 2003 rack to my 99 5.0 PS pump and no production hose was the right combination of shape, length and fittings. I used most of the 99 Explorer hose, cut off the bottom few inches of metal tube and substituted the corresponding stub from the 2003 Ranger PS hose to match the 2003 rack. Then I joined both pipes with a stainless 3/8" SwageLok compression fitting which appears to be much heavier duty than the average brass compression fitting. Works great.
Since you are going Ranger engine to Ranger rack, I guess there is the possibility that simply switching the entire high pressure hose to match the rack and engine size MIGHT work. You'd have to investigate.
Unless you already own the rack, I think I would just look for a replacement rack from the correct range of years to match the 98 instead.