Hello Ranger World also I have a noob'ish question
I am new here and might be in an out when it comes to posting.
I have owned my ranger for about 11 years now. It is a 96 xlt 2.3 i4. Its been a great truck up until lately. In the 2-3 years i have had to replace both rear leaf spring mounts or shackles, 2 calipers a muffler, a clutch disc and Pressure plate. 2 slaves, and small stuff. I am not complaining too much. It just hit me all at once.
Anyways here is the question I have
I have currently been doing a lot of towing. (not with my truck, I borrow my boss's truck) I would like to stop using his truck. I have to fix the brake lines on the ranger (again) and after that I was looking to do a engine swap.
What i am looking for is nothing crazy. It doesnt have to run fast track times, or push out 500 hps. What I am looking for is more of a factory drop in. Something I can pull from one truck and drop into my truck with little fabbing as possible. Also the truck has to be ODB compliant . ( i live in CT where emissions is a PITA)
I dont need a v8 (unless I can drop straight in), I was hoping more for like a 4.0 or something. I just want to be able to tow a 2 wheel car dolly and a car behind it.
So do you guy have any how to's or a run down of a swpa like that ??
BTW HI everyone