Originally Posted by ranger4.0
ya good luck fitting the 4.6 engine in a ranger. it can and has been done but it takes a hell of a lot of work cause those modular motors are so wide
wide and tall, the 4.6 DOHC is 9" taller and 11" wider than a 302.
here is a link to engine differences:
v8 engine size
if my truck has a coiled suspension (98 -> 2wd models) it has more than 4" extra clearance in the bay that allows the wider engine plenty of room.
the 2 main problem areas are the exhaust and steering shaft, neither of which fit very well with one another and needs to serious modification to re-route them around one another.
the 2nd problem is the AC system will not fit at all, and being in SFL in a black truck, losing the AC isnt going to happen