questions for my start of the mud slinger build.
alright well ive stated in my introduction. i want to do a 302 swap cuz i want alot larger tires and the little 2.3L in it wont work to turn them lol.
alright well i have an 83 ford ranger with the 2.3L 4 speed manual. its only 4x2 and i want 4x4, but i dont want independent front suspention, i want a solid front axle to save me alot of money with alignment. so my questions are:
what vehicle has a solid front axle that will fit the ranger? im figuring an 82 to 88 Bronco II but will the front axle fit and work and will the 4x4 from the Bronco work too. cuz if i do the front axle swap i want the 4x4 out of it to cuz im just goin to buy the whole truck to do it.
to go with the last question: will the motor size matter to look at swapping 4x4 out of the donor vehicle? since the trany will b different.
would it be easier to swap out the front and rear axle so the 4x4 swap will be easier or will i be better off keeping the rangers stock rear?
the 302 swap, i have talked to my cousin(a mechanic) he siad the 302 will fit with a 5 speed tranny but it will b tight. so my question is, is it worth it to do the 302 swap or is there a better motor to swap into its place? it has to stay standard tranny tho, no automatic crap. lol i havent owned an auto yet and dont plan to either.
what is the highest lift the sell for the rangers of my year, all i have found is 6" and i want atleast 35s but would rather have 38s to 40s without cutting apart the fenders. i know i will need flares ciz they will be atleast 12.50s i want a big toy not a kinda big toy.lol.
i know there alot of qestions and people on forums normally complain when they get bombarded with questions but u dont have to answer every one of the question, unless you want to. lol. well thanks guys. and dont be afraid to tell me im wrong im used to big truck not little rangers. lol. so i can use some help. lol.