howdy, i got a 86 ranger, 4x4 with the 2.9l v6 and 5 speed, 4 wheel drive obviously.
the motor runs good, but is gutless as ****. i would acually put money on this 2.9l v6 being the worst v6 motor ever built. not to mention the tiny radiator, ****ty clutch fan, and useless "shroud" that causes the truck to heat up sitting for about 30 seconds.
ive swapped a 2.9l into my buddies ranger when his overheated and cracked a head, but what i want to know here is if its possible to swap a 2.3t motor into my chassis with minimal work.
eg... if the 2.3t will bolt to the 5 speed in my truck... i definatly do not want to attempt to convert this truck to 2wd if thats what it will take to be able to use the turbo 4 banger
i have no idea if the 4x4 rangers ever had 2.3s in them... if they did then obviously the 2.3t should fit right in there.
any help/advice is welcome.