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has anyone put a 3.8 v6 mustang motor in there ranger
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Why would you, the 3.8 is slowwww. My mustang has one and its terrible.
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did not know if it bolted right in unlike the 5.0 and they sell performance parts for them
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if i remember correctly they are wider then a 5.0 there is a write up on the swap on therangerstation.com here is the link http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...onversion.html
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oh it sounds like i should do the 5.0 swap
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Why would you, the 3.8 is slowwww. My mustang has one and its terrible.
yes but so is the 3.0l ranger so...
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yes but so is the 3.0l ranger so...
That was my point haha. Its like replacing a turd with a turd lol
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There is a silver turd in Charlotte, NC, that frequents most Ford V6 Challenges, that can outrun a good number of modded 4.6s and 5.0s, without forced induction.
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That was my point haha. Its like replacing a turd with a turd lol
good point
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Yeah the 3.8 is a huge motor without the power of a V8. Not to mention if your doing a motor swap 5.0L are getting to become more and more done so its easier to find out info for the swap.
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true im going to do the 5.0 swap
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