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Old 06-12-2008
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3.0 to 4.0 swap?

i dont want to go big and swap to a 302... cuz of gas lately but who has done a 3.0 to 4.0l swap?? ive got a 2000 ranger 2wd with a 3.0l flex auto

any ideas from anyone because i was gonna order a 4.0 crate motor and buy a used tranny m50d-r2 correct me if im wrong on the tranny and i was possibly going to swap to a manual if it isnt that much of a jakass.. to do..

HELP me whos done it what will i need besides a engine and transmission of course.. PARTS LIST PLEASE =)please[1]

ooo please give me some pictures to help me with this
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Here is a 4.0.
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i should buy that motor its located right down the road from me..cuase i hate my 3.0 too..
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why? the 3.0 is one hell of a relaible engine and has decent low end torque. i take it you just wanna go fast?
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the 4.0 gets such ****ty gas mileadge anyway u might aswell get a v8.
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the 4.0 gets such ****ty gas mileadge anyway u might aswell get a v8.
That's true, some V8's get better gas milage in the city because it takes less rpm and throttle to accelerate because of the torque.
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Yea, I eventually want to swap to 4.0 too...I'd be curious as to parts.

I think it would just be, 4.0, wiring harness PCM, transmission...can't get too much more complicated I'm guessing?
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I sure hope all you guys are around when i swap the 5.0L for my 4.0L SOHC that has 55,000 miles on the clock.
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well im going to swap to a 4.0 when ever my 3.0 is about to basicaly die.. which the way i dawg it.... wont be but about 30k more miles if that.. so i planned on buying a 4.0 with low mileage or just one new and build it up

i just truely need a parts list..

and maybe some pictures of this swap.. if anyone is kind enough to do this for me...
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If someone is swapping in a 5.0, I'd gladly buy a 4.0, but I'd want a manual 4x4 though :)
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ya im getting a manual an possibly doing a sas...
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If someone is swapping in a 5.0, I'd gladly buy a 4.0, but I'd want a manual 4x4 though :)
Thats fine, then the engine and trans is yours - just gotta find a T-case!
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Thats fine, then the engine and trans is yours - just gotta find a T-case!
I think he wants a manual transmission too..


You would be better off buying a complete wrecked Ranger with a 4.0 in it to do the swap from. That will give you EVERY part you need.
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well what ive seen 4.0s the ohvs get better fuel miles i get right around 300 miles to a tank when my frend had a 07 and he got 150 to a tank
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Your friend drives too hard. The SOHC and the OHV both get about the same fuel milage. The SOHC actually has a higher EPA fuel milage rating than the OHV ever thought about having.
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Yea, I'm thinking of buying a wrecked ranger...I am just weary of spending too much $ and not being able to get rid of the truck :) I don't even care if it has a title...I just need the engine and trans!
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