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Old 01-22-2009
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after riding in my truck, my buddy wants to swap in a 4.0

right now he has a 98 ranger, 5spd with the 3.0. that thing is GUTLESS. the stick makes it a bit better, but its still ridiculous.

he wants to swap in a 4.0. how hard is it??

ive done motor swaps before, but all i did was swap in a built version of my stock motor in my grand prix. everything was the same.

what all would he need for the 4.0?

and how hard will it be?
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why not just do a v8 then?
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thats possible too i guess, but i think he wanted something that would bolt up to his tranny..

which the 4.0 should right?
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why not just do a v8 then?
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Which 4.0 are you talking about? You have a SOHC 4.0. That engine wasn't offered until 01 in Rangers. The 4.0 OHV was offered though. It'd be a pretty much direct swap. The SOHC version on the other hand would probably require some custom wiring and other things.
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id say its a direct swap. it should just bolt right in. the only problem is getting it working properly....wiring would be the hardest part. getting the bastard to run! lol. believe a new trans would be needed as well.
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This was just covered last week. Search it.
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