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Old 02-04-2011
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what kind of times are people running with a 302 in a ranger. my friend had one years ago and he got it in to the high 11"s but he had a 347
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guy at the local track here with a 98 ex cab ranger is running mid 13s pretty much bone stock 302.
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On 31" with 3.73's and a shot ring gear I made it into the low 15's.

I have a mild cam, edelbrock intake, edelbrock 4 barrel, and 2 1/4 pipes manifold back, with no cats. Gotta love no state inspection. :-D

But that was with no launch.

I'd hate to see what I'd run now, on 33" with 3.45's.

The only reason I'm running 3.45 is because I needed to get the blown turd out so I could drive it, all I found cheap was a 3.45 7.5"

7.5" Are horrible, don't use one if you're thinking about swapping a ranger, at least an 8.8"

There's a few guys around here with 302 Rangers, theres a 2nd gen single cab that runs low 12's all motor.
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he has aready changed it out to a 8.8 with 373 gears
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Right on, good start then in the drivetrain department.


Do the 5.0, don't look back.

Well, you won't want to look back.
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The only reason I'm running 3.45 is because I needed to get the blown turd out so I could drive it, all I found cheap was a 3.45 7.5"

7.5" Are horrible, don't use one if you're thinking about swapping a ranger, at least an 8.8"
That sucks dude. I can't imagine running 33s on 3.73s none the less 3.45s.

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he has aready changed it out to a 8.8 with 373 gears
way to think ahead. i know a few who has put in 5.0s and kept there 7.5s for at least awhile. They don't think about it when they are putting the swap together. Oh I got the engine, tranny, t-case, driveshafts, done. It's like no dude.
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guy at the local track here with a 98 ex cab ranger is running mid 13s pretty much bone stock 302.
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On 31" with 3.73's and a shot ring gear I made it into the low 15's.

I have a mild cam, edelbrock intake, edelbrock 4 barrel, and 2 1/4 pipes manifold back, with no cats. Gotta love no state inspection. :-D

But that was with no launch.

I'd hate to see what I'd run now, on 33" with 3.45's.

The only reason I'm running 3.45 is because I needed to get the blown turd out so I could drive it, all I found cheap was a 3.45 7.5"

7.5" Are horrible, don't use one if you're thinking about swapping a ranger, at least an 8.8"

There's a few guys around here with 302 Rangers, theres a 2nd gen single cab that runs low 12's all motor.
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That sucks dude. I can't imagine running 33s on 3.73s none the less 3.45s.



way to think ahead. i know a few who has put in 5.0s and kept there 7.5s for at least awhile. They don't think about it when they are putting the swap together. Oh I got the engine, tranny, t-case, driveshafts, done. It's like no dude.
Uh oh... the llama's got at the broccoli again!
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That sucks dude. I can't imagine running 33s on 3.73s none the less 3.45s.
Its not too bad. I'm running 3.73s on 33's with a 3.0. Around town you really cant tell too much of a difference, but on the highway she starts boggin down at around 70 mph.
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Well, I don't have a problem getting over 90, but it's not ideal at all.

Of course I never drive this tall, squirelly beast that fast.

Only once, and that was on 3.73's

Now I keep it around 75-80 on the highway.

And yeah, I'll be so glad to get my 3.73's back.

I'll be going with 4.10's when I SAS and ditch the D28.
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i traded

i got the ranger its a 1994 splash. it has a 302 from a 92 mustang and a c 4 tranny. it has a 6 point cage and 411 gears. the motor is stock for now. it needs alittle work before it goes to the track.



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Lot's of potential.

Nice.
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im looking for a front bumper this one is. this 1 is all cracked all up
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Just a little fiberglass work and you'll be set.

I do it for all my buddies in their slide cars. It isn't too hard to fix stuff like that.

A plus is the truck is white, white is alot easier to work with.

Check out LMC Truck, they might have the front bumper.
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the person that had the truck before me cut out the power windows out and they cut to much so i had to find 2 doors. i found 2 white ones but they have stickers on it. i tried to remove the stickers but i cut into the door so im going to have to find some one to repaint the doors so maybe i will get a deal on fixing the front cover.
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one great looking ranger! looking for one myself
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i changed the axle studs out to a long studs and found out it had 373 and not 411 gears. it ran a [email protected] mph. i looked at the plugs and they looked like it was running lean. so i went up on the jets a few sizes and going to try it again soon.
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it got hot at the track a blew a head gasket and the stock heads was not in good shape. the price to get a set of stock heads and it was about 500 for a set. so i got some pro comp heads. im going to try them heads with a stock cam and hope it runs faster

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shoulda got some AFR heads
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i got what i had the money for. i do plan to get a better head but im not sure is its going to stay a 302 based motor.
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i just got the intake so im going to wait to go to a 351. plus i would have to do new headers and not sure on the fly wheel
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while you are there, you might as well get a cam for it.
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i installed the heads today and i dont think a im going to a 351 i had a hard time getting the drivers side head on over the studs. on the cam i dont think i have room to get a cam in with the motor in it
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took my valve covers and got them coated. i did a roll contral so im tring to get all that done. i been having problems with my rocker arm studs and nuts. i got some more and got them on. i think im going to take the breather and get it coated the same as the valve covers. i would like to see some better times maybe a low 12s but i be happy with a low 13.

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