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8-Cylinder Tech If you are one of the few with a V8 engine in your Ranger, or if you dream of a Ranger with a V8 engine, this is the sub-forum for you.

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nice build
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I am going to be working on the Ranger this week....I plan on finishing the rear end this week. I will post pictures when I get done. From what I can tell when I get the Mountaineer rear end in place it will sit lower because the axle is flipped...And yes I plan on doing a 2" drop depending on how low it does sit. The bumper was a little tricky because it DID not bolt right up. I had to keep test fitting it. I did use the brackets off the Ranger bumper...and some home made brackets for additional strength. If you are creative you can figure it out pretty easy. The seat were not easy...I wish they would have bolted right up. I had to grind the factory brackets off and bolt the Ranger seat brackets to it....Which took some patience and alot of measuring.....and they are a permanent mount.....NO adjusting which is fine for me..I just measured a comforatble distance and bolted them right up....the lumbar is functional and I removed all the motors to eliminate some weight.
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were did you get the motor mounts
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I got mine from my local parts store! Just order them for a 5.0 Mustang.
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topdog are u running an electric fan
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I plan on it...I am going to summit tomorrow to finish gathering everything I need to finish my project. I will post some pictures in a few days.
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Ok so I think I am finally heading down the back stretch..My Mountaineer 8.8 rear end is in the shop getting the shock mounts welded on (Hopefully going in this weekend) and I finally went to Summit and bought what I hope is the last of everything I need...and what I want for now. As you see I got the Trick flow Upper and lower, 1" spacer, Trick Flow valve covers, 24lb Python Injectors, 24lb Pro M MAF sensor, Professional products fuel regulator & Guage, Dei Exhaust heat wrap, Lokar flexible transmission stick & tube, Torq Flo Electric fan & relay, 2 Jbl amps, Kicker front & rear speakers, Led bulbs all around and finally Blue H.I.D headlights. I am hoping for a break in the weather this week so I can get all this stuff installed...measure for a new drive shaft and then Crank this Baby in the next 3-4 weeks if all goes as planned!
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Old 02-05-2010
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Wow. That has come a long way. Hard to believe it is the same ranger as the beginning.
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I know..it started out as a $450 shell.....Several $$$ later..and its going to be a MONSTER!
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I got the rear end done today...if the weather permits its going in tomorrow.
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So it snowed nearly every other day for to 2 weeks here in North Ga and it was never over 30 degrees.....So I havent done much to the Ranger. I did prep and paint my Upper intake and Valve covers to match my truck.....BUT today it was 60 degrees outside...so I got the Rear end installed, the lower intake, Transmission dipstick and finished up the Transmission lines. Its supposed to be 60 again tommorrow si I will get more pictures and hopefully make alot more progress.
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Pic of Lower intake installed.
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Dang dude, I just looked through the whole thread. Doing an awesome job. Keep it up.
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Are you keeping the stock manifolds?
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For now yes..I am having a hard time spending $750 for the Torque Monster...I do plan on buying them later down the line if I can't find them used on Craigslist or Ebay.
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Thanks its been a long time getting the Ranger to this point....I am almost done.
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Progress looks good! What are you going to run for ignition/timing?
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Isnt that a 96 ranger? If so then you dont need torque monsters you can get swap headers for like $170 thats how much my headmans were unless you want the torque monsters, they are nice headers.
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Looking good. If I might make one suggestion I see the fuel rail you have on the motor is the mustang style that connects at the front left of the motor. If you run a rail from an F150 they connect at the back right of the motor. Requires alot less fuel lines and you don't run into issues of running them past the manifolds.
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The engine is a 5.0 Gtp....I think you can only use the Torque Monsters with the Gtp style heads...I am not 100% just going off what I have researched. I will keep your suggestion in mind...The rails came with the Lower intake which has the Aeromotive Fuel Pressure regulater & gauge attached...So I was going to see how it worked out first. I was going to use the Mountaineer stock rails but the regulator would'nt attach to it.
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Oh ya your right i was thinking you had the GT heads for some reason.
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For the time being I am going to run the Factory ignition & coil packs
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Okay so I strayed a little of course this week. I got tired of looking at the Ranger with the Expo rear installed...and the front sitting higher..So I installed a set of Djm I-beams..which brought the truck down to the sport look I was going for.
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are you having any kind of problems with fuel or idle or codes with the increase fuel .I have read that the exploder or in your case mountaineer computer was funny about fuel changes .and did you us the cats with the 02 sensors
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I havent even fired it up yet...Still have to install the Radiator, Trans cooler, Electric Fan, Run the Exhaust and have the Driveshaft cut. I do plan on running the O2 sensors so I dont throw codes.
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