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460!

well me and my buddy are plannin on droppin a mild built 460 c6 and 208 t ccase in one of these here rangers. umm what year do ya recomend. thats first. and then i guess we go from there.
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for a 460, your looking at an old gen for ease of install having more room. but if you get it in a new body, that would always be killer
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I'd think getting a 460 out of a ninth gen would be better then going older, but then again, either way the 460 is a durable engine.
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he ment what year ranger to put the 460 in, i believe
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Yeah... go with a Gen 1 or Gen 2 Ranger. You'll have more room to fit stuff. Granted either way it's going to be a squeeze and your going to be fabbing stuff.

Good luck though man.

Might want to check out BigBlockRanger.com. That guy is pretty much just finishing his build.
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yea ive been lookin around tryn to find one cheep. and yea i have the engine trans and t case. i need to get axles. and a truck


plans are.
1) cam lifters, timing chain gear.
2) have the heads done
3) at least hone the cylinders maby bore it 30 or 40 over
4) have the trans built with a diecent stall converter
5) rebuild the t case.
6) i dont know what axles im thinkn 9 inch and maby a dana 44hd.
the ranger is light and i think those would hold up to. we dont plan on wheelin it hard but definetly plan on a little beatin.
7) 4.56 gears with limited slip front and maby a locker in the rear.
8) 33s or 35s
9) disc brakes with a 250 brake booster and a 250 steering box. have a bunch of parts.
10) box the frame a little. well alot.
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Good luck with the 250 booster and the 460.
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bad idea?
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im not against suggestions and i need all the help i can get.
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A 250 booster maybe if you run a stock style valve cover. I don't know the dia of a 250 booster though. Hydroboost would be better.

Here's something similar to what you are proposing: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/301081
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yea its actually longer not as big as the one on mmy bronco as far as diameter. but it is longer. didnt think about that. well i guess trial and error.
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a 93 explorer fram and ranger frame are guna be the same right? how much different is the engine bay?
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Engine bay should be more or less similar as well.
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ok i found one free but its 4 hrs away
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hey thanks but thats kinda far
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