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Old 11-18-2010
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Ford racing crate engine

What do you think of the new ford racing 347 crate engine for and engine swap into the ranger?
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Will it fit and with how much modification to the engine bay? I have a 1994 4.0 4x4.

What else would I need to switch to make it work and have it be reliable, it's my daily driver? I'd also like to keep it a manual transmission.

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i think youd need something better then that d35 up front.
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That's the axle correct? Is that due to weight increase?
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No because of this

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450 hp @ 6000 rpm (
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What would be best to switch to?
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if your going to run that much power your going to need AT LEAST fullsize front and rear axles. D44 or bigger and 9 inch rear
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Would the stock axles handle around 340hp and 310ft/lbs of torque or am i still looking at an axle swap? I would you this engine instead http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...KeyField=10267
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You would definately have to get another vehicle. This wouldn't be a 2 week swap unless you had absolutely everything in order (no one does even when they think they do). Wiring would all have to be re-done. Best thing to do if you want to go all custom would just be to completely strip your ranger of all electronics and build it from the ground up. It would be easier then trying to figure out all that wiring and what ecu to use and how to hook it all up to work right. Search the 302 swap. Tons of info and way more ideal.
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I like your second choice much better. But really, not worth the money, I could make mine have 340 and 310 for wayyyyyy cheaper than that boss. Headers, tune, roller rockers, cam, port polish, and intake/exhaust. Prolly would be looking more at 360 at the motor, and still around $2000.
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search function....use it

read around a bit before you start buying stuff and hacking up your truck

i'm not trying to be rude but just from this thread it appears you have more money than brains
or youre at least a big dreamer...which so not a bad thing at all, we all have big dreams of what we want our trucks to be, but there's what we want....and what we can actually do

i was once a noob and wanted to throw a 302 in one of my old my trucks....its not just a bolt in and go sort of project....do your research, find out what parts you need and if they can handle the power you're gonna throw at it then piece it together....i ended up just building up the 2.3 i had and it had all the power i needed

a lot of these project trucks you see on here take months even years to build.....its not something that can be done in a weekend, especially with a 4x4....

if you do go for it....i highly suggest getting another DD...
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Well I got my answer, in the fact that this isn't really something that I have the ability to undertake as I don't have another car or the shop/tools to do it. Quess I should look at saving money for something that is performance oriented from the factory rather than rebuild my truck. I'm thinking new camaro one day as I love the way they look and they have plenty of power and keep my truck stock as a nice reliable driver and maybe have a shop put a new stock motor in it one day if it ever dies on me.
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