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Old 03-15-2005
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Anyone heard of putting a lightining motor in a newer Ranger.. Like an 04?


Wife was telling me I should do it.
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spell it "lightning" go for it. its been done to an older ranger but you could be the pioneer.
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been done once....alot of mods...had to move the firewall and everything.still sweet...i wish the fiance would be down for me modding the truck more..oh well

not an 04
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http://www.rangerpowersports.com/feature/
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Here's one that has done the swap, it'll be a HUGE project, but it's possible.

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/fea...olt/show.shtml
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that was done by SVT i believe
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and you have 4.10 gears, not 4.11's , its a ford. lol..
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been there already done it takes major modding to the floor pan for the trans. they used a shorted f-150 rearend thus the right bolt patter for the wheels they also adapted the f-150's front suspention to the ranger
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i was closer to it than most people on this site...

hahahahaa

my old wheels..

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also your gunna have to relocate alot of stuff to cramm the engine in
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i think the 04 package is nice enough...mine moves fine when i need it to. i wonder wut would happen if i was to get street tires, hmmm. im gonna steal my moms wheels one day
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custom fabbing = lotsa $$$$

if u got it, do it
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The wife gave you the go ahead..... tell her to go get you some sweet tea cause you gots lots of work ahead of ya LOL.
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just go buy one or just do a 351 swap.
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drop the 03/04 cobra motor in it :)
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drop the 03/04 cobra motor in it :)
heads are to big triming to the fenders is needed...
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I'd say just do the 302 conversion!

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Do it, or the 302, or 351 conversion. Just wondering if anyone has ever seen them Focus ZX3's with the 302?
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Here's what you're facing if you try to put a modular in a Ranger. The engine on the left is a DOHC modular but even the SOHC modulars are WAY too big. The engine on the right is a pushrod 5.0L and it is a snug fit in the Ranger engine bay.


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Wow thats huge
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That would be bad A$$. The one at the Automotive show was done by SVT (http://www.rangerpowersports.com/fe...bolt/show.shtml). It would def. be a cool project to do. End results would be so cool. i would say go for it, but its ur money not mine.
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Ya but the older Exploders had 4.6s in them BEFORE they switched to new body style???
If thats the case then what is the 4.6 engine thats in the pre 2002 New Style Explorers???
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A 2000 exploder had a 5.0. Is that the body style your talking about Jeff? I know this b/c I was talking to D and thats the canidate motor for an emissons legal V8 swap.
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Here is a link to an article on it.
http://motortrend.com/roadtests/pick...olt/index.html
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