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swap for bigger v6 or v8

i have a 2002 ranger 2wd with a 3.0 in it now, i really want more power but want to use as many expensive parts as i can.

would a 4.6 fit or a 302 and where can i get the conversion kit?
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they really dont make "kits" for this.

its pretty much all custom fab.
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...as many expensive parts as possible?

Theres no kits for v8 swaps, and I believe any v8 swap in your year is a whole lot more work than in later years.

Id suggest a 4.0 swap
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Reuse* as many expensive parts haha dont want to spend more money then needed. Does a 4.0 swap use the same parts? Because they put that in rangers so i imaging they cant be too different
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Reuse* as many expensive parts haha dont want to spend more money then needed. Does a 4.0 swap use the same parts? Because they put that in rangers so i imaging they cant be too different
regardless you need a donor truck.

id go carb 302 and do your own harness. watch for e-test issues too.
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The ones on my exhaust?
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just buy something with more *****
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Wow F.X.4.......that was extremely helpfull
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Honestly i'd just look for a good deal on a newer 4.0 truck. has way more power than your 3.0 anyway.
the cost for a swap on your truck would outweigh any benefits.
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Your best bet would be just to buy another ranger with a 4.0 in it. If your ranger is in good shape it will still fetch a good amount when you sell it. Use that money and get yourself a nice clean ranger.

You would be looking at spending a ton of time and money to make something what you could have gotten for around the same price with alot less of the hard work haha.

F.X.4 is right... sell it and buy another one. I did. Happy I did it that way too. I had 3.0 Ranger, sold it and got my current one. 4.0 Ranger :)

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So impact1223, what have decided on this ?
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