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Old 10-07-2007
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I have a 98 ranger that has a 4cyl right now but i have a carburated 302 n a c4 n i was wondering if anybody has done this swap that knows what you have to do for the motor mounts and stuff like that if you guys could find me some info that would be great
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I have a 98 ranger that has a 4cyl right now but i have a carburated 302 n a c4 n i was wondering if anybody has done this swap that knows what you have to do for the motor mounts and stuff like that if you guys could find me some info that would be great

You can find all the info you need here, on this site in the V8 section.
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Search? Look at RangerPowerSports.com as well
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i have done a little bit of research and found out that the motor mounts have to be custom made n the tranny crossmember has to be messed with and shorten the driveshaft does anybody have an opinion on a radiatior could i get one out of a 4.0 ranger and be ok?
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Use an Explorer V8 radiator, it bolts right in. The easiest way to do the swap is buy a wrecked V8 Explorer, preferably a 1998 model, but I used an early 1997 model.
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i have done a little bit of research and found out that the motor mounts have to be custom made n the tranny crossmember has to be messed with and shorten the driveshaft does anybody have an opinion on a radiatior could i get one out of a 4.0 ranger and be ok?
If you don't have room to put a bolt on radiator like me, I recommend the jamesduff radiatior. Sure it's a little expensive but it fit's very nice, also i've heard the you could use a 4.0 rad. As for engine mounts there a bunch of company that makes them like advance adapters, l&l products(these are the ones I have), jamesduff and more just search, as for the tranny I don't know if it fits without any mod but what I would do is install the engine, measure take the tranny crossmember out and install the tranny, put the crossmember back on and if the holes don't match get like a half inch thick piece of steel around 4x4(inches) and drill holes matching it up with the transmision mount holes and of course the crossmember. As for the driveshaft it's most likely to be either short or long, again i don't know how long is the c4. In my case the driveshaft is too short.

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If you don't have room to put a bolt on radiator like me, I recommend the jamesduff radiatior. Sure it's a little expensive but it fit's very nice, also i've heard the you could use a 4.0 rad. As for engine mounts there a bunch of company that makes them like advance adapters, l&l products(these are the ones I have), jamesduff and more just search, as for the tranny I don't know if it fits without any mod but what I would do is install the engine, measure take the tranny crossmember out and install the tranny, put the crossmember back on and if the holes don't match get like a half inch thick piece of steel around 4x4(inches) and drill holes matching it up with the transmision mount holes and of course the crossmember. As for the driveshaft it's most likely to be either short or long, again i don't know how long is the c4. In my case the driveshaft is too short.

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Keep in mind the frames are COMPLETELY different from up to '97 and '98 +. The duff, L&L, etc. "swap" kit stuff does not work on the later trucks.

Get explorer V8 stuff and you will be MUCH happier. The explorer engine is nearly the best production 302 and the 4R70W is a way better trans than a C4.
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Keep in mind the frames are COMPLETELY different from up to '97 and '98 +. The duff, L&L, etc. "swap" kit stuff does not work on the later trucks.

Get explorer V8 stuff and you will be MUCH happier. The explorer engine is nearly the best production 302 and the 4R70W is a way better trans than a C4.
Yeah u're right about the year, I wasn't even paying attention to that (duh) but I think that the radiator from duff could fit but i could be wrong again
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