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i still have to see yer truck someday! see it in action
I'm hoping to get it over to Rock Falls Raceway a few times this summer. And even though it's not a show truck, I'm still going to hit a couple of the all-Ford shows and a couple local ones.
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Resulting truck / engine combo will be too heavy in the front and too light in the back.

In other words, too loose, not a good plan, typical of these types of programs, listen carefully at the begining and they go over the bad points but do it anyway.

Don't follow these programs, they are worse than the magazines for correct info and training, and they have more commercials.
You must be one of those jealous types that dreams of a 5.0 or 4.6 engine but cant afford it. The swap has been done 5.0and 4.6..and they have been a good plan for many!
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You must be one of those jealous types that dreams of a 5.0 or 4.6 engine but cant afford it. The swap has been done 5.0and 4.6..and they have been a good plan for many!
I have a 2001 Ford Ranger 4.0L 5 speed manual, it's pretty sporty, breaks loose going around corners in second gear. So I'm imagining what would happen if there was more HP, more weight in the front and the same weight in the back.
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I don't remember ever dreaming about an engine but this is my "dream" engine.

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I wouldn't put it in a Ranger tho. I'd put it in a 25th T-Bird Anniversary Edition.
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I have a 2001 Ford Ranger 4.0L 5 speed manual, it's pretty sporty, breaks loose going around corners in second gear. So I'm imagining what would happen if there was more HP, more weight in the front and the same weight in the back.
Most doing a V8 swap don't just swap in an engine/trans and call it good. With the added power and weight (if there is added weight) other things on the truck should be changed also. Bigger brakes, stronger axles, traction devices, redistibuted weight, etc are all things that need to be looked at.
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My neighbor came outside the other day and said he saw a thing on it and he knew i was into ranger was wondering if I saw it. Then he asked me about how a mazda and ford are same haha
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