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Old 10-30-2012
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3.8l vs 4.0l

was thinking of putting a v6 in my 91 ranger just to be different. instead of a v8. which one is better or is there another a better v6? thanks in advance also.
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Old 11-26-2012
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4.0L ohv hands down for reliability and torque..
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Old 11-26-2012
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I'd put in a 5.0, lol. There is a reason people upgrade to that motor.
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If you're going to do a swap, you might as well do it right and do the 5.0 swap.
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Old 11-26-2012
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Yours is a 91, just put in whatever you want lol. 351?
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Old 11-27-2012
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Dollar for Dollar you will be happier with the 5.0L, the truck will feel like a new one.
The 351 is too big in outside dimensions and a replacement V6 is almost a waste of time.

Why do all the conversion work and not get the pedal power.

Not always but some people have reported an increase in MPG with the 5.0L.
Theory is you don’t need as much pedal to get moving and less to keep it going.

Luck on your choice.
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