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Old 11-03-2010
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Icon7 4bt cummins swap

so ive been searching around about the 4bt swap and i cant find a how to or walk through to look at. i have a 2002 fx4 with a 4 inch suspension lift right now and plan on getting a 3 inch body lift this winter. if anyone finds a walkthrough please send me the link. does anyone know what the supply list would be to do the swap? transmission, transfercase, ect. thanks!
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there is no real how to because everyone on here that says they are gonna do it never does

i will not say i am going to do it, but if i ever put anything but a 3.0 in my ranger it will be a 4BT/ZF5/205 :) ill do the write up then

you may want to start with a solid axle swap
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I've been looking into this too. Its not a real difficult swap in to any vehicle. The motor is essentially a 6bt (5.9) with 2 fewer cylinders. You can use just about every part manufactured for the 6 cylinder on the 4 cylinder. I believe The only custom work you would need to do it engine and transmission mounts, and maybe a driveshaft. Well, besides all of the obvious diesel conversion things (fuel system, gauges, etc) Otherwise, its a pretty straight forward swap. There aren't really any walkthroughs though because not too many have been swapped into rangers. You can get a ton of help on getting the thing running in your truck, but the actual mounting of the motor, trans, etc is going to be up to you.

Good luck.
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alright cool thanks! hopefully in the next year or so ill be able to start buyig everything and puter all together. thanks again!
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join that forum, Im sure they have alot of helpful hints
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Here are links to several builds:

Mooktank's 4BT Ford Ranger...
93 ranger 4bt build
93 ranger p-pump 4BT swap <= 93 Ranger p-pump 4BT swap

The third one is mine. :)

If you're seriously considering a 4bt for yur ranger, I would recommend a lot of your time looking on the 4btswaps site.
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I would love to do one oneday when I get a better job to afford a swap without waiting for money to finish it all the time.

Hey Tractor_boy not trying to get all in your business but how much was the approx. total cost for your swap?
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Mine was probably around 8K, most of these swaps are between 4K and 15K.
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