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Will a 6c Cummings diesel engine Fit is A 2001 Ford Ranger?
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I think there's one or two Cummins Rangers out there... if you have the ability to do the swap you can make it fit!
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a cummins 6c is probably the same weight of the ranger alone. they are big boys, now a b series will fit 3.3, 3.9, 5.9 would need some heavy modifications to be done but is do able if you got the cash
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The 8.3 seems to be underpowered and expensive for this swap. There is a lot of 6bt support in the aftermarket.

This video gives you an idea on the room available with the 6bt.



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An 8.3L Cummins in a Ranger? Be ready to make a new front suspension from scratch, elongate the front end of the truck, and hack into your firewall. Then you'll have to find a suitable transmission and rear end to stand up to the torque. There would then be the issue of the truck's front end weight. "Nose heavy" would be the phrase of the day.

ETA: You'd probably have to reinforce or box in your frame as well. It wouldn't be able to stand up to that twisting torque.
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With 660 to 1200 ftlbs I don't see that being an issue.
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With 660 to 1200 ftlbs I don't see that being an issue.
The drivetrain or the frame?

It could probably be done, but not without a lot of hassle. I know that 1,200 ft./lb. is the high end torque value of that engine, but have you ever driven a diesel with over 1,000 ft./lb. of torque? I do every day in a Class 8 tractor. The twisting force that thing puts out is amazing. Sometimes it feels as if it's going to throw you out of the seat if you jerk the clutch.
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I think you missed my sarcasm.

The 8.3 doesn't spin fast enough to get you to 100, but you could pull a train to 65.
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I think you missed my sarcasm.

The 8.3 doesn't spin fast enough to get you to 100, but you could pull a train to 65.
I couldn't tell if you were serious or not haha.

Height would be another possible issue.
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maybe he will come back on and tell us he ment 6cyl as in the 5.9 lol, altho seeing a 6c in a pickup truck would be a site to see
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I put a powerstroke in an s10 drag truck. I had to cut the firewall out and make a dogbox. It onlu left 12 inches on either side in the cab and only about 20 inches to back of cab. I also cut the cowl out to the windshield. No front end mods and it was on bumpstops. A 5.9 is long. Ford has a v6 powerstroke that would be perfect for a ranger. They put them in the medium dutu cf trucks. Either way if you want it to be street legal tons of cash and its still only a light duty truck.
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