v-8 swap question - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-23-2009
TACOETR's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hattiesburg
Posts: 87
v-8 swap question

so im thinking about doing a swap with my 06 taking my 4.0 out and dropping in a 5.0 my question is will my current tranny and transfer case mount to it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-23-2009
Jimmeh's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Columbia Falls, MT
Posts: 3,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by TACOETR View Post
so im thinking about doing a swap with my 06 taking my 4.0 out and dropping in a 5.0 my question is will my current tranny and transfer case mount to it?
With a different bell housing, why not?

Personally, I would never swap a 5.0 into a 06 Ranger. Run it until it dies is what I say.

And if you are serious about the 5.0, go with a tranny out of an older Bronco/F150.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-23-2009
chainfire's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mission B.C.
Posts: 3,126
Search, This will be a very complex swap. You will have to deal with the PATS system, among other numerous electrical issues. Do you have a manual tranny? Auto? Regardless, it will not last behind the amount of torque that a 5.0 will put out. If you are asking this to save money. Dont. This is not a swap that can be done cheaply.

Look here for more info
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=44326
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-23-2009
DaGGer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: East Windsor, CT
Posts: 919
Better idea! Get an old ranger, pull all the crap out of that and throw a V8 into that. No downtime, you can really build it up, and then you have two vehicles AND! its probably going to cost the same but now you have 2 trucks.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-23-2009
TACOETR's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hattiesburg
Posts: 87
that looks sick i want it more now thanx. add that and an sas and some other custom mods and its not even a ranger anymore lol
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-23-2009
TACOETR's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hattiesburg
Posts: 87
i dont wanna do it to another. i wanna do it to my 06 due to the fact that there are so many advising against it. makes me wanna do it more.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-23-2009
Jimmeh's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Columbia Falls, MT
Posts: 3,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by TACOETR View Post
i dont wanna do it to another. i wanna do it to my 06 due to the fact that there are so many advising against it. makes me wanna do it more.
We're advising against it because IT'S NOT WORTH IT ON A NEWER TRUCK!

I don't see how this isn't common sense. How many miles are on your truck?

I would leave it as is and drive the **** out of it until the motor blows, THEN swap in a 5.0.

But, it's your truck, your money, and your time.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-23-2009
DaGGer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: East Windsor, CT
Posts: 919
Yeah, I just couldn't see spending XXXXX amount of money on it to spend even more money. Even on a $5000 vehicle I wouldn't do it.........at first
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-23-2009
My91Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Roseville, Michigan
Posts: 2,252
2 answer your question about the trans and t-case, even if you can, don't. I know where you coming from, but you need a stronger trans and t-case to handle the power.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-23-2009
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
Explorer GT40(P) motor + 4R70W + FS transfer case = your best bet.

A 302 will not bolt up without an adapter (bellhousing, flexplate, input shaft, etc.), if they're even made, and even if it does a 302 will chew it up within a few months of real use.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-24-2009
TACOETR's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hattiesburg
Posts: 87
second engine already about 80,000 miles on it 40 on the rest of the truck, i understand the fact its such a new truck but to me thats what makes even more worth it, your right jim it is my truck, and my money but its gonna be someone elses time as an rotor winged structural engineer i dont personally have the time. thats why im researching to make sure i get the right parts so the shop wont be held up waiting for anything, they should have my truck for awhile as is due to the sas, motor swap and lift.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-24-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
It would have to be a total custom wiring job, custom gauges, etc. I'm sure its doable its just not going to be cheap or easy.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-24-2009
TACOETR's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hattiesburg
Posts: 87
its not the getting there i care about its the finished project that im excited to see. im sure it will definatly be bad @$$ def. one of a kind and originality is all i care about
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-24-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Why just do a 5.0, if your going totally custom do something crazy like a 4.6 cobra engine or a 5.4 or something.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-24-2009
TACOETR's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hattiesburg
Posts: 87
i want custom but i want it to look like it came from the factory that way so i don't wanna do to much cutting on anything and from what i've heard i would have to do just that in order to fit the wider 4.6 cobra engine .
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-24-2009
05prerunner's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Apison, TN
Posts: 483
OK, OK, heres what you need. I have a 96 with a 5.0 conversion. I didn;t do it, but I was seriously thinking about doing it to my 05. The biggest issue will be the wiring. In 2004, Ford completely redesigned the wiring in the rangers, making it very incompatable with just about any V8. So, you best bet is to get a wrecked but salvageable V8 explorer, it can be up to a 2001, and obviously, the later the model the better (well for the most part). The simplest thing will be to use ALL of the Explorer wiring, computer, and gauges. It will all fit the Ranger body with no issues. Also, the V8 from the explorer will literally bolt right into your ranger as long as you use the explorer engine mounts. The explorer has a 4R70W trans, which you will pretty much have to use. Ford didn't make a V8 5 speed manual trans explorer, only autos. If you don't use the explorer trans, the computer will pitch a major fit and it may not even run at all. Advance adapters makes the kit you need to put your ranger transfer case onto the back of the 4R70W, which is what I would do (and is what is done on my truck). The Ranger Tcase is plenty strong for the 302, and it has fixed front and rear outputs, which is a major benefit. Also, it wont require driveshaft mods, and it physically fits in the Ranger frame much better. Obviously you will want a 4x4 explorer, because it has the correct tailhousing and output shaft for the adapter. However, you don;t want to use the Explorer Tcase because it is a sigle speed full time unit.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1998 5.0 Swap 5 speed swap questions Built Ford Tough 8-Cylinder Tech 1 03-30-2012 05:14 AM
2wd manual Drive Shaft Swap to a 4x4 Drive shaft Swap 2001fordranger Drivetrain Tech 6 03-05-2011 08:06 PM
Fox CoilOver Swap + Rear Shock Swap lateralsvt Suspension Tech 2 04-01-2010 06:20 PM
to swap or not to swap????? 02rangermayhem General Ford Ranger Discussion 0 01-29-2008 11:23 PM
explorer swap 98-01 swap GregsEdge 8-Cylinder Tech 27 11-23-2005 07:48 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:35 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.