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does anyone no if a 4.0 will bolt up to a 3.0 transmission, if not what is involved.
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Seems like if I recall correctly, it will. I'm not 100% sure though. And welcome. Your not by any chance the guy with the cummins in a ranger are you?
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It won't.
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ok yea I had it in but took it out. I had a lot of trouble with stock parts holding up to 650 lbs of torque.
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welcome to the site!! What parts did you keep taking out? rear axle? did you use the factory trans?
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No it wont fit.... and what? you took what out? had trouble with what? i really doubt your refering to a 3.0 tranny because i know you dont have a 3.0 pushing 650 lbs of torque
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ok yea I had it in but took it out. I had a lot of trouble with stock parts holding up to 650 lbs of torque.
Wow man. What in the world? Sorry to bother you, but could you post up some pictures of the truck as it was?
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no I had a 5.9 cummins in a ranger. no had to change tranny, i went through 2 front ends 4 or 5 rear ends and had MAJOR trouble keeping drive shafts in. as soon as i get to no how to work this site ill post some pics.
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Oh thats cool. Keep us posted man.
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ok will do
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Guys...I don't think we're thinking of the same ranger here....yellow with graphics....that truck was a 2wd and has a 4BT in it, not a 5.9(6BT or ISB). Guy who has that trucks name on youtube is 'stackedranger' and I believe his lisence plate says that too? Was featured in a couple magazines.





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no that's not mine I have a black 4x4 never on you tube and mine had a 5.9 turbo diesel
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Guys...I don't think we're thinking of the same ranger here....yellow with graphics....that truck was a 2wd and has a 4BT in it, not a 5.9(6BT or ISB). Guy who has that trucks name on youtube is 'stackedranger' and I believe his lisence plate says that too? Was featured in a couple magazines.





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Yeah I know Shane. I realized the same thing. But he still says that he has a cummins in his ranger. I just wanted to see some pics. Still pretty cool though.
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Well...back on topic....

well of course you'll break parts! 1/4 ton truck with a 1ton truck engine!! So no, a 3.0 trans will not bolt up to a 4.0(either 4.0). Why take the engine out, waste all that hard work and money on it if you didn't plan on upgrading everything else?? Axles, trans, driveshafts, etc. Surely I hope you knew nothing would last until you upgraded stuff.
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I already took it out and dropped the 4.0 back in it would hold up until people wanted to c what it had I new it wouldn't hold up but my uncle had a 2005 cummins he wrecked and offered to give me the motor and we built the brackets and cross members to bolt it in so why not try it I still have everything to put it back if I want to
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dude this is sick but put some sold dana 60s under that with the right tranny and tcase from a dodge custom drive shafts with some big *** joints and it would hold up a hell of alot better
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holy cow the thing haf a common rail in it!! wowie!!.

tell ya what....go to photobucket.com and create an account, load your pics up to there. make a new thread in the snapshots:vehicles section and we all wanna see this thing!!!
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