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CDA, Idaho guy with diesel ranger!

Hey guys,
I swapped a cummins engine from an asphalt paver into my 93 ranger a little while ago. And I don't regret it one bit. You guys think a 4.0 will move one of these trucks around alright? I "down-graded" to a 3.9 liter 4 cylinder and now high twenties mpg are easily attainable. It's far from gutless too. Stock it had 325 fl-bs at 1400 rpm. Now it is FAR from stock. LOL. Anyway, here's some pics.

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Nice work! Very interesting swap... got any videos?
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interesting, welcome
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freaking awesome dude
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nice "downgrade"
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Welcome and That Is SWEEET As hell.
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what you using for tranny / transfer case?
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Nice work! Very interesting swap... got any videos?
Here are some videos from the first time I drove it, it wasn't running right.


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what you using for tranny / transfer case?
I have a ZF5 and an NP205

Here's the new and the old:
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Took a bit of work but the ZF fit (snugly):
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I have already busted the ZF once.
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More pics of the swap.
Here's the cummins beside some 4.0's:
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Blue ranger with blown up 4.0 gets the good 4.0 from the green ranger, which gets a "slightly" modified turbo diesel cummins:
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.020 oversize low compression marine pistons into the cummins:
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4000 rpm governor springs to replace the 2200 rpm ones:
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OMG I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Welcome to the site!!!! Loooooooooooooooooove the 4BT Ranger swap!!! Awesome truck and it's the swap I wanna do someday. Congrat's....you're the first 4BT member!
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Haha ok, seriously man you are a badass. This is like the ultimate BADASS swap. Nice job, and nice rig
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sweet swap....
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Welcome to the site!!!! Loooooooooooooooooove the 4BT Ranger swap!!! Awesome truck and it's the swap I wanna do someday. Congrat's....you're the first 4BT member!
I think a lot more people would do likewise if they knew it was possible. Most people think diesels aren't worth a whole lot. I, uhm... beg to differ!!! I hope to help prove otherwise. So anyone with questions on it, interested in doing it, ASK!

Thanks all! Glad you like.
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look great man welcome to the site i would love love love to do this swap but gays *** california smog laws suck
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look great man welcome to the site i would love love love to do this swap but gays *** california smog laws suck
Hey don't give up that easy man!! I know for a fact versions of this engine were built to meet California emissions standards. Plus there are many who have somehow got around the emissions test folk. Often by getting it checked in a really small town.

When I registered and insured it, they asked what engine. I told them a diesel. They didn't know what to do. But they were cool with it. Wanted to know if it was hot-rodded? And at the time I was able to look them in the eye and say without a guilty conscience, "no." Getting more power out of this was as simple for me as grinding a plate. And adjusting some stuff. Now is that really hotrodding?
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nice man. welcome. i think you need to do a write up with an extensive amount of pics so we can sticky it.
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I saw those videos on youtube a couple weeks ago and thought it was awesome.
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Nice, now all I need to do is go towel off.
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Effing awesome, man! Welcome to RF!
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