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Old 02-27-2008
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Fuel for our diesels is "free" out here! We've got the 4 door, 4x4, diesel Rangers all over the place that I'm sure most of you have seen. I never get tired of seeing 4 doors... I hear the diesel in it is a little sluggish though.
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that guy on you tube with the Commins ranger is on of my buddies i will try to git him to put some pics up on this site.
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I would love to have a little turbo diesel in my Ranger.
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Fuel for our diesels is "free" out here! We've got the 4 door, 4x4, diesel Rangers all over the place that I'm sure most of you have seen. I never get tired of seeing 4 doors... I hear the diesel in it is a little sluggish though.
And where might this be? I know everywhere else in the world has 4 door diesel Rangers available...and they get better gas mileage too than ours in the USA. Really frustrates me.
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3.9 cummins

3.9 cummins is the swap that i'm going with I can get it pushing 250 hp and close to 400 ft/lbs of tq but i just want to kno if anybody out there has done this or knows of a kit.
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Anyone see any of these? and if so, what were the specs? like which engine, hp/torque, swapped outta wut, etc. i've seen a couple of vids but either they're the 83 ish rangers or the ones from brazil or w/e with the 3.0L stock, im curious about this for my own possible swap...

i saw an engine for one on ebay once. i cant wait til for come out with the f150 diesel in 2010
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And where might this be? I know everywhere else in the world has 4 door diesel Rangers available...and they get better gas mileage too than ours in the USA. Really frustrates me.

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Thanks for the link ! That is one bad a$$ truck. I bet he blows a lot of minds with it. The last sound you would expect to hear from a Ranger ! The stack pipes out of the bed are a nice touch. Makes my F -250 seem kinda wimpy now
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I love stacks!!!!!
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ned to know the wiring

i can do the fab work for the mounts and stuff and they make a adapter to the ford trans but i need to know how to do the wiring. for it or will most of the wiring form the old gasser work. (ignition,coil,stuff like that )
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Hey 03 army ranger, what unit are you with i'm a service member myself you anywere around bragg
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3.9 cummins is the swap that i'm going with I can get it pushing 250 hp and close to 400 ft/lbs of tq but i just want to kno if anybody out there has done this or knows of a kit.
What is the 3.9 engine from? Is that a four cylinder diesel?
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Cummins 4bt
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.. Costs more then Gas right now by almost 30cents a gallon here where I'm at and they see no increase in distance per gallon either.
The diesel Nissan gets 3-4mpg better than it's US gasoline counterpart.
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the fastest light truck on land was a diesel ranger and it was bad as hell
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Ok, I got to ride shotgun in a 4-Door diesel Ranger the other day and it had tons of Torque! The back seat didn't look to bad either. It also looked like it had a 9inch rear end. I wanna bring one home!
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i love diesels i have been studying up on them 4 3 yrs im am goin 2 uti 4 diesel and high performance in 3 weeks i love a late model 7.3 but my father has a 6.0 and we put all the banks 6 gun power pda and 4in turbo back exhaust and it ran 9.2 in the 1/8 in 2wd idk what it will do if i launch it in 4wd ive done it on the street but never on the track. i would take a old 12v 5.9 cummins anyday of the week cause its completly mechanical has no computer on it at all that is the only cummins i would ever take i would never take any new cummins
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I am trying to get more detail on these. I know the UK Ranger is a newer design than the South American (Brazil) Ranger. Problem is UK vehicles have always been expensive and with the low value of the US dollar, that is out of the question, even though it is definitely the nicer truck.

The South American Ranger is still available with the 3.0L Diesel (Powerstroke) engine. I just need a contact at a dealer down there to get a price in US dollars for one. Then get a shipping quote. I will be in touch with the Secretar of State to determine what would need to be done to get plates on one. Long shot, but I would love it!
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I've just bought an 86 Ranger with 2.3L Turbo diesel....Whistle
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The diesel Nissan gets 3-4mpg better than it's US gasoline counterpart.
Diesel, 5.30 a gallon. Gas, 4.13 a gallon. 3-4 miles for a dollar? Not worth it to me. Not all stations carry it around here either.

My original response had a 30 cent difference.. 3 weeks later.. My how times change.. a buck a gallon difference.
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I'm a huge fan of diesel powered cars. But unless your talking about a vehicle that gets poor milage or has a motor that's being pushed really hard, it's just not worth the added cost.

It's all about efficiency. Diesel has it.. but the higher costs tend to even out the gains for just moving 1 to 4 people around in a car/truck.

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I was looking into this a bit the other day and I was also thinking that the Mercedes Diesel that comes in the new cherokee would be a great option...

ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve diesel V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 182 cu in, 2987cc
Power (SAE net): 215 bhp @ 3800 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 376 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
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they had a ranger in either this month or last month's diesel power mag. it looked pretty good. a 83 ranger would be nice to own. considering i would drop it in the weeds.
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