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Old 08-15-2010, 01:14 AM
mehdi1993 mehdi1993 is offline
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Default OHV vs SOHC

i have a 3.0 in my 2001 ranger right now but im gonna be swapping that out hopefully around the end of the year. i already know that im going with a 4.0 but ive been doing the research and the OHV engines are a bit cheaper than the SOHC ones, but i know rangers were SOHC in 2001 so i just dont know which one i should get. anyone have any input on which is better? or if there even is that much of a noticeable difference between the two?
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:26 AM
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Default Re: OHV vs SOHC

SOHC has more power
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:58 AM
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Default Re: OHV vs SOHC

SOHC if you have a choice and want to go 4.0... Personally, if you're going to do a swap anyways, Id go 5.0 v8...Gonna get about the same gas mileage either way.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:59 AM
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Default Re: OHV vs SOHC

obviously a v8 is more powerful but if you want a 4.0, the sohc has more power all around but i have an ohv in mine and it definately is not underpowered. it depends on what you want and can afford
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