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Old 07-08-2010, 09:24 PM
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I have a 2001 manual ranger. its a 2.5L 4 cylinder right now and i want to upgrade the engine but i dont know where to even start.... a little help on what i should do?
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:11 AM
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well if you want a little bit of power and get a somewhat decent gas mileage i guess you could put in a 4.0l or you could go with two more cylinders and put in a 5.0! haha or if you want you can just turbo your 2.5l i think i know 2.3l are easy to turbo im not sure about 2.5l
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:20 PM
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hey id like to here more about this truboing a ranger... i lookd and didnt find any threads about it can ya help find some? im building a street style prerunner and i know with the extra metal and big tires my lil 4 cyl is gonna shit it self, i was gonna put the 5.0 but if turbo is cheeper y not
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:47 PM
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thunderbirds and a few fox body mustangs ran a turbo 2.3 liter engine i belive you cant just take the exaust and intake manifolds and make them work with aftermarket turbo im not sure i would talk to some of the memebers who have turbo 4 bangers but if your going to do a pre runner you might want the tourqe that a 5.0 has to offer just my two cents
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:14 PM
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yea i figured it would be for the best either the 5.0 out of a poostang for the power or the 8cyl out of a explorer for the tq
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:26 PM
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if your going to go with the 5.0 definitely the one out of the explorer IMO. but if your really going to build the 5.0 and want tons a power and modd-ability i'd have to say the mustang.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:43 PM
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I'm new here don't understand site yet but I have 2001 ranger ext cab 3.0 and I want to swap engines with a 2002 ford taurus is it possible and what do I have to change
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No replacement for displacement. 😎 I'm swapping in a modified 1996 2wd expo driveline into my '99 Mazda. Engine is complete and now I'm building the 4R70W.

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Old 12-06-2015, 08:03 PM
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hey id like to here more about this truboing a ranger... i lookd and didnt find any threads about it can ya help find some? im building a street style prerunner and i know with the extra metal and big tires my lil 4 cyl is gonna shit it self, i was gonna put the 5.0 but if turbo is cheeper y not
Rearend gear swap will compensate for tires. swap in like 4.56 or 4.88 and you'll have plenty of power of the line.
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:02 AM
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If you swap the Taurus in, you'll have to replace the head gaskets with Ranger version(RWD) that has opposite flow through the block/heads. The stat on the Taurus is at the flywheel end, and that won't work too well.
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