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Old 09-22-2009, 10:27 AM
dangerranger83 dangerranger83 is offline
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My 83 ranger currently has what seems to be the 2.9 based on the belts etc. It's tied to a five speed tranny. This is my trail rig but i like how quiet it is and doesn't chug fuel. I don't like the lack of power so if you had some cash which 4 or 6 cylinder fuel injected engine would you buy to mate to my tranny? Please base it on factory performance, easy swap, and aftermarket parts, as well as easy to fix. this will help me search craigslist for i do not know enough about the little truck and engines going with.
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:10 PM
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i dont know how easy it would be to install but the 4.0 is a nice motor with descent power
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:35 AM
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I was thinkin that. Does anyone know if that will bolt to my tranny? What about the 3.0's?
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:50 PM
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If your 83 is stock, probably a 2.8.
2.9 is injected and came out in 86.
I think you are probably carbureted meaning, going to an injected is more work.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:44 AM
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I'm deffinatly going injected. I have been lookin at the 4.0 supercharged. Can i get a prediction on mileage and will that bolt to my tranny?
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:45 AM
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wy not bolt up a 302 they make convesion kits.plus the 302 would cost less to buy
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:42 AM
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I want something quiet and a gas sipper. Also want to stay as beleivable as possible with originality. I see too many 302 swaps. this is a street driven trail rig so the fuel injection is important.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:24 AM
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302 is the way to go. More power less cost. and if you dont mash the pedal all the time the mpg will not be to far different than the FI 4.0
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:21 PM
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I have a 96 ranger 6 inch skyjacker lift on 33's with 3.0v6 5 speed and plan on switching to a 5.0l can anyone explain everything that I will need parts wise to do the swap? Thanks in advance
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I have a 96 ranger 6 inch skyjacker lift on 33's with 3.0v6 5 speed and plan on switching to a 5.0l can anyone explain everything that I will need parts wise to do the swap? Thanks in advance
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