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Old 05-21-2011, 07:28 PM
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i have a 93 xlt ranger and its a 4cylinder but im lifting it and putting it on some 33s but i need to know if i should upgrade to a v6 or not???
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:39 PM
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I think that you should.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:53 PM
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You are definitely gunna need to upgrade to 4:10 gears
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:56 PM
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I think that you should.
X2 Either that or put some major rearend gears under that thing! Even then it would probabely be a good idea!
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:00 PM
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Drop a 4bt in that thing!
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:34 AM
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k im going to go to a 6 how much u think itll put me in the hole lol
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:38 PM
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im surprised nobody mentioned the 5.0 route...thats always another option...but a little more work
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:06 PM
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You'll get better fuel mileage and more torque if you go in with the 4BT as mentioned above...
I would do it in a heartbeat if I had the extra money for a "new" engine!!!
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:07 PM
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You'll get better fuel mileage and more torque if you go in with the 4BT as mentioned above...
I would do it in a heartbeat if I had the extra money for a "new" engine!!!
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:33 AM
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k im going to go to a 6 how much u think itll put me in the hole lol

More than the truck is worth.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:28 AM
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If you intend to keep the truck for a LONG period of time, then the cost doesn't matter, regardless of what the truck is worth. I paid 1000.00 for mine, and there are those that would say an engine replacement would not be worth it, but I intend to pass this truck to my son. A 4BT would mak absolute perfect sense because of the abilities of the diesel engines to run alternative fuels such as cooking oil, waste oil (in limited quantites) hydrogen, propane, and ethanol.
If you are doing it for a toy, then stick with the 4 banger and go in with steeper gears.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:40 AM
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i want to keep it for as long as possible cause it was my grandpas and the only new truck he ever bought so its sentimental and would a jeep strait six fit?
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:44 PM
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Why not go bigger? the work probably isn't too big of a differance, plus you will probably still have to change gears/differential, and tranny.
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