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Old 01-17-2012, 08:58 PM
neale.smith3191 neale.smith3191 is offline
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Default begining of a dream

ok i have the I4 in my 2000 now with about 80,000 miles on it. im now starting the long journey of turning my ranger into a drive anywhere beast and i have heard of intakes and superchargers for this engine but i dont know if it would be better on my bank account or easier if i just tuned up the engine instead of doing a swap up to a 4.0L.

the only real problem i have now is that im pretty sure my clutch is due for a changin.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:11 AM
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Default Re: begining of a dream

A four cyl will always be a four cyl, they can be made to perform, but it costs $$$$$$, my cousin had those ideas about his 2.3, but after some searching and figuring, he just drove it, saved his money and bought a ranger with the 4.0 and the options he wanted. But its your call and only you know what you really want to do. luck.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: begining of a dream

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ok i have the I4 in my 2000 now with about 80,000 miles on it. im now starting the long journey of turning my ranger into a drive anywhere beast and i have heard of intakes and superchargers for this engine but i dont know if it would be better on my bank account or easier if i just tuned up the engine instead of doing a swap up to a 4.0L.

the only real problem i have now is that im pretty sure my clutch is due for a changin.
you will never be able to make that engine into a beast, like the other guy said, it is a 4 banger and always will be. You can dump money and dump money into it, and it might get as much horsepower as a 4.0, but by the time you put all that stuff on it, it will cost alot of money.

You are better off dropping a 5.0 in it with supercharger and what not and then you will have that drive anywhere beast
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:01 AM
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A 5.0 swap will haul ass, and it's true 4 cylinders are difficult, BUT not impossible. Forced induction is always an option. You could run a low boost build on your motor or if you have mechanical know-how, you can swap inerds in it for a higher boost build. There's guys making 300 at the wheels for less then the difference of a 2.3 and 4.0 off the showroom floor. A good place for information is TurboRangerForums.com if you're honestly interested. I am a member there and I love the place. One of the few forums where EVERYONE is super nice lol. The choice is yours, good luck with your build either way!
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