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Old 12-26-2016, 08:49 PM
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Default Dream Beams 4.0 swap to V8

I have 1998 Ranger that has the so called dream beams front end. Wanted to know what are, if any, the mods to do a V8 swap on a truck that has the front beam suspension? Like do you have to do something special to the oil pan. Position the motor back more, etc. Wish they made more affordable speed parts for the 4.0 v6.
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:54 PM
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I have 1998 Ranger that has the so called dream beams front end. Wanted to know what are, if any, the mods to do a V8 swap on a truck that has the front beam suspension? Like do you have to do something special to the oil pan. Position the motor back more, etc. Wish they made more affordable speed parts for the 4.0 v6.
98 rangers didn't have beams. Either coil spring a arm or torsion bar.

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Old 12-26-2016, 08:58 PM
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98 rangers didn't have beams. Either coil spring a arm or torsion bar.

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Old 12-26-2016, 09:00 PM
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My bag, its a 97. Fat finger that one.
This might help.

http://www.jegs.com/i/Trans-Dapt/969/9716K/10002/-1

Other than that I don't know about any clearance issues. Never done the swap on that style suspension.

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Old 08-03-2017, 10:39 PM
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Does anyone know how much power a stock 98 ranger frame can hold before it needs beefed up I know the back part of the frame is rivited in the back but wasn't sure if it could be welded together and be fine or what I should do TIA
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