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Old 12-05-2010, 09:41 PM
jparsley23 jparsley23 is offline
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Question 2000 ranger 4x4 3.0 v8 swap

im wanting to swap my 3.0 out for a 5.0 i was wondering how much harder it would be since it is four wheel drive and what all i would need to do so
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:25 AM
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Default Re: 2000 ranger 4x4 3.0 v8 swap

Hope you've been doing some research, many threads on the forums with several different installations. The Explorer donor is about the best method if looking to maintain 4x4, if not too messed up or gutted out. Mostly left up to what you want to do or how anxious about getting an upgrade in power. Rwenzing has a great writeup on cardomain for the 4x4 setup.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: 2000 ranger 4x4 3.0 v8 swap

i wanna do one-anything would help
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: 2000 ranger 4x4 3.0 v8 swap

Get a full donor explorer/mountaineer, if possible the same year range as the ranger. 98-00, 01-03, 04+.

The big issue will be the 4x4...the explorers/mountaineers were all AllWheelDrive i believe.
So your ranger would become AWD, but u could get manual front hubs and just unlock them.

There are many that have done tbe swap, dig and search.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: 2000 ranger 4x4 3.0 v8 swap

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Get a full donor explorer/mountaineer, if possible the same year range as the ranger. 98-00, 01-03, 04+.

The big issue will be the 4x4...the explorers/mountaineers were all AllWheelDrive i believe.
So your ranger would become AWD, but u could get manual front hubs and just unlock them.

There are many that have done tbe swap, dig and search.

He asked on my recent thread. All He has to do is read a little and all the info is in there
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