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Old 02-25-2011, 12:40 PM
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Default ford lighting motor swap into ranger

who has done it? what complications would i run into. im thinking of trying to fit the 5.4 supercharged with the auto trans. would this work or am i wasting my time?
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:27 PM
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Ford has done it
And currently the show 'Trucks!' on Spike TV is doing one and calling it Rolling Thunder. They have custom motor mounts, boxed frame, modified transmission crossmember and they knocked back the firewall. You can see the show saturday and sunday afternoons on Spike TV.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:42 PM
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Default Re: ford lighting motor swap into ranger

Zabeard on Ranger-Forums is putting a not-aspirated 5.4 in his Ranger, it's a bit of work.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:20 PM
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following zabeards log its alot of work, you have to redo you frame for it to fit
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: ford lighting motor swap into ranger

^^ Holy shit...That may not be worth it
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:45 PM
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Default Re: ford lighting motor swap into ranger

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^^ Holy shit...That may not be worth it
Well damn. I don't think its really worth the hassle. With the whole boxing the frame, was lookin at doing this at the house, looks liek the xcharger route for me. Any ideas on how to beef up the auto trans for the 01 4.0
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:50 PM
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Just throw a supercharged 4.6 or 5.0 in. It will take WAY less work.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:55 PM
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^^ Holy shit...That may not be worth it
x2 the time and money to do it is not worth it. Might as well just buy the lighting. it's bigger and safer and made specifically by the SVT team.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:56 AM
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Default Re: ford lighting motor swap into ranger

I still think the ultimate motor swap would be the 3.5 ecoboast out of this years F150... still waiting to see someone do that one
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:08 PM
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^^ Holy shit...That may not be worth it
yea, from the cab forward is like his own frame LOL seems like too much work when you can drop in a 5.0 without alot of modifications
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