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Old 01-24-2010, 07:15 PM
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I have an 1988 ranger and i am looking to put a V8 in it. I am wonder what is the best V8 to use.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:08 PM
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What V8 do you want to run?
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:12 PM
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for a ranger i'd say a 302 but i prefer a 390 or 460 my self..
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:18 PM
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In all the world, I would go with an Audi V8, but to put in a Ranger, The 5.0 Explorer motors are the easiest swap.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:22 PM
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Hands down, IMO, the best v8 for swapping and modding and all around affordability out of pocket, would be the GM LS-series GenIII small blocks, like an LS1.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:39 PM
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a gm engine in a ford?? did you hit your head haha just bustin your balls ya ever hear the sayin only little boys were bow ties haha im a ford guy all the way get a ford engine. ya ever wonder why so many chevys run small block ford engine. chevy engines r J U N K
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:34 PM
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a gm engine in a ford?? did you hit your head haha just bustin your balls ya ever hear the sayin only little boys were bow ties haha im a ford guy all the way get a ford engine. ya ever wonder why so many chevys run small block ford engine. chevy engines r J U N K
Don't even get me started...
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:24 AM
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DONT GET HIM STARTED! lol. ive heard the same about expo engines. im currently lookin at a v8 swap for my 89.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:45 PM
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The best engine would be a gm 5.3 or 6.0 ls series motors. I love my ranger and i have own both ford and chevy chevys new small blocks are king. the ford 5.4 loves to weld and shoot spart plugs out of the head and isnt responsive enough.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:19 AM
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HI!... 69 - 78 351W. Stroke to 408 and tell everyone you have a 302. lol! You can make 500-600H.P on pump gas in N/A trim all day.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:43 AM
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The best engine would be a gm 5.3 or 6.0 ls series motors. I love my ranger and i have own both ford and chevy chevys new small blocks are king. the ford 5.4 loves to weld and shoot spart plugs out of the head and isnt responsive enough.
i will be putting a FORD motor in my FORD. thank you for your input.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:47 AM
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chevy's are cheaper but you get what you pay for.....

Find a 302, they fit nice.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:43 PM
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I like chevy V8's a lot from what I've seen, but I think it would be easier to put a ford engine in there? I didn't even imagine it would be comparable..
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:58 AM
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I like chevy V8's a lot from what I've seen, but I think it would be easier to put a ford engine in there? I didn't even imagine it would be comparable..
Each are going to have their pros and cons. Ford 5.0L would be easier since there is a lot of information, common engine, and manufacturers make swap parts into the Ranger. But some of the swap stuff is over priced and just doesn't work out always. 5.0Ls can be made to make some good power, but they are a little more expensive to build. But IMO they are a good reliable motor.

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Old 02-09-2010, 01:43 PM
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Go with a 302 just find yah a Fox body mustang and youve got everything you need as far as drive train
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