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Old 09-03-2012, 08:22 PM
PITMAN PITMAN is offline
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Default 3.0 vulcan to V8

i've got a 98 ranger 4wd with the 3.0 vulcan but would like to do a V8 swap but i dont want to mod the firewall if possible. i know im gonna have to get a new tranny, rear end, radiator, wiring harness, and computer. any advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:08 PM
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Default Re: 3.0 vulcan to V8

find a 99 or newer explorer with a 5.0 and use all that stuff its super easy and is pretty much bolt in. its also smog legal
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:26 PM
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Default Re: 3.0 vulcan to V8

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i've got a 98 ranger 4wd with the 3.0 vulcan but would like to do a V8 swap but i dont want to mod the firewall if possible. i know im gonna have to get a new tranny, rear end, radiator, wiring harness, and computer. any advice would be greatly appreciated
The best thing you can do is to get a 1999 to 2001 V8 Explorer. It is almost a direct bolt in with little or no mods required plus there's also a good chance that you won't need to change rear end unless it needs to be rebuilt. Since your ranger is a 1998 model and you're using and engine that is 1 model year newer than what you have, you'll have no legal worries concerning the emissions either.
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