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Old 02-12-2018, 07:50 PM
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Default 3.5 Turbo Swap???

Since searches came up with nothing, I thought I'd start one.

I've posted occasionally about my 255k 2006 4.0L SOHC that threw the drivers side cam chain.

So I was slumming through the ford parts site, and saw that a new 3.5L twin turbo motor is the same price as a 4.0L SOHC reman.

Has anyone put the 3.5L into a Ranger?

My '06 4x4 is clean, no rust, never off-roaded, just tons of high way miles by my old man before I got it. If it was a beater, I wouldn't bother, but since its clean and straight, I'm thinking a transplant that will run for years would be a strong option.

Initial thoughts:

1. New 3.5L TT costs about the same as a 4.0L SOHC reman.

2. Current auto trans would need to be replaced, prefereably with a manual. Looking at the 2018 builder on FOrd site, there is no MT option, even with a XL model. Curious about AT fitment in the ranger.

3. Transfer case fun (my 4wd system was dead when the motor went out).

4. Wiring harness/ECU/bzillion new fangled sensors to contend with. What about a race/crate wire loom to eliminate all that horse hockey?

Any thoughts on what it would take to load a 3.5L TT into the ranger?

Thanks. Oh, and yes I'm seriously considering it, but AC has to fit.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:52 PM
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Default Re: 3.5 Turbo Swap???

Correction.

Its not the 3.5 TT (High output) that is roughly same price as the 4.0L SOHC reman, but the 3.5L Ecoboost engine.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: 3.5 Turbo Swap???

You say a 3.5 Ecoboost crate motor is the same price as a reman 4.0? Not a chance.
The 3.5L Duratec or Ecoboost won't fit in a Ranger.
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Default Re: 3.5 Turbo Swap???

I didn't say a crate motor. This is just a replacement 3.5 Ecoboost motor, not the High output, and not a crate race motor.

And yes, they are affordably priced direct from ford.

SO why would a 3.5L not fit in a bay that will fit a 5.0L v8?
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Default Re: 3.5 Turbo Swap???

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I didn't say a crate motor. This is just a replacement 3.5 Ecoboost motor, not the High output, and not a crate race motor.

And yes, they are affordably priced direct from ford.

SO why would a 3.5L not fit in a bay that will fit a 5.0L v8?

Post a link that shows these magical prices.
"New" means new crate engine.
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