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Old 06-02-2011, 08:46 AM
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Default A Powestroke 7.3L in a Ranger?

I have got a Rebuilt 7.3L Powerstroke that I am thinking on installing into a 2004 Ford Ranger "with Lots Of Mods " but I would like to know If I get the Computer system from a Ford F250 With A Powerstroke and Install it into the Ranger, That should Fix the Computer side of the Problume or is there some more Problumes That I havent Gotten Too Yet Thanks.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:59 AM
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Welcome to FRF! I know a 6.0 swap has been done before. And it was so disgustingly fast. I saw it on TRS. But search youtube for "deranged" I believe.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:01 AM
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Default Re: A Powestroke 7.3L in a Ranger?

You'll need EVERYTHING;
I'd recommend getting a donor TRUCK as a whole.

For sure you'll need the whole wiring harness/ COMPLETE fuel system (tank and all!)/ I'd take the tranny rather than try and adapt to another unit.
And that kinda powers' gonna shit axles and driveshafts for breakfast so I'd take it ALL. Rear axle and all, get driveshaft shortened to match.

Do it as a whole drivetrain swap would probably be the easiest.

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Old 06-02-2011, 12:00 PM
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Default Re: A Powestroke 7.3L in a Ranger?

At a minimum you will need both computers and full wiring harness to get it to run. Not to mention that the T444e (7.3L) has a dry weight of 920 pounds and the massive radiator to try and shoe horn in.

Dalpilot and his Deranged is a purpose built drag truck with the VT365 (6.0L) that can sacrifice some cooling capacity and other odds and ends. If you are planning on street driving it a lot you'd be better off swapping in a Cummins 4BT, an Isuzu 4BD1T/2T or even a MB OM617.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:08 PM
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Welcome to FRF! I know a 6.0 swap has been done before. And it was so disgustingly fast. I saw it on TRS. But search youtube for "deranged" I believe.
theres a guy on here too, dalpilot. this is his most recent thread on it

Diesel Ranger "the Engine rebuild begins!

the truck is an 05, frame in the front is still mostly stock, but a lot of body modifications were needed.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:06 PM
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you'd be better off swapping in a Cummins 4BT, an Isuzu 4BD1T/2T or even a MB OM617.
the 4bt's are not a lightweight motor at all. And depending how the OP wants to have his diesel, this motor does not pump out the hp a speed-savvy person is looking for. But a VW TDI swap would be good space and aftermarket friendly.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:12 PM
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the 4bt's are not a lightweight motor at all. And depending how the OP wants to have his diesel, this motor does not pump out the hp a speed-savvy person is looking for. But a VW TDI swap would be good space and aftermarket friendly.
this 4bt ranger looks pretty quick..

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Old 06-03-2011, 08:24 AM
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Default Re: A Powestroke 7.3L in a Ranger?

Thats True I didnt think Of that, but Were would i Find Cummins 4BT Computer system to were I could get the motor to run in the Ranger. Now also with the Cummins 4BT would we still need to change the rear end? Not sure on how much Trq, That motor puts out. This will be just for on-Road use.
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