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Old 08-08-2011, 12:50 PM
knightmare1015 knightmare1015 is offline
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Default Re: Want to Swap from a 2.5 to a 3.0 need advice

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fixed ur one mistake lol
Kool man thanks, L.O.L. Yeah he just as well forget about the 3.0. I've had one for 7 years now and reliable is all I can do to describe it. Don't get me wrong now it is a good engine yes, but I have to laugh in terms of power and torque concerning the old 3.0.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: Want to Swap from a 2.5 to a 3.0 need advice

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Kool man thanks, L.O.L. Yeah he just as well forget about the 3.0. I've had one for 7 years now and reliable is all I can do to describe it. Don't get me wrong now it is a good engine yes, but I have to laugh in terms of power and torque concerning the old 3.0.
i wouldnt buy a ranger with any other engine i love the 3.0 but i agree if your gonna upgrade a 3.0 is no upgrade lol
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:29 AM
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Default Re: Want to Swap from a 2.5 to a 3.0 need advice

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i wouldnt buy a ranger with any other engine i love the 3.0 but i agree if your gonna upgrade a 3.0 is no upgrade lol
Same deal here. It's extremely reliable and gets the job done. Like I said I've had one for 7 years and it is a good decent engine that can get the job done. But if you're going to consider an upgrade for power and torque purposes, a 5.0 is what would be best. It's almost a bolt in type deal. Key word is almost though. There will have to be a few changes made for it to fit, but when the 5.0 swap is completed, look out. The old man berries will be vibrating during and after the first ride and you won't go back either.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: Want to Swap from a 2.5 to a 3.0 need advice

Well the general consensus seems to be to just upgrade parts of the engine with out actually swapping to a 5.0.

What upgrades can easily be done to this engine to improve performance/gas-mileage?

I have already done the basic stuff like replaced wires,hoses,filters,spark-plugs, and things of that sort which did bump me a few mpg. I get 23 on average now.

I am looking to get as much as I can out of this little truck since it has given me nearly 11 years of reliable transportation.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: Want to Swap from a 2.5 to a 3.0 need advice

I've been waiting for a "I swapped to a 5.0 and.....". Still waiting. Lot of advice, no experience, unless I missed something. You wanna' be the ginny pig?
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