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Old 10-22-2011, 11:20 PM
sapford sapford is offline
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Default Ranger advice plz!!

Hi new to the site i roll a 1995 for ranger ext cab 4 cyl 2.3l. I want to swap out the engine. There is a 3.8 supercharged v6 with the intercooler and everything with a trans from a thunderbird i can get for like 200 bucks or i can go to a junk yard and get a v8 for 160 bucks and a trans for 100 or so... was wondering what u guys think.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:21 AM
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go for it!
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:42 AM
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Default Re: Ranger advice plz!!

Depends on what style your going for. If you get the v8, everyone is going to know it has a v8. But if you go with the turbo 3.8 its going to be more of a sleeper and you can catch people off guard when your out having fun.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:05 AM
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Dare to be different! 3.8 SC! You'll have to fab just about EVERYTHING but you'll have a one of a kind.

The best part? The WHINE! The WHINE!!!
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:16 AM
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I want to know where you are so I can get a SC 3.8 for $200.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:44 PM
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Hey thanks guys. Cant remember who said it but its got a supercharger not a turbo lol and yes i think it would be cool with the v6 sincei t would be more like a sleeper! not bad ideas thanks!!
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:31 PM
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hey i got a 2.9 in my ranger with the 5spd. i use this truck for everything...(mudding, workhorse,everydaydriver,etc) i want to put in a new motor so that ill have power no matter what i come to plus want to put in a straight axle when i put in the motor to handle it unless anyone knows if my axles will hold up and what engine would be best for my project
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