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Old 01-05-2009, 02:53 AM
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Default I want more power for my ford ranger 2.5. Should I mod it or drop a V8 in it?

Its a 2000 Ford ranger with a 2.5 sohc engine. Its 2wd with a 5 speed manual transmission
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:53 AM
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It would be way cheaper to buy a truck that already has a V8 in it. But.... if it was mine, and I had the time, I'd build a SB 427ci V8 Ford engine and install it. It will take some mods to do this upgrade, including new rear-end, new transmission, new custom drive line, engine compartment mods and possible new or custom cross member.

Here's a short block: http://www.competitionproducts.com/prodinfo.asp?number=427FFT

You can build this cheaper than buying this kit by buying just the "stroker kit" and having your own block machined.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:53 AM
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keep it in good running condition, following maintenance... if that's not good enough buy a ford F-150 or a dodge dakota they both have v8 engines. if your compare all the money you would spend on doing modifications to a ranger and the price of a used v8 truck in good condition, it would be about the same.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:53 AM
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it might be easier to put a turbocharger on it..
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:55 AM
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Buy a chevy.....and if you choose to stay with the ford how much work do you want to do?
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