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Old 11-26-2008, 11:37 PM
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Default 1997 ford ranger upgrades?

so i got a ford ranger, 2.3l, 2 wheel drive, 5 speed manual, im working out the details, of a 5.0L engine swap (got the 302 engine, need trans and a new rear).
So I've grown accustomed to this little truck, and I want some opinions on what you would do to make this little ranger look better, im thinking about a suspension lift, 3-6 inches, and larger tires.

What are your ideas, brush gaurds? any cosmetic mods you've seen and liked?
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:37 PM
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i hAVE AN 85 shortbed 306cu in v8 ranger, I am in the process of tubbing it out with a narrowed 9" rear. it will support 33"x13.50"x15" tucked up under the bed.. rangers look awesome tubbed and lowered
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:39 PM
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i am also trying to upgrade my 97 3.0 to a 5.0. I see you have the engine. Did you pull a used one or rebuilt. I'm lliking at getting a used mustang or explorer 5.0 with everything attached, radiator, oil pan, etc. Do you have any suggestions. I also need a manual tranny. any suggestions with that and how will I get it to fit onto my factory shifter?
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