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Old 10-05-2014, 06:23 AM
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Default Engine Swap

Well I have be on the furom for some time reading everyone's posts trying to find what engine swap to do.
So it's time to ask everyone their ideas
I want to go with a in line 6 cylinder.
I have found four different engines so far.
Toyota 2jz
Nissan rb25 rb25
Ford barra 4.0l
Volvo b6304
Any suggestions or comments?

I have found many pros and cons it most of them.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:13 AM
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What year ranger and what are your uses of it? Are you gonna take it off road or slam it and drive on the street?
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:29 AM
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Good point
2000 reg cab 2wd low

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Old 10-05-2014, 07:39 AM
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I'd find an 00 expo wlt and swap the 5.0. There's a old fox body with a 4g63 in it here from an evo. As for I6 the 2jz and rb have been done to rangers so there's some one to answer questions about how. What about getting a 4.0 v8 from a jag or lexus?
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:47 AM
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I've had many engines in my day and the power and smoothness of a in line is unmatched.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:53 AM
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I've had a few inline 6 but I'm a v8 guy, the power and sound of both are intoxicating. How about the bmw i6
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:38 AM
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Great engine very hard to work with in the aftermarket. Wiring in tranny concerns.
The ford 6 is great because it's a ford in a ford. Con is parts availability everything has to be flown in form Australia. Hp is very high at between 250 na to 420 turbo.
Has rear sump option. Engines are very costly if buying a turbo.

Nissan rb25/26 ate also on that list, but slightly more common. But up in the great white north not so common at the local parts store. 275-320 hp. No rear sump option.

2jz is a great choice because in a domestic delivered car. (Supra and Lexus)
The problem I face is when you lift the hood it's just a 2jz and I don't think you are
Welcome in the ford or Toyota groups. Power is most definitely there being around 320hp. And it has a rear sump option.

But the strangest one is the volvo.
960 volvo all aluminum 6. 1992-1998.
I'm in the middle of researching it right now.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:59 AM
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I had a ford 4.9 i6 in my f150. Have you looked into them?
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:02 AM
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Way to long.
Street rpm is a problem
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:40 PM
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Here's a long forgotten thread.

Rb20det swap
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:00 PM
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The volvo one is looking better and better.

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Old 10-05-2014, 08:30 PM
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That would look sick and those engines are fairly easy to find used.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:06 AM
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And cheap.
The exhaust pattern is the same as bmw m50/52 engines, so turbo headers are cheap.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:02 PM
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Ok I found a t-5 conversion for the volvo b6294t engine.

I found a twin turbo volvo engine for $650. Comes with both turbos and wiring.
It's rear sump and all aluminum.
It came out of a x 90, so it was transverse mounted but the bellhousing is the same.
The valve cover will have to be changed do to it having a engine mount attached to it.
it would be the only volvo powered ranger I have ever seen. Maybe for a good reason.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:17 PM
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Volvos are pretty much tanks so I don't know why it hasn't been done.
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