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I have 1999 ford ranger I want to hear how hard is to switch from my
4.0 to a nice big 302 and what do i have to sacrafice to do it
 

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Ummm, this is an Escort forum...None of us can afford a truck. Somebody might be able to tell you how to swap in a 1.8L BP, but I doubt you'd be happy with that. Just a guess.

Sorry, I'm in between night shifts.
 

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SHOULDNT BE TO BAD, CHECK OUT A EXPLORERE WITH THE 5.0, THEY SHOULD BE ON THE SAME CHASSIS SETUP. AND WORK FRO MTHERE. THAT SHOULD GET YOU IDEAS, TRY TO FIND ONE AND PARK YOUR TRUCK NEXT TO IT AND COMPARE EVERYTHING. BUT PROBABLY BE A GOOD AMOUNT OF CASH.
 

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it's possible. my neighbor did the very same thing. the truck was badass (until he wrecked it).
 

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ME AND MY BUDDY DID THAT TO A 90 RANGER. WE HAD TO SACRIFICE A LOT. WE PULLED OVER 500 HORSE OUT OF THAT LITTLE 302, AND WHAT A BAD ASS RANGER. LOTS OF BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS IN THAT LITTLE BITCH, BUT WELL WORTH IT. WE HAD TO REPOSITION THE RADIATOR, MAKE OUR OWN MOTOR MOUNTS, MAKE A NEW TRANNY CROSS-MEMBER. WE PUT A 3 INCH EXUST WITH A CUSTOM MADE Y PIPE, GOOD SOUND OUT OF THAT. YOU CAN USE THE STOCK REAR-END BUT I SUGGEST A 390 OR A 411 GEAR IN A 9 INCH THAT WOULD BE GOOD. WE HAD TO MAKE A NEW HEATER BOX, NO BIG DEAL. YOU MIGHT WANT TO STIFFIN UP THE FRONT SUPENSION BECAUSE ME BUDDIES IS HAVING A LOT OF PROBLEMS, WERE GETTING READY TO FIX THAT LITTLE PROBLEM,I`LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT WE DID TO FIX THAT. THERES A LOT MORE THAT WE DID I`LL HAVE TO TALK TO HIM, BUT I`LL BE SURE TO GET YOU SOME MORE INFO WHEN I CAN. IF YOU DICIDE TO DO THAT LITTLE RANGER UP, YOU DEFINATALLY WANT TO LOOK INTO A 5 OR 6 SPEED TRANNY. THIS HAS A 3 SPEED AND CAN EASILY PULL 150 IN A QUATER MILE, IMAGINE A 5 OR 6. I WOULD ALSO SUGGEST A ELECTRIC FAN AND A V-6 FIERO RADIATOR, THATS WHAT HE IS USEING, BUT MINUS THE ELECTRIC FAN, THATS A LATER PROJECT FOR USE.LIKE I SAID LOTS OF WORK, TIME AND MONEY BUT WELL WORTH THE RIDE AND WAIT.
 

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Dude, don't post in all caps, wouldja? I'd like my eyes to last at least until I'm 25. :lol:
 

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351 Windsors have been fitted into Bronco II's and the Explorer did come with a 5.0 so theres no reason why it cant be done
 
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