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Old 08-17-2016, 11:05 AM   #1
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This thread is for V8 specific performance upgrades. My other thread will remain up for maintenance and cosmetic upgrades.

So I saw my old Ranger the other day and now I want a V8 again. So here is the plan.

Cannibalize the ST
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I am going leaf under for ease of swap. I wonder if the Belltech 6400 shackles will be enough to level it out? Any insight would be great.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:59 PM   #2
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You have a V8 in the ST?

How are you going to use a 1350 t-case? How does either or your trucks have one now?

May have to play with pinion angle to use shackles to level the truck if running spring under.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:08 PM   #3
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Donor: 02 ST w/ 5.0/4R70W mated 1350 (SVT's old rig)
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Adapter for the 1350? Odd it isn't at least a 1354.
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Not exactly sure since he did the work.

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So I have not updated this in a while. This project is still a go. Slight change of plans though.

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Alright time to give this a little update.

Phase 1: Drive train, rear axle upgrade, front brake swap and wheel/tire upgrade (putting the wheels/tires that are on the Trac on my Ranger)
This is going to happen while I am going vacation at the end of April. SVT is going to be doing the swap for me. This is pretty straight forward and is well documented so there is no need to talk about here.

Phase 2: SAS and re-gear

End game is to be able to pull a 31' camper behind the Ranger across multiple states, IN to FL.

Stay tuned for V8 fun shenanigans.
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16 days until the transplant begins. No I am not counting at all.

I am going with a oil location kit and external trans filter from ST.
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