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  1. DavisRanger

    4wd to 2wd conversion?

    I have an 88 (2.9L) 4wd and was just gifted an 84 ranger (2.3L) 4wd. I want to convert the 84 ranger to 2wd and build it to be a mini truck. so my question is, what would that entail? Is it pretty strait forward Thanks
  2. Explorer rear axle swap question

    Been reading on how to do this swap on my Ranger and I think understand everything I need to do, but have one question before I buy donor axle from a junk yard. If I am planning on installing a locker, should I be looking for an open differential, LSD, or does it matter? Im thinking I want to...
  3. 2000 Ranger 3.0 --> 5.0

    So, I've already completed this swap, after taking many months of time to gather resources, do some homework, and jump into the grease pit but it was worth it. My vehicle is a 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 FFV 2wd (non-edge) I did not make use of a donor vehicle for this swap. Here's the information...
  4. Mtcrss546

    What did I just buy?!?! Bronco ranger conversion

    First post here so hi everyone ??. I just picked up this 1989 bronco 2 ranger conversion.I decoded the vin and it originally came with the 2.9 v6.... but the engine in it is not the 2.9 so someone swapped the engine along with the conversion . Could anyone help me identify what engine I have in...
  5. 02 3.0 to 00 4.0 swap

    just looking for some input from someone with experience, i have an 00 for ranger 4.0 auto 4wd that runs great but is completely rusted out, i have found an 02 3.0 2wd with no rust for cheap, was wonder which would be easier swaping the 4.0, trans and 4wd into the 2002 or just swapping the cab...
  6. Cobra_CS

    98 ranger 2wd V8 swap, help needed

    Hey everyone. About to start my swap in a month and trying to get everything possible together before I start. Any help or advise would be appreciated. To start I'll let you know what I have, what I'm using for the swap and go from there. The truck: 1998 Ford Ranger ext cab flare side 2wd 4.0l...
  7. Scobi64

    98 Ranger - 97 Explorer Swap?

    I have a 98 Ranger that had the 3.0 auto, my project is swapping a 5.0 v8 from the 97 explorer. I know that there is a lot of gray area between 97-98 because of the ECM and wiring. I want to know if anyone knows, is that swap possible? Or should I just find a 98-02 explorer to make my life easier?
  8. Conversion to 4.0 Transmission Question

    Im trying to convert my 89 2.9l Auto ranger to the 4.0. I have a motor out of a 1990 with wire harness and ECU. As of rightnow having issues tracking down a good transmission out of a 4.0 ranger. So my question is can i keep my 89 auto transmission and just get it rebuilt with stronger parts to...
  9. 2WD to 4WD

    Has anyone swapped an 89 B2 to 4WD from 2WD with the God awful A4LD and electric shift t-case? If so, how would you wire the electric shift into the transmission harness? Is it already on the wiring of a 2WD B2 or will I need to steal one from a donor truck?
  10. Multiple Swap trouble

    Doing a 5.0 explorer swap into my 95 ranger. first thing to know is i have a custom 8in short arm suspension lift in my truck. i am doing a 97 explorer 5.0 plus trans. truck is regular cab short box 8.8 axles twin ibeam Was looking at using the explorer transfer-case or my current ranger one...
  11. Dmgctrl88

    2.9 to 5.0 Wiring Harness Conversion

    So I've been on here quite a bit and I currently have a build thread going. I'm almost done building my motor and was looking ahead to my next task to overcome. So some basic details before going in about my build. 86' 2.9 A4LD 4x4 converting to an 5.0 & C4 retaining the original BW1350...
  12. engine conversion

    I'm new to the site and i am in desperate need of some help. Next week i will be traveling home to see family and to do an engine swap in my old ranger in Hawaii. My truck is a 1993 ranger 4x4 3.0 with a manual trans. the engine has seized after 378k miles and i was unable to source a used...
  13. Leaf to Coil Conversion.

    So I'm doing a sas on my 2000 Ranger and I'm going to put coil springs up front and I'm stuck on whether or not to put coils in the rear to. How hard would that be? Just taking the leafs off and putting coil buckets on right?
  14. HPWTX

    Aftermarket manual steering pitman arm?

    Hello all, I have a ranger in the shop with power steering and am converting to manual for a v8 swap.... The problem is that ford discontinued the pitman arm :pissedoff: The part number I need is E3TZ3590C. I have called just about every junk yard and ford parts house in town to no avail...
  15. NIPs

    conversion help

    so i have a 99 ranger thats a 2.5 that has 202k miles on it, and i spun a bearing, i have a couple questions for anybody who sees this, ive heard the 2.5 engine and the 3.0 share the same motor mounts and same mounting location to the frame, i know they share the same trans which is the 4r44e...
  16. 06 power mirror mod to 95 ford ranger xlt

    Hello my truck came with power mirrors but I disliked them so I did the 06 ranger mirror mod but I have to match wires from the 06 mirrors to my 95 mirror wiring. Can someone help me out with what color wires match up? My 95 wiring is yellow red and blue and the 06 wire colors are green purple...
  17. another diesel conversion thread

    hello, before i start, i'll just post my truck specs. 2002 ranger XL 2.3L 4 cyl 2WD. so im new to this forum and am hoping to get set in some direction on diesel conversion. I realize this is a time consuming expensive endeavor, and hope i might get info i may have over looked doing research...
  18. B3000 DS 4x4 conversion

    Hey guys, I'm doing some research on converting a 2002 Mazda B3000 Dual Sport from 4x2 to 4x4. I know everybody says that this is too hard to justify, and that it's better to just sell and save up for a 4x4, but hear me out :) First of all, I've heard that changing a rear-wheel drive to 4wd...
  19. V8 conversion

    I am planning on doing a V8 conversion to my 2000 Ranger v6 3.0 4x4 automatic with a 3in. body lift. What all would I need to do the swap? What should I get the motor from? What all will I need to pull from the donor vehicle to make it work? What headers will fit? I would also like to put a 5...
  20. 1988 b2 98 explorer 4.0 swap.

    Hey everybody. Just a question about anti theft. I have a 1998 ford explorer for parts. It came from a friend that owns a tow company. It was a impounded vehicle with a busted ignition. I wanted to convert a 88 b2 with the drive train from this explorer. The explorer won't run because the...


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