• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

3.8 swap


Rangerman87

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Dec 20, 2008
Messages
129
Reaction score
0
Points
16
Location
Big Bear Lake in SoCal
Vehicle Year
'88,'11
Make / Model
ford,mitsubishi
Engine Size
2.9,2.0L turbo
Transmission
Manual
Have a question,would the 3.8 bolt up to an '87 ranger 5 spd tranny and if so would the tranny hold up to the power of it?
 


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 7FA902352B4C01: April 5th, 2021

Rangerman87

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Dec 20, 2008
Messages
129
Reaction score
0
Points
16
Location
Big Bear Lake in SoCal
Vehicle Year
'88,'11
Make / Model
ford,mitsubishi
Engine Size
2.9,2.0L turbo
Transmission
Manual
Thanks,what manual would work?
 

Rangerman87

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Dec 20, 2008
Messages
129
Reaction score
0
Points
16
Location
Big Bear Lake in SoCal
Vehicle Year
'88,'11
Make / Model
ford,mitsubishi
Engine Size
2.9,2.0L turbo
Transmission
Manual
Never mind,after reading the different posts it doesn't seem like a real good canidate,4.0 seems like the best bet,again thanks.
 

BeaterMan

New Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2008
Messages
488
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
colorado
Vehicle Year
1985,1997
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.8, 4.6, 5.0
Transmission
Manual
a rwd 3.8 has the same bolt pattern as a sbf i believe. so in doing a 3.8 swap you would have the option to bolt up a big boy truck transmisson like a zf 5peed or a older 4speed with granny low.
 


Top