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4.0 ta 2.9 in a 95 ranger

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i know,i know BUT ive had a bad run of 4.0's. and do have a real nice runnin 2.9 with a complete wiring harness.. is it a PITA?? ive never even done a 4.0 swap so im in the dark. i know the 2.9 will all bolt up. any one every done it? this ranger is on its 4th motor, 2 3.0's and 2 4.0's. its time for a 2.9

 


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Those are all good motors! What's happened to them? I think swapping in another 4.0 is the best bet.

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well, im not gonna buy another 4.0 when i have a 2.9.
 

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you have my full attention on this build.
 

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Sell the 2.9 and buy another 4.0. There's -no- justification for doing this swap. The 4.0 was a huge improvement in reliability over the 2.9.
 

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he said all ready he dose not want a 4.0 so leave him alone and help him out with what he wants to do. otherwise don't post!
 

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^ We'll let you go since you're a newbie, but I would seriously advise AGAINST telling a moderator what he can or cannot say/do.

Either way, we're TRYING to tell the poor guy he wont be happy with the results of his hard labor/money when he's done. He's better off swapping in a GOOD 4.0L and maintain it or go all out and do the 5.0L swap.
 

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it will still be intresting, plz dont ruin my source of entertainment :D
 

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From what I read when getting parts for my 2.3 to 4.0 swap, you will need a 2.9 transmission, as the bellhousings are slightly different.
 

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Bellhousing is the same between 2.8, 2.9, and 4.0 OHV. 4.0 SOHC is close enough to work (one bolt moved).
 

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ok,thanks for all the input, BUT im doin the 2.9 swap. that 95 ranger cant weight any more than a 92 reg cab ranger with a 2.9. all the 2.9's ive had/have run beauty, NO lifter noise,no oil burnin(VC leak) and have never let me down. and yas i have worked um. ive towed a lincoln TC,1/2 ton pickup's,explores,ect,have pics to prove it.The 2.9 has more than enough power to push the 95 ranger.and besides the 4.0 is a gas hog.SO the plan is to take the 88 2.9 from me 89 B2

and put in the ranger. THEN do the V8 swap(ive been wanting tado) to the B2
 

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Sell the 2.9 and buy another 4.0. There's -no- justification for doing this swap. The 4.0 was a huge improvement in reliability over the 2.9.

and whos gonna buy a 2.9 around here. and as far as reliability over the 2.9,NOT in my case
 

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i hauled this 94 X for 2hrs ta my house.

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and here im headed out for a 3hr drive up into the white mountains to get a 95 ranger that rolled over for the 3.0
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and gettin my 95 ranger with a blown up 3.0
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i like the 2.9




not a 2.9, but. even chirps 3rd with 3:45 and 31's
 
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Dash wiring will be the biggest obstacle. Normally you could just swap the dash, but the break line for dash swaps being nice was 92/93 MY. Worse yet, the Rangers got OBDII systems in 95, so that will be even more fun as the dash harness is different.
 

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