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It is impossible with just about any truck unloaded. They are meant to carry things in the bed which would goof up a "perfect" balance unloaded.That's gonna almost be impossible with 900 lbs in th front
Are you planning on modifying anything to make up for the fact the frame from the dodge will be both longer and wider than the Ranger frame, or are you just going to drop your Ranger body on it, and call it a day?I think Ina just buy a old beat dodge 4x4 and use the frame and suspension and just put my ranger body on it
Ranger cab (preferably supercab) + flatbed would be an easy way out.Are you planning on modifying anything to make up for the fact the frame from the dodge will be both longer and wider than the Ranger frame, or are you just going to drop your Ranger body on it, and call it a day?
when I did my front clip swap/tubular inner-fenders/core support, I gained at least 6" under the hood.
i'm not saying to swap the front clip from a 2000 like I did, but I am saying that if you had a tubular core support, in place of the 4" thick one, and build it so that it tucks further up behind the header panel. it will net you a lot of additional under-hood length.
or you could youk know.......not swap a diesel engine into your truck
get the same displacement of gas engine, and put the same amount of boost to it. its torque numbers will out-do the diesel, its HP numbers will double it or better. all the while it will actually fit under you hood, while being a hundred pounds (or more) lighter. but the best part of all, it won't be diesel
there was a program on tv where they installed a v8 in a b series and they had to EXTEND the fenders etc for it to fit! A straight 6 cyl will require the same and probably lengthening the frame or just mounting the body on a dodge frame and going from there. A 4BT has been fitted on several rangers, never saw or heard of a 6 cyl going in one.
now this is something i can agree withGen your engine bolted up to the transmission, pull the front clip off the ranger, pull the ranger's engine/trans and start test fitting.