• 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.

Diesel 2003 Ranger

Scrambler82

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
V8 Engine Swap
Joined
Jan 14, 2009
Messages
795
Reaction score
11
Points
18
Location
SoCal
Vehicle Year
2003
Make / Model
Ford/EDGE
Engine Size
3.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
4.5" SL
Total Drop
WWWhhhaaattt !?!
Tire Size
33 x 12.50
Hey,
Looking for info about the new crate motor from Cummins !
The engine is a R2.8L, 4 Cyl, turbo, high pressure injection, AND I hear that it may come with an install kit of pieces to make it work and a separate kit for emissions based on state !

Weight seems to be lower for a Cummins Diesel, 560 lb, size small, should fit.

Thinking what trans and will my AtlasII transfer case fit ?

Trying to get some info before tearing in to the Ranger.

Ltr
 
Last edited:


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: BD8D9A3814E19D Expires July 5th, 2022

griz700rocket

New Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2014
Messages
126
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Vehicle Year
1996
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
Dirt for Days put one in a jeep. Look them up on youtube. Guy is kinda quirky but some good info on it anyway.
 

Scrambler82

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
V8 Engine Swap
Joined
Jan 14, 2009
Messages
795
Reaction score
11
Points
18
Location
SoCal
Vehicle Year
2003
Make / Model
Ford/EDGE
Engine Size
3.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
4.5" SL
Total Drop
WWWhhhaaattt !?!
Tire Size
33 x 12.50
Dirt for Days put one in a jeep. Look them up on youtube. Guy is kinda quirky but some good info on it anyway.
Watching the vids on U-Tube gave me some ideas, maybe a Jeep Trans could work implace of the Ranger 5-sp, also a GM automatic could work too. Now to see if I can get an auto to bolt to my Atlas II T/C.

I put my name on the call list for a new R2.8 Cummins, need to get going to get a parts list and an installer !

Why do I do this ?

Ltr
 

griz700rocket

New Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2014
Messages
126
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Vehicle Year
1996
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
For crawling I can see it being good with all that low end torque. Personally the way we wheel something that revs faster is a better option. IMO diesels are great for towing but too heavy/slow reacting to good in a wheeling rig.
 

Scrambler82

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
V8 Engine Swap
Joined
Jan 14, 2009
Messages
795
Reaction score
11
Points
18
Location
SoCal
Vehicle Year
2003
Make / Model
Ford/EDGE
Engine Size
3.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
4.5" SL
Total Drop
WWWhhhaaattt !?!
Tire Size
33 x 12.50
Dirt for Days put one in a jeep. Look them up on youtube. Guy is kinda quirky but some good info on it anyway.
Watched it, gave me some ideas about which trans to use and about adapters available.

For crawling I can see it being good with all that low end torque. Personally the way we wheel something that revs faster is a better option. IMO diesels are great for towing but too heavy/slow reacting to good in a wheeling rig.
I think it would make a serious off road engine, yes it will not rev up as fast as a gas V-8 or V-6 engines but better than some 4-cyl engines. you just need to get the best trans/gearing for the application.
Remember the R2.8 Cummins can put out up to 200 HP and 380 ftlb of torque without a lot of tweaking.

I am perusing it but first I need to know if it will be considered a replacement engine for a Ranger in SoCal, then I can go after the trans/adapters and miscellaneous items.

Thanks for the replies.
 

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Top