LS swap on a '99 Ranger, is that crazy?


jdcooks

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I really want to swap my 4.0 L out for an LS motor. Though (obviously) I have not a clue if it's feasible, let alone reasonable. Any clue where I should start research?
 


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It's been done by a LOT of people. Google will yield all you want to read. Not all forum threads end up with a finished truck though. As with any ambitious engine swap... But Instagram, Facebook, etc all have a lot of people doing this swap that you can reach out to for advice and questions. There should be a few Facebook groups that have a lot of LS Rangers in them. Even though I can't stand FB...

For example:

https://www.therangerstation.com/forums/index.php?threads/ls-swapped-ranger.175450/
same truck: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/project-logs/140566-ls-swap-1997-ranger-2wd.html

https://www.therangerstation.com/forums/index.php?threads/ranger-ls-swap-build.150844/

https://www.therangerstation.com/forums/index.php?threads/unnaturally-aspirated-ls-ranger.134306/

This guy has a lot of videos on his swap:


This truck is a thing of beauty, but it's got too much power to really be usable for much except drag racing and drifting:

 


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