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1997 Ranger started out as 2.3l 5spd.
Now has 5.3l (lm7) from 2002 Silverado & 4l60e trans.
Truck is lowered with DJM Dream Beams and flip kit in the rear (3/4)drop.
15x7 wheel & 235/60/15 tire (front).
15x8 wheel & 255/60/15 tire BFG or 27x10x15 Hoosiers (rear).
Ford 8.8'' rear end 4.10 gear & spool.
I have a lot more pictures but can't get them to upload onto this site.


 


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NICE! Just curious as to where do your headers/exhaust exit?
 

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Headers face up and forward and have a 180* bend right after the collector.
The exhaust goes on the outside of the frame into two 18'' Magnaflow Magnapak mufflers and exit right in front of the rear tires.
I have a lot of pics from this build but can't seem to upload the pics here.
 

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whoa, now that is something. Did you swap any parts on the motor or use it as-is from the truck?
 

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whoa, now that is something. Did you swap any parts on the motor or use it as-is from the truck?
The only thing I changed on the motor was mounts and headers. I have a BTR Stage 4 Truck cam Specs are 224/230 .553/.547 111+2 and a 3400 RPM stall convertor sitting in the garage but I'm not gonna put it in until spring.
 

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I think there are more gm powered v8 rangers in wayne county then fords...







I would pull air from the cowl....but I have to drive in water...
 

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Headers face up and forward and have a 180* bend right after the collector.
The exhaust goes on the outside of the frame into two 18'' Magnaflow Magnapak mufflers and exit right in front of the rear tires.
I have a lot of pics from this build but can't seem to upload the pics here.
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Best thing to do is find a program that lets you change the pixels to 1000 or less, then go to IMGUR.com and upload them there to be posted here.

GL
 

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Some more pictures.







 

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More Pictures there is gonna be a lot of them.










































 

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Very nice job! Have you got a time slip yet?
 

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Very nice job! Have you got a time slip yet?
No not yet the only thing I've taken the truck to was a local 1/4mi radar run.
The truck ran 104mph five times in a row. I'm guessing it'll run 13s it doesn't hook very good.
 

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very nice swap, I will be doing this with my 87. i'll be switching to carb and using a turbo 400 trans. Is the 8.8 out of an explorer? also do you have any other pics of the motor mounts?
 

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I don't have any better pics of the mounts, and the 8.8 came from a 02 ranger 4x4.
 

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Some pics of the finished engine bay.





 


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