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LS Swapped Ranger

Marty

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Nice. Haven’t seen any YouTube videos lately and wondered if something went wrong. Well , wish me luck man. When I start mine I’ll post a new thread and link yours in also.
 


Zach.frisch

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Hey I’m about to do a 5.3 swap in my 93 Splash. Was wondering what rearend set up you went with and if you have any pictures of it. Thanks in advance!
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LS Ranger

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Hey I’m about to do a 5.3 swap in my 93 Splash. Was wondering what rearend set up you went with and if you have any pictures of it. Thanks in advance! View attachment 27221
I just used a 8.8 from a 02 Mazda b4000.
Has 4.10s and mini spool I put a Perfect Launch diff cover with girdle.
Other than that its stock rear end don't have any pics since its nothing cool.
 

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Hey it’s me again. What did you do as far fuel setup. From what I’ve seen my year(2000) has returnless fuel system so how did you run your fuel system?
 

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Got a question for you I’m doing a lm7 build now for my ranger how did you get the power steering to work?
 

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Ranger XLT 5.0L
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235/70R15 front / 275/60R15 rear
Well here's what I did with my lil' 94 back in 2010...........I narrowed my Explorer 8.8 L/S 3" then used 2 right side axles, & did the Explorer style (leafs under frame) mod......15X12 Draglites with 28X15.50 tires:
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It does have a fuel cell in the bed as the original tank is gone for room for suspension mod & 3" exhaust.

No mods to outer wheelwells.

I had to remove some of the support brace on the bottom of the box, but didn't have to tub it.

I used Explorer front spring hangers and made my rear shackle hangers. You will also have to make your upper shock mounting crossmember.
 

Jesusrubio29

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Hey man i was wondering did you have to relocate the a/c compressor some where else?
 

Rangerado

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Nice. Haven’t seen any YouTube videos lately and wondered if something went wrong. Well , wish me luck man. When I start mine I’ll post a new thread and link yours in also.
Nothing went wrong or anything I just sold the truck last year.
 

Rangerado

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Hey man i was wondering did you have to relocate the a/c compressor some where else?
I didn’t run a/c so I just completely removed the compressor and lines . I did shave the heater box for extra clearance.
 

Rangerado

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Got a question for you I’m doing a lm7 build now for my ranger how did you get the power steering to work?
I didn’t ever get power steering to work I never even tried to hook it up. The truck always had skinnies up front so it wasn’t needed.
 

Rangerado

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Hey it’s me again. What did you do as far fuel setup. From what I’ve seen my year(2000) has returnless fuel system so how did you run your fuel system?
I ran a corvette filter/regulator and return less fuel rail just ran a short return line from the filter back to the fuel cell. There are pics of this in the beginning of the thread.
 

Whitetrashranger05

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For your dirty dingo mounts they got a tab on the back of them that go on the frame. Did you drill a hole in the frame or did you just grind them off. Doing a swap on my 05 and was just wondering.
 

buell-eyed-devil

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V8
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5.0-C6 in process
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Solid Axle Swap 4x4
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Hey ya'll, watch this
First off, Im not a chevy guy.....however the way you did those headers made this a very awesome swap. Guess the main thing I dont like about chevys is the ugly bodies but you fixed that. Awesome job!
 

Officer860

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About how much would a swap like this run? I unfortunately do not have the garage space to do this myself over time on my 1992 ranger. I’d love to find a 5.3 to put in and run a little boost. Just curious what everyone thinks I would need cash wise to get it all done properly
 

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