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r2.8 diesel?


94longranger

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i have a 1994 ranger xlt i'v been messing with for years. i'm now looking into an engine swap to a cummins r2.8 this will also require a transmission replacement. i'm looking at the tremec tr4050 and since my bw1354 won't fit that'll be replaced with an atlas by advance adapter. none of this is cheap but but this is going to be my forever truck and it's better than buying new. has anyone installed the r2.8 in a ranger? i've got a 4.0 with m5 that i change gears to the lower set from a 2.3. better gearing but did nothing for reverse.
 


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Welcome to TRS :)

Not sure it will fit
R2.8 has these dimensions 28.3 in (h) x 25 in (w) x 25.1 in (d)
Depth/length is not an issue at 25"

The most common swap into a Ranger is a 302/5.0l V8 engine that is 21" high, 19" wide and 27" long
And it barely fits in Ranger engine bay

Height is an issue but you can do a body lift, but will need quite a few inches, can't really mount engine lower on a 4x4

Width is another one, because steering shaft will have to be moved over, maybe mount steering box outside the frame
And you would need to get rid of heater box

Google: Ranger 4BT swap

That's been done alot so maybe you will find some tips on fitment

Trans and transfer case are probably the easiest part of your build
 

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> none of this is cheap but but this is going to be my forever truck

Then I would skip the computer control 2.8L and go with a mechanical injector pump engine, 3 or 4 cyl Cummings. I would consider a 3" body and bed lift ad installing the batteries under the bed.

My next door neighbor had her SUV parked out in front of her house and it was almost totaled by a neighbor on the other side of my house, that left her driveway, less then 300 feet away, at the end of a cul-de-sac, and managed to go fast enough to clip the SUV and almost total both vehicles. I know the SUV suffered along the lines of $6,000, the mini-van that hit her, probably the same. The only thing forever in this earth age are death and taxes. $0.02
 


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