What is the weirdest engine you've seen in a ranger?


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What is the weirdest engine you have ever seen swapped in a ranger, or what would be a weird engine swap for a ranger?

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4.0 SOHC is already a weird engine. Why would I need to put something different in it? :haha:
 

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Put a Harley engine in it.
 

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Funny how you make fun of the 3.0 but not only did it replace the poor 2.9 but it has more hp and torque, on paper and on the road. There's a reason why they stopped making the 2.9's obviously and that's why they used the 3.0 for how many years now? Oh from 1991-2008.. The 2.9 1986-1992... 17 years for the 3.0 and only 6 years for the 2.9. I can keep going if you want. There's plenty more stats comparing the two.
 

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Hmmmm those are the same reasons they stopped selling the 3.0 after the 2.3 duratec came out. :icon_rofl:
 

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Funny how you make fun of the 3.0 but not only did it replace the poor 2.9 but it has more hp and torque, on paper and on the road. There's a reason why they stopped making the 2.9's obviously and that's why they used the 3.0 for how many years now? Oh from 1991-2008.. The 2.9 1986-1992... 17 years for the 3.0 and only 6 years for the 2.9. I can keep going if you want. There's plenty more stats comparing the two.
2.9 had it beat in torque in the early years, 165 vs 170 and the 2.9 peaked 1000RPM lower. Not to mention the 2.9 had plenty of untapped potential.

The 2.9 was phased out due to the fact it was only used in the ranger by the time 92 came along and the 3.0 was used in alot of stuff. Prove otherwise.

Didnt you use to drive a ford escort?
Escorts are way cooler then fiestas.
 

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You said it yourself, "the 3.0 was used in a lot of stuff" where as the 2.9 was only used in the ranger.... Seems like they were scared to use it in anything else. Untapped potential doesn't matter, you can put a turbo on anything if you really wanted to. Once I get my truck fixed I will be ready to spank any 2.9 out there (if there is one running around here) haha.
 

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