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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-05-07, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question ranger rebuild???

just bought myself an 87 ranger 2wd a few days ago for $50. it's a 2.0 with a 5-speed . long story short it runs on @ two cylinders and needs a new powerplant. i picked the truck up for parts, then after putting around a couple of days i wanna keep it together. i'd like to make it a little more fun. i think i'd like a high rpm road race type motor. should i put a 2.3 in it? i'm into v-8's and drag racing, so this is new territory for me. opinions? thanks.

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i would definitely put a bigger motor than a 2.3L because when I got my motor rebuilt, I regret just getting a bigger motor with more power and I have a 2.3L ranger. Go for more power, it will be a lot more fun and a lot easier to sell if that were ever the case
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Re: ranger rebuild???

thanks guys!
i mentioned the 2.3 simply because i've noticed how many circle track parts that are out there for it. i was thinking of something high winding, without much low end torque. like a solidlifter 2.3. my thoughts on the v-8 is it may be too much. i know a stock v-8 will make a ranger almost too nasty(or fun). i also think about it being too nose heavy. i'd like to keep things as simple and as effective as possible as possible. i want it to handle. think road- race ranger. low, stiff, stripped, steel wheels, wide tires, who knows maybe coilovers.
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