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Old 05-08-2018, 05:28 PM
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Vid of the 2019 Ranger testing

Until I saw this on the HP, I didn't know that Ford used robotic drivers to prevent human injuries, but I guess it should have occurred to me. That said, I really want to see what a Ranger Raptor could do...

 
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Until I saw this on the HP, I didn't know that Ford used robotic drivers to prevent human injuries, but I guess it should have occurred to me. That said, I really want to see what a Ranger Raptor could do...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RPkKcaRNdI
I wonder how long it'll be before someone swaps in the Coyote motor?
 
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I wonder how long it'll be before someone swaps in the Coyote motor?
I'm willing to take the initial test drive!
 
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Would a Coyote even fit in there? This truck was designed for I4 engines that they use overseas. And the Coyote is a huge **** externally.
 
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Every engine in the T6 Ranger and current Ford Everest is an inline 4 or 5 cylinder engine. So if you want to stay Ford-based, a V6 like the 2.7 or 3.5 Ecoboost is probably the biggest engine that will realistically fit... It would be nice to see one of those 2 engines in the new Ranger and Bronco.

Putting overhead cams on its V8's was not, imo, Ford's most logical engineering move. The Coyote is 29" wide compared to an old 460 at 27" wide...and the current Chrysler Hemi is under 27" with exhaust manifolds.

Here's an interesting article I found the other week about a V8 swap into a new Jeep Wrangler....but they are using a Chevy engine https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...er-ls-v8-swap/

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Where there's a will there's a way. Or should I say where there's Jack Rousch Motorsports, there's a way! Leave it to Rousch to figure out how to wedge a V8 in that puppy! Too bad I suck at creating visual graphics because right now I'm envisioning a blacked-out 2wd Ranger wide body complete with a front chin spoiler, extra LED lighting, and a huge gaping mouth of a grille to feed cold air directly to a supercharger. Eat this, SVT Lightning!!
 
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If a guy can stuff a 5.0 in a 06-10 Sport Trac (done, check youtube) this new ranger should be easy enough.
 
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If a guy can stuff a 5.0 in a 06-10 Sport Trac (done, check youtube) this new ranger should be easy enough.
The SportTrac was based on the '02-'10 Explorer, which was specifically designed to hold the 4.6 V8. So it hardly takes "stuffing" to get the 5.0 into it--the Lincoln Aviator version even had the twincam 4.6 as standard. And the 3-valve 4.6 in the SportTrac (2006 and later) was quite a hot rod even in stock form.

The pre-2002 Explorer was the last Ford vehicle to use the 302 because the wider OHC V8's would not fit. The old pushrod 302 (and larger cubic inch variants of that engine) would make way more sense to swap into smaller engine compartments. If you have room for a new-gen 5.0, why not swap in a 500+ cubic inch version of the old 460?

Certainly anything can be done--you could fit a 5.0 into a Fiesta with enough money.
 
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We have a 08 4.6 Sport Trac and I looked over a new Ranger this spring as much as I could. Size is dang near the same if the Ranger isn't slightly bigger. I have to believe there is plenty of room for the 5.0 to fit with minor modifications.

Plenty of guys have swapped 2v 4.6's in 98-11 Rangers (same engine bay as my 97 302 Explorer which is tight) It's not impossible by any stretch but does take some work.

The idea of a brand new power train in a brand new truck would be the appeal, why go backwards in tech? if you can't buy it, build it the way you would if you could.
 
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We shall see how big the new Ranger/Bronco are under the hood. It's a world truck so it is being build with both left hand drive and right hand drive, and my suspicion is that an inline engine will end up fairly centered in the engine compartment so the steering column can run easily on either side of it. Even full size Ford trucks and vans have had engines and driveshafts shifted to the right side.

Like I said, anything can be done with enough money, but it's not like a modern aluminum version of the old 302 is low tech except for the pushrods, which don't seem to bother GM, Chrysler, NASCAR, or even Top Fuel dragsters...

edit--if "modern" is the objective, a 450 hp 3.5 Ecoboost out of a full size Raptor seems like the REALLY modern way to go.
 
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