Old Bastard !
Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Name: Grev B
Occupation: Quality Assurance Engineer
Interests: Rangers, Photography, Metal Bending
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If I thought I could put a 5.0L in my Ranger, even an F150 Version, I would... but although I know the year needs to be newer than my truck, I am thinking Cali will not like it... !
I wondered about putting in a Turbo 4, problem is the truck come in at 4400 lb., a little too much for a four banger.
I guess I need to get into this a little more, because I need a little more power for the ride to San Deigo and the hills coming home on The 15.
What gear do you have in it?
The 15 isnt that bad through SD or Temecula and 60% of the time its all traffic and you can't even do the speed limit anyway, despite people thinking that it's 90 MPH. I mean theres a lil bit of a climb south of Temecula, and northbound between Pala Mesa and Fallbrook but even on a 3.08 gear and 32's.. maybe shifted down to 4th gear if I was only doing 60-65 to start..(??) 3.73 not so much.
I say regear and or standby my original J.A.T.O. assist pkg plan concept.. LMAO
I am running 4.56's with 33's.
Most of the time the power to gear ratio isn't too bad, but hit a long hill with a high grade percentage and the little 3.0 shows its true power band... NONE... 4th gear then 3rd... !
I's gotten 22 MPG, sometimes not often, over all the 3.0 is working its ass off most of the time... ssssoooo more power is needed !
I'm going to check out the viability of the 5.0L Coyote, I have been told the swap isn't easy without major body rework.
Any opinions on the best Auto-Trans for a 5.0Coyote and 4 wheel drive ?
Last edited on Sat Oct 13th, 2018 07:07 pm by Scrambler82
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK; now Mike's Welding and Fabrication.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !