Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Occupation: Quality Assurance Engineer
Interests: Rangers, Photography, Metal Bending
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I've watched them, liked them, and asked a lot of questions, but got no answers that I could put together for a CA Diesel based Ranger.
I am all for the new R2.8L, it sound like it will be a great engine but as 12 Degrees has stated there may be more to CA-Diesels than meets the eye.
I have asked Cummins about my particulate swap, about the state I am in, both physical and metal, and is the Crate Motor Package all I need; no answers from them, just it will be available when and for how much !
I need to find a supplier of the Crate Motors and talk to them, get some paperwork on the package and then go for the CA DMV Vehicle Modification Approval, I think it is my only way out !
I've talked to Advanced Adapters, hoping they will be selling the package but they appear to know some of what is happening but not about where CA lies in the mess !
So I am back to square one, find out if the Cummins Crate Engine is approved for CA use when installed in a 4300 lb. vehicle, i.e. Ford Ranger Short Bed Std Cab.
Then the choice of transmissions comes in, will an NV4500, which I have, work with this engine, yes it will turn and drive the vehicle but is the gear ratio workable for both off road and Hy-Ways ? My T/C, an Atlas II, 4.3, will work but as everything else I need help to get this thing rolling !
I talked to a Shop here in SoCal and they are interested in the work but no idea about if it will be approved in CA. They also wanted me to swap a Chebby LS in my Ford... NOT HAPPENING ! I have a 5.0L that could go in and appears easier to make happen than the Diesel. I am not giving up yet, hoping something drops from the sky and has all the answers ! LoL !
Last edited on Fri Jan 19th, 2018 05:56 pm by Scrambler82
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter, w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !