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Diesel Ranger Project
Hey y'all. So iv got this wild hair... every body has seen and done the 4bt Cummins in the ranger.... well I want to stick to the ford & international combination. My thoughts were to use the International VT275 (maxxforce 5, 4.5 Powerstroke). I want to know what y'all think on this project. And what y'all think on the motor choice. Is there a better choice? I would like to build the motor as well. 350-400 horse is not out of the question. Other definite modifications to my 2001 Ranger will be a high pinion dana 30 SAS, lift kit, tires all that. Im thinking im going to keep the factory 8.8 rear end and just swap gears around to something around 373s if I go along with this project. My thoughts for a transmission was the 700r4 built up. Im having trouble finding a good transmission that is small enough to fit under the ranger body.
Iv herd the vt275 has the same problems as the 6.0. I want to know if the parts between the 6.0 and the 275 are interchangeable. Then I could fix the common egr problems as well as the head stud and injector problems with aftermarket parts. Are their aftermarket parts available for a vt275 if the 6.0 parts wont interchange???
The 4bt is my current back up plan. But I really want to stay with this International concept.
I just figured I would get some good input from y'all. Please let me know your views on this project.
Ext Cab Long Bed
00' 7.3L Powerstroke
ZF5 w/ Pheonix Friction stage4 clutch n flywheel
Rusty as **** with new 97' front clip
Dana 60 KP front axle
diy RR fuel system
3" dp 4" back.