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Old 12-03-2013, 01:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The 4BT is one of my favorite engines, but it requires major suspension, running gear and brake upgrades in a Ranger.
Yes, it would. If I get one and the I4 ever wears out, I would definitely consider a 4bt and supporting mods though. Such a great little diesel.

I met a guy once who had put one in his Explorer and was averaging 32 MPG highway. And the explorer is quite a bit more vehicle than a Ranger.

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Old 12-03-2013, 01:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well then, Ranger it is! There are more than a couple of projects in the forum. Lots of examples of mods to pursue.
Hopefully I'll be able to use this community and The Ranger Station forums to create a nice build.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Now that I can post pictures, here's my F-350:


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Old 12-03-2013, 08:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Now that I can post pictures, here's my F-350:
Compared to that euuhhh ... monstrosity ... the Ranger will be a massive improvement in efficiency and MPG.

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Old 12-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Compared to that euuhhh ... monstrosity ... the Ranger will be a massive improvement in efficiency and MPG.

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Yeah should be. Thanks for the list! I do like my "monstrosity" though. It'll still see about half of my road time.
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Anyway, the first thing anyone could consider while attempting to hypermile with an old-school V8 might be trying to make it operate on the Miller-cycle, which might be not so difficult to attempt with lots of options for aftermarket superchargers and cams...
Yes, I myself have converted dozens of engines to Miller-cycle, as I'm sure Rooster has. It's a snap!
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Ha! Quite the contrast with the "No Gas" Tesla.
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Yes, I myself have converted dozens of engines to Miller-cycle, as I'm sure Rooster has. It's a snap!
Actually I still didn't do such mod, but I am considering to do it into a Volkswagen air-cooled engine. But I have already seen a few "Millerized" engines in leisure boats.
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Actually I still didn't do such mod, but I am considering to do it into a Volkswagen air-cooled engine. But I have already seen a few "Millerized" engines in leisure boats.
I've read some about the Miller cycle, but what really makes it more efficient? If you have to use a supercharger to get the same power out of the same engine then it seems that it would be less efficient per cubic inch or cc.

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