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I have owned 3 Ford Rangers (1983, 86', 88') and all of them had the 4 cylinder engine. My last one had over 300,000 miles on it and it still runs like new. My latest truck is a 1988 with a 2.0 liter, it has a slightly rough idle due to the smog/emission system, but it has no lack of pulling power. Don't expect to win any races with a stock 4 cylinder Ranger, they weren't built for speed. If your building a little performance truck, you can pirate the engine out a a Thunderbird super coupe or an SVO 2.3 mustang. This engine came with a tiny (exhaust) compression powered turbo that creates a decent amount of boost. To do this swap you'll need to find a place that can make you a "painless wiring harness" then swap everything over. If you intend to pull anything heavy I recommend finding a bigger truck, but have no doubt. The 4 cylinder Ranger is a great truck.

Pathetic. This engine has way too little power for a pickup unless you are never going to haul or pull anything. Get at least a 3.0 V6 and stay away from the Ford 4 cylinders in a pickup.

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