• Jul 13, 2011
Ford Coyote 5.0L V8-powered 2011 Ford Ranger – Click above for high-res image gallery

Well, this certainly sounds dangerous awesome. What you are looking at is a brand-new 5.0-liter Coyote V8 – you know, the one found in the Ford Mustang – shoehorned under the hood of a 2011 Ford Ranger pickup. Talk about a Danger Ranger.

This engine swap comes to us courtesy of S197Forum.com member John, who works for Blow By Racing in Delray Beach, Florida. John states that one of his customers brought in this 2011 Ranger and brought it to the shop for a serious power upgrade. As if the 5.0-liter V8 wasn't enough, this Ranger will also be fitted with a Kenne Bell Mammoth supercharger and a Tremec Magnum T-56 transmission to handle all of the extra grunt.

The finished product should be a total hoot to drive. Let's just hope the suspension (and brakes!) are getting a solid improvement, as well. Head over to S197Forum.com to see the build process.


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      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is so bad-a I can't even describe it. My favorite truck and such a ridiculously awesome powerplant thrown in. Sign me up for 3 please.
      ammca66564
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have riden in a Ranger before, and noted its distinct lack of torsional rigidity. I hate to think what the torque of a big V8 could do to that wet noodle of a chassis. I can see it putting a permanent twist in the frame.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ammca66564
        Actually, it doesn't. The same Ranger chassis was used for a experimental concept called the Ford SVT Ranger Lightning Bolt. A Ranger with a Lightning's supercharged 5.4L V8. Never once had a problem. It actually did consistent mid-12s.
      Victor John
      • 3 Years Ago
      another reason why NOT to stop building the ranger
      brisbyp
      • 3 Years Ago
      YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS! YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS! Yes.
      dylan nelson
      • 3 Years Ago
      that would be one badass daily driver !
      jtav2002
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not a Ranger fan myself, but this is pretty cool. Also unique that they did this on what looks like a 4wd model as well.
      _M7_
      • 3 Years Ago
      and as usual...no room for mechanic work XD
      Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      How is that thing going to put the power to the pavement. That is a pretty awesome swap
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        [blocked]
          Chris
          • 3 Years Ago
          It already comes with an 8.8. If it's 4x4 (which i highly doubt) it's 31 spline, but if it's 2wd, like my 06 Sport, it's a 28 spline. It is also an ince per side narrower than the Explorer 8.8. However, if you you put a Coyote in your Ranger you aren't going to be using the stock rear axle.
          KaiserWilhelm
          • 3 Years Ago
          who cares about what kind of axle it has, there's no weight to hold the tires down! This thing will be a drifting machine.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      The Angry Intern
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gotta put this up against the Silverado with the Corvette engine they showed the other day.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @The Angry Intern
        The Silverado would win. Despite the weight of the Silverado, it still has close to 200 more horsepower over this Ranger.
      OldDrunkenSailor
      • 3 Years Ago
      Reminds me of my own pet project, an LS3-powered 1991 BMW 318iS: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=211983
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      A Danger Ranger! Classic!
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