I just got my 98 Ranger about a week ago and it is bone stock with 85K. I have been planning on seing what I can do to inprove mpg at reasonable cost too. I an going to start with elec. fan. This will save the power loss too. I am going to go with K&N replacement filter as the stock air intake does not look like iti s restrictive at all. An electric water pump would be nice but they are expensive and I don;t know if anyone makes one for a 3.0. I plan on MSD coil pack new wires and E3 plugs, mostly because they are all 14 years old and have got to be getting weak. The next big helper you can do is exhaust, the stock is not too bad but you can save a ton of weight with and aftermarket and bring the pipe out the side al-la NASCAR.All of this will probably get 2-3 mpg but it will also improve drivability. Does anyone have experience with an aftermarket tuner this could be the best bang for the buck but I have read mixed reviews on mpg improvement.
Last edited by Oldranger98; 03-29-2012 at 06:27 PM.