Originally Posted by bwester04
My stock '00 3.0/manual ext cab whooped my buds '03 2.3/manual reg cab on numerous occasions.. i wouldnt say the 2.3 is 'faster' because it's of newer technology with better mileage and on paper has similar HP, but.. remember torque?
Back on topic.. I'd say your best bet is to put smaller tires on, it seems to rob power/mpg like no other.
Yeah like I have said I own both but my 3.0 is auto i definitely feel my 2.3 is quicker but its not like I can manage to race both of them side to side to see whats quicker. 3.0 with a manual might have a slight advantage.