Originally Posted by Dave and Julie
2.3L has DIS, 4.0 has EDIS. Wires and plugs are a waste of money, unless something is wrong with what you have. A beater 5.0L Mustang will be cheaper and faster than the money put into your Ranger.
And you don't understand what either one of those are? They are both the same, EDIS or Electronic Direct Ignition System or some call it a Electronic Distributorless Ignition system, either way they are correct. Both the 2.3 and the 4.0 have whats refered to as the EDIS Module on the early EEC4 systems then when they went to EEC5, in 95 on all Ranger/Explorers, the intigrated it into the processor.
Jacob's and MSD both sell a Ignition box for the EDIS system on the Rangers not matter which engine you have. From what I've heard the Jacob's is crap and from what I know the MSD isn't necessary until you have some form of forced induction. Point being, lower the gap on your plugs to .044-.046 and get some AGSF22C or AGSF22PP depending on if you want copper or platinums. Don't waste your money on the boxes for now.
Next most " Beater" 5.0's are well into the $4,000 range if you want one you don't have to work on everyday and you can put a Vortech on your 4.0 and out run one. Then you don't have the added insurance from being a young male, which I assume since you do still live at home. Also your parents are griping because you have a yard full of cars.
From what I gain your not looking to outrun mustangs just pick up your performance. Get the cat-back exhaust, then mass air and throttle body. Don't get headers until you do something internal like a camshaft or ported heads or you really won't notice the gains. Finally round it up with a good chip/flasher. Don't waste your hard earned cash on a JET or HYPERCRAP. Get one from a SCT dealer such as Bamachips or Apten that will tailor the programs on it for your application.
All in all stick with your 4.0, its fun modding something that no one expects you too. How many Mustangs do you see everyday, how many fast 4.0 Rangers?