It's time: Good Upgrades for the Ranger?
So my truck rolled 107k and I must say it's running pretty good (even though it's a new(er) engine block). I recently got a job at an oil change place until I can get a REAL job with my degree. Well when it's not busy we tend to work on our vehicles until people come in. Well, I got to thinking that I have never replaced a lot of things in the truck. Here's a list of just a few:
Now it brings me to the question. Is it a worthwhile upgrade to get the Screamin Demon coil pack and a good set of wires. Then gap out the plug a little bit and run them? I'm not looking to hot rod it out, but maybe a slight power increase to tow the jet skis a little better.
The next upgrade I'm thinking of doing is a set of pulleys. Just the crank and alt pulleys. I'm am probably going to to the big 3 upgrade this week to see if my alternator (still stock) can take the abuse my modest system is throwing at it. I tested it this morning with A/C, lights, and amp pushing fairly hard and it dropped into the 11.8x's. I do notice my lights dim whilst idling at night, then they come to life when I step on it. I'm hoping the big 3 will help, or I can go to Oreilly's and get a 130A Expo alt and slap it on there soon.
I've come to realize that the Ranger is a pretty good vehicle. I've only had major problems 3 times and they were all freak accidents. All in all it's been pretty good, and I know I go up and down about my level of hate towards it, and I've decided it's time to stop and give it some love for once. Thanks for any help/feedback regarding the coil pack, wires, alternator, or any other upgrades I can do to help this truck reach at least 250k!