Hello everyone, i'm a new member but i've been lurking / reading the forums for a while now. I recently purchased a 1999 Ford Ranger 2.5L
manual with the short bed, from my uncle who drove the truck back and forth to work. It has 65,000 miles and has had all its regularly scheduled maintenance. Purchasing it from him left me with a decent amount of cash to fix it up somewhat, and try to get a little more power out of the stock 2.5L engine. I was just wondering which performance mods would be the most cost efficient, and ideas for what to do later.
- K&N Intake
- Dynomax Ultra Flo Catback Exhaust (# 39315)
- JET or Bama Performance Chip
- Tune Up w/ Performance Plugs / Wires (Suggestions?), new coil packs (ACCEL Super EDIS), fluid changes (Suggestions?)
- Any other suggestions
I'm currently having the transmission rebuilt, with a new clutch and etc... It originally belonged to my now deceased aunt, who learned to drive stick shift on it and needed it. Also replacing the tires / battery.
The only thing other than performance mods that I would like to do, is replace the stock side / rear speakers with something better, a small amp, and a new head unit. Possibly a small sub, but if I did it would likely be like a single 8" - 10". If there are any audio guru experts here that could help me in that field i'd be grateful, just looking for overall sound quality, and the only thing I need out of the CD player is something simple with a USB / 3.5mm hookup for a MP3 player.