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How can I turn it off. I WANNA GO FAST
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Chip it.
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Is there anyother way? Wheres a good place to get chips (frito lays) HAHAHA
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Its a 4 banger truck? How fast do you think it can go?
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Alls I know is in my old ranger, I couldn't get above 90mph and feel comfortable driving at that speed, now in the F150 thats a different story....
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I just what to do it for [email protected]#$s and giggles
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Speed is a question of money, how fast do you want to go?
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I think I would be fun to see if I can hit 100mph
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Pull the cluster off and move the needle to 100. lol
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I like that. That just made my day.
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when mine wasnt ragged out and had 275x10.5x14 i got it to cut off at 105 on the interstate going down hill haha but after the lift and 30x9.5x15 it cut it down to 80 and now with the 31x10.5x15 its down to about 65 to 70 and 70 is pushin it.(stock 3.73s)
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I have seen my speedo burried. But yeah, the only way to get rid of the limiter is to chip it, or for OBDII trucks, a programmer.
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where could you get a good chip and for about how much?
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Remove half the bolts form your truck and you will feel what it is like to drive a ranger past the govenor limit.
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Cutting out the governor is easy but it's there for a reason your driving a truck not a race car....
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Cutting out the governor is easy but it's there for a reason your driving a truck not a race car....

I know this post is old. You make a sound point. It is a truck not a car or race car. My 2001 Ranger has new shocks and is at factory height. I made it to the limiter 90MPH. It was running smooth. Had it there for a while. It was smooth and not scary. Now bumpy side streets are crazy. To that point.
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When i bought my 03, 2.3, 4x2 new i got about 27 to the gallon and it topped out at 78mph. I made my own forced air induction and put on a cheap scoop and i now get 34 to the gallon and have hit 101 multiple times when the gov kicks in and it falls on its face. When i rebuild of course it will get larger injectors, cam,etc among many other items but all of it wont mean a thing unless the govenor is gone. I understand its juat a ranger and even with the suspension work etc i know im pushing it but after having 85 vehicles to my name i also know THIS IS WHAT I DO. I make the most of every car i own. So please hold the reprimands to a minimum. I would like to know if someone might steer me to where and what chip i will need? Ive not built a 2.3 before so im looking for some guidance. I just finished my 81 f150, 300-6, build and this ranger is next in line. Thank you
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To do what you want. Go to a car performance shop. Different than a mechanic. They can remove speed limitors. What you want done after the speed limitor is shift point changes. All done in the computer on board the ranger. You can buy stuff to do it yourself. Major expensive. Going there they have shift points that are dyno proven to work. You get that done. You will fly.

To make speed it takes 2 computers talking together.

You won't find a repremand here. Oh. It isn't just a ranger. It is a small truck.

Welcome to the group. Hope you love it here. I do. I'm not as skilled in the rebuild of a trans. My ranger is in the shop to get a newer one put in. Input turbine speed sensor broke. If you ever get that code. Time for a rebuld. Find the sensor deep in there and replace it. Thats not my choice. It can be yours.

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Thank you for the reply. Ive always been a diy guy and have learned more by failing once or twice than i can tell you. Maybe after all these years i will do it your way. Time will tell. Have a good one.
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I can understand and respect that. I'm still learning how to do things for myself and find it fun.

A lot can be changed on an engine. Then again the ECU can stand in your way. So much is programed into it. Some of the programing is to slow the engine down. That was put into place to save warranty claims. All engines are programed modestly. Anything before 96 you can change by building and adding mechanically. After OBD2 was added. A lot changed.

All your choices.
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Your welcome. With your experience I can see you bringing a lot to this forum. The Ranger won't be going any place any time soon. With that said. Protecting the frame from rust. Or getting rid of rust is a very good improvement.

Keeping an eye on the frame is important. I'm going to rust proof my frame. After all it is the foundation.
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It will get a frame-off next year. If anyone knows the weak points off hand that may benefit from gusseting or re-flows let me know. While on the subject, and taking into consideration this is my first time with this genre of vehicle, are there better vendors and suppliers as well as parts manufacturers i should be aware of? More importantly...are there some to stay the hell away from?
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Local stores are good. rockauto.com has complete list for all parts you could ever need for the ranger. Well as you know. Don't be afraid to pay a little more sometimes.

As far as extra support on the frame. If I find spots. I will strengthen them. Just don't change how the frame works. Example.. Support bars across and things like that. At one time I was going to use rebar to strengthen the frame. Running it along with it. To maintain shape. In the front. Strengthen the bars that hold up the bumper. Big area to consider.

This is my first truck as well. Owned SUVs. Now I found they are not trucks. I say big cars with 4X4. LOL
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I never change geometry. Ive found some weak factory welds and reflowed them in the past. I dropped a buick 455 in a 57 ford years ago and learned the value of gussets but iverall i alwats figure the designers had to know something i dont. Regarding aftermarket hi-po products i was just wondering if there are manufacturers or vendors that stand out.
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