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$1000 what mods

im leaning away from the supercharger due to gas prices and such so i was thinking about taking a grand and dumping it into my truck
i have a stock under warentey 3.0 that im looking for some bolt ons that i can just take off and switch back to stock if i need to go to the dealer for some work i was thinking

bamachip 3 programs 87 tq 91 hp 91 tq (approx how much power gain here)
dzk pully (power gian?
cat back (will it even be noticeable ?)
k&n (will it even be noticeable or do they have an intake yet for the 04)

hows that sound any other suggestions
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lift, bedliner, toolbox... :)
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nope sry the truck is going DOWN i have a bedliner already and my toolbox 2 (plastic sits in bed. im lowering the beast and trying to squeeze the most mpg's outa it as possible.
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31x10.5 chaparral a/t's on 15x8" american racing outlaw II's and stock centers?

well then... drop it, sell your rims and tires, get 18's and a good set of tires...
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im sellin the tires not sure bout the rims yet and ill get some tires on there im talking engine mods really thats why this is in the 3.0 forum
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i say if your dropping it, get it dropped to what ever you want it then buy rims and tires. or if you dont drop it get a chip. cant really think of much else that you could do thats bolt on
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the droping/rims/tires are not anything to do with this 1000 bucks
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YESSSS

i like the avi!! my pink brother!


yah, intake and exhaust are the biggest performance gains, then comes u're computer upgrades and etc...
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ok heres what i would do...... i would get the K&N Filter, Find a Hood Header " better Flow Than Stock.... i do't know if they make them for the 3.0 but i do know there is only 1 or 2 headers out there for the 2.3" get the Cat Back exhaust.....Then the chip.. and then maybe the DZk Pullys i sorta gave up on the Pullys for my 2.3 cause they say it doesn't make that much diffreance.......O also u can get an elextric fan adn get rid og the mech fan u got now
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^ needs the new-keyboard mod
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^^^^^ needs to learn to STFU every once in a while
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If ur talkin about dropping it by doing the key flip ur in for a lot of small problems, they are easily fixed but just a pain to go through. When a friend and i dropped mine the key wanted to be a major pain and not go back into place u might not have that problem. Then once everything is done ur gonna notice ur *** is sittin just a bit lower then ur front is so you have to go back under there and lift the key back up and grind ur X-member about 1/2" to make it sit even. Then it's the problem with ur shocks in the rear the stockers arent fun to ride on feels like ur bagged but 10 times worse the ride quality, and an obvious mod would have to be smaller tires without these the purpose of the drop is pretty much defeated. If ur only talkin bout takin ur blocks out and uncranking ur T-bolts it wont be that bad. As for your grand thats up to u with what u buy im just tryin to help u out with the suspension part.
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I would go bama chip. Don't buy a catback system. Buy a muffler and have a muffle shop mandrel bend the pipes for you. I found a magnaflow SI/DO used less than a year on eBay for $20 (+$33 shipping). Custom bending the dual out is gonna be $100ish. The Magnaflow catback system is $400. Personally I'm torn on the whole reusable gauze air filter system vs paper. I've read a lot of people saying it allows too much junk into the engine. Also the oil can slop off onto you MAFS so I'm not sure I'd recommend that but a TON of people use them and love them so take that how you will. JBA ceramic coated headers...and that should take care of the grand...

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I saw intake, chip and exhaust should get you where you want to be and maybe a pulley or e-fan if the funds allow:)
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I would go bama chip. Don't buy a catback system. Buy a muffler and have a muffle shop mandrel bend the pipes for you. I found a magnaflow SI/DO used less than a year on eBay for $20 (+$33 shipping). Custom bending the dual out is gonna be $100ish. The Magnaflow catback system is $400. Personally I'm torn on the whole reusable gauze air filter system vs paper. I've read a lot of people saying it allows too much junk into the engine. Also the oil can slop off onto you MAFS so I'm sure I'm going to recommend that but a TON of people use them and love them so take that how you will. JBA ceramic coated headers...and that should take care of the grand...

Good luck!
like he said... you could also do the MAF mod.. its not reverseable though
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I saw intake, chip and exhaust should get you where you want to be and maybe a pulley or e-fan if the funds allow:)

i'll be doing the e-fan mod soon....i just need to talk to members who've already done this

and a pulley seems like a cool idea, but it really sucks unless the company sends u a new belt along with it.....otherwise u'll be lookin like crazy at autozone for one...
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like he said... you could also do the MAF mod.. its not reverseable though
That's what junkyards are for :)
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i could skip the maf mod and do the escape tb if i could get 30 hp/30ft lbs of tq outs this motor id be a happy happy man
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A supercharger would not affect your MPG if you don't hop on the throttle all too much.
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and a pulley seems like a cool idea, but it really sucks unless the company sends u a new belt along with it.....otherwise u'll be lookin like crazy at autozone for one...
you ask and I find:

http://underdog-performance.com/index.html
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WOW - way to revive a super old post on your first entry into Ranger-Forums.....
how about introducing yourself and creating a signature?
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do the superchager and get it over with you will not regreat it
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lol.......oh man.....
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I thought that you just lifted it back up to stock height after you have lowered it?

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