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3.0?

by what ive seen i have a 3.0.
but thats the belt setup and the oil filter.
and i seem to have more power than what most people on this sight give the 3.0. is there anyway i have the 4.0?
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It's not that bad. It is a 6 cylinder and compared to the 4 cylinders (yes, 2.3 people, sorry) it's got more to offer.

There's a VIN decoder in a sticky on the board somewhere and you can decode your VIN to see what you have. 3.0's are engine code "U" (gasoline only) and "V" (flex fuel -- gas or gas/ethanol mix).
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when its light out ill check.
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Probably on your registration and/or insurance card if you have that inside.
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all out in the truck and its raining out.
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It'll be doing that here tomorrow. I had a cold but clear and sunny day to do some stuff to my truck today. Won't be out there tomorrow though.
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hopefully it'll stop raining by morning. parts of my yard looks like a pond. good thing i put mud flaps on earlier this week.
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Lets see.. you have an '04 reg cab/ reg bed 2wd.. I'm positive that it's a 3.0L.
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Lets see.. you have an '04 reg cab/ reg bed 2wd.. I'm positive that it's a 3.0L.
thats what i thought but i have more power than what most people give the little engine. with 31 and stock 3.73s i still have a lot of torque. at times it even seems like ive got more torque than stock.
i know i cant make the 3.0 a power motor so i laugh every time someone posts a thread that asks about adding power to the 3.0
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Yeah, I thought my '00 was quicker than what most people on here talked about too. It's a torquey little motor, I had pullies, intake/exhaust, and a tuner on my 3.0L and it could move pretty well.
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Yeah, I thought my '00 was quicker than what most people on here talked about too. It's a torquey little motor, I had pullies, intake/exhaust, and a tuner on my 3.0L and it could move pretty well.
the only thing ive done to mine is the exhaust and larger mts on the rear.
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You can add more than you think and more is better. Fred from Rogue Performance is the 3.0 Master and does tunes if you want to get a flash tuner. You can buy them from Wayne at Underdog Performance. I have some of his tunes.

Combine them with intake, exhaust, different MAF or MAF mod, etc. and you get quite a bit. No, it's not a 4.0 and all but it's noticeably better. It's up to you.

So getting more power is not a joke -- but thinking it will make you a "racer" is, lol.
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You can add more than you think and more is better. Fred from Rogue Performance is the 3.0 Master and does tunes if you want to get a flash tuner. You can buy them from Wayne at Underdog Performance. I have some of his tunes.

Combine them with intake, exhaust, different MAF or MAF mod, etc. and you get quite a bit. No, it's not a 4.0 and all but it's noticeably better. It's up to you.

So getting more power is not a joke -- but thinking it will make you a "racer" is, lol.
i would love to do all that but sadly i dont have the money right now im working a minimum wage job and getting an average of 22 hours. i had to save up for a month to get my exhaust done.
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Well, your truck is light compared to mine which accounts for some of your feeling about it. My truck is an extended cab, SAS'd, has a heavier 31 spline axle in the back, running 35" tires with a full sized spare, etc. I need the extra power, lol...
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Well, your truck is light compared to mine which accounts for some of your feeling about it. My truck is an extended cab, SAS'd, has a heavier 31 spline axle in the back, running 35" tires with a full sized spare, etc. I need the extra power, lol...
ive been meaning to ask this but what does SAS mean im a noob at some of the abbreviations.
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No problem: Solid Axle Swap. If you look closely at my avatar you'll see I don't have IFS (Independent Front Suspension) anymore. What's under there is the full width axle from a 1978 F-150 pickup (suitably rebuilt of course).
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oh...i knew what ifs was since thats what my biggest problem is with me doing upgrades to my truck.
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if i had t-bars i could crank them to put my 31s on the front.
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You have coils? Get some kind of spring spacer or make one or get them made.
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You have coils? Get some kind of spring spacer or make one or get them made.
most people on here said that it ended up messing up some how otherwise i would get some. and i would have to lower my lower A arm.
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Well I know they did make some 4.0's in reg cabs, but they were a fluke accident. Back on the old G-E.com (yes i refereced it, hit me Christian) a member had a 4.0 SOHC in his reg cab. The dealer wouldn't even believe it. Rare, but possible, I'm guessing 3.0.
Pop the hood, the 4.0 will have SOHC on the intake cover
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^yeah but that was 2001 only.
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