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Old 09-26-2008
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considering trying this cause ill be florrin it and it still seems hella weak
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damn. i wanta do this.
im doin it tommorow.
is it kinda self explanatory? or wat?
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lol cable, zip tie, *ZIIIIIP* mod done
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haha. i got that much figured out. lol
ill get it straight tommorow
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OH! And yea does this actually work??? My 04 has a little slack in the pedal.. What exactly does it do? It cant honestly "give" hp.. Or really free up any.. is it just better throttle response?
Over time the cable gets stretched a little from normal use. You don't notice it happening because it is so gradual. All this mod does is take the slack from normal use out and allow the throttle to open more.

For anyone who does this mod, only take the slack out. The throttle needs to be able to close all the way when you take your foot off the gas.
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Old 09-27-2008
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I tried it, didnt notice much difference, and i took it off, but for the people who are lost on how to put it on, just climb under the dash and look around.
Its so easy, even a caveman can do it ! Lol.

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yea. i did it today. hella difference. it took one regular size ziptie and one small ziptie.
i found the difference in the low end big time.
my motor actually roars now.
it took me no time to get to seventy
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Old 09-27-2008
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all it does is give better throttle response with out mashing it and yes it will let the throttle open up more while barely depressing the pedal big diffrence when i did it i can use over drive now =]
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Old 09-28-2008
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even my 07 has play, but I havent modded b/c i remember hearing it causes tension on the line causing it to possibly snap...
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Old 10-03-2008
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Ive done this on both my rangers and it really helps starting off in 1st from a stop when your going up hill.
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Old 10-05-2008
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by doing this u just get true WOT. and better throttle response.
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i just finished this mod and i got 3 zip ties in there and it is not extremly tight so no worry of snapping it... i saw a huge diffrence on throttle response
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i got 2 big zip ties on and noticed a difference the pedal feels way better
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congrats on the oldest mod in the book
old but a good one!!

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yea, the aerodynamics of a sexy brick... with *****

i mean like heterosexual *****, like,,, o **** it

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I was reading about it here:

TRS Magazine - Throttle Cable Mod

They have info on the kickdown mod too for older Rangers.

I did it and it helped throttle response. Technically no more HP but it gives WOT and seems to help the kickdown most of the time too. I used some metal strapping to take up the slack. It took up almost the whole slack and I could not find my zip ties.

I could see how this could cause the thing on the end of the cable to pop off if you floor it when the pedal does not reach the floor. I usually do not floor it much though. If you spend time bottoming the pedal out I foresee potential issues. Hate to lose the throttle cable when passing in oncoming traffic!!

Thanks for bringing this up. It should be mentioned more often.
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so i just did this to my truck too.....

i have that nasty problem with big tires that i cant throw my truck into 5th gear....well i didnt go on the freeway just not but i went through the country and noticed much improvement.

taking off i can use less throttle now.
shifting does seem smoother.
when i would go on the freeway in 4th gear i would run 3500rpms going 65 and this time i was only going 3000....and had a good jump up to 70.

now i know my truck can do better highway and climb a little better going on the freeway.


nice easy mod.
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I don't understand why people say they are going to try this mod later. It's super cheap, a person that can't even turn a wrench to save their life can do it, and it takes less time then it takes to wipe your ***.

I've done this in every car I've had to mess with, including my parents rigs.
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I don't understand why people say they are going to try this mod later. It's super cheap, a person that can't even turn a wrench to save their life can do it, and it takes less time then it takes to wipe your ***.

I've done this in every car I've had to mess with, including my parents rigs.
"and it takes less time then it takes to wipe your ***."

LMAO. Good point!
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Going to do this tomorrow its dark now, I'm still a bit confused on where to put the zip ties. Maybe it will make sense once I'm looking under the dash... lol
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when i installed my tbs it fixed the slack in mine
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Old 07-28-2009
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So it improves the throttle response? Because there is not much you can do to a 2.9 (:
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it helps if your pedal is lose...as in if there is play back and forth between the cable and the pedal...all it really does is it takes the play out of your throttle cable and just gives you pretty much the stock response your truck should have.
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Old 09-12-2009
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Why would car company's make it with slack
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it loosens over time

but i know i have some play in my 07 as well.

never thought about doing this lol. sweet.
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They may also do it for manufacturing purposes. It might cost more to make it without slack.

Some slack may also be beneficial, it may be that the pedal should hit the floor before the cable loses all slack so there is never much pressure on the cable stops. I would imagine that could cause trouble in a few years. Imagine passing a series of trucks and suddenly your cable stop pops off your gas pedal.
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