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Common upgrades?

What are the most common things that you've done to your 3.0.

intake?

exhaust?

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i got K&N Intake, Flowmaster 40 series(i think) exhaust with dual Outlet.
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Under drive pulley
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replaced it!!!!! ha ha ha!
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See below.
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Not much...

I haven't done much. K&N airfilter (direct O.E.M replacement), Cherry Bomb Glaspack Muffler. I did have an air ram system but I got rid of it. looking a possible engine swap and having this engine rebuilt to go in a 1923 T-Bucket. of course this is the 4th engine in my ranger this year too.


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I also switched back from Royal Purple 10W30 to Ford Motorcraft 10W30 as well.
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I haven't done much. K&N airfilter (direct O.E.M replacement), Cherry Bomb Glaspack Muffler. I did have an air ram system but I got rid of it. looking a possible engine swap and having this engine rebuilt to go in a 1923 T-Bucket. of course this is the 4th engine in my ranger this year too.




I also switched back from Royal Purple 10W30 to Ford Motorcraft 10W30 as well.
you totally n-word rigged that **** eh?
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Under drive pullies and a tune are the most bang for your buck upgrades for the 3.0 there are.
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^x2 and i have a catback exhaust and a k&n intake as well
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Intake and Exhaust are a waste of money on a stock engine.
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Magnaflow SI/DO exhaust and K&N Intake
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a good set of gears as well.
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what kind of tune, and prices of them?

to be honest i would probably do a k&n intake and a tune. maybe pullies but dont know much about them so idk.
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I got the K&N CAI for now, I plan to come back in with a gibson muffler sooner or later
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biggest noticeable gain would be 4:10 gears but be ready to do a lot of work and spend more money on gas.
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K&N intake won't get you a damn bit of power.
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Intake and Exhaust are a waste of money on a stock engine.
well it gives you a small gain on a stock motor and its not a waste of money cause if you do decide to do something to the motor you have the mods to support it. duhhh
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biggest noticeable gain would be 4:10 gears but be ready to do a lot of work and spend more money on gas.
actually my truck has 4:10's in it and they came from the factory that way and my truck gets the same gas mileage regular rangers without the 4:10's get so i wouldn't necassarily say that your gas mileage will suffer
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K&N intake won't get you a damn bit of power.
and why not?
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actually my truck has 4:10's in it and they came from the factory that way and my truck gets the same gas mileage regular rangers without the 4:10's get so i wouldn't necassarily say that your gas mileage will suffer
disagree, the EPA standards are tested on a vehicle with each combination of motor and transmissions, the rear diff will make a difference on top of that, aswell as added weight. the EPA standards are also quite in accurate... i have recorded up to 23 mpg where as EPA says my truck should only get 17ish on the hiway...

4.10's will decrease your hiway mileage, but increase your city mileage
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and why not?
Because the stock intake isn't restrictive - the heads are.

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LMAO, "Also includes free of charge: A step by step guide on how to avoid being flamed"
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LMAO, "Also includes free of charge: A step by step guide on how to avoid being flamed"
You've got that right!~
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didn't mean to start anything uhh, faster than you...

but to be honest, i would think an aftermarket cone filter would be better than the stock filter that is 10 years old. weather or not it would be k&n or something different.
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