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2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

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Old 02-08-2012
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yea i would probably want to go the other direction with the ratio. like a 4.55 or soemthing.
but yea sounds like it will be good..
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well if you go with twin t25's you wouldn't need a that kinda gear ratio. your first gear would be worthless. cause the tq curve would come along pretty quickly once the boost kicked in. of course i wouldn't want all the boost to kick in to soon cause then it would be unmanageable. i hope it gets to the point where i can test out my custom setup
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Sickranger is correct, taller gears ( numerically) are only good for short distance or taller tires.
If the torgue values were to be picked up to above the 200 mark i believe 3.08's with stock size tires would be fine in non or light towing applications. I hate my 4.11's
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Ive nvr owned a truck with differ gearing so to me 4.10 is normal. Now what if i planned to put on 33's could i still do a bigger ratio..3.7 or 3.55?
This is assuming of course i did ur performance upgrades.
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yeah 3.73 would give you plenty of umph for the tire size just to make sure that it doesn't stress the motor to much. with twin t25's you could probably expect full boost at 2500rpm most likely. of course testing aside. in theory since both nodular iron and cast steel are not strong when it comes to strong hits. i would like to see a linear boost pattern for the motor reaching your absolute max boost at 3k. then holding it on the way up so it doesn't "shock" the system too much. of course this may not be necessary. possibly just a reliability precautionary measure till more testing was underway. being that im hoping to have a better rod/stroke ratio will ease up some pressure against the crank

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if everything goes well we might have the first 3.0L phenolic spacers in the next coming months. i gotta quote for the 1.8t spacers then i gotta draft up the 3.0L ones and get that going. keep yall updated with all the goodies to come
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Old 02-21-2012
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alrghty should be getting in the 1.8t spacers soon. then i will be getting the 3.0L ones drafted up while selling the 1.8t ones. so by the time i sell the first run i should have the money to order more of the 1.8t's and the 3.0L ones. at the moment i will only be able to sell 10mm thick which is slightly larger then 3/8th inches so they will be thinner then moranas 1/2" thick ones but will still provide the same thing for less money. These will also come with graphite gaskets and possibly new hardware.
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You are the second to mention Tom Morana. What happened to his stuff?
I am curious to see the gains on a 4.0L. If I got one of these would I have to reflash my tune or would it be like adding a catback exhaust?

Edit: I just searched for him and it says on his site that he closed the machine shop. So is he done then? No more aftermarket parts from him? Someone should see if he'd sell the blueprints and remaining stock (parts)

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I might have missed it but how much are you selling them for?
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looks like his site is still up and running? anyone confirm this?

looks like hes got is spacer up for the 3.0's for 80.
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Yea site is still running but his machine shop is closed. I don't get it, one is needed with the other. Unless he's outsourcing his parts. I understand from the site he sells used parts but who is doing the work on the stroker kit and who is making said spacers?

I hope he is still making/selling stuff. It looks like he has a ton to offer us 3.0L and 4.0L guys.
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Old 02-22-2012
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you wouldn't need a tune with the spacers. it would just bolt right up. im not sure whats going on with morana a lot of people have been having trouble getting a hold of him. plus my spacers are most likely going to be cheaper then $80 not sure how much but we shall see once i get them drafted up and quoted.
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Update time i have a teaser picture of my first product that will be on the market. its for the 1.8t vdub crowd but the ranger guys will have there day. just letting everyone know i am pressing forward with a production level quality part. let me know what everyone thinks!!
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Old 02-26-2012
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Me thinks the spacer looks great and i can't wait for to see the one for a 3.0L.
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yes sir! should be within the next coming month or so. i plan to have the 1.8t run in march and the 3.0L coming out in late March or April depends on how everything comes together. still gotta get the boxes and packaging done. I will keep you updated. After i get the 3.0L spacers in i will simultaneously produces nitrous fogger throttle body plates for the 3.0L and the 1.8t possibly even the 4.0 and 2.3 duratec if money is available

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Hey everyone im back at it. just got the prototype in and its gorgeous. Got the logo for the business done so if you wanna see a sneak peak let me know and give me some feedback.
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Hey everyone put the spacer on my 1.8t and it fit perfectly. I have some pictures. And i will be drafting up the 3.0L spacer today hopefully and get some screen shots for ya.


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Here is the drawing of the 3.0L spacer that i just got done with.


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its is a nodular crank. where i work is a engine machine shop. and it is similar to cast steel in strenght.
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its is a nodular crank. where i work is a engine machine shop. and it is similar to cast steel in strenght.
Yes its very close in strength. and if im running a better rod ratio then morana the slight bit of extra strength the cast steel has compared to the nodular will be negligible

What does this look like the beginnings of?

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are you designing individual intake runners for the 3.0?
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are you designing individual intake runners for the 3.0?
Not quite (if you mean like a ITB setup)This will be part of the aluminum intake manifold im in the process of designing. This is a rough draft and all that Im in the process of designing the plenum and calculating the area of it.
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what are you trying to design this for?
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what are you trying to design this for?
The stock 3.0L intake manifold is terribly designed, it causes uneven air flow and hopefully this one will even out the amount of air that goes into each runner. It will also have a larger port then the stock one and be lighter. It will also have the 60mm throttle body plate where you wont have to modify anything. Also working on under-drive pulleys if everything works out with the first run of things for the 1.8t people.
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yesss thats what i was talking about a few weeks ago. i remember talking to you about that. didnt think you would try and draw something up.
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