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Old 07-21-2017
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engine rebuild

I'm going to be doing an engine rebuild here pretty soon on my 3.0. i was wonder what is best to upgrade while I'm at it to gain some more power so when i step on it i actually pull.
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Old 07-21-2017
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For anyone here to help you. I suggest including more information about your truck.

What year is it? what transmission do you have?

More importantly are you dissatisfied with the performance of it now because it needs a rebuild?

Or are you wanting to rebuild the engine to give the engine more horse power and torque than a properly running stock 3.0 engine is capable of?

If the engine is tired worn out, running on low compression on one or more cylinders then a back to stock rebuild will get you more power than you currently have.

Pretty much to answer your question we need answers to questions.

Like have you driven a 3.0 Ranger in perfect working order and were you still not satisfied with the performance?

A stock 3.0 in perfect working order in a Ford Ranger will never give you neck snapping performance.
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Old 07-21-2017
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+1 ^^^^

Welcome to the forum

3.0l Vulcan engine was made for reliability and it is a reliable engine.

It is designed as a high RPM engine so has no power under 2,800RPM, best power is at 3,500RPM
Most engine designs get best power at 2,500RPM, so if you drive like "most engines" it will have no power.

Morana racing offers 3.0l performance parts: Tom Morana Racing Engines
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Old 07-22-2017
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Mines a 1999 3.0 XLT with a standard transmission. Everything is stop besides the 3' life and 31' tires. The Elgin had 182,xxx miles on it. My father works for ford and told me I should do a rebuild on it here pretty soon before it breaks down on me. So I'm looking to rebuild it so I don't have a worry. I want to add more horsepower to it because I was satisfied with the stick power it had
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