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Good performance set up help...

Ok so basically what I want to get out of this thread is a good performance set up...

I want the best gear ratio... ive heard 4 36 to 4 56

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The best Aiur Intake system that gives the most HP and mpg gains

So with that said I would appreciate any input..

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And you can add other things that wuld help with performance... thanks
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go with 4.56s, and also get a sct tuner. go to tony at hp performance in OP, and get him to dyno tune it. Hes one of the best SCT tuners around here. even tuned my toyota on a program he had only used once before.
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I have a k&n intake
There really is no major power difference
I have noticed though, that my truck (automatic) uses less rpms
which is good incases of increased mpg.
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I vote:

Drop in K&N
SCT tuner (on dyno)
Pullies.
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I vote:

Drop in K&N
SCT tuner (on dyno)
Pullies.
same
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i would go with 4.56 cause you probably put 35'' tires on there eventually. i got 35'' and 4.56 gears and a K&N intake and get 18 to 21 mile per gallon in town
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whipple :)
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whipple :)
For that much $ you would probably be better off going to a 302. Thats my look on it anyway, if you aren't too concerned about mpg I feel modding the 3.sl0w is a waste and your better off saving for a 302 swap if you are mechanically inclined enough and have the necessary space/tools.
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For that much $ you would probably be better off going to a 302
Agreed.. I would rather toss a big 5.0 in then turbo it You get the benefit of alot simpler install.. along with that kickass v8 sound =) carbed or not.. its your choice =)
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I plan on going carbed 302 eventually, do a little head work since I can get the hookup on the valvetrain, a nice carb/manifold, and long tubes. Now THAT would be fun and would rape any v6 Ranger.
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I plan on going carbed 302 eventually, do a little head work since I can get the hookup on the valvetrain, a nice carb/manifold, and long tubes. Now THAT would be fun and would rape any v6 Ranger.
Now your talkin!
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Well im not mechanically inclined and i want better performance so i reckon Ill take the gears intake and tuner option and see where that leaves me...
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well since you already have and exhaust. Get some jba headers, more air intake need more room to exit and the jba's will help with that.
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If you have 4.10 now, keep them, if not, go 4.56 or I'll sell you my 4.10 gearset for cheapo!
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hey whats up!

whats a 4.10 gearset? might be intrested in buying!
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could someone upload a link to where to buy v6 headers! all i find are v8! DAMN
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Chris do you know anyone around here who can do gears for a decent price??
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my old job, 4wheelparts, on 103rd.
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If you want the 4.10's...seriously, I will barely charge you much beyond shipping.
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if you wana drive to mobile alabama theirs a guy that works at a local shop whos doing my gears for 250$ flat... you bring the gears master install kit ect.. and he will do it... oo one thing you gotta have the rearend taken off and brought to him...
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I got mine for 300 at a local shop. It included oil and all labor. I gave him the gears and master install kit.
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honestly your not going to get alot out of the 3.0. Its pretty easy to slap on an intake... IMO an intake is an intake, to make all generalizations. Id say just get a drop in filter, all the Intakes for our truck are pretty much Warm air intakes anyway, even with the heat sheild.... on top of this there has been shown a minimal gain of maybe 1-2hp by going to an intake over just a drop in filter... but at a price difference of $30 for the filter, and $275 for the intake...

Even with an intake and exhaust the 3.0 is a slouch, you might wanna check out rogue performance, and look into a torque tune...

If its any reference to you, my friend has a 2002 reg cab 2wd auto 3.0, with intake, exhaust, and the SCT tuner, and runs low 19's on 31" tires and 3.73 gears.
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thats not bad when i was on 31's with exhaust headers and drop in filter i ran high 17's
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