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Old 11-30-2006
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how much of a gain will I get grom headers? would it be better to get pullies and e-fan? How much would it screw with my warranty?
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I have the same exact truck as you and I am conteplating the same thing. From what I have read, the pully-efan combo is a better investment over headers. I really don't know much about headers for a 3.0 ranger. By any chance, do you have any more pictures of your truck with the torsion bar crank and 31's? Thanks
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ya give me a sec but their takin with my phone so their not that good. But if your thinkin if doing it i can say their is nothing that I have not been able to clear.
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Looks good. I'm thinking I'm gong to wait until tax returns and maybe spindle lift it.
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pulleys and e-fan you would notice more of a difference. headers might help it sound better depending on your intake/exhaust setup now.
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Headers will actually give you very little in the sound department, maybe a hint more aggressive exhaust note. Performance definitely gives you an improvement... but I continue to ask myself whether it was worth $400 and 12 hours of labor. I would certainly recommend doing pulley and perhaps e-fan first, if you're still not satisfied then move onto headers. As to how much Horsepower? I believe (correct me if I'm mistaken) it's about 12 horsepower. Whereas the UD pulley is dynoed at 8 hp + efan maybe 2hp? = 10 hp. If you want to save some money and intense labor.. go the pulley and e fan route.

Warranty is not voided by header installation. So says JBA :)
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ya headers looks like way more effort that they are worth, im still to hear about an install that has gone somewhat easy........
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^ true that...


i did the pulleys and e-fan, and i noticed the change prolly more than you would headers. i got much better response and some noticable torque/power.
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yeah the install sux. had the stock stuff out in 20min and the new headers bolted up in about 15min........ just to find out that the y pipe dosn't line up for ****!!!!!! thats where the extra 8 hours comes from! but it really was worth it. better power and a deeper exhaust note. plus my exhaust quit that annoying popping sound when i down shifted
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in 35 minutes you had the old headers out and the new headers in? Wow..
Here was my break down from what I can remember...
6 hours getting stock headers off
4 hours getting new ones on
2 hours getting y pipe lined up to manifold
12 hours of suck.
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haha 12hours of suck... word
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Mine took an hour and a half to install. (took off two front tires, had air tools). I noticed a performance difference and a sound difference. I thought it was worth it. it all depends on how serious about performance you are.
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well, aside from the fact that i must have been moving slow as molasses, and to retain some self dignity I do believe the 4.0l SOHC are easier to install. So I've heard..
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plus my exhaust quit that annoying popping sound when i down shifted
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