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How to get the MOST POWER out of the 3.0???

Alright so im fixin to go to 35's and i need some more power. Ive got intake and flowmaster exhaust already. what are some good combos that people have found work the best. i.e. throttle body is useless. what works wat doesnt??
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UDP's and a programmer are good mods. you can also look at changing gears that would be the best bang for the buck.
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Underdrive pulley set, Efan, Tuner, and definalty gears if your going with bigger tires. Gears should be first.
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Udp e fan screamin deamon headers and gears
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cool. keep em comin. yea gears are a must. thats for sure or everything will be for nothing. who makes the efan for our trucks?
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Honestly biggest gains will be forced induction. If you want real power you need to swap in a 5.0, the swap it self isn't that hard.
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The flowmaster isnt helping in the power dept. either.. i'd try a borla/magnaflow/gibson. But yes, under-drive pulley is great, an e-fan will free up a little power, tuner.. the list goes on lol
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yea i know, my bro in law has owned about 15 stangs and im pretty mechanically inclined, but my luck i have an 01 and i really dont feel like dealing withthe pats. or else i would just build a sick 5.0 and drop it in. and i have a manual so thats almost impossible to find a explorer 5.0 with muanual tranny.
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You can also swap to a automatic transmission. But for just bolt on mods I would

Volant, under drive pulleys, magnaflow, and a tuner.
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Yeah D. told me and some others that when he ran the flowmaster he lost a lot of torque i think.. But by adding a magnaflow he gained some.. Dont they make a supercharger for the 3 oh ?
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Whipple used to make one. The only way you can get one now is if someone takes theres off and sells it
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yea. not to mention i dont trust my 3.0 with that much constant strain. def not an engine that could withstanda supercharger for too long. some problems you owuld have with a turbo.. looks like im looking at headers pullys and possibly tuner.. anyone truly think the 400 for a tuner is worth it?
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I think that the 400 bucks is worth it... you can do a lot with it, you can monitor temps and such with the software theres so pretty cool stuff there.

as others have said Id go with a good sealed intake cause judging by your 35's you like to mud so get a box intake to keep all that mess out, UDP, gears... if you really want a kick run a small shot of nitrous.. these 3.0s are pretty much bullet proof in stock form if you know its limits... also Ive heard a lot of good stuff about updating to an escape throttle body... you can also port out the manifolds, roller rockers.... thats bout all I can think of at the moment... you are only limited by how much money you want to put in and your imagination
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get rid of the 3.0 lol thats the easiest and best way to get more power
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