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Hp gain?

So i want to know what all i can do to my ranger to gain power ( i know most people are thinking "what power" lol ) back after lifting my truck. Its a 1999 3.0 with an automatic tranny btw.
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swap to a lower gear. swap to a v8.
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Cold air or Short Ram Intake helps and is easy. I made my own witha K&N Filter and some Chrome Pipe.
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Cold air intake, under drive pulleys, elec. fan,upgraded coil+wires+plugs, tuner( after all other mods done!!).. Then later on down the road---- Larger MAS, roller rockers, port&polish, headers, and another tune..
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Thanks everyone and how'd you make you own with chrome pipe?
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Cold air intake, under drive pulleys, elec. fan,upgraded coil+wires+plugs, tuner( after all other mods done!!).. Then later on down the road---- Larger MAS, roller rockers, port&polish, headers, and another tune..
what kinda power are you yielding?
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I took the air box out and bought the MAF adapter in eBay, after that it was just hose clamps
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So how much did you gain from that?
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never been on a dyno but i can feel it if that counts.
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haha yeah it counts need to make one because i dont have the money to get a k&n lol
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summit has cone style filters for like $20 or so. thats what i use after i ruined my K&N in the water :(
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Cold air or Short Ram Intake helps and is easy. I made my own witha K&N Filter and some Chrome Pipe.
The OEM intake is a CAI. If you used a cone type K&N under the hood, you have a HAI, not a CAI! You won't get any more air, but you will get more dirt & oil!
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never been on a dyno but i can feel it if that counts.
Ever heard of the "Placebo Effect"?
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So i want to know what all i can do to my ranger to gain power ( i know most people are thinking "what power" lol ) back after lifting my truck. Its a 1999 3.0 with an automatic tranny btw.
I'm assuming you put larger tires on with the lift? If so, I agree with Will, you need lower diff. gears to gain back the
power you lost with the larger tires. If you send me the money you will spend on K&N air filters, CAI intakes, etc,
you will get the same performance increase!
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Well Jack thats never good at all lol. I dont do much off roading dont like scratching my paint up. I was going to my friends house about 2 miles down the the road from my house and had snowed about 8" a couple days before and the road was iced over...my front right fender found a nice big tree :(
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The OEM intake is a CAI. If you used a cone type K&N under the hood, you have a HAI, not a CAI! You won't get any more air, but you will get more dirt & oil!
then how can K&N Call their aftermarket intakes cold air?
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then how can K&N Call their aftermarket intakes cold air?
The same way they say you get a HP increase, they LIE
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More Air has to be good, I am sure. even if it does seem to be a little warmer, and doesn't that box get warm?
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More Air has to be good, I am sure. even if it does seem to be a little warmer, and doesn't that box get warm?
Where do you get more air? Since the OEM intake tube isn't the limiter for the amount of air flow entering the engine, going to a larger diameter intake tube won't give you more air. What it will do is decrease the air velocity, which will screw up the amount of air the MAF sensor thinks is flowing.
If the ambient air (outside the engine compartment) is cooler than the engine compartment air, then the air flow through the OEM air box will cool it some, since it is pulled from the grill area in front of the radiator.
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This is a comprehensive test that proves you will not get any more air with the K&N air filter:

"Only way to really know is to read your Mass Airflow Sensor on a scanner with both filters. Take a WOT run and record the highest MAF reading, then swap filters and go for another run. If there's a considerably higher reading with the K&N, then your engine is outflowing the paper filter. If they're similar, then the engine is not making any more power with one vs. another, no matter what your "butt dyno" is telling you.

Sometimes the K&N filters make the airbox louder, but really aren't doing anything else. People tend to equate more noise with more power lots of times too.

On my old '97 Grand Prix, I saw MAF readings of 19.8#/min with a new Wix paper filter, a K&N drop-in filter, an open cone, and an aftermarket CAI. This tells me that the engine was breathing just as well thru a paper filter as it was thru any other filter I tried. The paper filter and factory airbox were of sufficient flow rates for this engine."
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The only issue you are going to get with warm is when you are at idle. If you are moving you are getting cold air.
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The only issue you are going to get with warm is when you are at idle. If you are moving you are getting cold air.
The engine compartment air is heated from air coming through the radiator and off of engine components like the
exhaust manifolds. How is moving going to change this?
The airflow under the engine isn't going to cool the engine
compartment air.
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Bob, do you really believe that when driving no cold air enters the engine compartment?

Are you saying that the only air the engine gets is the stagnant air circulating in the engine compartment?
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Bob, do you really believe that when driving no cold air enters the engine compartment?

Are you saying that the only air the engine gets is the stagnant air circulating in the engine compartment?
One more time:

The engine compartment air is heated from air coming through the radiator and off of engine components like the
exhaust manifolds. How is moving going to change this?
The airflow under the engine isn't going to cool the engine
compartment air.


The air coming through the radiator is not stagnant!
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You will have results with a combined CAI and a MAF sensor upgrade. Even further yields if you update your ECU. Which you should do. My 2 C.

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