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Old 02-23-2005
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Hello Everyone,
I Am A New To This Forum. Please Advise Me As To What Combinations I Can Use On My 93 Ford Ranger 3.0l Stick Trans. To Get A Little More Power. We Will Be Using It To Haul Some Gear For
Civil War Reenacting. So Any Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
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depends what you want to spend

three basic rules

get air and fuel in
get spend exhaust gasses out
get both done more efficiently

so intake, exhaust, performance tuning, are the ways to go
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civil war reenactments are cool... and what Bob said for getting more power from your truck
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I agree with Bob, plus this will probably change forums, cause I dont think the FAQ forum is the engine forum:)
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ohh Welcome to the site...
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Welcome to the site. I find it amusing that the first post had every first letter capitalized and the first reply had no capitals. It balanced out....
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Welcome to the site. I find it amusing that the first post had every first letter capitalized...
There was a post like that on my OLD forum about the Ford SVT Focus I was a member of. This dude Typed Like This In The Whole Thread, And The Thread Was Almost As Long As Typing a story. Someone later on in the thread commented on it, and wondered how long it would take to type something that long typing like that. I know typing just that sentence took a while longer than regualr typing.

Anyway, about your question -- most of it's been answered. Air, Fuel and getting them in and out as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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Actually, on this forum... If you type in all caps..Sometimes, it will re-do it.. and make the first letter caps only, in the word..
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thats true, like typing WD-40

THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERCENCY CAPSLOCK SYSTEM

THIS IS ONLY A TEST
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wtf, WD-40 turned into Wd-40 last time
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Thanks for the info. guys, I can see you guys like to heckle people. Sorry about the CAP LOCKS, but i need them on at work, just forgot to take them off. Should i change the mass air sensor? install a performance chip? throttle body spacer? what will give me the most bang for my $$$?
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most bang for the money would be a chip, though do they work on the older trucks??? i don't know. also some new gears would really help out. check into an intake and exhaust also.

about the heckling part, it is more of some good natured loving. we are all a pretty close family on here so we mess around a lot, espically leo(FoMoCoEdge)! :D :P LOL
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Thanks Jacob,
Now i need to figure out what brand of chip to purchase. Just trying to figure out what combination will work well together. Any suggestions for exhaust? Is there a performance intake available and would it help? I know a larger diameter throttle body would help, but would changing the mass air sensor be just as effective? It is my wifes truck, she bought it new, only has 40k on the odometer. nice little truck, just no power. I would like to avoid replacement of the ring & pinion if possible since we will be traveling the highway with it quite a bit.
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i would do it in this order

intake
exhaust
chip

after that its MAF TB, pulleys, whipple, the sky is the limit!!

as far as the chip check out bamachips.com doug is a member here and really knows his stuff, talk to him!
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