PDPRacing 3.0 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-02-2009
0RangerEdge2's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,593
PDPRacing 3.0

This is directed to NicksterSVT. I was watching a video on streetfire of a modified 3.0 and I was just trying to get a little information on what was done to it. Thanks!

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/3...with_86202.htm
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-05-2009
0RangerEdge2's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,593
NicksterSVT? Anyone?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-05-2009
NicksterSVT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 1,955
Sorry I missed this! That ranger was a total disaster. I know why people dont go too nuts trying to build the 3.0l. We built that motor back early 07 and it never really made any good numbers. .030 block, wiseco custom pistons, shot peened factory rods, p&p heads, roller rockers, custom cam grind, and 30lb injectors. The intake just wouldnt flow and the guy didnt want to build a sheet metal intake for it. Transmissions kept falling out and everything else on the truck was half-assed(not by me!). The guy ended up selling that truck and hasnt looked back since. I dont think it made more than 260hp. For the amount of money, it wasnt worth that poor poor number.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-05-2009
TheStig88's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 2,120
sounds like my 2.3 when i first start it on a cold morning....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-05-2009
NicksterSVT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 1,955
here it is taking off, well... sorta.

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/T...e-30_86203.htm
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-05-2009
TheStig88's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 2,120
Quote:
Originally Posted by NicksterSVT View Post
here it is taking off, well... sorta.

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/T...e-30_86203.htm
totally sounds like my dinky little 2.3....


i cant wait to get back to work on mine
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-05-2009
0RangerEdge2's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,593
Hmm... well that discourages me a little. The roller rockers, port and polished head, and a port matched intake is all I would ever want. I don't want big power, if ever I decide to do something major to the engine.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-05-2009
korey89's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South, FL
Posts: 4,672
Why even bother with any of the Ranger v6's, thats what I don't get. If you are at all serious about power, you should atleast have a 302 in the truck.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-05-2009
0RangerEdge2's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,593
To be different. I understand I won't ever make that much power with my little 3.0, but I would like a little more out of it.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-05-2009
GrafixGuy's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 8,703
turbo 2.3L or buying a supercharger for the V6 is cheapest / reliable way to go... looking at it from a daily driver aspect...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-20-2009
rangerman3.0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 73
if your looking for a litte more power just get a K&N air intake, and super chip, put a glass pack or a flowmaster muffler on, could always turbo it or supercharge it if you have the money.. This should give maybe what your looking for. Gives a little bit more Hp..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-20-2009
Toreador4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 3,958
build me and Tyler two 350hp 3.0 vulcanators and call it a day!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-21-2009
NicksterSVT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 1,955
Quote:
Originally Posted by korey89 View Post
Why even bother with any of the Ranger v6's, thats what I don't get. If you are at all serious about power, you should atleast have a 302 in the truck.
y bother? y put an ancient pushrod 302 in a ranger? y not put a hemi or duramax in it??? its all in what YOU want. Seriously, you can make power with anything, it just depends on how much you want to spend... Why would you buy a ranger with just a piddly little 6 cylinder? why wouldnt you just buy a jeep or something, something made for trails and 35s?

Do you see my point?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-21-2009
Jp7's Avatar
Jp7 Jp7 is offline
Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: My LED lab or on the dyno
Posts: 2,970
Quote:
Originally Posted by NicksterSVT View Post
y bother? y put an ancient pushrod 302 in a ranger? y not put a hemi or duramax in it??? its all in what YOU want. Seriously, you can make power with anything, it just depends on how much you want to spend... Why would you buy a ranger with just a piddly little 6 cylinder? why wouldnt you just buy a jeep or something, something made for trails and 35s?

Do you see my point?
yeah I agree - forged ***** to the wall turbo 2.3 ftw.

Shot-peen'd factory rods? lol - billet forged rods are the only way to go.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PDPRacing's 5R55E Transmission upgrade package zabeard Drivetrain Tech 85 09-11-2010 09:08 PM
Finally got some video of my new exhaust from PDPRacing zabeard Snapshots 49 04-26-2008 06:22 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.