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Old 08-14-2006
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yeah the 3.0 is slow but i dont mind... i plan on keeping it for another 200,000 miles or 10 years before i drop a 5.0 in
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i plan on keeping it for another 200,000 miles or 10 years




Atta boy. That's the Hank Hill in you talking. I'm with you on that.
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^ha yea.. long live the cockroach..

till the 302 replaces mine.



next time take off the tailgate, get some regular sized rims and tires..and you'll see a much different time.

having those big rims is like my 35's on my 3.0... killing the acceleration
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I have found that every tenth saved on the 60 ft gains 2/10's on the total run.

Absolutely correct. MPH tell potential ET and ET tells more drivers skill.

Depending on the overall power of the vehicle, you will gain .15 to .20 in the 1/4 for every .1 you gain in the 60.

Rotating weight is about the worst there is to have as well and 18's are a lot of rotating weight so that is also slowing you down.
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i see your point with wheels being heavy but my 18's are lighter than stock rims and tires...by alot

and i've also been thinking about wheels spin, and i've come to a conclusion

when i was watching my friend race his svt focus, every time he took off he had massive wheel spin which kiled his time, and when i raced him the second time, we were dead even in our launch...

so im thinking i might have been spinning just as much as he was...at least 2 or 3 seconds long of wheel spin...and that would certaintly kill my time

well see next time i go.... i'll video tape the first run and see if i spin at all, then i'll try different techniques to keep it from spinning
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Although they may be lighter, you also have to consider the lack of sidewall which kills traction and if the overall height of the tire which will kill gearing.
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Good point Jay. Low profile tires weigh more also. They have more metal in the sidewalls. DOn't know if that's what you have.

Sounds like you got a grasp. Some guys can nail it first time out, but it is usually a number of factors. You have to change how you drive, do some air pressure edjustements, etc. You'll get there.
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Old 09-12-2006
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Hmm odd that you run a 19 with your truck...
Hmm odder that your friend in his svt focus only beat you by a car length..

lol.

My svt kept up w/ wrx's from any kind of roll. Either way I hope you get times suited better to your liking in the future.
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Hmm odd that you run a 19 with your truck...
Hmm odder that your friend in his svt focus only beat you by a car length..

lol.

My svt kept up w/ wrx's from any kind of roll. Either way I hope you get times suited better to your liking in the future.
I was thinking the same thing. An SVT Focus PROPERLY DRIVEN, will smoke a 3.0. My 2004 had such a tall first gear, I could hardly spin the wheels unless I tached out.

I chased D. around the Frackville Mall with a passenger(try and guess who), and D. was right in front of me...and almost missed second...lol

I'm uploading the video of that run now...
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OMG I MISS THE SOUND OF THAT ENGINE.

Such a nice aggressive engine tone for a 4 banger.

I want it back :(
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SOMETIMES I want it back.
When I'm filling the truck, and reach for regular octane, I don't miss it.
When I'm pulling a trailer, I don't miss it.
When I'm wheeling, I don't miss it.
Otherwise, I miss it too!
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How on earth are your 18's with rubber lighter than your factory 15's??

I would need to see that to believe it, as well, a lack of a shift kit is hurting as well, coupled with your elevation.

Bama tuner will firm up the shifting, as well as add a good amount of power.
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yes its a slow truck....mine with 163000 on it is prob even slower then most yours.
takes me about 12 minutes to get up to 60 mph.

but i was told these motors will last longer then the 4.0 so that is a good thing.
if i want to have some fun driving, i drive my civic.
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Mine has the same amount of mileage on it, and its reasonably quick.

Now mind you I take good care of it, and its a standard cab, but I have never been dissapointed with the power, for what it is, a low cost small engine truck.
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hey

I Ran a 1/8 in mine 2002 ranger at crossville drag way i ran high 9's. my truck has a few mods its serprises me any way and a alot of others out in town lol
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man, OHV on 33's and i did an 18.45
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man, OHV on 33's and i did an 18.45
I agree, I know my 3.0 with 32 was faster than that. But I had a couple mods under my belt anyway.
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Well its definetely a slow truck. The 3.0 just doesnt have anything in it to get a good time. I managed 19 flat @ 74mph . I'm no drag car racer, so im sure it couldve been in the high eighteens with a manuel 5 speed. But anways, i raced 2 times with the same results. Last race was against my friend in his SVT Focus....he beat me by 1 car length.

Good news is, I think my dad felt sorry for me and my slow truck, so maybe he'll pitch in when it comes time to replace the engine. Can you say V8?

anyone else drag race their 3.0 or 4.0?
WHAT?!?!? A 19 Flat! I've got a 3.0L in my B3000 and on my Heavy 22" rims.. I ran a 18 flat.. I know the 3.0L are capable of 17.5 in the quarter.. I'm gonna go up in 2 weeks to the track with my stock rims with a few more mod's done i hope.. I'll let u know..
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A guy named Kevin has a single cab manual 3.0 here in town. He ran with K&N intake, Underdog 3 piece pulley, rogue roller rockers, replacement muffler (not catback), free TB mod, explorer rear with l/s and 3.73 gears, and the mileage tune from Rouge (he left the tuner at home). Wheels were probably 18" aluminum.

He consistently ran 16.01, 16.05 etc. Had he brought the tuner he would have been in the 15's. It was a cool day, probably in the 60's.

I've said it before, but the 3.0 in a single cab configuration is not a dog. Traction is as important a mod as HP. Limited slip should be a priority for anyone wanting to drag race.
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wow you ran a 19 in the 1320 ?? and your buddy's SVT Focus beat you by 1 car length ??? Somethings up .. not only with your truck but with your buddys car ? I dont know anyone with an SVTF but im a regular on a few SVT boards and I always thought the Focus was a LOT faster then that .... like mid to low 14's ??? but maybe im wrong
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It was about 85 maybe hotter out

we were both losing a ton of traction...it was both our first time...and we were flooring it off the line and spinning the tires too much

also at the time I had really bad plugs and no tune

I ordered a BAMA tuner a week ago an its not freaking here yet but when it does get here Im going back to the track asap

I'll let you guys know when I go
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I have a question for you all. I have a 4.0 with 33s. I am thinking of entering a bracket race for ****s and giggles. (my friend is racing his GTO) MIght as well race while I am there since it is bracket racing.

You think I should chip it? think I will hit above 92MPH? I was thinking I would prally hit around 92 around 17sec? What you think?
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this is just a suggestion, but is it possible your a/c was on? also were your windows up, b/c believe it or not having your windows down can slightly slow the vehicle down(aerodynamics). also having your a/c on takes about 20 hp away from the motors original horsepower.. just a thought.



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Old 06-11-2007
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this is just a suggestion, but is it possible your a/c was on? also were your windows up, b/c believe it or not having your windows down can slightly slow the vehicle down(aerodynamics). also having your a/c on takes about 20 hp away from the motors original horsepower.. just a thought.



mike
my question is, did you have overdrive on or off?
next time try it with overdrive off.

hell if your running 19's, im sure my little 2.3L would be able to keep up with you.
and im running 31's with a 3.73
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