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what would be the best buy to raise horsepower besides NOS. Thanks
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getting a different motor.

but really it all depends. theres not too much you can do to these motors to get em a decent hp boost thats in a decent price range.

if u had a 4cyl, turbos
if u had a 4.0L, supercharger

but with the 3.0....not too much.
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yeah thats what it seemed like to me to thanks man
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ya, i mean its not like you CANT boost the hp

its just that its not worth it for our motors..
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The 3.0 responds to mods well.
But just like any motor HP. does not come cheap.The first thing you need is a tuner so you can get the full benefit of any mod you do.I know that NA my truck runs a lot better than it did stock.I've had people at the track swear I had a 4.0 under the hood.I love the look on there face when I tell them it's just a 3.0.
So a tuner,pulleys,roller rockers,headers and some exhaust work will wake the 3.0 up.Like I said not cheap but worth it if you plan on keeping the truck for a while.

BTW, I have had nitrous on my 3.0 since 30,000 mi. and it's just about to turn 100,000 mi. without a drip of oil or puff of smoke.
I love my 3.0.
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best way to raise hp would be to buy something besides a ranger.
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No way to get quick HP for cheap, especially for the 3.0L. Only thing is an Eaton supercharger, and they ain't cheap. If you want HP and love Ford, get a Mustang.
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Yeah. Not really much for the ole 3.0...
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Mash the skinny pedal more.
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i saw a supercharger that was made for the 3.o its a electronic s/c...dont know how well it works....
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No...just no.
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i saw a supercharger that was made for the 3.o its a electronic s/c...dont know how well it works....
its retarded don't even bother.
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i'd only recommend getting serious about the 3.0L if you have deep pockets.
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