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Old 08-22-2006
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You guys all have lifted trucks with big tires - of course it's going to be kind of slow!
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Old 08-22-2006
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i have a 3.0, 32s and 4.56s and i can get to 75-85 pretty much like nothing when i changed to an 8.8 with 4.10s (i started with a 7.5 and 3.73s) it was like night and day but now with my 4.56s i really jump the line and get up to speed on the freeway
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My truck is slow, but not that slow..
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Old 08-22-2006
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yah i want a new axle, but i wont so much stuff. i need to finish audio, i wanna lift, blabla.
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I have gotten mine up to 100 with my 35's but will never do it agian that was scary!
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Old 08-22-2006
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i hit 100 on highway 6 the other night in my moms nissan pathfinder, i beat a 3.8 stang. it was tight but scary on highway 6.
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my 94 3.0 is slow too but i have gotten use to it., i hope it hits 300,000, right now it is at 163,000.
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The 3.0 is NOT as bad as you guys are making it. Mine isn't that slow unless it's right off the line. Once i'm moving it does just fine. A programmer will help a lot. However I would suggest gears too. I have 30.5in tires on mine and its a 3.0 auto with 4.10's and a programmer and its got plenty of get up and go. Ever since I got the programmer i've come to love the 3.0 i'm getting 18-19city and 23-24hwy and i'm on it ALL the time.
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^^^^^^ The 3.0 ain't all bad news.

The deal with 5th gear is that it's like OD. For highway driving it just clips along fine....but when you want a good punch to pass, drop it in 4th. 5th gear is a high gear with no umpf. The 5 speed manual is more like a 4 speed w/ OD.
If you're looking for power, you need an 8cyl !!!! LOL

....and as stated before in here...if you're looking for speed and race performance, get a sports car....LOL

But if it's that bad where you can't hold a constant speed on a flat road, then you have issues with the engine or drivetrain. Climbing hills in 5th, just doesn't happen........but my Ranger can handle itself on the hwy.
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i hit 80ish for quite a few times on my way out there and back
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My little 3.0 auto ranger.. gets to 98 and shuts off no problem.. ??? I dont see why u dont have much power. I can beat my dads 3.8 mustang ..
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ha put some 35's and more lift on it.. then tell me how ya like it.

but idk, i really dont think mines that bad.. after 3k she takes off perty good, and offroad its a nice torque monster. 4.low is where she lives.

its a truck, if you actually offroad it, you will forget about speed..it doesnt matter offroad.
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I had 33's and 4.10's and it ran fine. But then again I had UD pulleys, programmer, e-fan, intake, Maf mod and exhaust to help push it along to 18 mpg.
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Old 09-04-2006
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ha put some 35's and more lift on it.. then tell me how ya like it.

but idk, i really dont think mines that bad.. after 3k she takes off perty good, and offroad its a nice torque monster. 4.low is where she lives.

its a truck, if you actually offroad it, you will forget about speed..it doesnt matter offroad.
im trying to use the slowness as an excuse to get a 4.0L or somethin, i want a new truck thats 4x4
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Old 09-08-2006
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i got use to it and mines got 163,000 miles on it so i am sure it is nto like it was years ago.

but like i said, when i first bought it 3 months ago, i hated the slowless...but i have gotten use to it. just sucks going up on ramps to highways.
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Old 09-14-2006
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My 3.0 is fine on the highway, everything is stock except the 31's. Although it could be the 5-speed.
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3.0

I got a 2002 ranger 5speed manual and i can shift in to 5th at 55 and give it about half pedel and it will get to 90 like nothing. its pretty quick and its got 104,000 miles on it but i have a couple small mods..
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i dunno i have the same gearing with a 5 speed and 35"tires and around town i can used fifth gear but once i get on the highway i can only go up to fourth i know at 40 on my speedo im doin 55 and that the faster you go the mor its off and i can cruise at 63-70 on my speedo it aint to much worse as far as power goes but i remember that with the stock tires it maxed the speedo which only goes to 85 lol
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my 2000 3.0L/manual had 3.73 gearing and was pretty peppy... evan was just a loser and didnt know how to handle the 3.0L
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My 3.0 gets up and goes pretty good .. just gotta keep reminding myself its a pick up and not a sports car every once in a while .. its auto but I'd think a stick shift would be a little quicker no ???
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my truck has 4.56's with 33's and it does alright i just cant pass very well on the interstate but once i get it up to 70 or so its ok. It nothing like my mustang gt but off road vehicles are slow and thats all thats to it. Its weird going from a car i have never had to downshift to go up a hill to a truck i have to keep above 2k at pretty much all times.
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i have an 03 stock 3.0l 5spd. all i did was cut off all the cats, and put one on, put a flowmaster behind that, BIG differance in power. I used to hate it, but now i love it.
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Old 06-25-2007
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My 4 cyl gets up and moves pretty good. However, compared to something like the 4.0 or mustang 4.6l, yes its slow.
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Old 06-25-2007
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3.0's in general kinda suck.. the gas mpg is horrible, the power is horrible..how gas is its not worth to own one.. only good thing about the 3.0 is they last forever.. i use to have to push the gas pedal on the highway past 3000 rpms like 3200 rpms just to stay at 65...all it did was use the gas like nothin.

now with my new truck im at like 1800 rpms at 65.. lol what a difference.
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I drove a 3.0 and was unimpressed, however it really does last forever. Since I got my heavy *** rims and tires Ive noticed my truck being somewhat slower, but what you really need is what has been said. Intake, exhaust, programmer.
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