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Top 5 power mods.

I need to regain some of the power that the truck had before I put the wheels on,(which wasnt much but I still need it back) and hopefully gain a little more. So, what are the top 5 things that I can do to gain power. And, if you so happen to know the prices that would be great.
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on my 4.0 4x4 i went to the track and ran a 16.3 stock. After installing 33's and then installing underdrive pulley, catback, K&N intake- I went to the track and ran a 16.3. Those 3 basically brought me back to even with no regearing. I since added an e-fan and tuner so i should be slightly ahead.

On the 3.0, Maurice pretty much nailed it. My buddy here ran a 16 flat in his 3.0 single cab (who said the 3.0's were dogs? he beat my stock times on the 4.0). he has K&N intake, roller rockers, 3 piece underdrive pulley, muffler. he left the tuner at home. It was on the mileage program. he would've hit 15.xx if he had brought it.
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intake. exhaust. tuner. find a whipple somewhere.
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on my 4.0 4x4 i went to the track and ran a 16.3 stock. After installing 33's and then installing underdrive pulley, catback, K&N intake- I went to the track and ran a 16.3. Those 3 basically brought me back to even with no regearing. I since added an e-fan and tuner so i should be slightly ahead.

On the 3.0, Maurice pretty much nailed it. My buddy here ran a 16 flat in his 3.0 single cab (who said the 3.0's were dogs? he beat my stock times on the 4.0). he has K&N intake, roller rockers, 3 piece underdrive pulley, muffler. he left the tuner at home. It was on the mileage program. he would've hit 15.xx if he had brought it.
Would a high flow air filter give similar results to a full intake? I'm getting the pullies next month and maybe an amsoil.
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I'm not sure Kyle. A hi-po filter change wouldn't hurt. thats for sure.

I forgot to mention, we did a throttle body half shaft on the 3.0 i mentioned above. free mod.
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I'm not sure Kyle. A hi-po filter change wouldn't hurt. thats for sure.

I forgot to mention, we did a throttle body half shaft on the 3.0 i mentioned above. free mod.
Thanks. Is there a how-to on that mod? oh and since your here, the crank pulleys give you better mpgs right?
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http://stuffforyourranger.com/How_To...lls/tbmod.html

TB how to above.

pulley-you should gain 8+ hp 11+ torque. On the mileage, it seems to be a solid 1 or more based on my trucks. Say you get 17s, sometimes 18 mpg depending on driving. After the pulley it turned into 19 always. If that makes sense.

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how to above.

you should gain 8+ hp 11+ torque. On the mileage, it seems to be a solid 1 or more based on my trucks. Say you get 17s, sometimes 18 mpg depending on driving. After the pulley it turned into 19 always. If that makes sense.
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On that throttle body, someone flow tested the maf sensor and throttle body on a ranger 3.0. It turned out the throttle body was a bigger restriction on the plumbing than the maf. it's been a while but it has stuck in my head.
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so with doing a 60MM TB off of an escape, under drive pulleys, e-fan, and roller rockers, how much do you think you could pick up power wise? (est) All of these mods I will be doing within the next 8-10 weeks and I want to make sure there worth it before making the installs....sorry for robbing the post!!
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So that E-fan from Jusnes is a complete bolt in part right? BC I've been wanting to do an E-fan but haven't found a bolt in kit yet.
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What does an e-fan do to give you more power?

- never mind... searched

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So that E-fan from Jusnes is a complete bolt in part right? BC I've been wanting to do an E-fan but haven't found a bolt in kit yet.
kind of. you have to wire it so it works right
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How difficult is it to install a underdrive pully kit on a 4.0 SOHC.
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so with doing a 60MM TB off of an escape, under drive pulleys, e-fan, and roller rockers, how much do you think you could pick up power wise? (est) All of these mods I will be doing within the next 8-10 weeks and I want to make sure there worth it before making the installs....sorry for robbing the post!!
i'm curious about this also
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How difficult is it to install a underdrive pully kit on a 4.0 SOHC.
2-3 hours and some specialty tools required. the tools can be borrowed from a parts store. Here's a write up:

http://stuffforyourranger.com/How_To...nderdrive.html

the hardest part is breaking the nut loose. It's tuff. If you have a manual you can put it in gear to keep it from turning.
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or you could regear.
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How much Hp and Tq will you gain from a set of headers?
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Depends.... There was a guy on RPS that did it and said he didn't gain much, but it moved his torque curve lower in the RPM's and made the curve flatter if I remember correctly....
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This is a really good thread for the 3.0L ... Thx for the info guys..
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This is a really good thread for the 3.0L ... Thx for the info guys..
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I bought my underdrive pulley from Wayne (graniteguy)
http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...&cPath=4_30_36, stand up guy he will treat you right.
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