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tuner or chip

I use my 98 ranger for my business hauling 1700lbs with a 3.0l and 170.00 miles and i'm looking to get a little more power from her but I've been told that its possible for my 98 ranger somthing about the year any help
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Tuners are your best bet
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what kind of tuner make that is and what about it working on my 98 ranger
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SCT X3 from Rogue performance. They will make custom tunes for your trucks specs. Its like $380 tho
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is this there web site or is there a phone no
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http://rogueperformance.com/x3.html

Send him an email, he'll make the custom tunes for you.
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will it work on my year ranger I've been told theres nothing that will work on my 1998
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yes it should, 98+ should all be ODB II.
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96+ are OBD II
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oh yeah what he said.
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I'll email rogue performance today and thank to all with the info I think I'll be sticking around here awhile
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Did you get the tuner? Would love to hear what you think. I haul a trailer some.
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not yet I was inforum ferd at rogue that ford has had problems with the tranny and the tuner could'nt be programed for tranny shift press .So until i can find out what I need to do to the trans I'm in limbo
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whats NH registration upgrade and what did it do for your ranger. I'm for a bit more low end power for towing
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Albion, I moved from Massachusetts to NH so now in addition to being in a free state, my license plate says "Live Free or Die".


I think Jet has a chip if you can't use a tuner.
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Good move
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The best! :)
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have you had any concerns with your tranns when hualing
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have you had any concerns with your tranns when hualing
None, it has behaved fine. I did have it rebuilt before I towed anything. Not for that reason, but it was "slippery" at 99,000 and the aftermarket warranty was about to run out. Apparently it needed to be rebuilt because the warranty company sent someone to look at it and approved it.
I've had no problems towing with it though. I added a cooler before towing and changed the fluid and filter (not flushed) when the owner's manual says at 30,000 miles, put in the correct fluid, and it behaves fine and has not smelled burned or showed any weakness. I towed the max 8000# for a little while, but try to keep it around 6500# to 7000#. It has been 63000 miles since the rebuild and I've towed maybe 10-15,000 miles. maybe more, hard to say exactly, but everything is still good.

I also have the Ford 7 1/2 rear end which is supposed to be "weak" compared to the 8.8 but has been fine also. I also change the fluid on time or early with that too. It also appeared fine.

What and how much weight are you planning to tow? What year is your Ranger?
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98 black 4x4 3.0l at 170.000 miles towing 5x8 hand crafted enclosed trailer 1700lbs the reason I ask is there was a tsb on the 4r44e trans and I beleave yours is aod
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I had not heard about that. Do you have any info on it? I saw your thread post but the link did not make any sense to me.
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