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Those numbers change with every different combination of parts that you choose, so those gains are only under the most optimum of conditions. My oldest brother works for saleen in Irvine, and just because it says it gives you power doesn't mean anything. My mustang is actually faster on a 200 horsepower shot of nitrous than on a 300 shot! It's all about certain combo's!!!!! ask anyone who knows jack **** about performance and they'll tell you the same thing!!!!!!
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ask anyone who knows jack **** about performance and they'll tell you the same thing!!!!!!
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If that was the case... I would have been past 300hp awhile ago...lmao
well said. If we add my x-pipe, borla exhaust, afr heads, pulleys, maf, nitrous, etc. to the stock output of my S351 which was 485hp, WHOA THAT PUTS ME AT WELL OVER 900 HP!!!!! LMFAO! LMFAO! LMFAO!

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saleen has a 2005 3.0 edge concept that is supercharged with aluminum heads, cam, headers and cat-back exhaust and it is only at 273 hp!

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if you guys were smart enough to get a fast vehicle you shouldnt have bought the ranger in the first place.
I have a fast vehicle already but I cant haul sh*t in it and I'm not about to take my stang pre-running. Perhaps you should try a CIVIC cuz you sound like all the typical rice boys that think STICKERS add horsepower!
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After you get the rice eating Civic I'll be happy to race you. I'll even do it in reverse! Sh#T, maybee I'll just use the truck!
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I have a fast vehicle already but I cant haul sh*t in it and I'm not about to take my stang pre-running. Perhaps you should try a CIVIC cuz you sound like all the typical rice boys that think STICKERS add horsepower!


I like this guy. People have different preferences and tastes. Anybody can have a fast f-body or fox-body. If you get beat by one of these cars you're thinking, "well I guess they have more mods, time to spend more money." If you get beat by a Ford Windstar, you are only thinking "holy $hit". Too each his own but I think superfast sleeper is much better than a car that is supposed to be fast.

If the world were filled with people like Werty, the govt. would be the one producing all the cars. There might be 3 models and they'd all be the same color with the same options, how bland is that. Gran Turismo wouldn't have Honda Odysseys, VW beetles, and 4dr 4x4 Hemi Quadcabs. These are the things that keep life interesting. Not a bunch of people that take the easy way out.
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If you do engine mods, when you eventually sell it, people are going to think that you ragged it out. To me, that would be a huge turn off. Plus, who are you going to race and beat? Geo Storm? Another Ranger? A Moped w/ Nitrous... well, maybe.
I've thrown down with a lot of v8's.. Camaros, Mustangs.. even a Yenko Chevelle ( I will catch him this year! ) . I havent seen a Geo storm to slap around yet, but if the operatunity arises, I'll give you the results

I see a ranger as a Mustang with a HUGE trunk. My Curb weight is 200+pounds less then a new 05 v6 stang.. v8stangs weigh a bit more as well.

Its all about a ratio of HP:Weight and making it hook. Anything can be built to do something, but the original posters claimed power levels ... Its not happening.

"Rangers arent meant to be fast and most people dont expect it of them" , This is why I like my truck . Can we all say ' Sleeper ' .

If someone owned a ' Muscle car ' and someone in a little truck jumped them off teh line or even hung with them past second gear.. do you think their going to run and tell their friends ' some cat in a little truck took me from the start and actually kept up with me ' without getting laughed at?

I jumped a Viper once. He spun, I hooked. You think hes told his friends about it? Sure, he FLEW by me after he caught traction, but his lady friend in the passengers seat had a **** eating grin.. I'm sure she might open her mouth at the wrong time. I was stomped by a VIPER, anyone laughing about it? That 80k$ Viper was launched on by a 15,000$ Ranger, whos the joke here?

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I know of at least 2 blue rangers, one on this site, and one on RPS that would put a hurtin on that Z28 with 2 less cyl.
Yea, well... I know a guy who has a friend who knows this other guys cousin who's girlfriends brother't best friends father has a 74 Super beatle with a Porsche 911 Turbo motor in it. Well not really but everyone out there can find somethign faster than somethign else.

Though.. the point of the camaro is... I bought it to make power... why? Its got over 110k miles on it. Nothing has been removed and everything works. Infact the stereo has been upgraded which added more weight. Though I am sure there are rangers out there faster than my camaro, I know of a Dodge Caravan out there with a 4cyl that runs high 11's and looks like crap.. but its fast!

My car has plenty of power, probably more that is actually safe to use on the street on the bottle. Looks like a jewl, still has power everything (and all works), T-tops, has funtional A/C, a 6pspeed, gett 31mpg on the highway, and can run low 12's if I ever get the tuning right... maybe even faster. This all withouth ever taking the intake manifold or valve covers off, not runing any special gas... basically I drive it home the same way I brought it to the tack save for Tire pressure (and still emissions legal off the bottle)

Now show me a Ranger that can claim that. I know the guy with the caravn sure isn't.

I understand the challenge of building somethign to be fast that isn't suposed to be. Though, its not a good investement and since I like going around corners just as much as drag racing, I prefer to start out with a better balanced package overall. THe F-body was alwas a better handling car than a Mustang.. year for year. I am going to say one last thing before I get off the soap box.

Hey, its not my money... spend it on what you want. I just get tired of hearing the excuse"Ofcourse you won... you have a V8", well its not Horsepower to weight ratio... its bang for the buck that matters at the end of the day and building a Mustang or Camaro will probabl always be cheaper than any other car because of the market... more parts sold=cheaper prices overall.


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lol.. i love how people are still givin the guy a hard time.. the last real post was like 6 months ago, till yesterday when it got dug up.
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I really dont think this guy post here any more this is a very old thread...
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Hey Kyle, a 2x4 is a piece of wood. Not your drivetrain type. check your sig.
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umm i think he gave up on ranger-forums guys....
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Hey Kyle, a 2x4 is a piece of wood. Not your drivetrain type. check your sig.
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Well, Im stupid and new to message boards. I dont think to look at dates.
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I dont look at dates either... it want that far down on the page if I remeber correctly...

Ok its a 4X2 or 2X4 whats the difference.... its a damn street truck.
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Ok its a 4X2 or 2X4 whats the difference...
---> 2x4 = Piece of lumber 2 inches thick x 4 inches wide When relating to the size of timber /lumber, the thickness is stated before the width if using imperial measurements (feet and inches) but the opposite applies if using the metric system. For example; 2x4 (imperial inches) = 100x50 (metric millimetres)

---> 4x2 = four wheels, two driven.

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