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Ziptie TC Slack?

Anybody try this yet? I was browsing around and came across it, and tried it for ****s and giggles and god damn it worked like a charm. I feel like I've unlocked the rest of my horsies.
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lol.
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lol.
No worries, I'll have the 4.0 soon =)
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ive been meaning to get to doing this mod but still havent...maybe ill get to it one of these days...
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Hehe nothing to rush into, just a simple free mod to make that WOT ^_^
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ya i have done it but didn't really notice anything i put 3 zip ties on it
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ya i have done it but didn't really notice anything i put 3 zip ties on it
I only needed 1...

Did you check and see if you had slack even?
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ya i had slack before i did it and now i have none. did you notice any throttle response or anything
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I had quite a noticable difference
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you wanna have someone hold the pedal to the floor, so that you can check the cable at the throttle body. You'd be f*cked if you put too much tension on that throttle cable and it snapped....
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yeah I did this and WOW!!! it was a huge difference. I thought the engine was reving way to easily but after driving it for a while it was a completely different truck.
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I did mine a while back and only used one zip tie. Didn't really see any difference sadly.
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That was one of the first mods i did to both trucks.. my 00 and now my 01 lol
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I used a scotch lock with a wiretie around it.

If you use one, take the metal thing out of it.
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yeah this is a MUST for any 3.0 owner
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Indeed.
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Where did you zip tie the cable .
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there is a plastic retainer on the end of the cable on the back side of throttle pedal. Sorry,
Gas Pedal. Pull the cable with fingers and ziptie slack right above retainer/stop ball. After doing this check at throttle body while pedal is fully depressed to make sure A. it is all the way open. And B. you didn't pull it too tight.
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For those wanting to know how to do this you can go here to find a how to along with many other how tos.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=51983


I did it and noticed a differents. It was the fist mod I did.
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i think mine may have stretched again. its not as good as when i first did it.
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Guess I will be doing this tomorrow along with my oil change.
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I thought about doing this to mine, But I checked to see if it was actually reaching WOT before I tried taking the slack out, but it was going as far as it could, And it has about 3\4 slack in the cable. I left it the way it was.
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i just did it today at work did 2 zipties and that made a noticeable diff then i did 3 was rather tight kinda worried me but it works out i have alot more power starting out now dont really notice it to much it 4 and 5th but in 1st it goes like a scalded dog!
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uhhh how do you do this?
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uhhh how do you do this?
Read the thread over 2 more times and you might get it.
Also the search function does wonders!
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