2003 4.0 chip and other mods. Opinions? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-18-2015
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Plainfield CT
Posts: 8
2003 4.0 chip and other mods. Opinions?

Hey guys got my first Ranger the other week 03 4.0 4 speed manual 4.10 posi California truck and want to do some things to it to make it mine. And if its possible better mpg lol

I read alot about this superchips for it and heard alot and have a friend with one on his explorer and got better mpg with it any thoughts are they safe and do they work on the 4.0s good? Even 2 mpg would help and its half the price of decent headers and I would gain more if it works. Also would it delete the top speed govoner?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001VZ..._1439765828595

Any body against an air damn to force more air into the engine bay and radiator? They don't have them from the facotry and wondered if there was a reason for that cause I am putting off-road lights in the honeycomb grille and it may restrict airflow to the radiator. Good or no good?

Lastly I want to bring the exhaust before the rear passenger tire under the cab and want a good loud too it. I heard of this small square muffler that I love the sound of it sounds like my straight pipe V6 firebird. Nothing ricey though. Also any good Y pipes without resonators or a high flow cat that is emissions safe? I sadly live in CT so yeah..

Sorry for the long post but any advice would be appreciated and any other good mods you would recommend but I have another car to build up too so nothing that costs thousands lol. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-18-2015
Lammchop1993's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 132
avoid the "ebay superchips". if you are going to get a tune, do it right. Go to an authorized SCT dealer and get a custom tune. I got one from Rogue Performance for about $400 on my 4.10 2005 FX4 Ranger. I gained about 2-3 average mpg. worth it to me.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-18-2015
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Plainfield CT
Posts: 8
That's awesome. Do you have to run premium gas? And was your power reduced at all?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2015
Lammchop1993's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 132
I run just 87. Power-wise, I dont notice any loss. If anything, it improved. It has much harder/faster shift times, and doesn't bog down when i go up a steep hill. Best purchase I've ever made for my Ranger
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-19-2015
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Plainfield CT
Posts: 8
That's awesome. I'll look into that thanks! I don't even know what I am getting yer I haven't filled it since I kept count of my miles. I'm trying to keep it arround 2 grand and not to crazy on the highway I am curious.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: (NJ) JET Performance Chip for 2003 Ranger Edge 3.0 ChaosFromAbove Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 2 04-13-2011 12:30 AM
Got something in the mail and a few other new mods. dcrymes99ranger Snapshots 14 08-26-2010 02:28 PM
Mods Mods Mods oh my! ShadowRanger08 Snapshots 37 12-27-2009 10:43 PM
New Rims and other mods!! darkstar_420 Snapshots 23 04-30-2009 08:02 PM
bama chip chip chip..... jerrod07 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 6 02-19-2006 10:15 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:19 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.