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why cant I ever find any kind of hardware for the 4.0?? I mean other than an intake, theres really nothing prepared for it. I want to try and do some engine work to it before I get a flasher or a chip, but chip, intake, MAF, and exhaust is about all I could do.

what the hell!
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isn't there an intake spacer for the SOHC ?
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Intake, headers, exhaust, plugs & wires, chip/programer, engine work (port, polish, blueprint, balance, bore), cams
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even better...


Really, i say, get with doug... www.bama-chips.com

He hooked me up, check out the email :





Hey Leo,

I got it today and have you ready to go. I've created three programs that you should be happy with. The first is an 87 Octane program written for mild performance with firm shifts and improved power. The second is the 93 Octane program, written for increased performance and shift improvement. Now since you told me it was ok to eliminate the Apten tune I made you a third program, one of my most creative yet,hhehee.. Make sure you got 93 in it for this one as its power is more aimed toward what the SOHC likes, 3000 rpms and up. Also the shifting is even firmer in that I didn't mess with the pressures but rather the clutch on/off time between shifts. This could be called a track tune of sorts, you should like this one as I'd like some input back on it if you will.

As with everything I do if you don't like something or something isn't right for you then just contact me and I'll make it right. I'll send it back out to you tomorrow so if anything I've said so far isn't to your details then just let me know and I'll make some more changes.

Thanks, Doug.



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yeah those are what i want, plus or minus, but im talking about bigger throttle bodies, cams, manifols, pulleys, etc.

I want actual engine bolt ins. although if i get the money, porting and polishing are definates.

these all take a back seat to a suspension lift, ARB air lockers, and general strengthening of the truck (skidplate, heavier duty CVs, driveshafts, etc.), but they are in the back of my mind for when i hit the lottery.

and ill buy leo a supercharger so he can talk some more ****.

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You can also get a TB spacer, unless that is what blacknight was talking about???
http://www.stylinconcepts.com/part.c...amp;lc=pfpartt---airaid throttle body spacer
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TB spacers dont work in 4.0 sohc engines. its been proven through dynos, but thanks for the suggestion.
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you pretty much have to pull the engine to replace the cams because the one timing chain is on the rear of the engine. Its also hard to retime(?!?) the engine you need special tools.

Everything else is already large enough that its not really a restriction.

If you get a chip it will firm up the shifts (if you have auto)
and it will feel alot better when you drive it.
Porting and polishing is always good but the stock parts are nowhere
near as crappy as the stock ohv parts as far as flowing.

Its not the end of the world though. When ford when to the sohc the power output basically went to where the 4.0 ohv engine is WITH every possible bolt on (maybe even more)

You can do the small things.. and if its not enough Supercharge it?

So to sum it up. There arent alot of bolt ons for the sohc 4.0 because most of them would require A crapload of work to install or the stock ones are not a restriction...(therefore not a large demand for them) Now when the new mustangs come out with this engine in it .. The aftermarket should EXPLODE... and you will have more options.


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Ported heads, Manley 5.7inch rods.. polished/spun crank, intake, full exhaust, EMtec3 ecm, EM DIS 6pack, 9mm wires, NKG plugs, NX Noids, MSD relays and Window switches...
^^^^from a different thread^^^^

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yahh, just ask D for help :D
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You can also get a TB spacer, unless that is what blacknight was talking about???
http://www.stylinconcepts.com/part.c...amp;lc=pfpartt---airaid throttle body spacer
actually I was talking about an intake manifold spacer. gotta love the hi-tech they got now-a-days tho
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Before reading this reply, Understand, Im a realist.

You can have ANYTHING you want. You can have a 500hp 4.0sohc engine.. if your pocket is deep enough.

The reality is, your smoking a crack pipe if you believe anyone is going to take a select market with a low profit margin and make any seriouse go-fast parts for it.

A good machine shop and a pocket of cash.. you could have a250-275hp SOHC built with no juice or blower and probably get 210-215 of it to the wheels.

You can get your stock heads ported/polished and pick up good gains with the factory cams for just over 500$ and your elbow grease/time.

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You can also get a TB spacer, unless that is what blacknight was talking about???
http://www.stylinconcepts.com/part.c...amp;lc=pfpartt---airaid throttle body spacer
actually I was talking about an intake manifold spacer. gotta love the hi-tech they got now-a-days tho

where can I get a manifold spacer, and do they work??


Djaye, I know that they arent gonna make a huge market for 4.0 rangers, but i wish I just had more options. Im not gonna be hard into building my engine, but I wish I had some easy options.

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