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performance on a 2010 4.0??

Ok so i have been surfing the internet for parts i could put on my truck that would make a difference, but so far i have just came up with full exhaust, intake (boxed in) and a tune and possibly gears but i dont know yet but if anyone else has any suggestions on performance mods that would keep me all motor and give me power gains it would be much appreciated! Im new to the v6 would haha ive only had v8's and two 4 cylinders let me know what you guys come up with Thanks!!! Chris
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m90 supercharger kit
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fail haha. NA is Best. what youve looked into is pretty much it, its not like people make hi perf head or intake manifolds or anything for it.
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You have a good list. Not much else you can do without some big money and/or major work.
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haha yeah the first thing i'd do is tuner
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How bout undedrive pulleys and a cam
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cams, sohc has two and they are expensive to replace with regrown ones
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cams, sohc has two and they are expensive to replace with regrown ones
ya no kidding but he is asking and cams will give more power with supporting mods
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throttle body spacer, it'll give you a little mainly more throttle response though
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throttle body spacer, it'll give you a little mainly more throttle response though
Makes a stellar paper weight and also lightens the wallet. Maybe the lighter wallet makes the throttle feel more responsive?
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throttle body spacers dont do ****
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It's all dependant on your budget. The list you've got in the OP is nice.... All the cheap ones and bang for the buck ones. I do suggest a Crank Underdrive Pulley. Typically you don't need the alternator overdrive pulley because at idle you're still creating plenty of juice and Ford's tend to overcharge in stock format anyhow. I even suggest just doing a drop-in filter from AEM in leu of the intake system. But if your wallets nice and open and full, RPCaster or Explorer Express supercharger kit is a nice addition. Cams are a really spendy job....Engine HAS to be pulled plus just the tools to work on it is about $500, plus the hassle of setting them up properly. It's not like the old days of popping off valve covers and sliding one cam out!


FYI: throttle body spacers do NOTHING but whistle!!!
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if you can do a cam swap then pulling out the engine to do it is nothing, it really is not that hard to do just takes a long time. but im guessing since the truck is a 2010 you wont be doing any of these mods because of warranty
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Not familar with over-head cam's eh? It's not stupid easy like an over-head valve engine ya know.
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i meant pulling the engine. thats why i said if he is capable of doing the cams he is capable of pulling the engine. maybe you should have read the post?
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i meant pulling the engine. thats why i said if he is capable of doing the cams he is capable of pulling the engine. maybe you should have read the post?
no I read it, just took it a different way than intended.


Not to mention, camming these engines is stupid expensive even just for parts. Heads are at least reasonable, but still stupid expensive and you're still gonna mess with those cams.
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no I read it, just took it a different way than intended.


Not to mention, camming these engines is stupid expensive even just for parts. Heads are at least reasonable, but still stupid expensive and you're still gonna mess with those cams.
thats what im getting at. if he wants more power the best way is supercharger hands down... but pretty damn expensive and wave goodbye to warranty
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Not really considering the power vs. money out. You can spend $500 in bolt-ons and get MAYBE 20hp only if you're lucky. Roughtly 3-4k US for roughly 100hp is pretty darn good bang for the buck if you ask me (considering the application).


Anywho, these type of things may be out of range for the OP anyway.
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the explorer express kit is over 5g... but it is gauranteed power. i am not sure if the op is even worried about engine/driveline warranty but all those bolt on parts will still cost a lot for very little gain
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You gotta consider the application... There's not many options out there for us. We're a very niche group... We're not a Mustang or even a Tacoma where 2k gets us ALOT of new-found power. Gotta take what you can get pretty much.



My list of affordable go-fast mods for our application(4.0L SOHC Ranger) : exhaust, intake, tuner, udp's. That's it. All combined is under a G.
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thats all basic stuff, but how much gain will you realistically see? not much... maybe 15-20hp?
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As I mentioned earlier, MAYBE 20. Roll in the economy boost, all those mods working together work quite nicely. My double lifted ranger without a tune is seeing better than it's rated by the EPA.
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ya but your gears will help too
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what gears does the op have in his truck? i am assuming 4.10 but if not it would probably be the best "power" option
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what is op and i belive my truck comes with 3:55's? i gotta check my sale sticker lol i cant remember. I have the tools and place to pull the engine and do cams but my factory warrenty sounds nice for right now haha i was thinking 4:10's plus the full exhaust,intake and tuner (sct x3) but thanks for the debate and answers lol. I had a buddie that put the xcharger kit on his mustang and it scooted pretty good but still didnt beat my 04 mach 1 that was stock besides a short throw.
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