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Old 10-21-2007
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Its still there, let me find the new link.

EDIT: Here it is http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...lecablemod.htm
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Old 10-22-2007
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Well, when pushing down on the pedal it takes less pedal now, seemed like before I had to push the pedal down half way for the truck to move. As far as full throttle get up & go I can't really tell.

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I agree, Mine was the same way.
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Old 11-08-2007
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Yea, i have the "throttle cable" mod, and it's great! When my buddies drive my ride, they always comment about the throttle response...... but i don't tell them about our little mod. I just let them think that 4.0 Rangers are not to be ****ed with!! Right??
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Old 11-26-2007
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i just thought of a good test for this.

Take a brick or something and drop the peddle to the floor. take the airfilter off at the carb and see if it is true WOT. befor after mod. dont know if its possible but could it turn the valve inside the carb too far? past wot to closing again?
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Great tip! It made a world of difference on my ranger.
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Old 12-03-2007
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thats what i did ALOT better response love it
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Ok, I want to know who is responsible, and I want to know NOW!
Just did the zip-tie throttle cable fix..............Someone owes me a new set of rear tires!!!!!!!! I had over 1/2 inch of slack in my "98 Ranger XLT, used two black, zips to snug it up and..OMG! so much more pickup and acceleration that after I stopped from the first test drive the word "MICHELIN" on the rear meats was mis-spelled!!!!!!!
Befor the fix, I was only getting about 70% throttle opening! now my Ranger actually downshifts with authority when the go-pedal is mashed!!!
Thanks for the tip, great website, lots of great info.

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I did it to mine with zip ties and it was awesome... You kinda get used to it after awhile but when you first do it you do feel a difference
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HOLY ZOMBIE THREAD BATMAN!!!

Great little mod though.
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so would i benefit from this if my scanguage reads 92% throttle position when im at wot??
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so would i benefit from this if my scanguage reads 92% throttle position when im at wot??
Possibly. However, the scangauge manual says that on some vehicles it won't read 0-100% throttle. I know mine doesn't.
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Old 07-22-2010
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Ha sweet a 100,000 miles almost and near and inch of slack on the cable to the pedal. Sweet little mod this is for sure. I must be one of the lucky ones cause the truck shifts better (especially when punching it) and of course the response from it.
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