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What to buy

Well i got some money saved up and with 5000 of it gone to my sound system a don't have much left but i was lookin to get more power some how and was thinking about gettin a k an n cold air intake or a super chip thing which way would i get more horse power ??
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chip. get an xcal2.
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Tuner is most bang for your buck. The K&N's are a waste of money in my opinion.
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superchip is the way to go I had one on my '04 4.0.
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ok can you really tell the diff when ya get the super chip ?
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please tell me that you didnt spend $5000 on a car audio system for a ranger.
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Ha i sure did got 2 w7s and rockford fosgate amps and kenwwod dvd/cd player the custom box and the other lil things yup im takin my truck down this week to get it done
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When you have the chip is it better to run high grade or 87? I was thinking of buying the superchip or cal.
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It depends what you got the tune for.
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Tuner is most bang for your buck. The K&N's are a waste of money in my opinion.
yup, another vote for an Xcal here. I have the KN intake. It did nothing in terms of power. it looks and sounds cool, thats about it.
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xcal tuner hands down
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5k on a sound system WTF.... um wow... wtf...
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xcal FTMFW! you can do a lot with it... with the software they give you you can do live datalogging, it allows you to pin point some problem areas such as o2 sensors. I only got my K&N through a little mishap but its all good... it makes a cool little whistle when I open up the throttle... with 5 grand I wouldve bought a turbo or supercharged that mother... plus a turbo/ supercharger is a lot harder to walk away with than a $5000 stereo system...
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^ x2 dude seriously. i could MAYBE see that in like a fullsize suv where you can actually get GOOD sound but wow. like no matter how much you spend on car audio for a ranger- its onlygunna be so good simply because ITS IN A RANGER. youre gunna have to be in something alot bigger to even start to hear all that money.
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so can someone give me a link to what tuner i should get?
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try stuffforyourranger.com or however its spelled.

XCAL2..
VOLANT for intake.
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how much watts are you go to have
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I am gettin 2 w7s and i will have two amps all i know is it is a HUGE rockford fosgate
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there is sub out that are good as JL for less money i got 2 15 with 4000 watts amp for less than 1K
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I really don't think any thing beats a jl sub
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On sound quality no but if you go over 1000 watts it voids the warranty that sub i got are for quality and a friend had a 13 W7 with there 1000watt amp it does sound good on my opin i think my sub and the w7 very close. how much are you paying for sub?
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500 a piece im gettin 2
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what size
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tens i gotta go to luch text me if you can im up for ideals 304 8514461
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i have spent 1300 on my sound system and still need to spend another 300 - 400 but i just cant justify it.. 5000... its beyond imagination. you could supercharge and lift your ranger for that.

2000 for zacks charger and 2000 or whatever for RCD kit.
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