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The 4.0 sohc is a VERY torqie engine if ford would just do a *little* tweaking from the factory. Doug904 turned me on to lookin at the exhaust side of the heads.. theres some minor blockage. If you can find a set of Aluminum Explorer heads ( I believe they are off the Earlier explorers ) and Extrude hone them.. you will see a nice gain.

Rumor had it the SOHC was going to be the base v6 for the 05 stang.. then they looked at the european duratec 3.5Lv6... Theres No replacement for displacement.. take a 4.0 and do what traditional hotrodders do.. and you will have a beast that could probably keep up with most stock 4.6 stangs ( base GT's ) .

The biggest problem I see with the SOHC is not the engine.. its the Trannies they put behind them. They have a LOT of case flex ( ask me how I know.. I walked home.. ) and a weak 8.8 axle.

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You're welcome. I'm just pointing out how silly I think it is to talk about these engines. Rangers will always be slow no matter what you do.

how slow is slow? How fast do you want a truck to go? Ive seen trucks run 10s at the 1/4mile track, and for a truck thats fast...

so unless you are going to compare a Ranger to a car or bike, they can go fast...In some cases faster then the car, but most likely never faster then the bike

this is a ranger site, and a post about the 4.0, if you cant be more open about it, maybe you should stop posting replies to the subject, and let people who want to learn and want to mod there engine post
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I am open, I am sharing my opinion. You don't have to agree with it. How much power does that modified 4.0 OHV make? As much as a beater 5.0L mustang? Is it as fast as a $1000 motorcycle? I am just curious as to why people spend the money on these things. I seek enlightenment. I don't understand you and I want to.
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I am open, I am sharing my opinion. You don't have to agree with it. How much power does that modified 4.0 OHV make? As much as a beater 5.0L mustang? Is it as fast as a $1000 motorcycle? I am just curious as to why people spend the money on these things. I seek enlightenment. I don't understand you and I want to.
i cant explain why people spend their money on engines, becuase thats not my thing, and i dont do it...

i spend my money on looks(trucks not mine) and yeah, i know i will never get anything out of it besides personal enjoyment and thats why i do it...And i assume thats why other people work on their rides, for personal enjoyment
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The 4.0 sohc is a VERY torqie engine if ford would just do a *little* tweaking from the factory. Doug904 turned me on to lookin at the exhaust side of the heads.. theres some minor blockage. If you can find a set of Aluminum Explorer heads ( I believe they are off the Earlier explorers ) and Extrude hone them.. you will see a nice gain.

Rumor had it the SOHC was going to be the base v6 for the 05 stang.. then they looked at the european duratec 3.5Lv6... Theres No replacement for displacement.. take a 4.0 and do what traditional hotrodders do.. and you will have a beast that could probably keep up with most stock 4.6 stangs ( base GT's ) .

The biggest problem I see with the SOHC is not the engine.. its the Trannies they put behind them. They have a LOT of case flex ( ask me how I know.. I walked home.. ) and a weak 8.8 axle.

BTW: Those clips Dr. Skot posted.. theyre pretty old.. I've done a lot more since then.. I didnt even have my pro-m maf , proper injectors nor my timing where it was 'sweet' .

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djayenos: they are actually still puttin the 4.0 SOHC in the '05 stang

Dave and Julie: they do it because it is different, what kind of world would we have if everyone drove a 5.0 fox body coupe, pretty bland if you ask me, and the 207hp SOHC V6 isn't bad compared to a 220hp V8 mustang.
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So it's a desire to be different then? I can accept that answer. The thing that I don't understand is why buy a Ranger if you want to go fast. i am guessing that the Ranger came first, and the desire to go fast came later.

I can not confirm nor deny that the base engine in the '05 Mustang is the 4.0L SOHC V6.
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Not everyone can afford payments and what not, insurance...

I pay 257 a month, good enough for me...

My trucks quick for a truck, not the fastest, but i know im different from everyone else..

Just dont like being the same is all....
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257 a month for the truck or insurance? I hope it is the truck.
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ya, the truck, insurance is another chunk of change, either way, with a stang, it would be more...Or any other go-fast car...
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When you have a 13 second mustang people say so what. If you have a 13 secon ranger people are like wtf?

And I can confirm that the '05 stang will have the 4.0.

http://www.spectravp.com/ebro.pdf
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dave, the truck came first for me, but that doesn't mean anything. i guess the way that i looks at it i can't be "normal." i will always be doing things to the vehicles that i own.
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When you have a 13 second mustang people say so what. If you have a 13 secon ranger people are like wtf?

And I can confirm that the '05 stang will have the 4.0.

http://www.spectravp.com/ebro.pdf
I could confirm a lot of things if I didn't have a confidentiality agreement with the Ford Motor Company. :D

I suppose what you say is true. I guess I don't have that type of personality is all that's different about me. I tend to just buy vehicles for a purpose and leave them stock. My secret rationale is maybe an insecurity, if you modify something and someone thinks it looks stupid it's your fault. But if it is stock and someone makes fun of you, it isn't your fault, you didn't make it that way.

And here's another old fart comment, resale value. You can laugh at me for that one, I won't mind.
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some people dont plan on re-sale...lol
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I never plan on resale. I want to keep my vehicles and run them into the ground. :)
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Resale is nice, when you're selling. I think with my Cobra it got me an extra couple grand vs. the modified ones. Plus you lose money in the mods you pay for. Just my perspective. I think mainly that comes from taking a beating selling my '92.
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You're welcome. I'm just pointing out how silly I think it is to talk about these engines. Rangers will always be slow no matter what you do.
So why were you a member here again? :?: :roll:
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You're welcome. I'm just pointing out how silly I think it is to talk about these engines. Rangers will always be slow no matter what you do.
So why were you a member here again? :?: :roll:
To make you feel uncomfortable.
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You're welcome. I'm just pointing out how silly I think it is to talk about these engines. Rangers will always be slow no matter what you do.
So why were you a member here again? :?: :roll:
To make you feel uncomfortable.
Really? I though it was just to act like a dick and see how far you can push the limits of civility before Christian does the right thing and bans you so you can call him a hypocrite, which is what you've wanted all along.
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Who's being uncivil?

Ask a silly question, get a silly answer.
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Re: Body Lift or Suspension Lift?

Okay you two, calm down. This keeps up, I'll lock the thread and send you two to go sit in a corner for a while.
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pics of my Whipple installed

So far I don't really got anything..
K&N FIPK, and a Magnaflow Exhaust.. headers comin in a few weeks... oh yeah.. and nearly 250 lbs. of dead weight in the back seat!! I love my sound system..
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good luck with those headers....LMFAO
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14.8 @ 93mph

It's got some exhaust work, an intake, an e-fan, and a flasher.

Is it fast? Fast is quite the relative term but it has shocked quite a few domestic V8s and high dollar import cars.

Why do we do what we do? To have fun. My truck is a blast to drive.
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