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2.3 Performance mods

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2.3 Performance mods

Hey all,

I wanted to post a review of some mods that I've done to my 2003 B2300:
K&N Intake
JET Chip
Gibson Catback

I put these on in stages, and I definitely noticed a difference with each one, but the overall difference with all three is very noticable. No, it's not 25 hp, but I would guess around 12-15 RWHP which with a truck that's only pushing around 110 RWHP stock is a big improvment. The sound out of the exhaust is deep, but not too intrusive. The truck has a lot more pull in 2nd /3rd gear from 3000 RPM up.

I know there's been a lot of discussion about modding these trucks, but the fact is you can squeeze a little extra power out with intake, a chip and exhaust. I enjoy driving the truck a lot more now. K&N does provide a dyno chart with the intake claiming about 7 RWHP. Not sure if it's that much, but 5 is certainly reasonable.

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I'd throw a hair dryer on mine if it were a four banger.
 
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My 2.3 does pretty well with the 31" tires.. I've got the K&N 77 Intake, SCT tuner, and magnaflow duals catback.. mine sounds like a fart can.. think a riced car is coming then I drive by with my lifted ranger..

and the 18+ mpg city and extra power are well worth the fart sounds.. and its an automatic..


how did you come up with those rwhp specs?
 
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It looks like I goofed on the RWHP numbers; I looked at the K&N sheet again and it our truck has 120 RWHP stock. They provide a chart with the intake, though that claims 7RWHP. I'm guessing a bit on the rest, but I'm sure that each mod would have to give at least 5 hp, with a total of around 15 (but 15 hp on top of 120 is more than 10% more power; not bad in my book). If I added up all the "claimed" HP ratings, they would be around 30.

It's interesting that your exhaust sounds so different. Mine sounds a lot like my friends' old 1994 V6 Explorer with a Flowmaster. I really like the sound out of the Gibson.
 
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any links for the gibson exhaust?
 
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Originally Posted by 07Ranger
any links for the gibson exhaust?
summit and styling concepts sells them, good kits and they sound well I used to have one on my 98 3.0..

Also I dont know how you guys are managing 19mpg I get 28 mpg all city
 
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for real i have the 2.5L with intake and a cherrybomb mufler and im getting at least 26MPG+ its gonna suck after i turbo it ill probly buy another for my daily
 
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Originally Posted by bruiser
for real i have the 2.5L with intake and a cherrybomb mufler and im getting at least 26MPG+ its gonna suck after i turbo it ill probly buy another for my daily
you suck! I get 19 consistently with my POS 2.5 -Mike-
 
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i have a 2.3 and im getting 31 highway and 25 city with my 32s
 
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Originally Posted by 07Ranger
i have a 2.3 and im getting 31 highway and 25 city with my 32s
have you recalculated it since you added the new tires?

Ive had 40 on the highyway actually which through me by suprise.
 
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Originally Posted by Mark98xlt
have you recalculated it since you added the new tires?

Ive had 40 on the highyway actually which through me by suprise.

i had all my stuff recalibrated for my lift and tires "31x10.50x15"
and i get about 29Highway and about 24-26 City. Depending.

Sorry for being a lil off topic but why were you banned from rangerpower.com? Mark98xlt
 
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Originally Posted by Hellion
i had all my stuff recalibrated for my lift and tires "31x10.50x15"
and i get about 29Highway and about 24-26 City. Depending.

Sorry for being a lil off topic but why were you banned from rangerpower.com? Mark98xlt
because they dont like me over there
 
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Originally Posted by Mark98xlt
have you recalculated it since you added the new tires?

Ive had 40 on the highyway actually which through me by suprise.
yea the only lose i saw was performance. i baby my truck so if i want good milage ill get it :)
 
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Im intersted in the chip. I havent even thought to chip my 97 2.3 liter
links?
 
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Originally Posted by speedranger
Im intersted in the chip. I havent even thought to chip my 97 2.3 liter
links?
Jet module

Heres one.
 
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check these guys out they have a few things that are affordable...

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Originally Posted by bruiser
for real i have the 2.5L with intake and a cherrybomb mufler and im getting at least 26MPG+ its gonna suck after i turbo it ill probly buy another for my daily
I have the 2.5 in my 2000. It has never gotten any better than 23 miles to the gallon, and now that it has some miles on it(148,000 or so) it is getting 18 or 19. My Dakota V-6 magnum gets better mileage than my ranger and its got 227,000 miles on it.
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Zane you're cool unless you own stake in summit racing, and if so we need to talk. :)
 
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LMAO. i wish. what the hell would i be driving a ranger for?!? .......oh yeah. now i remember. :P
 
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hey y'all where can i purchase a 77 series k&n air intake for my rig, everywhere i look they only offer drop in k&n filters...
 
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Originally Posted by sonoraranger
hey y'all where can i purchase a 77 series k&n air intake for my rig, everywhere i look they only offer drop in k&n filters...

http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...7a188f4ef3383c

not sure if he ships to cabo..

pic of mine:
 
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its an 2005 2.3 l crew cab by the way...
 
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Originally Posted by sonoraranger
its an 2005 2.3 l crew cab by the way...

does yours look like mine? (pic in previous post)

I am not sure if the mexican ranger has the same 2.3L..
 

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