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Old 12-26-2009
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Looking for more power!

Does anyone know of any performance mods you can put on a 2002 2.3L, or any tip's on getting more power? Thanks.
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You can do the typical free flowing intake and exhaust mods but on such a weak motor the returns will be minimal. Your best bet is to just gear it up.....or swap in a bigger motor. And NO you cant just throw a turbo on it.
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talk to Johnbaum13

hes done a few mods to the newer 2.3...he could point you in the right direction

i've seen his truck move.....its pretty wicked
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get a bigger motor
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the 2.3 in your ranger is very similar to the one in the ford focuses. You should go on some of the focus sites and check out what they've done.
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You can do the typical free flowing intake and exhaust mods but on such a weak motor the returns will be minimal.
Basically nonexistent...

You can turbo, but one the stock internals you won't get good results - plus I don't know any pre-existing kits for the truck. I would see if someone sells bigger cams, and you can port and polish your head. If you do anything to it you will want to get it tuned- that alone with the stock hardware will probably get you 20+whp.
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