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Old 02-23-2012
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97 2.3 ranger engine mods?

Hey guys im new to the thread and ive had my ranger goin on about 3 years now and i was wondering if there are any good engine mods i can do to give it a little more power?
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Drop a 4.0 in it is the only mod you can do. The only good thing about the 2.3 is the gas mileage.
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No replacement for displacement. Don't dump $1,500 in mods for a 2.3L motor.... just have a bone stock V6 blow your doors off.
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umm fyi to brandon umm the 2.3's are horrible for fuel effeciency. i got a 97 sohc guzzles gas more then my 4.0 94 extended cab ever did.
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umm fyi to brandon umm the 2.3's are horrible for fuel effeciency. i got a 97 sohc guzzles gas more then my 4.0 94 extended cab ever did.
I'm not trying to argue with you but you must have something wrong with your 2.3 cuz I still get well over 20 mpg.
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i dunno what it works out to be but 400k's from 60 liters of gas canadian measurements. to me thats not good mileage i had an 1990 f-150 that got that.
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umm fyi to brandon umm the 2.3's are horrible for fuel effeciency. i got a 97 sohc guzzles gas more then my 4.0 94 extended cab ever did.
That's one anecdote. Another is mine, which gets 22-25 mpg with extended cab and a 5-speed.
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2.3 performance mods

hi had to rejoin this forum after seeing your post and the lame responses./ check out hot rod high ca./ you can change fuel inj. to 20 psi 5.0 liter motor, /reverse plug wire on exaust coil so they both fire on comp. stroke, /block egr valve, /remove baffel @ air intake, and more inexpensive mods. i did last 3 mods today can tell improvement on pick up. hope you`r still around.97 ranger 335978 mi. 60 mi. round trip everyday to work.2.3 liters rule
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convert it to a turbo 2.3 and you'll be easily at the power of a stock 5.0 with good mileage
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