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De..lifting? ha

Im considering lowering the truck to maybe stock height or a little lower. how much will this cost and how much can i sell the parts for?

I desperately need better gas mileage. The other thing I thought about doing is Supercharging the beast. but how much gas miles will i get outta a SC? Anyone on here Supercharged?
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New Cab/Bed Bolts Assuming you dont have the stockers.. sell the bl for $100?
New Stock size Tires $300+ and depending your current tires condition maybe $300+
Alloy Rims.. lighter rims save gas.. get some cheap stockers of craiglist for $200 and sell the steelies for maybe $200..

So if you do it right you could break even, have a stock truck, and maybe save gas, but doubt full if you want a SC..

Easiest/Cheapest way to save gas is to change your driving style.. keep the rpms low, mostly under 2k, keep it under 65 mph on the hwy, and dont ever gun it from a dead stop.. this got my mixed driving from 18mpg to 22mpg..
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Also, good luck finding a supercharger for the 3.0L Vulcan. The Whipple has been discontinued for a couple of years now.. Turbo it! lol
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Go buy a 1000 buck beater
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I found a lot of bolts at home depot or the like when i took off my body lift. but im not sure if i had to use a real nut and not the captured nuts in the frame.
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Go buy a 1000 buck beater
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i have some stock rims off a 2002 im wanting to get rid of

they look like this


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yea I changed my mind on the de lifting I just was desperate yesterday... haha I was pissed about gas but Im gettin my moms corolla S in a few when she leaves the state for work so ill be gettin oh say 35 a gallon??

But I like the turbo idea... i love that blow off PSSSSSSHHHHHHHH!!! haha
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ok...so iknow your not gonna "demod" the truck now...

But...

Jared had a 03L2 RCD'd and BL'd w/ 35's and alloys, 4.56's, and an Explorer Express supercharger....and was getting great mileage out of it when out of the gas. Very impressive numbers for a truck on 35's and supercharged.
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Jared had a 03L2 RCD'd and BL'd w/ 35's and alloys, 4.56's, and an Explorer Express supercharger....and was getting great mileage out of it when out of the gas. Very impressive numbers for a truck on 35's and supercharged.
jared had 4.10s and the ee and was getting the good mileage, then he regeared to 4.88s.. i dont ever recall him saying his mileage after that.. but i'm sure it wasn't near as good
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so some 4.10s are a good ratio for gas on 33s and this supercharger whats it run and worth it?
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jared had 4.10s and the ee and was getting the good mileage, then he regeared to 4.88s.. i dont ever recall him saying his mileage after that.. but i'm sure it wasn't near as good

my bad...been a while.....lol.
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my bad...been a while.....lol.
its cool man.. i just adored his truck :P

and back on topic, yeah 4.10s and 33s are a good match.. thats exactly what i'm runnin with an auto tranny and i consistently get around 21 mpg on the highway
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how much would it cost to supercharge a 99 ranger? Is it a hard job ?
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wow so 4.10s are all me haha I need that 21 ! so no lowering just some gas mods if u will and did u gain any of your lost power back with the 4.10s?
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how do i know if im 8.8 or 7.5???? stupid question?? haahaha
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ive got a set of factory 4.10s for an 8.8 if want to buy them off me cheap. its been so long since i kept my ranger knowledge fresh in my head, but didnt most, if not all edges have an 8.8?
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Hm I really dont know but I will definately take em off your hands just let me know how much. u know anyone who can do the install around town?
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yea, my old job. 4wheelparts in 103rd.
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kristiano i didnt know you were a 3 liter... in that case if i were you i would probably run 4.30 gears.. (assuming you have an 8.8) i think that would be a good equivalent to what setup i have..

OR if you do a lot more city driving i would run 4.56 gears..
OR if you do a lot more highway driving i would do 4.10 gears..

but thats just my personal opinion
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yea see thats the thing is I do a bit of both. Thats why Im torn between them... I run a lawn service so Ive got highway and prolly mostly city. Now wont the bigger gear ratio cut back on my power in higher RPMs? or is that falso..
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the lower the gear, the more off idle accel you will have. you will start to loose overall speed compared to stock. the tires will help in counteracting that. i would go with a 4.30. if you tow for work, that will help, but wont be to much for the highway.
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So i reckon 4.30 will do it. I mean I only tow two maybe three days outta the week should I still go with 4 30?
Hey Im sorry to keep askin all these queswtions.
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i would say so. its better to have a little more, than not enough. hell i ran 5.13s in my 4cyl with 33s. that was a blast when i put the stock 14" rims back on, and i couldnt do faster than 50 on I-10
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