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Icon9 Depressed about my 3.0

So, everyone I know says my truck is slow and I shouldn't have bought a 3.0 and should've gone for the 4.0 which I guess is about a 15. second drag time in a 1/4 mile... I was wondering if ya'll knew something I could do to make my truck a little bit better...Cause I'll face it, I don't know jack sh*it of what goes on with my ranger haha! (silly girl ) All I know is I am NOT running nitrous in it...I need this truck to last me atleast 5 more years lol. Or maybe instead of making it like a track truck, possibly some kind of offroad looking, or just street truck...SOMETHING! ANYTHING!

Gimme some ideas guys & gals. If there's hope at all for my little 3.0 :-\
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Supercharger or custom turbo kit is exactly what your looking for.

I HIGHLY doubt a stock 4.0 will run 15 in the 1/4.
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i say supercharger..and stock time should be like 17's
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I HIGHLY doubt a stock 4.0 will run 15 in the 1/4.
Agreed, I was out at Bandimere Speedway out here in Colorado a week ago and saw a couple of 4.0's run mid 17's. Sea level maybe a high 16.

IMO it depends on what you want to do. If you want to 4 wheel it, build it up. If you want it fast, I'm no help there, but build it to make it fast.
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I've heard that the 4.0s run 16s frequently so maybe a lil modding could hit 15 or something. i don't know much though because i'm on 35s.

I recommend you date a guy with a mustang.
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Well I got the time off Dragtimes.com heres the link-http://www.dragtimes.com/Ford-Ranger-Timeslip-7702.html
I thought a 15 second stock 4.0 would be ridiculous as well. I know mine with the exhaust I have would be like...19

Supercharger, I heard they're not the greatest...
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I recommend you date a guy with a mustang.
LMFAO!!!! Actually I date one with a TransAm. He's building it up as we speak.
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Get an intake, tuner, and underdrive pulley. All that wil give you more power. All that can be purchased from stuffforyourranger.com. What kind of exhaust do you have?
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Get an intake, tuner, and underdrive pulley. All that wil give you more power. All that can be purchased from stuffforyourranger.com. What kind of exhaust do you have?
3in. magnaflow.
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First off, boost is extremely popular with Fords - whatever it may be, roots style, centrifugal, turbo, etc.

And second, you mentioned you have a 3" Magnaflow. Is that the pipe daimeter after the muffler?
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First off, boost is extremely popular with Fords - whatever it may be, roots style, centrifugal, turbo, etc.

And second, you mentioned you have a 3" Magnaflow. Is that the pipe daimeter after the muffler?
Do'h yeah...I'm dumb.
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I am with mark on the exhaust size. what size are the pipes?
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It's a pick -up truck, why do you want it to be a race car?
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If ya want a dragster buy something else... your 3.0 is a good truck!
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Your a chick that drives a truck. That is cool enough.

I would suggest an intake, programmer, and you already have the exhaust. all three will help HP, be easy on the purse, and help with mpg.
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If your pipe tubing size after the muffler is 3" you need to get that changed..

3" is way too big for a naturally aspirated 3.0. I would get the tailpie(s) changed to 2.25".

You should notice a decent increase in a power gain due to more back pressure over the current 3" diameter (better low-end acceleration)

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If your pipe tubing size after the muffler is 3" you need to get that changed..

3" is way too big for a naturally aspirated 3.0. I would get the tailpie(s) changed to 2.25".

You should notice a decent increase in a power gain due to more back pressure (better low-end acceleration)
X2. Definitely helped out my 3.0 a little.
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Supercharger or custom turbo kit is exactly what your looking for.

I HIGHLY doubt a stock 4.0 will run 15 in the 1/4.
On slicks and with the airbox open. 15 flat. No spare, no jack, no tools, no passengers side of the 60/40 bench.
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I am with mark on the exhaust size. what size are the pipes?
It's a single exhaust pipe that's 3". magnaflow system.
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It's a pick -up truck, why do you want it to be a race car?
Not exactly "race car" but I don't know I just want a little "kick" out of it, if not I want some trailing or mudding out of it.
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If your pipe tubing size after the muffler is 3" you need to get that changed..

3" is way too big for a naturally aspirated 3.0. I would get the tailpie(s) changed to 2.25".

You should notice a decent increase in a power gain due to more back pressure over the current 3" diameter (better low-end acceleration)
Should I put smaller piping and dual?
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welp do you want to drag it, or mudd it? That is the question!!!! lol
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Should I put smaller piping and dual?
2.25" into duals should be jus perfect
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welp do you want to drag it, or mudd it? That is the question!!!! lol
lmao I think I made up my mind this time that I want to mudd it/make it look like one badass offroading machine. Maybe almost prerunning style.

BUT knowing me I'll see some girl with a fast truck/car and get all mad about it and wanna do that too, but I think I'm just gonna stick to who I am and just make it high so I can look down on the fast cars atleast lolz!!!
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