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Old 01-15-2009
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The ghetto ways...lol

Is there anyway to add more hp under the hood thats cheap or affordable that doesnt cuz damage..

WHos heard of a resistor connector and is it really worth it??
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many will criticize me...
but i say intake, exhaust, throttle body spacer, computer chip, etc
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Many will criticize me, too.

It's a Ranger.....

Oh, and a TBS won't give you any noticeable power.
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Many will criticize me, too.

It's a Ranger.....

Oh, and a TBS won't give you any noticeable power.
Jim, what the hell is your deal, so what if it's a Ranger... if you hate em, sell it! I'm just pullin yer chain, someone had to criticize

simple solution to the OP...

5.0L swap
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many will criticize me...
but i say intake, exhaust, throttle body spacer, computer chip, etc
WHats a good computer chip and do know of any around $100?
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WHats a good computer chip and do know of any around $100?
The best:
http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...998af4f35080c8
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Jim, what the hell is your deal, so what if it's a Ranger... if you hate em, sell it! I'm just pullin yer chain, someone had to criticize

simple solution to the OP...

5.0L swap
Hahaha, you know I don't hate them. The 4.0 and 3.0 are notorious for being slow, and it's in a pickup truck.

By your name there OP, I'm just guessing, you have the 3.0.

Two words: Whipple Supercharger.
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Hahaha, you know I don't hate them. The 4.0 and 3.0 are notorious for being slow, and it's in a pickup truck.

By your name there OP, I'm just guessing, you have the 3.0.

Two words: Whipple Supercharger.
LOL... superchargers seem to make anything fast.
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Many will criticize me, too.

It's a Ranger.....

Oh, and a TBS won't give you any noticeable power.
x2 I wouldnt want to make a ranger fast, if you want a fast vehicle get a car, but I don't think thats your intention you seem to just want a little extra power. Get a tuner for starters!
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I have a JET chip ($150?), JBA cat-back exhaust ($275), and I custom cut my air intake box just below the filter (not really recommended if you drive off-road in the mud and water) and my truck is not slow compared to a similar priced vehicle. If you're looking for a 300 hp instant, cheap upgrade, yes a car is the only way go to. But, with those simple mods and less than $500 I am very happy with the performance of my truck (4.0). I also have 31" tires which may slow it down some compared to the stock tire size.
Also, I recommend cleaning your engine internally with fuel injector cleaner, specifically Techron...and run a bottle or two of Seafoam through the brake booster and possibly even inside the intake, if you take the intake tube off up to the throttle body so you can bypass the MAF and other things to get the cleaner in there. Doing those will clean your engine internally to get back lost power, at least that's my thought

A lighter vehicle means a quicker vehicle, so don't carry things that may be heavy that you may not need.
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Don't forget decals and an intake Tornado.......LMAO!!

Decals add 5hp EACH!!! NOS decals add 10 rwhp instantly.
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Don't forget decals and an intake Tornado.......LMAO!!

Decals add 5hp EACH!!! NOS decals add 10 rwhp instantly.
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Forced induction or motor swap is the best way for more power.
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If your on a budget start with intake, exhaust and a programmer. You will notice the greatest increase for the money spent there starting out.

But like others have said 5.0 swap or SC is the only way to see real big increases
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