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the pulley is a little cheaper, but the gains are about the same. personally i would get the efan myself, the pulleys have always been a little iffy to me, you have to sacrifice turning allt he accessories slower to gain a few ponies
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I got 151 from an insurance refund a few weeks back, went on ebay and bought a guage bezel, and air filter adapter. Still have quite a bit left over to boot.
Interior dressup is really cheap on ebay
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E fan- about $100 on ebay
Pulley: DZK or Underdog:$75
Total HP gain: About 10 RWHP tops

Get them both at the same time, much easier...and you'll wanna do one of them eventually. Trust me, your knuckles will thank me.

If not that, than save for a Bama chip (SCT). It's like $350...but it adds 10 RWHP, better shift point, saves alotta gas (unless you floor it often). Doug904 is the owner of it, and is unlike the other performance chips like JET since he asks for some of your trucks numbers so he can program it for you accordingly...so it's made just for your truck. I'm sure if you run a search, you'll hear praise everywhere. I have it, and I refuse to go anywhere without it while I'm home.

In my opinion, Id save for the chip before you get anything else. Than crawl to the Under drive pulley and efan. But if you want a free modification, do the hotwater bypass. run a search on it here or on rangerpowersports.com. Basically your taking off the radiar hose going to and from the intake manifold and connecting them together. It will let the engine run cooler, and 'might' help out with gas mileage...but it definetly reduces pinging (pinging is bad, it's detonation that is common in rangers).
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Mine has positions for Driver or Passenger. You got shafted.
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Mine has positions for Driver or Passenger. You got shafted.
shafted how? the picture shows switches for both sides
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hows about putting the money in the bank????
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I don't think $150 is enough to do really anything.... or at least not for me.

Save it!
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Mine has positions for Driver or Passenger. You got shafted.
yeah i got 2 switches and one in the middle open the door the middle turns on..and i can alternate the driver or passenger..
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clear corners
tail lights
headlight bulb swap
Mustang Dome light
that should add up to $150
any money left over swap out the turn signal bulbs & cargo lights with LEDS
My thought to the point!
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yeah i got 2 switches and one in the middle open the door the middle turns on..and i can alternate the driver or passenger..
yea me to... the only diffrence between mine and the stang is that the stang can have both on at the same time, but i can do that if i turn on my cargo light...
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guys, I have 2000 ranger stock 4x4. The only mod i have done is k&n airfilter. I was given 150.00 by a doctor I work with for christmas. how should I spend it. All ideas are greatly appreciated.
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bad link
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bad link as in its not working? or the fact that its for hookers?
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e-fan gets my vote...

or new pulleys unless you have a 4.0 cuz the underdrive is 250 or something alone...
He has a different 4.0L, it's a '99.

My vote would be towards an e-fan, or save it until you find something you know you want. I know it's great having that money burning a hole in your pocket, but hold onto it and you might find something you just can't live without a little ways down the road!
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the 99 4.0 uses the same pulley. hell an aerostar with a 4.0 uses the same pulley. the 4.0 pulley is for ALL later model ford 4.0s. still though, for the amount of money, an efan is the way to go IMO
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well, dont get silverstars, get xtravision. theyre just as bright and last 2x as long. as far as a cover, mine is made by lebra, and is snapless, tongue and groove deal, works really nice, im very happy with it. that was $200 tho at pep boys. you can also get some fogs light too... like folks said, ebay, but with lightbuilbs, i prefer new bulbs over used. obly because you cant touch the glass, and if you do, you run the risk of the bulb exploding....
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I agree with that one. Gas is crazy right now
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i say scrape another $50-100 (depending on where you go) and get some dual exhaust on that thing.
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