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Old 04-13-2006
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Cold air induction

Has anyone ever fabricated a cold air induction system on a Ranger? My friend has one made for his 1/2 ton, it just cost him the filter(kn), and a couple of parts from a junkyard.

Cant seem to find anything here.
What about this chip you can buy to trick the ECU?? Is that any good???
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Old 04-13-2006
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The ones to "trick" the ECU are not worth anything unless you have a pre-1998 Ranger generally. They just modify a sensor input and later Rangers aren't fooled by that enough to matter.

A "real" chip costs hundreds of dollars, as do "tunes" with programmers, and they are worth it. That's a new program that actually changes how your ECU operates.

Cold air induction (ram air I'm talking here) only makes a difference at very high speeds. With our small engines the HP gains are anemic -- but they are real and I guess everything counts.
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no one makes a real CAI for a ranger, it would be a custom job
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Old 04-13-2006
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if anything try this....

its as close as youcan get...its pretty home made
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Old 04-13-2006
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Originally Posted by Gay-briel
no one makes a real CAI for a ranger, it would be a custom job


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