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Old 10-03-2009
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What can i do for more performance?

Ive already done intake, and exhaust will be done after i get my body lift on monday(woots!!). im not good with vehicles and all, and i cant think of anything to help my power/mileage....was thinking of a computer chip or something, just not sure on all that and all...so can you all give me tips on how i can get some more power/torch, and maybe better mileage along the way?haha
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Oh btw, i own a 99 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 2wd


My Truck(before 3'' body lift, which is being done in 2 days as of post) (31s, mastercraft mud terrains)


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Sure. But first what motor and year? Yes, you can get a tuner, underdrive pulleys, cooler thermostat, and forced induction if your willing to go that route.
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Dont listen to Smakes.

Get a tuner and pulleys. They are the best thing for your buck.
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BTW, Smakes. I just read your avatar signature " most signed on person on R/f"

Its crazy how much you are on here. I swear like 2 weeks ago you have 3,3xx posts.
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tuner, whats that?can i use my guitar tuner?:P jk. and by pulleys, buy a whole new set?not understanding, sorry.
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BTW, Smakes. I just read your avatar signature " most signed on person on R/f"

Its crazy how much you are on here. I swear like 2 weeks ago you have 3,3xx posts.
pretty sure it says most sigged, maybe you need glasses jake?
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Should have bought a 4.0L if you were concerned about power. The weaker the engine, the less you gain from mods anyway.
A tuner or chip reprograms the factory ECU to make better power, generally at the expense of higher octane fuel. If you have an automatic transmission it should also improve shifting.
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pretty sure it says most sigged, maybe you need glasses jake?
Damn, you are right. Sometimes I read to fast. Either way I am probably right, lol.


Search for programmers and you will find all the info you need.
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Should have bought a 4.0L if you were concerned about power. The weaker the engine, the less you gain from mods anyway.
A tuner or chip reprograms the factory ECU to make better power, generally at the expense of higher octane fuel. If you have an automatic transmission it should also improve shifting.
well im not trying to have it to race and all,got the truck as a gift also. just curious because after my lift i think im going to lose some power and all. want to gain some back, or have more and all. i lost some when i put my bigger tires also. still need to fix my speedometer, off by 5.
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I am pretty sure the programmer can fix your speedometer issue as well.
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Dont listen to Smakes.
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my post was a joke, obv
I know, lol.

I pitty the person who gets one of those.
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The BEST thing you can do to re-gain power from bigger tires is re-gear the axles.
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you could always buy a lancer evo, LancerRevo (is there an echo in here?)
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cheapest mod for more power???? look no further than this:


and then buy a 4.0l or a full size for more power. You bought a Ranger for a reason right?...
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i mainly got it because i wanted a truck, period. this opportunity fell in my lap, so i took it. i do not plan on selling/trading it in. this thing had low mileage when i got it 4-5 months and is very clean, runs great. so only option im sticking with is improving.

EDIT: lancerrevo nickname was made like 6-8 years ago haha. i use to be/still sorta, and lancer evolution fan. i dont feel like coming up with a new name and all, so i stick with this.
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