Army Ranger 3.0 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Member Introductions New to Ranger-Forums.com? Please take a moment and introduce yourself.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-14-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: orange, texas
Posts: 19
Army Ranger 3.0

Greetings from Iraq. Im stationed in Iraq rt now, but back home i got a 2008 ranger sport 3.0 that im ready to get started on. Ive researched as many performance upgrades as i can. So far ive decided to go with a k&n air charger intake, underdog pulleys, gibson exhaust, headers(not sure what kind yet), new thermostat, throttlebody spacer, throttlebody(so far havent found one for a 3.0), diablosport programmer and finally a mild drop to round everything out. If anybody has any experience with these products, im open to suggestions. Also, if anybody knows a good suspension kit for a 2008 please lemme know. Likewise for the throttlebody and headers.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-14-2009
TazDevil07's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Slower Lower, DE
Posts: 1,623
Welcome to RF, Clay and thank you for your service. What branch?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-14-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Welcome to the site! I would skip the K&N, its not worth the money.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-14-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: orange, texas
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by TazDevil07 View Post
Welcome to RF, Clay and thank you for your service. What branch?
Army
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-14-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: orange, texas
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
Welcome to the site! I would skip the K&N, its not worth the money.
any suggestions on something better?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-14-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
I don't know if Volant makes one or not for the 3.0 yet. The Roush box is a good one too, uses a K&N cone filter with a enclosed box. Kind of hard to find though
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-14-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: orange, texas
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
I don't know if Volant makes one or not for the 3.0 yet. The Roush box is a good one too, uses a K&N cone filter with a enclosed box. Kind of hard to find though
ok thanks for the tip
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-14-2009
graniteguy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,221
are you going home or to a base when you get back? Underdog performance is 20 minutes from Ft Hood in case you end up there.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-14-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: orange, texas
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by graniteguy View Post
are you going home or to a base when you get back? Underdog performance is 20 minutes from Ft Hood in case you end up there.
actually fort hood is my permanent duty station, so yeah, once the tours over ill be back there
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-14-2009
graniteguy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,221
if you want to come by, I'll help you get those pulleys on when you are ready. I'm up in Kempner, between Copperas Cove and Lampasas. Right off the hiway.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-14-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oklahoma, Nevada
Posts: 74
Welcome to the site.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-14-2009
Machine090767's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 6,410
welcome to R-F, Clay!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-14-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oklahoma, Nevada
Posts: 74
Welcome to the site.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-14-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: orange, texas
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by graniteguy View Post
if you want to come by, I'll help you get those pulleys on when you are ready. I'm up in Kempner, between Copperas Cove and Lampasas. Right off the hiway.
thanks i appreciate that. if u got any more ideas on how to squeeze some power out of that motor im all ears
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-14-2009
graniteguy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,221
Underdog is out of roller rockers but that has been a good item. Morana should have them in stock.

I would go with an X3 over diablo sport. If no other reason, the main two guys that tune for rangers (bama and rogue) use the x3 device to do it. This will allow you to get updated tunes down the road.

Considering yours is an 08, I can put a larger maf housing on your truck but it will have to be tuned for it- another reason to get the x3 over a diablo. If you do this, don't get a 2008 intake. You will need one that fits a 2003 model, not a 2008.

the easiest throttle body upgrade is swapping one from a 3.0 escape. Its not a direct fit, but doesn't take much to make it work. Someone here showed some pics of the swap. A search will bring it up.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-14-2009
Bottoms Up's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Clifton Forge, VA
Posts: 97
Welcome to R/F! Thank you for what you do brother!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-14-2009
mossyoak03's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 193
welcome to RF
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-19-2009
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
Howdy & thanks for your service.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-19-2009
REUBER's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: US Army
Posts: 1,722
Welcome...and do push ups....yes I said do push ups

Whats your MOS?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-19-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: orange, texas
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by REUBER View Post
Welcome...and do push ups....yes I said do push ups

Whats your MOS?
lol ive done enough push ups, im a 63h-track mechanic.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 07-19-2009
t3ob's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Olive Branch, MS
Posts: 1,762
Welcome to the Forum!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 07-23-2009
Bentley's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Billings MT
Posts: 1,722
welcome Im a 31B Military Police but was a 13C and 13D FDC Artiliary
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-24-2009
rideabikenick's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Deltona, Fl.
Posts: 3,486
welcome
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-24-2009
rangercrazy07's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 758
welcome!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 07-24-2009
ranger beater's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ocala Florida
Posts: 68
wecome to rf, and thank you for your service
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Used Army Cots : El Paso Tx TXRanger09 Miscellaneous Items 24 10-12-2009 12:53 PM
Project : Army Jeep b3kbruiser Project Logs 27 03-21-2009 02:13 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:14 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.