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Hello all. I was putting too many miles on my new Shelby Mustang GT convertible, so decided to buy a used 2004 Ranger Edge Extended Cab for my daily driver. She's got a lot of miles on her but I've been told these things last forever.

I am somewhat familiar with the mod bug, as my Shelby is fairly tricked out. So I will ask, what do you all recommend I start with on the Ranger? This truck will be a DD, with my main goal being MPG economy. What can I do to maximize MPG and engine/drivetrain longevity?

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welcome, is it 3 liter, 4liter? auto, stick?
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3.0 auto
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Howdy! Start off with exhaust and an intake then go with a Bama tuner. A tonue(no clue how to spell that) cover will also help a good bit.
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Pics of the Shelby?
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exhaust and tuner will increase my MPG?
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exhaust and tuner will increase my MPG?
Yes they will.

These are the tuners that most of the guys on here run: Click here
I have one and love it, it will also remove your speed limiter.
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welcome to the boards..your kinda close to me..ill be up in Charlotte few times beginning of the year!!
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I actually already have an xcal2 for my Shelby, although I don't believe I can use it for the Ranger as it is tied to the Shelby. This is the first I've heard of a tuner helping gas mileage though. When I loaded my tune on my Shelby I actually lost MPG (likely due to heavier foot).
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welcome to the site dan
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welcome to R-F, Dan!
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We have like the same Ranger, great little truck! I'm not far from you up here at App for school. Welcome to the site! FYI the NC guys have a meet planned for May 31st next year theres a thread on it in the Meets section.
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I actually already have an xcal2 for my Shelby, although I don't believe I can use it for the Ranger as it is tied to the Shelby. This is the first I've heard of a tuner helping gas mileage though. When I loaded my tune on my Shelby I actually lost MPG (likely due to heavier foot).
its all about the tuning that you get. Get it breathing better than get her tuned to run real nice like.
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Nice truck, but I think bought the wrong vehicle for gas mileage, 2wd?
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Welcome fellow Tar Heel!
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You bought a Shelby and your worried about fuel econemy? THATS a first!
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hi and welcome
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Yeah, I bought a convertible 600 HP Shelby as the fun gas guzzling monster... but as a daily driver my new 2WD Ranger is quite an upgrade in economy. Supposedly this truck will get me 21 MPG hwy and that is a far cry from 11-12 MPG that the monster in the garage drinks up!
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Since this is my new DD and will be used almost exclusively on the highway, I want to maximize mileage and longevity. I'm thinking a tonneau cover and new K&N air filter and my first two mods. Any recommendations?
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Instead of the KN I would go MAC CAI from http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...php?main_page= and exhaust. However you decide to go though welcome aboard and I wanna see that Shelby
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Welcome to the site, glad to see another NC member. Hopefully we will see you at the meet this spring!
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Meet? Info?
Forzda, on the site you pointed me to the MAC is not available for a 2004 model.
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