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Proud new owner of a danger ranger!

Hey all,
Just bought my first ford ranger monday!

-2001 Ford Ranger Edge
-3.0 V6
-4x4
-148k miles
-Manual Tranny
-Ext Cab (4 doors)
-All Stock

Sold my jeep wrangler to get a cheaper smaller truck that I can haul my crotch rocket around in. I've been looking for about two months for a decent ranger that was either black or white, ext cab, 4x4, and manual tranny! Finally found it at a dealer and picked her up the next day! Shortly after buying it i found a little switch under the dash.. flicked it... it was a mini train horn the previous owner installed hahaha.

Anyway; I have many future plans for this truck inside and out.

I wanted to go 35's with a 6 inch suspension but due to the necessary cost of regearing im choosing to go with 33's on a 3inch BL. Will be ordering black rims (not sure what kind yet)... Plan to install a dual exhaust, probably flowmaster. K&N cold air intake as well. Possibly a superchip but not sure if its worth it. I will also be adding some bushwacker pocket style fender flares painted white. Smoked out halo head lights, and smoked LED tail lights, along with smoked halo fog lights eventually. Interior I will be installing an aftermarket head unit, some aftermarket 6x8 speakers, and my two 10" memphis audio m3 subwoofers wired to a rockford fosgate amp that I had installed in my Jeep Wrangler. On top of all of that im sure there is much more ahead in the future!

See ya around.
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Welcome.. can't wait to see some pics and see some mods starting. I would ditch the Cold air intake and superchip.. save your money.. buy a tuner.
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Can you give me some recommendations for tuners then?
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Can you give me some recommendations for tuners then?
I have a SCT X4 coming in today as a matter of fact. If you order the tuner through More Power Tuning, you get 3 free custom tunes. A little pricey, but definitely worth it.

Also, do yourself a favor and stay away from the eBay projector headlights. I've had them, and they're a waste of money. Spend the little bit extra and either do your own retrofit with real projectors, or there are a few guys on the forum that will do it for you, for a price of course. The quality of light output is far superior to what you get from the eBay specials. I can tell you this because I've owned them. You'll be disappointed.

I know this stuff isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for. Buy once, cry once.
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ok so im going to purchase a tuner. basically when i select my 3 free custom tunes, i just do one of each? performance, tow, economy.. all 87 oct. trans will be N/A(manual) or should i change that around with street/race/chill/stock? and traction set to factory or off?
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ok so im going to purchase a tuner. basically when i select my 3 free custom tunes, i just do one of each? performance, tow, economy.. all 87 oct. trans will be N/A(manual) or should i change that around with street/race/chill/stock? and traction set to factory or off?

First of all, don't order the custom tunes just yet. You need to have the tuner in hand first because you have to include the tuner S/N and your PCM strategy number on the form.

Since you have a manual transmission, don't mess with the transmission settings on the form. Leave them as "N/A (Manual)." I wouldn't mess with the traction control either.

Since you have plans to get a lift and tires soon, you should probably wait until you figure out what size tires and gears you'll get before you order the tuner. No sense in tuning your stock truck and using all your free tunes when you'll need new ones soon after.

Edit: As far as the baseline tune goes, that's up to you. If you want all performance tunes, all economy, one of each, then go for whatever suits your needs. I'm in the process of putting in a much bigger motor, and I already have bigger tires and have regeared. I'm going to go with 2 performance tunes, each with a different shift style, and an economy tune for when I go on long trips.
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