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2002 Ranger power increase

What small things can i do to increase my power? I want the rear tires to completely lose traction but all i do is squeal a little. What can i do

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Carry a jug of cheap oil with you and slick the pavement you wish to lose traction on. Instant fix
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What small things can i do to increase my power? I want the rear tires to completely lose traction but all i do is squeal a little. What can i do
The first time I read this, you hadn't mentioned the part about wanting to completely lose traction. It's nicknamed the 3.sl0w for a reason. I suggest this:

5.0 Swap
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Your model has Cold Air Intake(CAI) already, and it has scavenging "headers" for more mid-range power, you could replace these with low-range headers, but you do lose mid-range.

Replacing mechanical rad fan with electric frees up a few "ponies" isn't much but isn't nothing either, also better MPG, so win-win, power and economy.

3.0l is a high RPM engine, it makes highest torque at 3,700rpms, a 4.0l has highest torque at 2,400rpm, so you do need to get the RPMs high and stay high to get any power from the 3.0l.
If you drive it like a low RPM engine, i.e. the 2.9l or 4.0l, it will drive like a slug

Breaking the tires loose is torque not horse power.
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Swap some 5.13 gears into it, guarantee you will be able to break the tires loose with them
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Thanks for the ideas guys, do you think it would be worth while to do a diesel swap? i always wanted to put a big cummins in my little truck
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Not to be harsh, but by your basic question of how to increase power, swapping in a diesel is not something that is plausible.

Stick to a 5.0 if you are seriously thinking about an engine swap.
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Thanks, what is the numbers of 3.0 vs 5.0?
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In 2002 Ranger 3.0l is listed as 146HP and 180ft/lb

1997 Explorer 5.0l is listed as 215HP with 245ft/lb torque

Torque is what you want.
Torque gets to going(0-60mph), horsepower keeps you going

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In 2002 Ranger 3.0l is listed as 146HP and 180ft/lb

1997 Explorer 5.0l is listed as 215HP with 245ft/lb torque

Torque is what you want.
Torque gets to going(0-60mph), horsepower keeps you going
This.

Not to mention the aftermarket for 5.0 parts and the engine's potential in general are exponentially greater than that of the 3.0
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okay everyone talking about a 5.0 swap which i am all for believe me i miss my 85 fox body with a ford racing crate engine but now i have a family and i cant afford a swap so other then new pipes and cold air what can a budget builder do to gain some ***** to a 3.0
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