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engine mod and custom exhaust ideas?

i have an 03 ranger edge 4.0L and i need engine mod ideas besides chips and intake nothing to expensive and i could also use some ideas on custom exhausts?
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define "too expensive"
UD pulley set from underdog - $400
E-fan - Under $150 EASILY depending on what you use of course. generally much less.

also try the search function...
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ive got about 700 to 800 to spend on engine mods
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If the 4.0L has the same air box as the 2.3L you can desnorkle it for free. I just installed a Magnaflow muffler yesterdy on my 2.3L and waiting for the Permatex copper sealant to set. Will fire it up this afternoon and can let you know what that sounds like. Mine is the drop in 2" in and 2" out. With a 4.0L I would get at least a 2.25", preferable a 2.5" and have the exhaust fabbed by a muffler shop from the cats back. A reasonable priced shop should be able to hook you up for $300 or less counting the muffler. Electric fan also would be another top choice in my opinion. Get a Taurus fan out of the salvage yard or Ebay. I have the clutch fan out of mine right now to see how it feels and I can tell there is a little more power from idle to 3k. Sorry I don't venture much past 3K on a regular basis but should continue to give power to redline. All these together should be well under your budget.
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i would port and polish the intake. if you have the tools you would only have to get the gaskets. build a new air tube from the air box too the throtle body. do not wast you time with throtle body spacers. they are not worth the price you pay for them.
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Intake, muffler and a tuner. Theres alot of gains just on a tuner. Efans arent dependable, pullys are up to you.
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A tuner is your best bet.
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he said no intake or chips, which i took to assume includes tuners. i'm assuming he has that department covered.

e-fans are plenty dependable.
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i would port and polish the intake. if you have the tools you would only have to get the gaskets. build a new air tube from the air box too the throtle body. do not wast you time with throtle body spacers. they are not worth the price you pay for them.



how do you plan on porting and polishing a plastic intake......


w need more specs on your truck man, lowered, lifted, tire size, gears, auto, man., ext.
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The Magnaflow sounds very good. Can barely hear it in the cab at cruising speed. Sound pretty good at crank up when I walked around to the exhaust while the truck was on fast idle. Need to get the muffler brace welded on tomorrow. I had a Magnaflow 3" catback on a 2000 F150 4.2L and it sound very good also and seemed to help the low end torque.
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sorry my bad!!! did not realize the intake is plastic.
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About the exhaust. It matters what kind of exhaust you want. Do you want loud and grunt? Or do you want a more mellow sound that sounds nasty when punching it?

I have the first option. I cut the all the factory pipe of and replaced the pipe that went under the cab with a 3" resonator pipe. That empties into a SI/DO Super 10 Series Flowmaster with the pipes coming out the side like a Lightning truck. It is def loud and throaty. I love it.
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its a 5 speed manual and ive already got a magnaflow muffler and it sounds alright but not as good as i want it and ive seen alot of rangers that have cut off the pipe after the muffler and they sounds really nice idk?
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STRAIGHT PIPE IT
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punch the cat a put a pipe running threw it still looks stock but helps alot on low rumble
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punch the cat a put a pipe running threw it still looks stock but helps alot on low rumble
ya i doubt he will get away with that being from Cali.
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tuner and borla exhaust
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