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Old 03-30-2013
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97 4.0L V6 OHV needs more HP

Hi I just joined the site and I need some help on what will fit my 1997 Ford ranger XLT 4.0 V6 OHV 5spd. Im looking for more HP, Im turning it into a NASCAR truck. I've done throttle body, air filter, cat delete w/ flow master 40 out one side. I want to keep it N/A so no super or turbo charger. I want a better tranny, intake manifold, heads, etc. I am also open to interior options as well.
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you want to make a NASCAR truck? maybe you should start with something with a v8....
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Put a 5.0 in.
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Like everyone else, I think not. I'd rather have the v8 with the mustang
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I don't.
You can't.
What?
Somebody say April fools now please.
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put a 5.0 in..oh and news flash ITS A ----ING TRUCK....hate to tell you but what you did already does nothing power wise...just wasting money
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Maybe posting in the proper section would yield more positive responses. x4 on the v8 comment.
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You traded your ranger for something that has a v8 and a gutless one too, so don't come at me knowing what makes power and what doesn't.

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You traded your ranger for something that has a v8 and a gutless one too, so don't come at me knowing what makes power and what doesn't.
i know what powerful is...look at the car in my sig...oh and i sense butthurt in your post...and the V8 in my truck is far from gutless
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This threads going downhill. If you want to keep your ranger the most economical means of gaining hp is through a 5.0 swap. Its a proven swap that many people have done, including myself.

Theres more aftermarket support for a 5.0 than a 4.0, stronger tranny that can be built up too.
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