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Acceleration for 2.3L

Hey everyone was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how I could improve the acceleration of my Ranger 2.3L 1996
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lol push harder on the pedal
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haha tried not as fast as I'd like, wondering if theres any mods i can do
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turbo.

tune?

in all reality those cost a good bit. just clean everything that is a sensor or moving part.

Heres a list ive compiled from threads like this:


Oil / filter change
fuel filter
air filter. dont need KN just solid brand
plugs & wires
serp. belt with new idler & tension-er pulley
(Unplugged A/C so clutch no longer kicks in and robs extra power)
Clean MAF Sensor
02 Sensors
Change Tranny Filter and Fuild!
Change Rearend Fuild
Dump a bottle of Seafoam in her
Coil Pack
Bump up tire pressure
Clean your throttle body and manifold
Open up the air box
remove A/C all together
purchase larger Throttle body
Headers
roller rockers
clean IAC sensor


you do this and itll make a world of difference, little in power but definitely a mile or two in MPG as well. Power mods on a 2.3 are almost nonexistent unless you go boosted/NOS fed.
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Only to real options if you want to see noticeable difference.

1. 2.3T swap

2. Sell your 96 and buy a 01+ duratec 2.3
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fart into the intake
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fart into the intake
This made me laugh pretty hard.
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Add Fx4 ***** +50HP for each set.
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302 swap
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Hey everyone was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how I could improve the acceleration of my Ranger 2.3L 1996
To be honest, when I first bought my used '08 4.0L V6 Ranger XLT, I said I needed to test drive it to see if the acceleration was good enough. It was, and is even faster now with modifications. However, the 2.3L; would probably only accelerate faster by going Turbo, or the cheap method, completely remove the bed of the pickup, that 'ought to clear up some weight lol
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nice simple intake and exhaust mods
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how about running bigger injectors? if so, what size?
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how about running bigger injectors? if so, what size?
That would do absolutely nothing without other mods.
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did you try some new plugs, plug wires and maybe a coil pack? If its the oem coil pack then it might be loosing some spark to the plugs. I went with E3 plugs on my 07, they seemed to improve idle and horse power.

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my freind had a b2300 2wd and he said it was a turd but he acctually put bigger tires on it about 30's and now he says its faster im not 100% sure though
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my freind had a b2300 2wd and he said it was a turd but he acctually put bigger tires on it about 30's and now he says its faster im not 100% sure though
Definitely not lol , maybe it'd feel faster because it was a bit up higher in the air but definitely not physically faster.
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acctually its possible do 2 you can run your gears out farther
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acctually its possible do 2 you can run your gears out farther
if the speedo is calibrated correctly the truck will go faster in each gear but it will take longer to get there. deep muddin is right, same rpm but larger diameter will travel farther = more speed
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if the speedo is calibrated correctly the truck will go faster in each gear but it will take longer to get there. deep muddin is right, same rpm but larger diameter will travel farther = more speed
True, but my definition of faster would I guess be "quicker" lol.

I guess long term, it could be quicker with better gears though.
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