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Ok I have some questions, I have a 97 Ranger. I have about a $1,000 that I want to put into it. What can I do? I was thinking exhaust, intake, sub, and what else?

Not really sure on what to get. I want the best sound that I can get out of my 2.3, lol. So whatcha think?

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all true honisty... keep saving...and sell it. nothing i mean nothing short of swaping a turbo from a turbo coupe will give any noticable HP gians. if you want the sound i have dual flowmaster it sounds nice not ricer.....

i also have a 4.0L splash there is a ton difference.. if i could have it my way at this moment i would be selling my truck but i cant do to curtian reasons...
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Well that is the thing, I would save and get something else. But my parents are making me keep this, so I was like I might as well do something to it? Ya I dont want a ricer, lol I hate those.
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i didnt say get a ricer i sayed the dual flowmaster is an exhuast it doesnt sound ricer.. slow down and read better...

like i sayed just drive it...save your momey and in a few years you can get a very nice new truck... if i could go back in time i would smack myself for doing **** to my 4cyl and would have just left it...
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Well for the time being I want to do stuff to my truck, so could you please help me? Also I was reading...

You said it sounds nice not like a rice...I said "Ya I dont want a ricer, lol I hate those". As in agreeing with you..
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oh ok. sounds good get a 40 flow dual. sounds great. dont lift it bad move. lower it put some mustang rims on it. tint the truck. and enjoy it...
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What would you say about air filter?
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Get a K&N they're good!
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Get a K&N they're good!
I have a K&N on my 2.3L complete waste of $$$$$$$$$ i acully lost MPG its coming out this week...going back to my stock motorcraft...
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just started a thread in this forum showing the gains a tuner will give, pretty impressive for a 4 banger, about 14 rqhp and 20 rwtq gains using just an 87 tune. for a filter stay with the paper one for now, a K&N wont give you any power difference you can feel. other than the tuner, an efan is really the only other truly effective mod.

as far as suspension, lift it if you want, who cares. lower it if you want. leave it alone. its your truck do what you like, not what other people think is cool. set your priorities and a budget, and do what you can with what youve got
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For me, I plan on popping on a canopy, and throwing a lovesak in the back, with my portable dvd player :]

Other than that I was thinking of flowmaster...intake sounds like a waste of $$$
possibly an e-fan. I don't have the truck to go fast tho, i have it for truck purposes...so i plan on putting more money into the bed than the motor..
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Engine swap man, save up some cash money.

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just started a thread in this forum showing the gains a tuner will give, pretty impressive for a 4 banger, about 14 rqhp and 20 rwtq gains using just an 87 tune. for a filter stay with the paper one for now, a K&N wont give you any power difference you can feel. other than the tuner, an efan is really the only other truly effective mod.

as far as suspension, lift it if you want, who cares. lower it if you want. leave it alone. its your truck do what you like, not what other people think is cool. set your priorities and a budget, and do what you can with what youve got
really Bama has a tuner for the 93-97 2.3L... you tested a duratech motor its different then ours...do tell i would be glad to hear...
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as long as the truck is 96-up (with the OBD-II system) we can get a tune for it. not sure if the numbers would be the same but i would expect them to be similar
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ya so thats still a no on my 93....
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