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so i hear that while air intake and exhaust manifold back will bump up hp in the high end, and headers will bupt up hp in the low and mid ranger, so assuming thats true, are there any headers form other vehicles, would be better for my ranger which is stock. thanks
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so i hear that while air intake and exhaust manifold back will bump up hp in the high end
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headers will bupt up hp in the low and mid ranger
once again - no
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well then what does it do then? i was just going off on what i saw on another forum, what do headers improve?
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well then what does it do then? i was just going off on what i saw on another forum, what do headers improve?
improves the look of whats under your hood. do some research.
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headers and intake do improve hp. maybe you should go do some research Jp7. on a stock ranger you are spending way more money than they are worth though for the minimal power you will gain
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eh it was an idea
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alruight did some research, it helps the engine by making reducing back pressure and making it easier for the engine to push out the exhaust which making it easier to do so waste less of the engines, power, i already did exhaust back from the manifold, and an air intake, so with that said would it do much or would something like an electric fan be more worth it?
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Headers will yield some performance improvement, however it isn't going to be very much unless there are other modifications done that would warrant it. On a stock Lima I wouldn't worry about the headers too much, except for aesthetics.
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what mods would you do then? i'm always looking for mods to do
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In all honesty I'm not very knowledgeable on the Lima engine, mainly because I don't have one. I can't pinpoint exactly what I would do, but if I owned one I would look into CAI, and Exhaust (as you've already done), E-fan, coil, & under drive pulleys. Depending on how far you wanna go you can port and polish, cam, turbo... I think Ford even had a turbocharged & inter-cooled 2.3 in Fox body, and some of these parts may be worked to fit your two plug engine (any Lima guys wanna chime in)?

Again I have no clue what is best or what works for the 2.3, but spend some time reading the forums and past threads. I do know that for the money and time you won't see much performance gain with new headers. I would still do it though if you plan on building the engine more in the future.
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yeah i was looking to do and E-fan, look into underdrive pulleys more since so far i havn't found any for my year and i've been planning on doing a turbo for my first mod as soon as i get a good full time job, yeah i understand, just like how i'm pretty much in the dark with your engine, anyways thanks for your help buddy
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