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how can i give my 2.3 more pep for cheap?

does anybody have easy and cheap ways to give my 85 fi truck more pep?

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put a 4.0 sticker on it, convince dealer truck is such, trade in for newer ranger.
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remove gas cap pull a 4.0 up and screw cap into that truck....that truck dont have any power and never will...mine too
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you will never have power but a friend of mine did put nitrous on his just to see what it would do and he could spin the tires into third gear... it was more funny than powerful...lol
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sell it.
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i had the same problem..i just said screw it and bought a 2009 harley f150. best move i've ever made.
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you will never have power but a friend of mine did put nitrous on his just to see what it would do and he could spin the tires into third gear... it was more funny than powerful...lol
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remove gas cap pull a 4.0 up and screw cap into that truck....that truck dont have any power and never will...mine too



you do know that they race trucks and cars with the same engine right? been asking around. the easiest way to give this truck more power as ive asked around is to put a turbo in it out of a turbo coupe or a svo and give it a CAI and the simplest way is if yours is about an 89 to 96 or 97 it has a air intake muffler that you can take out its located in the hose between the air filter and throttle body. and also you can take and block of the EGR with a peice of sheet metal cut out from the pattern of the old gasket. just be sure to get a new one lol. so there are ways to increase HP and torqe. you guys just didnt know.
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you do know that they race trucks and cars with the same engine right? been asking around. the easiest way to give this truck more power as ive asked around is to put a turbo in it out of a turbo coupe or a svo and give it a CAI and the simplest way is if yours is about an 89 to 96 or 97 it has a air intake muffler that you can take out its located in the hose between the air filter and throttle body. and also you can take and block of the EGR with a peice of sheet metal cut out from the pattern of the old gasket. just be sure to get a new one lol. so there are ways to increase HP and torqe. you guys just didnt know.
not to be a dick here, but if you already new the answer to your origional post, why did you ask? i think what these guys may be trying to say is HP aint cheap so either sink a bunch of money into the 4 banger with a turbo and such or sell it and get something with more power.
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i just found the answer out so i figured that i would just tell you but - the turbo its actually pretty cheap.. max cost would be about 60 bucks or so
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sorry wasnt meaning to come off sounding like that. but yall should really check this site out

2.3L Ford Modifications! - Getting the most out of the Ford 2.3L Engine Website
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2.3 wasn't meant for power. It was made for mpg's. You really can't get to much more out of your engine without putting a good hunk of doe into it. If you really want more power then get a 4.0 with a supercharger. That'll get you some power!! :D
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the turbo its actually pretty cheap.. max cost would be about 60 bucks or so
Bwahaha. You have no idea what you are getting into if you think you can just buy a turbo and stick it on. The 2300 is VERY capable of making a lot of power, but it is far from cheap and I do believe you asked for CHEAP solutions.
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Haha. What is stock power? 100 something. After all those mods you wil probably still have 100 something.
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I think its like 112 hp.
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He says it is an 85, they had like 80hp or something like that.

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Oh yeah, thats right. I was thinking about the newer ones.

So yeah, you may get up to about..oh..110 hp if you do those mods. :D
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The book that came with my '87 says 100 hp 133 torque
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"Roller cams were installed from 1989 on in Rangers and 1991 on in Mustangs." Not true my 87 ranger has the roller cam.

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im looking at this old thread im thinking this guy asked a simple legit question and all anyone could do was tell him b.s. shave the head thats cheap make sure the cat converter is flowing good theres two there
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