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who else has the 2.5L

who else has the 2.5L and what do ya'll have done?
i have intake and muffler i installed a flex fan yesterday as well if feels alot peppier
so whats the deal?
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i got a 2.5 but its a nissan lol
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i gotz one of thoes angry little 2.5's, and all i have done is the silencer tube removal
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there ya go nice new engine with a new header
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intake exhaust is all on mine
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hey taknotes wanna trade wheels?
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another 2.5 here and I hate it for all hell. Have Flowmaster 40 exhaust and intake done to it, still hate it. Have had nothing but problems with it and poor gas mileage. Junkyard engine -Mike-
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I have a 2.5 here. Its good, just changed the spark plugs and it feels a heck of alot peppier. Overall its a great cruising engine. It wont get anywhere really fast but its doing fairly decent for gas mileage.
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mike your getting bad gas mileage i have a junkyard motor as well but i get 26-28MPGi think its time for you to do a tune up
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I have the 2.5L in my 98! It is quick for a little 4 Banger! I really like it! The best truck I have owned. It beat two 4.3 V6 S-10's and One 2.2L S-10. LOVE EM!
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hey taknotes wanna trade wheels?
not so much :) i love my wheels lol
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mike your getting bad gas mileage i have a junkyard motor as well but i get 26-28MPGi think its time for you to do a tune up

been there done that dude. I already have way more into the truck than what it's worth, not worth a penny more of my money. I don't have a junkyard swap if that's what you mean, but I meant my engine and my truck both belong in the junkyard as far I'm concerned -Mike-
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I got a 2.5 and for it here it goes. (note still in process of building) Bored 30 over, fored rods and pistons form racer walsh, cam, stiffer springs (gotta find some still), gonna get the head o-ringed, 5.0 MAF sensor, get a nice clutch that i hope that will hold, Holset HX35w turbo, SCT tuner, might try and get a bigger TB. Theres some more things probly thatll happen with it but cant think of it right now.
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I got a 2.5 and for it here it goes. (note still in process of building) Bored 30 over, fored rods and pistons form racer walsh, cam, stiffer springs (gotta find some still), gonna get the head o-ringed, 5.0 MAF sensor, get a nice clutch that i hope that will hold, Holset HX35w turbo, SCT tuner, might try and get a bigger TB. Theres some more things probly thatll happen with it but cant think of it right now.
thats my same build but im not boring over and im gonna use a xcal2 tune
have you got your cam if so where from i cant find em anywhere
im gettin weisco pistons crower rods a total seal rings 98mm maf 42lbs injectors stage 3 clutch
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No i havent found a cam yet dont know what would work good for it. And the cams aint labeld for 2.5 any cam for a 2.3 ranger will work racerwalsh has a bunch of cams on there site for a desent price tho. Yea Aint the clutch u getting come with a pressure plate? i heard about that one but havent found it yet cause i think the one kit is a stage 3 clutch and stage 2 or 3 pressure plate. Hows ur build coming along?
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i have my pistons rods and rings (not installed im waiting till i get everything i need
i talked to jesshwarren he has the turbo 2.5 and he says the 2277 cam works awesome but i dont know where to get it from
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I think i found it. ask him if this is the one http://www.esslingeracing.com/mercha...egory_Code=CCK not sure tho i went by the 2277 number

and heres the kit. http://www.esslingeracing.com/mercha...egory_Code=CCK
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2.5 here and love it. 5-speed, 235/75/15's. I can put a motorcycle in the bed, and two on a trailer and pull in the mountains all day long with no problems. Handles great, stops great, perfect motor for occasional light towing without having a 10 MPG beast the rest of the week.
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who else has the 2.5L and what do ya'll have done?
i have intake and muffler i installed a flex fan yesterday as well if feels alot peppier
so whats the deal?


About that flex fan, how was the install on that? Also, do you just hook it up to the battery? Is there a switch to control it, or does it come on automatically?
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I have a 2.5L and all I have done to it so far is change the timing belt, clutch, and put a new starter in it. No performance parts into it yet just maintnance.
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only thing i can say is put lower gears in it. i put 4:11s in mine but i have 31 inch tires. you just have to get over the idea of wanting a fast ranger, at least with a 2.5
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only thing i can say is put lower gears in it. i put 4:11s in mine but i have 31 inch tires. you just have to get over the idea of wanting a fast ranger, at least with a 2.5
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my rangers gonna be fast when im done turboing it i need a posi trac but i got 3.73's stock i want some top speed lol
but you can make the 2.5 into a lil monster
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I got the 2.5 with a 5sp mine blew up so i put one in that has 40k on it n i have exhaust but for being a little motor its got some get up
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