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Old 08-17-2010, 02:19 PM
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Default My 3.0L V6 Intake Modification have some questions

Hello guys, this my second post on this forum, I just bought a 2005 Ranger Edge 2 days ago and before finding this website I decided to make an air intake modification and I was wondering if has anyone done the same thing I did? and how does it compare to a K&N drop in filter using the original modified airbox? (I just found out that there is a mod for the airbox)

When I drove the ranger from the dealer to my home it felt very slow, it didnt had the power to pull you back, as soon I got home I removed the air filter and did a short drive, the improvement was very noticable.

I decided to buy a cone filter and remove the airbox completly, I modified the top cover of the airbox and added the cone filter to it, the ranger feels more stronger and opens up a lot better than before when it had the airbox and no filter. I was able to make the second gear chirp the tires, and 3rd - 4rd gear feels more responsive.

I'm thinking about doing a wall made of ABS plastic between the engine and cone filter to mantain the hot air from coming in, but before I do that my question would be whats the stock airbox modification using the drop in K&N filter? will it work better that the mod I did on mine? I can still go back to the stock airbox and put a K&N filter on it if it's better, I just need to get a new top cover for the airbox at my local junkyard.

Tips welcome

Here are some pics of my ranger and the mod.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: My 3.0L V6 Intake Modification have some questions

There is a huge sticky on this. Mods please close this thread.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: My 3.0L V6 Intake Modification have some questions

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There is a huge sticky on this. Mods please close this thread.
Can you point me in the right direction because I didnt find it on the search.

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Old 08-17-2010, 05:42 PM
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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/engin...ir-intake.html<===CLICK

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Old 08-17-2010, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: My 3.0L V6 Intake Modification have some questions

Ive done an airbox mod, a little more sound is all you'll get, the reason why you felt more power is A-its all in your head, or B-You needed a new filter because the old one was too dirty.

And now that you ran your truck without a filter i suggest you clean your MAF sensor
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:26 PM
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Ive done an airbox mod, a little more sound is all you'll get, the reason why you felt more power is A-its all in your head, or B-You needed a new filter because the old one was too dirty.

And now that you ran your truck without a filter i suggest you clean your MAF sensor
Now that I saw what the airbox mod is all about, I will go ahead and finish my ABS insulated plastic box to make a thru cold air intake, not like those you find on ebay that still need a better design.

I have a lot of knowledge on NA and force induction engines, and I do a lot of custom work, I'm not a big fan of magazine performance parts .

Regarding the test without the air filter, I know how easilly the can be damage that's why I only drove maybe .5 miles to test the difference, I already cleaned the MAF sensor.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:28 PM
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Default Re: My 3.0L V6 Intake Modification have some questions

Thanks for the info, it will help me to know this engine better before doing mods to it.
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