Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 11-22-2009, 12:13 PM
hpfreak08 hpfreak08 is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 39
Thumbs down not sure what kind of plugs to run??

ive got an 06 ranger sport with the 3.0 liter engine and im running solid copper core wires and also no cats, im looking for a cooler plug to run and right now im running bosh platnum +4s, i dont know to much on the subject so would any of yall have any knoledge to enlighten me on what type of plug i should run?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-22-2009, 12:37 PM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

Why did you remove the cat?

Best plug I have found is the motorcraft plug they come with from the factory
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-22-2009, 12:59 PM
hpfreak08 hpfreak08 is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 39
Default

i was looking for sound and a lil more power, but i wound up getting bit on the ass with gas milage, i need to get some simulators.. not to mention a new muffler cuz someone stole it off of my truck while i was at work.. takes alot of nerve for someone to do that
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-22-2009, 02:48 PM
littleblue littleblue is offline
Semper Paratus
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 274
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by STL View Post
Best plug I have found is the motorcraft plug they come with from the factory
Motorcraft x2. Bosch are junk.
__________________
'00 XLT 3.0 Exted cab
Mods: Roush hood & cai, ASP pwr pulley, hot wtr bypass, 180 therm, e-fan, Gibson exh., 4.10 l/s, FabTech lift, kyb's, bii sway bar. 31x10.50 Yokahama ATs, Panther rims, light bar, SS grille, 03 stang buckets, explorer console, hurst shifter


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/706028/1
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-22-2009, 02:58 PM
Fx4wannabe01 Fx4wannabe01 is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,058
Default

why are you after a cooler plug? are you boosted?



bosch's are junk...go motorcraft or autolite.
__________________
'01 XLT disguised as a '03 Fx4 Level II.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-22-2009, 03:39 PM
olfordtruck olfordtruck is offline
Ford Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 501
Default

I just switched to autolite platnium after I did seafoam and a ton of other stuff. Bosch is terrible! Just like Shane says... go motorcraft or autolite.
__________________
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Vulcan Auto Tranny
MAC Performance Ram Air Intake
Flowmaster Super 44 w/ tailpipe before the wheel
Interior and Exterior LED w/ music interface
Ford Racing front and rear Sway Bars
Limited Slip with 4.10 gears


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3114321
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-22-2009, 04:23 PM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

Kinda the rule to think about You cant have massive horse power, and have excellent gas mileage. You have to pick which one you want.
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-22-2009, 07:00 PM
hpfreak08 hpfreak08 is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 39
Default

no im not boosted just trying to run cooler so my pistons dont overheat cuz im running no cats and the 02 is just unplugged cuz i figured that would work for now and be better for the motor until i get simulators.. i think ill definatly boost for the motorcraft plugs then..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-23-2009, 09:24 PM
joldtown joldtown is offline
White Trash Ballin' MFer
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 764
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by olfordtruck View Post
I just switched to autolite platnium after I did seafoam and a ton of other stuff. Bosch is terrible! Just like Shane says... go motorcraft or autolite.
Just did the same thing. So far I have no complaints from the Autolite Platinums.
__________________
'02 XLT ext. cab 4.0 4x4 Off Road
Usual mods
Unusual color
Only a real man can pimp DWB

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnbaum13
What really impresses us is power, originality within reason, and a nice clean rig that makes us say "damn!"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Sport
ew, don't touch me smakes
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-23-2009, 10:11 PM
FireRanger FireRanger is offline
Blinded by the light
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7,674
Send a message via AIM to FireRanger
Default

Ford truck engines and bosch plugs do not mix. Use motorcraft or autolites. Anything else will run like crap, fail, or burn up. I can't explain why but it happens to EVERYONE that has ever tried plugs other than motorcraft or autolite.
__________________
(Formerly)
FireRanger
2003 Edge 4.0 4wd

How to: Aux light wiring, relays, & fuses
Info: 300+ intake threads here on FRF
Info: HID Projectors
How To: NO HEAT Troubleshooting Guide
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-23-2009, 10:34 PM
Fx4wannabe01 Fx4wannabe01 is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,058
Default

get your cat issue worked out. the engine tune SUCKS if the 02 sensor is left unplugged. Get simulators in there or something. I'm sure it barely runs as-is.

I ran autolite coppers when I was broke after I sucked in a huge gulp of water. Seemed to do well.
__________________
'01 XLT disguised as a '03 Fx4 Level II.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-24-2009, 05:02 AM
JULIUS JULIUS is offline
Ford Motor Company
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 149
Default

I'm running Denso iridium plugs.They are suppose to last a 100,000 miles but I'll change them around 50,000-75,000 depending on how its running. So far I have about 30,000 miles on them and It's still running smooth.You'll want a plug that last a while.When you try to change the passenger side rear plugs you'll know why you want a long lasting plug.
__________________
Julius
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-24-2009, 05:42 AM
FireRanger FireRanger is offline
Blinded by the light
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7,674
Send a message via AIM to FireRanger
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JULIUS View Post
You'll want a plug that last a while. When you try to change the passenger side rear plugs you'll know why you want a long lasting plug.
Its not so bad if you snap your lower arm in two and hyperextend your elbow backwards....
__________________
(Formerly)
FireRanger
2003 Edge 4.0 4wd

How to: Aux light wiring, relays, & fuses
Info: 300+ intake threads here on FRF
Info: HID Projectors
How To: NO HEAT Troubleshooting Guide
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-24-2009, 06:24 AM
JULIUS JULIUS is offline
Ford Motor Company
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 149
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FireRanger View Post
Its not so bad if you snap your lower arm in two and hyperextend your elbow backwards....
LOL!! I'm 53 and at that age I won't heal as fast as you so I need longer lasting plugs.
__________________
Julius
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-24-2009, 08:28 AM
RangerLuc RangerLuc is offline
yup
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,407
Default

autolite double plat
__________________
2001 XLT 4x4 V6 4.0L auto
SAS'd D44 and 8.8. dual lockers, 38s, 12 bolt h1's, some other odds and ends
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what kind of crap you got layin around? Superlifted06FX4 Off Topic 2 09-23-2009 03:52 AM
What kind of amp+sub for ext cab ford ranger? Cody G Electrical Tech 3 06-02-2009 04:35 PM
what kind of muffler would be good for a 97 ford ranger 4 cyl.? brad r Exhaust and Mufflers 2 04-26-2009 04:34 PM
i have a 1998 ford ranger. what kind of speakers should i put in it.? Chase Audio / Video 1 02-04-2009 08:24 AM
What kind of Headlights are best for a 2005 Ford Ranger? rickymercer17 Exterior Tech 4 12-10-2008 05:10 PM