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Old 02-22-2012, 07:46 PM
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what are some quick, cheap mods to soop up my 3.0? im tired of the saying, "3.slow" biting me in the ass everytime i stand on it.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:49 PM
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Throttle cable mod.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:57 PM
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Throttle cable mod.
done. next?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:00 PM
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Make a "VRRRMMMMM" sound when driving. works every time

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but seriously there isnt rele anything
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:02 PM
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Make a "VRRRMMMMM" sound when driving. works every time

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but seriously there isnt rele anything
LOL i always act like its a manual. and make the noise thing too. and yes, it does work.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:03 PM
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You can take the silencer out of the air filter box, and install a K&N air filter, switching to synthetic oil can help a little also .
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:03 PM
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yup almost feels like you have a Ferrari engine under the hood...............almost lol
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:05 PM
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You can take the silencer out of the air filter box, and install a K&N air filter, switching to synthetic oil can help a little also .
i have synthetic oil right now. silencer? elaborate please
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:15 PM
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There is a restricter on the front of the air box that restricts the opening to quiet induction roar, if your year has this type of air box, it is in front of the box, remove the box and snap it out, it helps a little and sounds good once removed. I've done it to mine, there used to be postings on youtube on the process. It's real simple...

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This is typically referred to as "AIR BOX " mod
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:17 PM
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but it pretty much just allows you to hear it sucking air
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:21 PM
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Swap the 3.slow for a 4.whoa
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:22 PM
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True, psychologically makes you think its faster, doesn't hurt though...
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:26 PM
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not cheap.. but a blower and different gears would help.. a tuner would help... under drive pulley kit, with exhaust would help a little...


just tossing ideas
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:26 PM
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last week i installed a g-force performance chip in my '05 ranger 3.0 and it really seemed to help it a lot. i e-mailed g-force support before i ordered & they said to expect approx. 35-45 hp gain & 3-4 mpg. haven't checked the mpg, but truck runs quieter & stronger. i'm happy with it. the cost of the performance chip is $69 + shipping. go to website gforce.com & check it out & if you have questions send them an email. good luck
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:28 PM
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last week i installed a g-force performance chip in my '05 ranger 3.0 and it really seemed to help it a lot. i e-mailed g-force support before i ordered & they said to expect approx. 35-45 hp gain & 3-4 mpg. haven't checked the mpg, but truck runs quieter & stronger. i'm happy with it. the cost of the performance chip is $69 + shipping. go to website gforce.com & check it out & if you have questions send them an email. good luck
35-45hp gain?
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