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Old 09-15-2012, 09:41 PM
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Hello Everyone I' am new here and been looking around but haven't found to much information on this subject.

I have a 2001 ford ranger edge 3.0, automatic transmission, completely stock. The truck runs and drives great! The only thing that bothers me is that i have to accelerate to much on take off and don't have much pick up. I don't like to step on it so much so is there anything i can do to improve my take off (acceleration)?

Also I' am going to be getting a flashpaq 1865 soon so I' am wondering if anything other than that will help.

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Old 09-15-2012, 09:47 PM
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same here
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:06 PM
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Yeah the programmer will help, but do the zip tie mod.. its under the how tos, basically tie zip ties to fork a spacer/washer at the end of your throttle cable to remove the slack..
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:31 PM
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regear your rear differential if your 2wd
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:41 AM
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Default Re: How to Improve Take Off.

theres a few things like a tuner, underdrive pulleys, ETC...the 3.0 isnt known for power but it is a reliable motor
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:26 AM
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regear your rear differential if your 2wd
Hello thanks for the suggestion. I' am fairly new to gear setup, so would like to know a few things.

My truck is 2wd. What gears will help improve my acceleration?

Will this also help my MPG? or just make it worse?

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Old 09-16-2012, 09:46 AM
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Yeah the programmer will help, but do the zip tie mod.. its under the how tos, basically tie zip ties to fork a spacer/washer at the end of your throttle cable to remove the slack..
Hey ob269, Thanks for the the suggestion. I found the thread on and did it in 10 minutes. This definitely is what i was looking for. Don't have to press on the pedal as much.Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:35 PM
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Hello thanks for the suggestion. I' am fairly new to gear setup, so would like to know a few things.

My truck is 2wd. What gears will help improve my acceleration?

Will this also help my MPG? or just make it worse?

Thanks.
it depends on what gears you have in it now, look at the sticker on the frame when you open your drivers side door, http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...m-sticker.html

I currently have 4.10 gears with my 32" tires, and my take off is moderately good, Im guessing it will be faster with stock tires, and no this will not help your MPG, its going to make it worse, any fast acceleration will make it drop.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:27 PM
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Airbox mod and better air filter.

Not sure where to find link for airbox mod but pick yourself up a K&N and you'll notice a modest improvement. Helps mpgs slightly too.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:14 AM
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Default Re: How to Improve Take Off.

They don't call it the 3.slow for nothing.

You want it to accelerate better without having to step on it?

Lower rear end gearing will improve acceleration a bit, but you'll still have to step on it. A different air filter won't do a damn thing for you. Save your money. It may improve max hp by a very small margin, but, that's not what you are looking for.

It pretty much sounds like you want your vulcan to act like a V-8.

It's not a V-8. It never will be. What it is, is a very reliable but slow V-6.

If you want better acceleration and better mpg, the only thing that will help is converting it over to a 5 speed, which really isn't practical. Better to sell it and buy one.
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