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Old 02-25-2010, 06:29 PM
zatticus zatticus is offline
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Default Need help with HP and Torque boosting

I have a 1994 Ranger Splash 3.0L Automatic 2wd.

What would be best to start out with for Getting more Horses and Torque?

Air Intakes? Turbocharger/Supercharger? New Performance Chip?

I'm still not sure about much mechanically, but I'm learning!
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:04 PM
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I have a 1994 Ranger Splash 3.0L Automatic 2wd.

What would be best to start out with for Getting more Horses and Torque?

Air Intakes? Turbocharger/Supercharger? New Performance Chip?

I'm still not sure about much mechanically, but I'm learning!
Please help
;s

Thanks in Advanced.
First - learn how to search! this has been covered many times.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:06 PM
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:13 PM
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Yes searching will get you answers sooner.

But think about it, hp is created from gaining more air in the engine and being able to expel it efficiently. Intake and exhaust are a good place to start. Search for some posts on spark plugs and wires, as well as performance chips. These are all things you can do over time that won't completely break the bank. Good luck bud.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:15 PM
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Yes searching will get you answers sooner.

But think about it, hp is created from gaining more air in the engine and being able to expel it efficiently. Intake and exhaust are a good place to start. Search for some posts on spark plugs and wires, as well as performance chips. These are all things you can do over time that won't completely break the bank. Good luck bud.

I've been looking into Air Intakes,
And there seems to be a lot of mixed feelings about it on this site,
I'll search for Plugs, Wires and P/C

Thanks.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:23 PM
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Yes searching will get you answers sooner.

But think about it, hp is created from gaining more air in the engine and being able to expel it efficiently. Intake and exhaust are a good place to start. Search for some posts on spark plugs and wires, as well as performance chips. These are all things you can do over time that won't completely break the bank. Good luck bud.

I've been looking into Air Intakes,
And there seems to be a lot of mixed feelings about it on this site,
I'll search for Plugs, Wires and P/C

Thanks.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:26 PM
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said best above air in easy air out easy cold air intake headers (they most hp)hollowed or no cats and a after market exit!
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:39 PM
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I've been looking into Air Intakes,
And there seems to be a lot of mixed feelings about it on this site,
I'll search for Plugs, Wires and P/C

Thanks.
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said best above air in easy air out easy cold air intake headers (they most hp)hollowed or no cats and a after market exit!
After market exit as in, a snorkel maybe?
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:41 PM
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exhaust system
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:45 PM
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Yeh reviews on intakes are mixed. I think sometimes people may expect too much from putting on the intake. I understand though, you spend 150 - 200 bucks, spend an hour or two installing it and take it for a test drive, when you realize it didnt give you 50 more horsepower you feel disappointed. Well thats life! But if you look at the intake as part of a "system" which allows for more efficient air movement, then its not a bad thing. The main problem is that even the fancy air intakes still take air from the engine bay which is hot air. Instead of spending a lot on this, just get a drop in high performance filter. It doesn't necessarily have to be K&N but something like it would be fine.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:51 PM
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Yeh reviews on intakes are mixed. I think sometimes people may expect too much from putting on the intake. I understand though, you spend 150 - 200 bucks, spend an hour or two installing it and take it for a test drive, when you realize it didnt give you 50 more horsepower you feel disappointed. Well thats life! But if you look at the intake as part of a "system" which allows for more efficient air movement, then its not a bad thing. The main problem is that even the fancy air intakes still take air from the engine bay which is hot air. Instead of spending a lot on this, just get a drop in high performance filter. It doesn't necessarily have to be K&N but something like it would be fine.
I have yet to see any verified gains buy independent research by any aftermarket CAI. You are just throwing money away.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:56 PM
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exhaust system
Oh, ahah.
I'm actually looking at different exhaust systems and mufflers right now.
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What are some good exhaust systems to check out?
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:58 PM
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Yeh reviews on intakes are mixed. I think sometimes people may expect too much from putting on the intake. I understand though, you spend 150 - 200 bucks, spend an hour or two installing it and take it for a test drive, when you realize it didnt give you 50 more horsepower you feel disappointed. Well thats life! But if you look at the intake as part of a "system" which allows for more efficient air movement, then its not a bad thing. The main problem is that even the fancy air intakes still take air from the engine bay which is hot air. Instead of spending a lot on this, just get a drop in high performance filter. It doesn't necessarily have to be K&N but something like it would be fine.

AHHH. So thats why people don't like em aye?

I was thinking a good filter for now, then getting a good Air Intake system with Snorkel,
As I want to make it more of a mudding and Trail truck.
;p

I thought Air intakes and High Performance Filters only gave 5-10 mpre horsepower?
Am I right?
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:05 PM
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if that headers are your most hp other than super charger turbo or nos
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:07 PM
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if that headers are your most hp other than super charger turbo or nos
Alright, I'll look into some headers.
Any suggestions on good places to look?

And I plan on getting a supercharger for it soon.
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