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Old 11-02-2010, 08:45 PM
btm757 btm757 is offline
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2004 4.0 SOHC all stock in the engine department.

Well im trying everything for a little better performance and Better Mileage is KEY

Right now I just have a K&N drop in filter.

However Ive been thinking of a cold air intake of some sorts
This is the main one O was looking at 57-2561

Followed by this one 77-2561KP


Im not really sure which one it the best one to get. Im leaning more toward the plastic one.

Has anyone tried either of those to see good results

Another thing I was thinking of is the Screamin Demon Coil Pack with some aftermarket wires and increase the spark gap a little bit. I would think that it would help me out a little bit..

Also I know an exhaust would help me out a tad Im just still torn between what muffler i wanna use.


I know a Xcal3 would be a great option but I would think I should improve on other things before i got some tunes put on it

Also do they make underdrive pully kits for the 4.0 sohc
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: increase milage questions

i got the f&n cold intake on my 2003 ranger 4.0 then the next day got the flow master 40 frm cat back 2"5 pipe i sure did notice the extra power but havent seen any miles gain maybe cuz i havent been able of keep my foot of it but it sure does sould nice and looks nice.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:32 PM
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I'm not sure about the price but you may want to check into a Volant intake, they are the best imo since they have a better heat shield
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:57 PM
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The Volant intake is not much more and it looks like a better intake overall
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:00 PM
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Make your own air intake... Or better yet...Ill make you one that all you have to do is assemble, then you send me $150-$200 or whatever the K&N ones cost. Because you can get the EXACT same results from $50 that you will get from that K&N.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:29 AM
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2004 4.0 SOHC all stock in the engine department.

Well im trying everything for a little better performance and Better Mileage is KEY

Right now I just have a K&N drop in filter.

However Ive been thinking of a cold air intake of some sorts
This is the main one O was looking at 57-2561

Followed by this one 77-2561KP


Im not really sure which one it the best one to get. Im leaning more toward the plastic one.

Has anyone tried either of those to see good results

Another thing I was thinking of is the Screamin Demon Coil Pack with some aftermarket wires and increase the spark gap a little bit. I would think that it would help me out a little bit..

Also I know an exhaust would help me out a tad Im just still torn between what muffler i wanna use.


I know a Xcal3 would be a great option but I would think I should improve on other things before i got some tunes put on it

Also do they make underdrive pully kits for the 4.0 sohc
As far as the K&N..I have the plastic one at the top..exactly the same. Mileage or performance..I'm not sure because I went to JBA Stainless headers (cat-forward) and JBA exhaust (cat-back) at close to the same time. I wanted to do the mods and drive for a longer time to really know which worked best...but when you have these things at about the same time..it is hard not to put them on quickly..all of them.
But amongst many things (plug change, oils, performance programmer, less weight,etc.) the combination of a freer flowing exhaust AND intake did give me noticeabley better mileage. How much?..only enough to be noticeable. Worth it....the approximate 1,200 dollars cost would have bought a lot of gas. It didn't matter for me since I will drive this Ranger until either it is dead..or me..whichever comes 1st...(I'm almost 53). If you can afford it and want it..go for it! But don't waste your money on any expensive mods if you may not keep the vehicle for years..same for all makes. The intake is loud at times too..even with the louder exhaust. John

Here is what they both sound like on my 2002 Ranger Edge.


http://www.youtube.com/user/CDNJK?fe...10/lbXlX-DQgE0
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:44 AM
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^ Thanks for that.

and side note. The house at the end of that video is awesome
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