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Old 02-05-2011, 07:52 PM
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I'm in the process of puttin a 1m# camper on my RANGER, and, having it pull my boat, at another 1m#....QUESTION- How can I improve HP/Towing performance on my Ranger. It's well tuned and runs great, but I WILL need some sort of "UPGRADE" from it's original performance. 1998 4.0 XLT w/TOW PKG, AUTO, 170,000 miles on it. PS> I'm here in the MILE-HIGH CITY. Any-one with some input or recommend's. Thx, Dan/Denver
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:54 PM
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How much HP are you looking to gain?
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:27 PM
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Don't really know how much more. But definetly more than now, bout $500.00 more horsepower...LOL

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Aftermarket Air-Intake? Super chip? Hot plugs? Whatta U think<? Open for ideas.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:35 PM
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you can get a demon coil pack, CAI, Exhaust, chip, maybe replace the Cam. Its all up to you though. I cant tell you what to buy or what to put on your truck. Its all personal preferance I can just tell you what can help add some HP mind you it wont be much. you bought a ranger not a ferrari. and thank god you bought a 4.0 not anything less.

If you are really into it though you can maybe buy into a turbo kit or a supercharger. Or even go for a V8 swap.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:20 PM
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What's a cai?

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CAI?? = Cold Air Intake?? Sounds right from what I've been reading..
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:23 PM
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yes CAI = cold air intake.

Most people here have a personal vendetta against them though mind you.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:25 PM
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i vote v8 swap!
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:46 PM
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V8 swap.?? What maker and size? 5.0??
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:48 PM
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Ford mustang 5.0


ONLY DO THIS SWAP IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:52 PM
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SOOPAHCHARGAR!




is what i would do..
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:10 PM
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Have you ever driven your Ranger loaded with weight? Don't judge by how it accelerates when it's unloaded. It's capable as it is.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:34 AM
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I would not do a CAI unless you also go with a tuner. Stay away from those performance chips
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:57 AM
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Ford mustang 5.0


ONLY DO THIS SWAP IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE.
Can he really do the 5.0L swap for his $500 budget, I am just asking, perhaps an old wrecked mustang with a good engine from a junkyard, but imagine some mods required on top of that?
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:13 AM
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Ford mustang 5.0


ONLY DO THIS SWAP IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE.
Go with the Explorer 5.0. It already has the GTP 40 heads on it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:14 AM
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OK...got it! CAI, Exhaust Headers, and a Tuner. Maybe $1500.00, not $500.00, but she's worth it! Goin'Fishin! Thanks for the help guys, and I'll keep u UTD.
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