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Old 03-08-2011, 12:37 AM
rennagata92 rennagata92 is offline
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Default thinking of getting a 4.0 sohc

so ive been looking at rangers and i was thinking about getting one with a 4.0. i was just wondering what kind of mods you guys do to the engine. im curious is all because im currently driving a 92 bmw and the mods commonly done to it are way too expensive. most dont even add power. even cheap mods like CAI's and exhausts can easily hit 4 digits.

so what kind of stuff have you guys done to your 4.0's and how much power does it add?
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:06 AM
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Default Re: thinking of getting a 4.0 sohc

a lot of guys have k&n intakes or one like it, some have bigger cams, good exhaust, and the programmers. you really dont need to make big changes to the truck unless your looking to build a hot rod and not a daily driver. in that case it would be best to drop in a 302 or 351.

what are you wanting to do?
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:03 AM
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Default Re: thinking of getting a 4.0 sohc

What do you need to start hauling? You don't need to switch from a car to a truck if all you have to put in the back is sailboat fuel and motorcycle doors. If you don't have one yet, what make you think you need more power?
They drink gas. The only reason i have one is that it's the only engine that comes in a lat model 4X4 and I need one to get out in winter. I can get by on a tank of gas a month. 193 mi/13gal =14.8 X $3.28 = $48.70. If you're an average driver you'll need about 53 times that much per year.

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Old 03-08-2011, 07:24 AM
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Default Re: thinking of getting a 4.0 sohc

Tuner is by far the best/easiest mod I have as far as performance
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:20 AM
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What do you need to start hauling? You don't need to switch from a car to a truck if all you have to put in the back is sailboat fuel and motorcycle doors. If you don't have one yet, what make you think you need more power?
They drink gas. The only reason i have one is that it's the only engine that comes in a lat model 4X4 and I need one to get out in winter. I can get by on a tank of gas a month. 193 mi/13gal =14.8 X $3.28 = $48.70. If you're an average driver you'll need about 53 times that much per year.
im not hauling anything if i was id probably get something bigger tbh. i want a cool litle dd that i can play with.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:26 AM
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I've had 2 Rangers, both 4.0 4x4s. I rarely tow, but I think we think alike. I'd rather pay a little more for gas and have the ABILITY to get out of the way of a crazy prius driver texting his friend about how he saved some effing owl. I also do light wheeling and can race rice-burners (and win). The fun factor I don't feel is there in the smaller motors. (my friend has the 3.0) There's no replacement, for displacement

As far as mods go, do a CAI (cold air intake), exhaust, and 4:10 gears and you'll be having fun for less than a grand.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:32 AM
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Tuner hands down. of all the mods ive done to my truck the custom tuned X-Cal II tuner is by far the best bang for the buck and really woke my truck up and also helps a ton with the automatic trans having a good tune. if i had to do it over again i wouldnt waste my money on an intake or the headers and i would have went straight to the tuner.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:40 AM
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i have a tuner for a mustang...not to hijack but where would i go to get it reflashed for a ranger?
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:47 AM
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i have a tuner for a mustang...not to hijack but where would i go to get it reflashed for a ranger?
what brand is it?
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:16 AM
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I've had 2 Rangers, both 4.0 4x4s. I rarely tow, but I think we think alike. I'd rather pay a little more for gas and have the ABILITY to get out of the way of a crazy prius driver texting his friend about how he saved some effing owl.
Using twice as much gas as half the cars on the road isn't a "little more" and if I wanted to play Formula One man, I'd pick a ride a little less tippy than a Ranger.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:17 PM
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i have a tuner for a mustang...not to hijack but where would i go to get it reflashed for a ranger?
Dude, I have both rigs and you're best off buying one for each.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:19 PM
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Using twice as much gas as half the cars on the road isn't a "little more" and if I wanted to play Formula One man, I'd pick a ride a little less tippy than a Ranger.
I also own a Mustang (01 Bullitt, 0-100 < 10 sec) and I still love rippin around in my Danger Ranger. He said he wants a fun DD and fun a 3.0 or I4 is NOT.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:00 AM
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what brand is it?
SCT X Cal i believe.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:13 AM
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SCT X Cal i believe.
look up Fred from Rogue performance. he wrote the tunes for my X-Cal II and im very happy with them, great customer service too.

http://rogueperformance.com/RogueCustomTuning.html
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-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

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Old 03-13-2011, 07:58 PM
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I've had 2 Rangers, both 4.0 4x4s. I rarely tow, but I think we think alike. I'd rather pay a little more for gas and have the ABILITY to get out of the way of a crazy prius driver texting his friend about how he saved some effing owl. I also do light wheeling and can race rice-burners (and win). The fun factor I don't feel is there in the smaller motors. (my friend has the 3.0) There's no replacement, for displacement

As far as mods go, do a CAI (cold air intake), exhaust, and 4:10 gears and you'll be having fun for less than a grand.
I'm brand new to the Ranger, but an old Ford guy. So if you're looking to swap a 3.0 to a 4.0, will one of the newer Mustang 4.0's be a good place to start?
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