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Old 11-02-2009, 10:48 AM
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found this vid on youtube...its an explorer so i wanna know if anyone has done it on a ranger? this might be a stupid ? because i dont see why it would be different on my truck
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:11 AM
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There is a similar mod by taking the slack out of your throttle cable
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:13 AM
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This will basically work on any vehicle

This is an easy fix, and its free. All you need is a few zip-ties and 10 minutes.

Crawl under your dash and find the throttle cable. There's two of them under there, one is the right one, the other one I have no idea what it does, but don't zip tie it. What you want to do is pull the gas pedal off the floor and wrap as many zip ties as you can fit around the excess throttle cable sticking out. I fit three around mine and the difference is huge. Once you've done this, your truck can fully achieve a wide opened throttle. My friend Tom did this and claims his truck down shifts smother now. Whether of not it helps shifting is up to you. I don't know. But you will get better response at the pedal.

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Old 11-02-2009, 11:18 AM
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This will basically work on any vehicle

This is an easy fix, and its free. All you need is a few zip-ties and 10 minutes.

Crawl under your dash and find the throttle cable. There's two of them under there, one is the right one, the other one I have no idea what it does, but don't zip tie it. What you want to do is pull the gas pedal off the floor and wrap as many zip ties as you can fit around the excess throttle cable sticking out. I fit three around mine and the difference is huge. Once you've done this, your truck can fully achieve a wide opened throttle. My friend Tom did this and claims his truck down shifts smother now. Whether of not it helps shifting is up to you. I don't know. But you will get better response at the pedal.

so i dont have to take off my intake manifold or anything else? and i just pull the gas pedal towards me, not pushing it to the floor, and zip-tie it?
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:38 AM
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Ya don't do like the video did
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:12 PM
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does this mod affect gas mileage?
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:19 PM
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It will just make your truck like it use to be from the factory. So the notice in power is just the fact you took the slack out of the cable
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:23 PM
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oh alright thanks!
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:56 AM
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wow just did that to my truck, it finally feels like its a 4.0 v6 again. i love the power it gave me back
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:09 PM
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it does work really. ive been thinking about doing it lol i looked at it the other day and i really want to do it. but dont know if it will mess with the hole computer thing. I might just do it though lol
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:09 PM
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No wont mess the computer up
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:48 PM
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I DID IT AND IT WORKS LIKE WOW!!! its like a brand new truck again. its only a 3.0 but dam it accelerates like a champ now!! pop the clutch and wow!! plus the sensitivity now is like a brand new truck. thanks guys never would of thought of it
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:33 PM
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Ya it is crazy how that cable stretches and you lose the acceleration.
Be sure to check it after a year it may have some more slack
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:37 PM
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STL's right.. the cable builds up slack over time and the zipties remove that slack. i did it 6 months ago and it was like someone lit a fire under my trucks ass. i had power i didnt know my truck was capable of.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:27 PM
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lmao it does work lol i just tried it with my brother. put it in first popped the clutch and i have never felt so much power in my truck before. it was awesome. for a 3.0 iT HAS BALLS!!
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