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Old 07-15-2010, 01:18 PM
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Hey guys I just purchased a used 2002 2.3l automatic ford ranger. I am ultra excited to start working on the car to improve it to the best of my ability. If some of you experts would give me advice on what would be the best performance upgrades I can do for my new truck and the best order to do them in.

This is what I was thinking but please give me any and all suggestions you have!
  1. intake
  2. exhaust
  3. spark plugs
  4. header
  5. tune chip
  6. turbo
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

hmm turbo it
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:46 PM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

Turbo can do it relatively cheap, turborangerforums.com browse around there
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

it's an '02, there fore d-tech, therefore a lil harder to turbo. But still, doable and worth it.

If you do change the plugs, be sure to put an iridium plug back in it, and a Tuner is gonna see you the largest gains.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

A turbo will give you the largest gain. An exhaust will give you some too but watch it. Open the exhaust up too much and you'll loose torque. With the turbo and the exhaust, an intake might be worth while but only if it is a true cold air intake. If it picks up air any where in the engine compartment, you might as well stay stock. The stock intake is pretty much a CAI as it is.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

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Hey guys I just purchased a used 2002 2.3l automatic ford ranger. I am ultra excited to start working on the car to improve it to the best of my ability. If some of you experts would give me advice on what would be the best performance upgrades I can do for my new truck and the best order to do them in.

This is what I was thinking but please give me any and all suggestions you have!
  1. intake
  2. exhaust
  3. spark plugs
  4. header
  5. tune chip
  6. turbo
The only thing on that list that will do much at all is the turbo.

The rest might pick you up and additional 10HP total
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

It sounds like that best thing I can do for my truck is get a turbo.. What kind should I get considering my engine type? Is there anything else to consider when I am putting a turbo into my truck?
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:08 PM
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It sounds like that best thing I can do for my truck is get a turbo.. What kind should I get considering my engine type? Is there anything else to consider when I am putting a turbo into my truck?

as turbo mike said (mikesturbo94) : before you decide anything check out www.turborangerforums.com. read and learn
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:38 PM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

I have checked it out a little bit. Most of them are running lima engines and not duratec they had some suggestions... Y'all have been more helpful tho.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:42 AM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

Could always ditch the d tech and swap in a lima lol
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

Why go back in time?
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:32 PM
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Why go back in time?
because its a much more durable and reliable motor
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:08 AM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

Heck yea it is my stock 2.3t bottom end can handle 430whp before that's when the stock rods say no more lol u can get 800+ out of the Lil ol 2.3 Lima blocks
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Was a built 2.3 turbo currently no motor or trans
5.0 swap coming soon
6/5 drop with dream beams,8.8 373 posi,17x9 wheels,swp seats,8k hids, autometer guages, Wideband o2, shiftlight, illusive trans x-member, 01-04 4x4 front bumper
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:50 AM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

turbo it, i woulda put my turbo in but i didnt relize how much id have to do to my truck to make it work. so i sold it for a 100 bucks. it added about 250 hp.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: Stock ranger needs horsepower!

So is my 89 2.3 a lima block?
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