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Old 10-12-2009, 10:02 AM
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Default removed filter from intake

anybody done this on here i just did.......the intake tube or hose from the intake to the air filter there is a thing in the middle that kinda looks like a catalytic converter and its got a filter inside of it....well i took the filter out of that thing and it seems to be breathing a little better.....just wondering if anyone on here has done it before my motors a 2.3 the other motors may not have a thing like that on it
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:27 PM
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that has been one of the most discussed topics on this site i think everyone knows that by know
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:47 PM
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Me has and I like it.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:27 PM
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oh well i just found it out last night either way its awesome cuz i dont have to downshift on the hills on the highway wen im goin to work
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:32 PM
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woah woah woah....where is this thing? im so tired of having to downshift going uphill...damn 4 cylinder
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:53 AM
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Maybe a tad bit different on a newer truck

Warning: No harm can come from this Mod. Some dealerships will try to fault any mod as a reason to deny warranty service, but this mod is not only hard to spot, but its completely reversible if you have second thoughts.

Tools Required:
-WD40
-Your hands

Start by following the instructions in your owners manual to remove the air filter. Picture one picks up from there:










It will take a good bit of tugging to break this loose the first time. Make sure it doesn't catch on any hoses or wires in the area.













It will take some wiggling around to get the bottom tabs to engage their holes. Again be sure not to catch any hoses or wires underneath the box as you push it back in!

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Old 10-13-2009, 11:42 AM
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STL I am doing it right now. Question what i want to do is remove both the snorkel and the black catch box that is behind the headlight and then put the airbox back in (alone)
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:13 PM
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STl I remove the snorkel and black cathc scoop and reinstalled airbox . real easy. that was a n excellant rightup......... sounds throatier....cool.. i did a similiar thing with a 6.9 diesel removed something on the lid of the aircleaner..

Stl You seem to be the man around here.quick ? if you don't mind.... I just checked my u joints i put the truck in neutral and the joints seem tight. the drivshaft will move back and forth about 1" is that normal....thx
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:34 PM
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Im not the man around here.

It will have some play but shouldn't be a lot

I would say 1" in more than normal
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:53 PM
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I have a quest... the grommets... am i suppose to turn them as screws? or just put some wd40 and pull???? Cause I tried turning them... and they did not move a single inch....
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:00 PM
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Ya spray with WD40 and pull up on them may take some force they will come up eventually
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:08 PM
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...no wonder they didn't move... I'll try tonight Thanks Mykhael
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:39 PM
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WD40, give it a minute to soak in and then pull. I had to pull a lot harder than I was comfortable with, but found a gentle rocking back and forth then a good long pull, then rock, then pull worked a charm. Just don't lose one of the rubber things inside the engine mess like I did and have to get oily getting it back.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:55 PM
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So this mod is very common I'm seeing and easy to do.
Does it work with even a Ranger as old at 93? Because if it helps enough worth doing I would love to do this
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:02 PM
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So this mod is very common I'm seeing and easy to do.
Does it work with even a Ranger as old at 93? Because if it helps enough worth doing I would love to do this
Start off with an improved air intake to let the engine breath better. Below left you can see the Air Muffler and the baffle. The air muffler (on the left) goes between the air cleaner and the throttle body. The baffle to the right of it comes off the front of the air cleaner inside the body of your Ranger above the wheel well. As you can see in the picture below right, the air muffler was replaced with a piece of stainless but you can use PVC pipe. This will allow more air flow into your motor, increase HP, and make your motor a little bit louder. Your air cleaner is in two (2) parts; air cleaner canister, and mass air flow sensor. Open your air cleaner and remove the air filter, then unbolt the can in which the filter was in, when you pull the can off, the baffle will be attached to it. Remove the baffle, and reinstall the air cleaner. This will add more air flow, HP, and sound to your Ranger.

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