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Old 04-29-2013, 07:23 PM
red_nek red_nek is offline
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Not to start any arguments, but the stock manifolds are very restrictive. They do ok till u start adding more go fast parts. They can be port matched, but that only helps to an extent. Then they go back to big restrictors. Not saying headers are a must, but to build big power imo they are.


Originally Posted by thatranger View Post

Yup, I wish I had a beater car, or (preferred) inline 4 single cab 5speed ranger that I can mess with. But it would need a bad motor or tranny, so I wouldn't fix it & drive it, just use it to learn how to work on it. Also 'wish' I had a inline 4 first gen focus 5speed that could be my backup car. But its just dreams now, maybe once I finish college & have a job.
Those are quite cheap and plentiful. The 4cyl focus. Most used carlots have one or two. Perfect to learn on. If its the 2.0 it will need timing belts every 80 to 90k. So perfect to learn with.
2001 Ranger XLT 3.0L v6 stock trans 3.73 264,000 and counting on original eng/trans/rear. MODS so far: Specter Washable airfilter, Throttle cable mod.
Coming soon: 4 wheel disc brakes, expo gauges, new 3.0 with new exaust.
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