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Old 06-27-2010, 03:16 PM
87bullsnkranger 87bullsnkranger is offline
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They all run around 180-200 degrees. Yours is not any hotter than anyone elses.
you no nothing about an 87
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: Cold Air Intakes!

Apparently I know more than you do if that's your attitude. I know you think your truck is god and somehow better and different than everyone elses. But really, it isn't. Your engine does not run any hotter than anyone else's. Trust me. 180-200. End of story.

And BTW, I've owned an '84, a '91, and an '03. Pretty sure you're '87 wasn't an uber-special build with a hotter running engine.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:57 PM
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dont get one, only thing they do is empty your wallet. you should do the airbox mod and the throttle cable mod if you havent already.
I'm new to the forum and to the Ranger. I have just picked up a 2010 Ranger with the V6 and auto trans. What is this airbox mod and throttle cable mod?

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Old 06-27-2010, 06:04 PM
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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/engin...ir-intake.html airbox mod
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:50 PM
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I'm new to the forum and to the Ranger. I have just picked up a 2010 Ranger with the V6 and auto trans. What is this airbox mod and throttle cable mod?

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Bill in Phoenix
The Airbox mod linked above will be fine for but dontbother with the throttle cable mod because your truck is so new it's not going to have any slack in it
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:41 PM
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you no nothing about an 87
Your truck is going to run at whatever degree thermostat is in it.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:59 PM
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Default Re: Cold Air Intakes!

My truck runs better in the winter...well when the weather is between like 40-65 degrees...Seems like my truck runs a lot better/smoother/more responsive. Maybe its because I feel better at those temps...but really seems like the truck runs better...Not saying its faster, but the engine seems to run better.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:17 PM
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My truck runs better in the winter...well when the weather is between like 40-65 degrees...Seems like my truck runs a lot better/smoother/more responsive. Maybe its because I feel better at those temps...but really seems like the truck runs better...Not saying its faster, but the engine seems to run better.
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cold air = denser air, therefore more oxygen

hot air = less dense, less oxygen

more oxygen+gas = better performance
less oxygen + gas = shitty performance.

although, that doesnt apply to altitude driving, as the higher you go, the less oxygen there is, but its usually also colder at that height lol
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:42 PM
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man i already bought one 3 months ago..... oh well.... i like the way it sounds ....
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:24 AM
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anyone dyno this mod?

just seems like (from the pictures) you're removing the part that pulls in the "cooler" air from outside the engine bay.....or am I looking at this wrong

seems like the same thing as the "cold air intakes" ....
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:22 PM
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it just creates a bigger hole for air to go into
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:29 PM
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Default Re: Cold Air Intakes!

The gap between the airbox and the grill area is very small. Removing the tube thing doesn't effect the fresh air flowing into the airbox since once you're moving forward, you have ram air coming regardless of the tube being there or not.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:30 AM
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Cold air intakes are only good if they take in air outside the engine bay and keep it cool enough until it reaches the engine. A CAI isn't much benefit unless the other end is opened up some as well. The trick is balancing the exhaust system so you don't lose torque while trying to gain horsepower. With most I-4 engines, out there one would have to spend a lot of money for little gain. Looking at my 2.5L, I would probably gain more by porting and polishing the intake and head than getting a CAI.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: Cold Air Intakes!

What is the advantage to the airbox mod exactly? Basically makes the intake louder?
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:47 PM
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Pretty much...
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