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Old 05-28-2011, 09:27 PM
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Default need help making my ranger faster :(

Ok, i have a 2000 ford ranger 4.0 4x4 (stock everything) it has 123,345 miles on it (its been in the family 10 yrs). i had the transmission rebuilt on it cause the reverse quit working and now it wont start in park. i have to put it in neutral to start it but thats a whole other story that i don't want to side track you guys with. When i get back from my training i'd like to put a new motor in it but when i do so i want to get some power out of it cause its really hard to pass people and i'm tired of it being slow. i really dont want to get another vehicle because i have become attached to him (my ranger) so i was wondering what i should do to upgrade and get some more power. im not completely mechanically inclined but i do know some stuff from my ex who worked on mustangs but thats a whole different bread of vehicle. if advice can be offered i would appreciate it. thanks ^_^
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:30 PM
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put a 5.0 in it!
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:32 PM
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put a 5.0 in it!
thats what my friend from work said but i dont know where to get a 5.0 motor from
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:32 PM
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put a 5.0 in it!

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Old 05-28-2011, 09:35 PM
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thats what my friend from work said but i dont know where to get a 5.0 motor from
lots of research and lots of junk yard time
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:35 PM
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i bet a full tune up on the motor would really help get some ponies back. if a 4.0 seems slow, don't get in my 3.0
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:39 PM
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lol well i guess i have a lot of work ahead of me to get my ranger where i want it to be. i was looking on ebay at 5.0 motors i guess ill have to bring somebody that knows more about what to look for with me.

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if my 4.0 is slow i really dont want to see how slow a 3.0 is :P
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:41 PM
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how slow is it exactly?
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:46 PM
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well i think because of the transmission it doesnt shift as good so i baby it all the time cause i dont have a lot of money on hand to get the transmission fixed if it decides to take a crap and i cant get to work but i mean when im trying to pass someone it takes its time. it kind of reminds me of the little engine that could. i havent timed it or anything.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:47 PM
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you could always find a newer 4.0 and swap that in. the SOHC 4.0 puts the older ones to shame.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:48 PM
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im asking cuz rangers are somewhat slow in the first place

for example i prolly get up to 60 in like 15 seconds maybe less....if ur trying to get 8 seconds ur better off with a car lol
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: need help making my ranger faster :(

this may be a stupid question but....what does SOHC stand for exactly lol
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:50 PM
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single over head cam its the type of engine

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actually 15 seconds is too long lol i cant think of a better number lol
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:53 PM
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Default Re: need help making my ranger faster :(

no lol i just want a little more power behind it. my dream car is a 95' mustang GT painted burnt orange with a trick flow set up but thats when i have money...maybe after my first deployment.

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ok now i know what SOHC stands for
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:54 PM
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take off ur bed, ull be a little faster lmao
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