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Old 06-26-2010, 04:05 PM
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i have a 97 ranger 2.3 2wd i added a high flow air filter to the engine and spark plugs and wires. im making 122 hp and can get up to 100mph is there anything i can do to get more power without adding a turbo and is there anything i can do to make it look cooler? if you would like to see a pic let me know and ill post one
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:37 AM
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I wanna See a pic. of the dyno results. You can add power with nitrous.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:40 AM
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ya but nitrous is expensive, i made my own custom exhaust and free up the air a little more and that helped with performance, next is to get new plugs and wires then new fuel injestors or a turbo.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:50 PM
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100mph huh? The rangers cut out at 95
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:34 PM
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i have a 97 ranger 2.3 2wd i added a high flow air filter to the engine and spark plugs and wires. im making 122 hp and can get up to 100mph is there anything i can do to get more power without adding a turbo and is there anything i can do to make it look cooler? if you would like to see a pic let me know and ill post one
guess what, plugs wires and an airfilter did not increase your HP by 10, the factory hp is 112, and btw, i can do 108 in mine, and i have nothing done to my engine.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:34 PM
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100mph huh? The rangers cut out at 95
after 97 yes, thats when they started installing speed limiters.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:20 PM
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guess what, plugs wires and an airfilter did not increase your HP by 10, the factory hp is 112, and btw, i can do 108 in mine, and i have nothing done to my engine.

btw it actually does if you buy good plugs and wires and i high flow air filter which i did and 108? thats hard to beleive considering mine could only get to 100mph on a 2% downhill grade and the speed limiter cuts out at 97 so 108 i want to see i video to beleive that and lets consider the air filter can make around a 4hp difference and if you buy good plugs and wires you can probably get another 6 so that is how i got 122 its just a ball park estimate
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:25 PM
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no, you regained horsepower you previously lost by having worn plugs/wires.

air intakes are proven to do nothing but waste your money, its a well known fact. the general automotive person is lead to believe a variety of things will increase your performance, take that Z max crap for an example, it was proven by the FTC that it was nothing but tinted mineral oil, and they had to pay out a huge amount after a lawsuit.

im not going out of my way, and breaking several traffic laws to go take a video of me doing something stupid, so your going to have to take my word for it. ford starting using speed limiters in the late part of 97 and continued with them, i drive a 96, therefore, i do not have one.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:43 PM
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the plugs and wires were brand new then i bought the e3 plugs and good motocraft plug wires
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:19 PM
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okay lets get off this discussion

next question how can i make my truck look any cooler without getting another paint job?
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:48 PM
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no, you regained horsepower you previously lost by having worn plugs/wires.

air intakes are proven to do nothing but waste your money, its a well known fact. the general automotive person is lead to believe a variety of things will increase your performance, take that Z max crap for an example, it was proven by the FTC that it was nothing but tinted mineral oil, and they had to pay out a huge amount after a lawsuit.

im not going out of my way, and breaking several traffic laws to go take a video of me doing something stupid, so your going to have to take my word for it. ford starting using speed limiters in the late part of 97 and continued with them, i drive a 96, therefore, i do not have one.
My 96 would cut out at around 98mph. If kept pushing it while it was cutting out I reach 100mph. I actually dynoed mine when I was in tech. school some years ago. At the time it had 210,000 miles on it. Had a k&n drop in filter and a magna flow muffler. Would only pull 98 hp on the dyno. I forget what the torque was, but I think it was 115. The only think that showed any improvement was spraying nitrous into the air filter. Gained 60hp. Better plugs and wires wont do crap. The ignition system is more than powerfull enough to function properly even with worn out plugs. Imho
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:16 PM
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Default Re: more power out ot 2.3/how to make it look cool?

Put pics of your truck, but the usual is drop 4/5, black or cobra rims, billet grill, HID's, tint windows
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ya but nitrous is expensive, i made my own custom exhaust and free up the air a little more and that helped with performance, next is to get new plugs and wires then new fuel injestors or a turbo.
LOL - exhaust gave you power huh??

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next question how can i make my truck look any cooler without getting another paint job?
Pics of what you have would help, but it's really up to you to be different and do something cool. What's cool to you may not be to someone else, so do what you think will look good based on what's avaliable to you.

I know you don't want anything too crazy, but still a 2.3T swap would give you both the performance you want and also the cool factor. Actually I think the turbo sound would be way cooler than any interior/exterior mods.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:08 AM
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