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Old 11-08-2010, 10:26 AM
Christofficer Christofficer is offline
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Exclamation Increasing horsepower with a lift 2.5 '97 MT

First of all Hello everybody

I recently purchased my first truck a 97' ford ranger. So far the truck is everything I've needed. Decent economy with a lift and of course all the benefits of a truck. However I seem to be severely lacking power. I have read up on a few things such as headers, k&n intake, Freeflow exhaust and underdrive pulleys. Are these things really going to give me a boost? Right now the truck looks cool but i can't climb hills for S*** and going down the freeway against the wind I top out at sixty in 4th gear, 5th gear is of no use. Where is the best/cheapest place to buy these parts for my car specifically the underdrive pulley and header. Which exhaust is the best? Although my car is a 97' it runs a 98 2.5 motor which im thinking is the mazda motor. Are these any good? Sorry I know lots of questions but looking for answers from people who are experienced with these trucks. Looking to get more power fast!


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Old 11-08-2010, 10:31 AM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
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Default Re: Increasing horsepower with a lift 2.5 '97 MT

screw the header and intake and re-gear it.
2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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2.5, exhaust, lift, mods, underdrive pulley

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