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Old 12-01-2010, 07:16 PM
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So I took my Ranger to a friend of a friends shop and did a quick dyno session yesterday. He went ahead and put a tune on the truck (flash tune of some brand or another) and ran it. It dyno'd at 197.3HP and 152.4Torque, assuming a 15% reduction through the drive train that would be about 223HP at the crank which is a good 70HP over the stock 150HP. Now I don't know if maybe I have a strong engine and I was one of the lucky few or if I perhaps got on a dyno that gave very optimistic readings, and would like to know if that seems accurate to anyone else. Because for just an exhaust, intake, and tune, I was lucky squeeze that much power even out of my '02 F150 with the 4.6 with exhaust, intake, tune, shift kit, lightened pullies and mechanical to electric fan replacement
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:48 AM
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So I took my Ranger to a friend of a friends shop and did a quick dyno session yesterday. He went ahead and put a tune on the truck (flash tune of some brand or another) and ran it. It dyno'd at 197.3HP and 152.4Torque, assuming a 15% reduction through the drive train that would be about 223HP at the crank which is a good 70HP over the stock 150HP. Now I don't know if maybe I have a strong engine and I was one of the lucky few or if I perhaps got on a dyno that gave very optimistic readings, and would like to know if that seems accurate to anyone else. Because for just an exhaust, intake, and tune, I was lucky squeeze that much power even out of my '02 F150 with the 4.6 with exhaust, intake, tune, shift kit, lightened pullies and mechanical to electric fan replacement
These readings are useless for comparison unless you pulled before w/o the changes.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:43 PM
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So I got my Leer hard bed cover in today from Ebay and I finished installing the Pioneer touch screen radio I got from a pawn shop (yes, I know what you're thinking...and I was surprised it worked too...for 50 dollars I figured why not?) and I'm hoping to have pictures of my truck up soon. I was blindsided though and had a dealership call Wednesday to ask if I would still be interested in getting into a Dodge Challenger next month. I forgot that I talked to them back over August and said they should call me around this time to see if I can still get into one. After I get my Eibach 2/3 lowering kit and my Saleen S281E replica wheels installed I may reevaluate the need to work on my truck any further. Anyone have an idea of whether or not I should keep going or get the Challenger?
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:23 PM
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sounds like you have a need for speed I would go with a muscle car rather than a small truck. unless you want to do the V8 crossover with all the fixens
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:32 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I mean it's been a couple years and I've been wanting another vehicle to wrench on so I guess that's what I took this Ranger as. I got it for a good price off a dealership and paid cash so it's not like I'm really out anything. I may keep it and just leave it ''as-is'' and just get the challenger. I still like the utility of a pick-up and that's what I think kept me from buying one this past summer in the first place.

Does anyone know if it's a good idea to get the heads ported/polished on a 3.0? I've heard a few wacky suggestions from people around here saying ''don't, you'll make the engine run really sluggish'' or that I'll somehow dramatically reduce the compression ratio to the point that it's useless. So an suggestion would be nice. I have a shop on tap to do most of my work, and I do some of it there too, so I would really like to know if there's any major drawbacks with this sort of thing because I know certain engines respond differently to certain things.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:02 PM
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it's a truck and a small one at that. if a need for speed/power is what you have even if you drop a V8 in it with all nessesary mods it's still just a truck. keep it for a daily driver (well maintained) and buy the muscle car for your performance needs.
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I had a V8 Vega (i know showing my age) and a V8 S-10 both bought that way and long since gone, but little cars/trucks with big engines are a waste unless you drop maga $$ and do it right for (drag strip driving) not to and from wally world driving.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:16 PM
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You have a very valid point. I really think I might keep the truck to haul stuff with and keep it as is. I mean it's a nice truck so far even with all the little stuff that's been done to it. But I believe doing any more to it is going to make me lose the point of even owning a truck. Because if I do anymore than what I already have, I'm not going to be able to use it for it's intended purpose.

That and already I can tell the the rides going to get on my nerves a little because the truck rides a bit harshly for my tastes. I drove to Indianapolis, Indiana and back for work Thursday and I will say that I was quite sore when I got back and quite annoyed because I figured out my cruise control doesn't work.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:57 PM
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head work will help out the power but it will be costly, I have supercharged a few 3.0's the do great with a little boost, and they are great motors but you will never be money ahead trying to make big HP with it, they are great to build but the v8 swap will bring the most power, I don;t like the swaps but i also don't plan for 450hp with the 3.0 either
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:35 PM
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Well my initial goal with the truck was to make at least 250-300 at the crank. But after doing my research and finding out the 3.0 doesn't really take well to many modifications, I started losing the need to do anything other than minor bolt-ons. But at the same time I did make quite a bit more power over the assumed 150HP stock at the crank by just doing the CAI, exhaust, and a tune, but I kind of get the feeling from this forum as well as a lot of others that I'm close to reaching the peak of what the motor is capable of as far as basic bolt ons. I was really interested in supercharging it with the m90 found on the Thunderbird S/C, but that's about as much fabrication as doing a V8 swap, and the problem with the V8 swap is that you're putting so much more added weight over the front axle and more weight than the chassis was originally designed for which can possibly create headaches in the long run.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:03 PM
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So I was thinking today for a quick moment while taking a breather from work. And I was curious...if I by some magical possibility secured a procharger from say a 4L Ranger/Mustang Procharger kit, wouldn't it be easier to just build a mounting plate, run a belt, piping and tune in for about 5 pounds of boost as opposed to ordering the Roots type supercharger adaptor for the 3.0 from Tom Morana and then running all the piping?
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