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Old 03-15-2011, 02:10 AM
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Default NEWBEE... 1999 3.0 2x4

Hey guys, new to the Ranger community. I have a 1999 3.0 Ranger with 130k miles on it. The truck had a blown transmition when I bought it, so my uncle and I rebuilt it. All the clutch discs were stripped.

Anyway, I am just wondering if there are any secret tricks I need to know to improve the life of the truck, I'm also wondering if there are any simple mods to get a little more power out of it.
-Now, Im not sure if this is for all 3.0 Rangers, or if its just mine, but, my 0-60 time sucks, its about 15 seconds... a prius can move faster than that... and the motor sputters at about 95 MPH. Are these normal?

Thanks guys!!

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oh, another question... the heater core went out on the previous owner, so i am just wondering how much of a pain in the butt it will be to change that out myself
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:19 AM
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Default Re: NEWBEE... 1999 3.0 2x4

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properly maintaining it will make it last.
engine sputter at 95 would be the speed limiter.

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Old 03-15-2011, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: NEWBEE... 1999 3.0 2x4

welcome to FRF, Nathan!
yes, all rangers "sputter" around 90-97mph. -speed limiter as STL has stated above.
a 3.0 is referred to as a "3.Slow". so a 15 second 0-60 is not uncommon.
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:37 PM
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: NEWBEE... 1999 3.0 2x4

Welcome Nathan!

My Ranger shakes VIOLENTLY at 135 MPH LOL
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:19 AM
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