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Old 05-09-2009, 06:10 PM
kilroy kilroy is offline
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Default Lifted Ranger; can I still install cold air intake?

I have a 2001 Ford Ranger Edge with a 3in Fabtech suspension lift, and a 3in PA body lift. I checked under the hood after the installation, and because of the body lift, as I'm sure most of you know, the engine had to be lowered. Plus a few other minor additions (had to put in a longer steering rod, etc.)

I'm thinking about getting a Volant cold air intake, but I'm worried that since the engine was lowered, where the air filter would normally sit is going to be different from where it's actually going to now, because of the lift. Right?
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:14 PM
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yes you can, try my cold air intake setup, you get your own filter and get my adapter and save yourself over $100 and still get the same gains

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Old 05-12-2009, 05:16 PM
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I ran one of Curt's adapters on my 2003. Then I was given a K&N intake. I still have the adapter. Never know when I might get another SOHC truck.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:44 PM
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I have a 2000 with a 4.0 and will be doing a 2" body lift, you got an adapter for that or no and it would be nice to see some of your inventions you got goin on here Curt.
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:45 PM
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Cold air's a joke.

Your factory intake is right behind the head light and plenty cold. Cold air kits usually have you draw air in from the eingine bay, which is gonna be a lot warmer then the factory intake.

You'll just be tricking the engine into running rich which is no good in the long run.

Your truck can breathe just fine. If you want some cheap power, take a nifty little anle grinder and hack off your exhaust after the cats and let it exhale with ease instead of Ford's horrible design routing the exhaust up and over the rear axle.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:33 PM
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i got the 3 in lift and a cool air. it fits exactly as it did before the lift. since you have to lower the fan shrowd and radiator anyway, it sits just like it would without the lift

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