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fordtrucks-small-digest Monday, January 12 1998 Volume 02 : Number 012



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In this issue:

Re: performance,etc. [mark fitzgerald ]
Re: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger [mark fitzgerald
Re: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger ["WK" ]
re:17's on a ranger q's [Luke Wells ]
Re: 17's on a ranger q's [YIASCA ]
4.10s and 3.73s 7.5" [silent.bob juno.com]
Re: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger [silent.bob juno.com]
Bed Cover and mat [David ]
Rnager Lift ["Mike Wiatt" ]
Re: How many spark plugs do you have? :~0 [bmrickman juno.com (brian k ri]

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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 06:14:25 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: performance,etc.

For the life of me I can't remember the name of the company, however
there is one out there that sells 2.3 crate motors. These motors were
putting out approx. 250-300 horsepower depending on what package you
bought. Try surfing the web for companies and see what you come up
with. Or try contacting Ford SVO, maybe they'll have something. What
I'm thinkin is that these companies will have bolt on performance
upgrades as well as crate motors for both the 2.0 and 2.3.

Fitzy

- ---"Randy L. Hatcher" wrote:
> how do I up my performance for a 2.0 Liter?
> I don't have a lot of money to spend,after I had the 2.0 rebuilt, I
> was told the 2.3 L had more power,is this true?
> {my engine was rebuilt,new rings,.030 over bored out...
> so what can I do to enhance performance with the least amount of
cash??
> thanks...
>
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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 06:16:03 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger

- ---Gardner wrote:
Hmm...You stumped me.....I have no idea....

Fitzy

Lare/Eric wrote:
> >
> > If the two plug per cylinder design is useful, why do the oem's
not include
> > this design on 6's and 8's - why just 4 cylinders?
> >
> > Eric S. - '94 Splash SC 4x4 4.0L
>
> > >mark fitzgerald wrote:
> > >>
> > >> I believe the reason for the 8 spark plugs, (two per cylinder)
is to
> > >> provide a better level of efficiency and complete combustion by
> > >> providing more spark. Could be wrong though.....
> > >>
> > >> Fitzy
> > >>
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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 12:49:30 -0600
From: "WK"
Subject: Re: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger

> Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 15:37:36 -0500
> Subject: Re: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger
> I contacted performance plus about 2.3L modifications (they are Ford
> Specialists in CA) and was asking about throttle bodies, air filters
and
> stuff of that nature and said that the gains would be minimal do to
the
> restricted head! Recommended transplanting a 3.0, 4.0, or5.0 liter
> instead of going through all the work! Hope this helps!
> Chris

Not so sure I agree with minimal gains. I will agree that a vehicle of
this size being powered by a 4-cylinder is not ideal, however the 2.3L
engine does have performance potential, and can be obtained with
minimal cost compared to an engine swap. I have provided a wav.file on
one of my pages showing the potential of the 2.3L equipped Ranger.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sky.net/~wkurtz/sound.html

Warren Kurtz
Ford Ranger Fans On-Line
Kurtz Kustomz Motorsports
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sky.net/~wkurtz

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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 16:10:54 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: re:17's on a ranger q's

yes, i have a 96 ranger splash with the stock chrome 15's i also want to
drop the back
level to the front, my original question was what was the biggest
tire/wheel combo i could put
on me ranger with no modifications, not exceeding 17. Or are 17's even
worth it, 16's maybe thanks
for your input. Also i want to know what difference would a hi flo
cat make on my 2.3L, is it worth
it, sound/hp wise.Thanks

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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 16:06:24 EST
From: YIASCA
Subject: Re: 17's on a ranger q's

In a message dated 98-01-11 16:02:37 EST, you write:


drop the back
level to the front, my original question was what was the biggest
tire/wheel combo i could put
on me ranger with no modifications, not exceeding 17. Or are 17's even
worth it, 16's maybe thanks >>


Shit I got (17" x 9") Mustang Cobra "R"s on my 96 ranger splash and love
it(lowered 3"-4") i love the rims and wish i could afford some 20" rims the
bigger the better! Also a high flow cat back ehaust and a SUPERCHIP would
benefit your truck major!!

SPLASH-DAVE

Ranger Freak--

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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 16:47:53 -0600
From: silent.bob juno.com
Subject: 4.10s and 3.73s 7.5"

How many teeth do the rings have on a 4.10 & 3.73 rings for a 7.5" rear
end? Is there another way to I.D. the rings?



silent.bob juno.com
95 Ranger 2.3L, SVO OHC
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordRanger.com (Ranger Site)
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordManTed.com (Mustang Site)

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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 16:56:39 -0600
From: silent.bob juno.com
Subject: Re: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger

On Fri, 09 Jan 1998 09:04:13 -0600 Rodney writes:
>Hello
>
>I am new to the list and I just picked up my '96 Ranger XLT Supercab
>yesterday, it was leased and only has 13,000 miles on it.
>
>My question is about the I4 and the 8 spark plugs....What is the
>purpose for the 8 plugs, I haven't got a really good answer from
>the people I have talked to and was wondering if anyone on the list
>has a good explination.


Its for emission control. One set of spark plugs is for the power
stroke, and the other set is for the exhaust stroke to burn off any
unburned fuel.



silent.bob juno.com
95 Ranger 2.3L, SVO OHC
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordRanger.com (Ranger Site)
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordManTed.com (Mustang Site)

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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 19:21:09 -0500
From: David
Subject: Bed Cover and mat

I still have an Extang Saber tonno cover for sale for Ranger short bed.
Looks new. All hardware included. I am now asking $140.00 (includes any
shipping charges)I am also selling a Nymcord Bed mat and tail gate
protector for a SB Ranger for $25.00. Send replies to:David


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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 18:47:48 PST
From: "Mike Wiatt"
Subject: Rnager Lift

On Monday I am having a 4" lift installed on my truck. Bent I-beams,
custom radius arms, 4" coils, Rancho RS9000 shocks. No drop down
brackets are needed the way I am doing it. The place that is installing
it said that I cna run 32s on it with this lift and I didnt believe em
so they showed me a truck withe the lift that had just run Baja with
32s. I couldnt believe it. I checked and it didnt rub anywhere. I chose
to go with 31s anyway. Most 4" lifts only allow for 30s. If anyone has
any comments on this or knows anything that i should ( :-) ) let me
know.

C-Ya

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pyro152 hotmail.com
'94 Ranger Supercab 4x2 4.0 5 speed
The Ford Ranger Pages
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/7894
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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 22:47:10 -0600
From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
Subject: Re: How many spark plugs do you have? :~0

>On Fri, 09 Jan 1998 09:04:13 -0600 Rodney
>writes:
>>Hello
>>
>>I am new to the list and I just picked up my '96 Ranger XLT Supercab
>>yesterday, it was leased and only has 13,000 miles on it.
>>
>>My question is about the I4 and the 8 spark plugs....What is the
>>purpose for the 8 plugs, I haven't got a really good answer from
>>the people I have talked to and was wondering if anyone on the list
>>has a good explination.
>
>
>Its for emission control. One set of spark plugs is for the power
>stroke, and the other set is for the exhaust stroke to burn off any
>unburned fuel.

isn't that what the catalytic converter does?
I cant see ford adding money in tooling etc on spark plugs when they
would still need to put on a converter ($$$.$$).

>
>silent.bob juno.com
>95 Ranger 2.3L, SVO OHC
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordRanger.com (Ranger Site)
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordManTed.com (Mustang Site)
>
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