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improving 300 I6 performance

Howdy, folks. I very much like my '95 F150 4X4 XLT, but I wish that its 300 cu. in. in-line 6 cylinder engine had more power. What is the best route to take to accomplish this? I want to get the best "bang for the buck", i.e. use the lowest-cost modifications to get the greatest power increase?

The truck is in great shape, with only about 60,000 miles. I'm hoping for some easy, bolt-on modifications, ideally. Thanks much for your advice.

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The best performance option for the buck is the cat back exhaust. Other than that you are very limited because it is a speed density fuel injection instead of Mass Air Flow.
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The head is pretty choked up, exhaust manifolds aren't that great, intake isn't that great, etc. There are some cams for them, but I don't know how much they cost. Unfortunately performance parts for the 300 are kind of limited, but they do exist.

It's not like a 302 where you can get a $150 cam, $20 gasket kit and get +35HP
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Put in lower gears, which gears are in it now.
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