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Old 07-23-2014, 06:53 AM
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want more low end torque out of stock 5.8

I'm looking for ideas to get some for low end out of my stock 93 F150 with 5.8, I own a 25ft travel trailer that it does haul OK but i'd like to get a little more pull out of it. Just looking for some basic ideas where to start I appreciate anyone's advice.
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Longtube headers with a single 2.5" exhaust and 1.7 roller rockers.
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If you have 3.55 gears in the axles you could always regear to 3.73 or 4.10 gears.
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I thought about gears but I did still want to keep my highway speed 3.73's mite be ok. I was thinking upgrade the stock ignition is pretty simple any suggestions on that?
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Throw in a timing set that allows you to advance the cam timing.
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Longtube headers with a single 2.5" exhaust and 1.7 roller rockers.
How much will that add?
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that will move your pwoer band up or down. Littel trick the mustang guys use in the stock classes. Advancing it 4 degrees should bring your peak torque lower in the rpm range.
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There isn't any free lunch. What adds on the bottom end will take away on the top end.

Anytime you modify the engine from stock you'll be making a compromise in fuel economy, performance, reliability or ??? I'm not saying don't do it but many times you'll not get the expected/advertised performance gains.

Changing the rear gear is one way to gain more low speed oomph at a cost of some fuel economy. Only you can determine of the benefit outweighs the cost. I may go the other way… installing a higher gear ratio to replace the 4.10's in my F350 in an effort to increase the MPG. A 460 is thirsty regardless but a couple MPG over the long haul may help.

Will I ever repay the $$$ I spent changing gears? Probably not… but I don't have to rely on my truck as a daily driver.
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ya my truck isn't a daily driver it's a take out for weekend cruise or haul the trailer to the campground 4 or 5 times a year. I like the idea of having a little more getup in the low end I like to feel it pull if I want to step on it when i'm out for a little sunday drive.
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What size tires are on the truck? If they are any bigger than stock then you really should put gears in it... or put stick sized tires back on.
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just stock tires not sure right off what size.
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