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Old 05-14-2006, 11:22 PM
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Budget mods for 2.3l ranger?

anyone know any budget mods I can do to my 2.3 beast to help me get up the damn hills without having to downshift and getting up to speed quicker?
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:32 AM
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Lower gears is the only thing that will make a real difference in getting up those hills other than a turbo. Gears are a lot cheaper than a turbo.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:12 AM
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NOx might be a help. Cost about $500 for a basic system. Would add HP in a can, so to speak. The 2.3 should be able to take it for short bursts..
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:23 PM
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Even a PSD-powered truck pulling a few tons will downshift going up a hill.

It's just the physics of driving...and gravity for that matter.
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Old 05-16-2006, 10:24 PM
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yeah. having new gears seems kinda tech. I know its wierd with mine anyways like once you hit 4th the gear ratio changes alot compared to 1,2,and 3rd. see I'm so not truck tech so I have no clue. I know the basics but I dont know whats best. do those tornado things that spin the air on intake work any bit?
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NO they don't!!! That Tornado is a total rip off, been beaten to death on here lol.

If you look on the door sticker, under Axle Code, and match it here:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...r_Decoder.html

you can find out what rear end radio you have. Probably 3.73.

Running a 4.10 or even 4.56 (if you don't do much highway) will net you a good little bit more power.

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Old 05-17-2006, 08:41 AM
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I would sooner keep the engine wound up by down shifting then let it lug.
Not near as hard on the engine.
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nah I'm kinda goin back into town and such regularily much highway.
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