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Old 10-14-2006, 09:10 PM   #1
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1993 Ford Ranger, 2.3 liter 4 cylinder, 5 spd.

I was wondering what I could do to free up some horsepower, I'm gonna be getting a chip that showed gains of 10-12 hp and then a K&N intake. What else is there that I can do that will maybe free up some weight and give me some more ponies? Has to be less than 500
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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cam? headers? nitrous?

but really though, I cant think of too many different ways
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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You can get new exhaust. That shoud free up about 10 hp. A new throttle body. Im getting a new one for my car. Yjays would give you quicker throttle response and more air, which will free up some more hp's.Its about $530, little abouve your price range but I dont know it would be cheaper or more expensive for you vehicle. New exhaust, the K&N( like you said), hedders, camshaft, is about all I think of for under or a little bit abouve 500.
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Old 10-15-2006, 01:27 AM   #4
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Has to be less than 500
Horsies? Shouldn't be too difficult, lol....
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:35 AM   #5
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Don't get headers, wouldn't want to waste your money on something you wont be able to use. Just get one header.
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:38 AM   #6
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Header- mid pipe so no cats
throttle body
intake
intake manifold if possible.
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Old 10-15-2006, 03:43 AM   #7
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I've been talkin with my dad about one of the newer 2.3 liters that push out about 120-130hp I forgot and then I could modify from that platform so I really don't know but keep throwin out suggestions thanks guys!
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Old 10-15-2006, 03:45 AM   #8
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Header- mid pipe so no cats
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They don't make throttle bodies or the spacers for my engine, only the 4.0, same with the headers they only have them for the 3.0 and the 4.0 so uhh yea
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:08 AM   #9
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They don't make throttle bodies or the spacers for my engine, only the 4.0, same with the headers they only have them for the 3.0 and the 4.0 so uhh yea

...Then don't waste your time, stop spending money on useless sh*t, and either save up money and sell this truck for something more modifiable, or start looking into an engine swap, because pulling 10hp out of that truck would be a waste of time and money.

1993 Ford Ranger, 2.3 liter 4 cylinder, 5 spd.

I was wondering what I could do to free up some horsepower, I'm gonna be getting a chip that showed gains of 10-12 hp and then a K&N intake. What else is there that I can do that will maybe free up some weight and give me some more ponies? Has to be less than 500

Wrong, a chip for your nearly stock truck will give you next to no power, I will put both my Mustangs on it, and this is something I thought you would've known by now, advertised usually means divide that by 5.. As for a K&N, just get the filter, the intake is just a waste of money. As for the weight, not a ton of weight to free up. Stop wasting your time and money on this truck, and if nothing else the engine.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:45 AM   #10
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...Then don't waste your time, stop spending money on useless sh*t, and either save up money and sell this truck for something more modifiable, or start looking into an engine swap, because pulling 10hp out of that truck would be a waste of time and money.

1993 Ford Ranger, 2.3 liter 4 cylinder, 5 spd.

I was wondering what I could do to free up some horsepower, I'm gonna be getting a chip that showed gains of 10-12 hp and then a K&N intake. What else is there that I can do that will maybe free up some weight and give me some more ponies? Has to be less than 500

Wrong, a chip for your nearly stock truck will give you next to no power, I will put both my Mustangs on it, and this is something I thought you would've known by now, advertised usually means divide that by 5.. As for a K&N, just get the filter, the intake is just a waste of money. As for the weight, not a ton of weight to free up. Stop wasting your time and money on this truck, and if nothing else the engine.
I forgot to say the chip put that out with a few mods at the same time my bad , I could maybe run a 75 shot of nitrous safely couldn't I? And yeah your right it isn't a good platform but while I'm drivin it I might as well make it enjoyable
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I forgot to say the chip put that out with a few mods at the same time my bad , I could maybe run a 75 shot of nitrous safely couldn't I? And yeah your right it isn't a good platform but while I'm drivin it I might as well make it enjoyable

I dunno, 75 might be to big, and a small shot will be dry, which isn't as safe as a wet shot. If I were you, I'd forget about it, even with Nitrous, you'll be tempted to spray all the time, then you'll blwo the engine and have NOTHING to drive for sometime until you get money for another engine, all the while thinking damn, Tony was right. I mean to run nitrous safely you are going to retard your timing at the VERY least, and at the most getting a custom tune, and that would set you back 1,000++ depending on dyno time?

Seriously Steven, just drive it, it's a 4cyclinder truck, stop trying to modify it because it is a waste of time even thinking about it.

What you should be is thinking about where you EVENTUALLY want the car to be, and if you ARE going to keep it, then you will be swapping the engine eventually and you should be looking into that. Although by the time you have a decent job and have a decent inflow of income, chances are, you will move on, such as I am with my 88. And please don't come on here and post something denying this, because it is useless until you are in the position I just spoke of, with a decent income. I said for awhile, "man I'm gonna keep the 88' forever and just fix it up!" Wrong, things change, people change, situations change, as does your outlook on things, I know mine have, I'm currently looking into LS1 Camaro's and Chevy's. Yeah, me, who'da thought?
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:00 PM   #12
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I dunno, 75 might be to big, and a small shot will be dry, which isn't as safe as a wet shot. If I were you, I'd forget about it, even with Nitrous, you'll be tempted to spray all the time, then you'll blwo the engine and have NOTHING to drive for sometime until you get money for another engine, all the while thinking damn, Tony was right. I mean to run nitrous safely you are going to retard your timing at the VERY least, and at the most getting a custom tune, and that would set you back 1,000++ depending on dyno time?

Seriously Steven, just drive it, it's a 4cyclinder truck, stop trying to modify it because it is a waste of time even thinking about it.

What you should be is thinking about where you EVENTUALLY want the car to be, and if you ARE going to keep it, then you will be swapping the engine eventually and you should be looking into that. Although by the time you have a decent job and have a decent inflow of income, chances are, you will move on, such as I am with my 88. And please don't come on here and post something denying this, because it is useless until you are in the position I just spoke of, with a decent income. I said for awhile, "man I'm gonna keep the 88' forever and just fix it up!" Wrong, things change, people change, situations change, as does your outlook on things, I know mine have, I'm currently looking into LS1 Camaro's and Chevy's. Yeah, me, who'da thought?
Eh you're right I really would like to get either an 80's style 240sx hatch, civic hatch like Elchangos (sp?), 300zx N/A, Civic EX (the ones that have an edgier rear end i love them), Altima or an SE-R so yeah I'm already bored with it but its a nice starter vehicle
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why dont you just swap a turbo coupe or a merkur engine into it. then you will have something to work with.
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:01 PM   #14
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Would a 5.0 swap for the Ranger be easy? Just thinking out loud here, but they couldn't be that pricey, and their are oodles of mods for it. Just throwing out ideas here, so don't
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:16 PM   #15
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Civic EX (the ones that have an edgier rear end i love them)
Which one's? gimme years or a pic.
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