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Old 03-15-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Slow acceleration in my 3.0. Suggestions?

I got a used ranger last summer and it always seemed like it was sluggish and I eventually I discovered the rear left break line was blown and the housing for my breaks cracked and it was just all screwed up. Fixed it and new brakes and now still sluggish (not as bad). Considering maybe new exhaust, swapin out my upper intake, heard sometimes powercables help.... Dont really know though.... I just kinda want to beef it up and make it sound better and perform better. Not much of a mechanic but have been pretty successful at doin the maintanence up till now... Suggestions?
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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only spend your money on intake and exhaust systems if you want the noise. there are no performance benifits to be had.

ive never heard of a power cable...is it maybe the throttle cable "mod" (fix) your thinking of?

your only cost effective options for more power are: underdrive pulleys, tuner, deeper gearing, roller rockers. after that you start getting into heavy machining work and the like and its just not worth the cost....not when a turbo or v-8 could be put in the truck for cheaper.
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:44 PM   #3
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That type of acceleration may also be caused by clugged up cathalytic converters also.
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not a bad thought about the catalytic converter..... thanks for the advice.... I have considered the underdrive pulleys and deeper gearing. Any suggestions on places to get a cheap underdrive pulley? Not super familiar with the roller rockers...
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I agree with kdawg. stuffforyourranger.com is where it's at. Check my list.
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I have a 92 Ranger 3.0L 5-speed at it is slow as dogsh@#. I have tried a few things such as sparkplugs, air intake system and a "tornado" I just think that the 3.0l just isn't very powerful, I should have gotten one with a 4.0L eng.
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...I have tried a few things such as... "tornado"...
Well, that's your problem there...
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Changing the gear ratio did wonders for my truck.
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so how do I know which ones to choose so many options?? oh and what is a good gear ratio....
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