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extra power out of my 2.9

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i was wondering if there where any tips for gettin more power out of my 2.9 in my 88 b2???
 


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4.0 or 5.0 swap
 

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i noticed a small margin of extra power when i had an exhaust professionally done on my old 87 ranger along with a full K&N cold air intake.
 

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i noticed a small margin of extra power when i had an exhaust professionally done on my old 87 ranger along with a full K&N cold air intake.
Oh boy... Basically the only thing you can do is swap... The 2.9 is already packing lots of heat for it's size...
 

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swapping to a higher gears in the axles would provide more bang for the buck than perhaps anything.....provided the 2.9 is healthy
 

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swapping to a higher gears in the axles would provide more bang for the buck than perhaps anything.....provided the 2.9 is healthy
yes the motor is fairly new.... about 40000 miles its a jasper motor....... would intake spacers a 5.0l throttle body and different injectors help any????
 

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If you dont do much highway driving taller gears will help, but at the expense of gas on the highway and a higher reving at highway speeds look at your rear axle tag . all have a tag with info. or u can look up your axle code (off driver side door) in the technical section will tell u what the truck had originally. then compare should b same unless someone swithched it already.

There is nominal stuff electric fan, exhaust bigger throttle body, porting heads. But you could spend better money on a 4.0 conversion as previously said sell your motor to recoup cost etc.

Check out the library great info in it

Gas is only going to go up!!!!!
 

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If you dont do much highway driving taller gears will help, but at the expense of gas on the highway and a higher reving at highway speeds look at your rear axle tag . all have a tag with info. or u can look up your axle code (off driver side door) in the technical section will tell u what the truck had originally. then compare should b same unless someone swithched it already.

There is nominal stuff electric fan, exhaust bigger throttle body, porting heads. But you could spend better money on a 4.0 conversion as previously said sell your motor to recoup cost etc.

Check out the library great info in it

Gas is only going to go up!!!!!
he's prolly right. pretty much everyone i asked said the same thing. and there was heated conversations. ps if the guy whos name says pat kunz is the real pat kunz, you my friend are a god in the 2.9 world.
 

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Pat Kunz u rock...... checked my rear end gear its a 3.73..... i really wanna stick with my 2.9 ( the parts are available ) my father in law and his friend and i all have b2s 2 89 and mines an 88 . where looking to buy another one or two......
yes i do most of my driving in the highway.....
 

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i have the base timing advanced to 12*, 58MM throttle body, CAI, full catback exhaust and my 88 B2 is pretty peppy, actually faster than my buddies 92 Ranger w/ 4.0 5sp 1st through 3rd gear. He has 3.73 gears and 31s. i have 3.55 gears and 235/55/17. Also i recently towed the 6x12 U-haul trailer from albuquerque, new mexico to ft. polk, louisiana... approx 925 miles. Weight slips to prove the weight... almost 4000lbs even over the stock B2's weight. I towed at 65-75mph the entire trip, 4th gear until about amarillo, tx, once i got down into the lower altitude i was cruising in 5th. Averaged 13mpg.... DD I average about 17.5-19mpg
 
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i have the base timing advanced to 12*, 58MM throttle body, CAI, full catback exhaust and my 88 B2 is pretty peppy, actually faster than my buddies 92 Ranger w/ 4.0 5sp 1st through 3rd gear. He has 3.73 gears and 31s. i have 3.55 gears and 235/55/17. Also i recently towed the 6x12 U-haul trailer from albuquerque, new mexico to ft. polk, louisiana... approx 925 miles. Weight slips to prove the weight... almost 4000lbs even over the stock B2's weight. I towed at 65-75mph the entire trip, 4th gear until about amarillo, tx, once i got down into the lower altitude i was cruising in 5th. Averaged 13mpg.... DD I average about 17.5-19mpg

ya i know bout all the basics..... i was thinking maybe 2 small turbos like off a 4cyl thunder bird...... is this a good idea or bad??????
 

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It's a great idea.
 

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