forced induction?????


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my dad jokingly said he wanted to turbo or supercharge his 99 3.0 2wd ranger and it got my gears going, is there any kits made for this motor. i know of supercharger kits for the 4.0 since i believe its the same as the stangs 4.0
 


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Just as a heads up, bolt on parts to increase horsepower are OK if they don't add too much power.

Engine designers reduce weight on parts to increase efficiency, so the bottom end of an engine and it's pistons and heads have been lightened to the point of the rated horsepower of that engine.
Raising horsepower 10 or 20% should be OK, should be, but more than that will most likely cause a failure of an existing component.

The 1999 3.0l is rated at 145hp so an increase of 15 to 30hp should be OK, should be.

A 2001 -2007 4.0l is rated at 207hp so might be a better investment, either engine swap or truck swap.

Quick and easy HP increase can be done by using an electric rad fan and switching to a 160deg t-stat.
The electric fan frees up HP that was used to turn the engine fan, not much but not 0, lol.
The 160 t-stat can bring down the engines "normal" operating temp this brings down the intake's temp so brings down the intake air temp, cooler air is denser so more fuel can be added, just as a FYI this also brings down MPG.
This is the point of a Cold Air intake setup, cooler air = more fuel into cylinder.
And that's the point of a turbo or super charger, more air; compressed air can be mixed with more fuel, these often require changing the PCM or chip.
 
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I was just kickin the ideal around, we got the truck for free from a debt that was Owed and if i ever did do it id rebuild it better than what ford produced it as ie forged.
 

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The whipple kits that I mentioned were designed by Ford Racing, and completely warrantied. They ran 10lbs of boost, and usually put down 210-230whp with a decent tune. That's about 230-260 hp at the flywheel, which would be a 37% -45% increase from your power rating of 145hp at the crank. With a full warranty might I remind you. You can go much further than that with them too.
The only boosted 3.0 that I know of to blow up the bottom end, was JP02xlt's truck. He stretched a rod bolt and grenaded the engine. But, his engine had over 100,000 miles, was turning over 5500 rpm at the time, and was pushing 21lbs of boost when things broke. The 3.0 can take way more abuse than people realize.
 


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