Need to get more torque out of this engine

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  1. Biomechanoid

    Biomechanoid New Member

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    My current vehicular situation has me with an under powered ranger for the amount and kinds of hauling I do- mostly car trailers, and there's been a few 3000lb plus loads that I've had to pull on less than optimum roads.

    I need to get more torque (both low and high end) out of my 3.0L ford V6. any suggestions on headers and whatnot to get more torque? I'm looking at starting with just bolt-ons and see if that will be enough for what I need to do.
     
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    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Stroke it.

    And RV cam (also called towing cams) would help.
     
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    supercharge it. thats for low end torque
     
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    Biomechanoid New Member

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    unlike the rest of OT, I do have a budget :squint:


    but... stroker kits and those towing cams. where should I start looking?

    3.0L= 182.92cm^3

    so far all the stroker kits I've seen are for the 3.8L engines and higher...
     
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    What about lower ratio rear gears? Would that help with the towing?
     
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    I don't know how much this helps, but I drive a 2003 4.0L ranger during the week, and i've loaded down a time or to and it doesn't break a sweat.

    I've never really looked up the figure difference in the 3.0 and 4.0 but the 4.0 I drive seems to have enough torque to get the job done.
     
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