The chamber or box on mine is funky, in the way, and wobbles. All good reasons to get rid of it. I'd like to be able to see that side of the engine better. I have a Haynes manual in the mail off of Ebay ($10 shipped vs. nearly $30 in the store), so when it comes I'll have to see what it says. If it makes it louder, that would be great. Thanks.
Web searches and other car forums indicate it can modify the sound, quiet it or make it more throaty, it can also enhance power, and presumably if done wrong de-hance power. Easiest is to pull it off and see what happens. My 2.3L is 135 hp in the introductory year. Shortly after that, perhaps even 2002, it was increased to around 150 hp. I would like to get that extra hp if possible and wonder if the intake resonator is making a nice sound at the cost of power as I don't see that box on 2008 trucks.
Hey Paul...I don't see your F150 in your sig anymore...
Don't tell me you sold your beloved I-6 F150 for this thing!!!
Tell me it's not true!
I am afraid it's true.
What pushed me over the line is that the F150 had bad rust over the windshield and leaked water in on the steering column, and got 14 mpg (way I drive). I'll miss the extra elbow room. I'll miss runing it through the gears as there is nothing like the big block feel. Other than that I am quite pleased with the Ranger. Also the ranger makes me a more sane driver. I find my self driving closer to 70 mph, whereas on the F150 it was way too easy to go 80+.
Yeah, I wasn't on the forum much over X-Mas, so I missed the whole 'saga'..all cosidered, sounds like you did good. Looks like a neat littel truck!
I remember, in one of your UOA thread for the F150 you said you were going to get a Ranger 4-cylinder, and run Redline in it!
Any plans for UOA's with this new rig? You created a pretty complete history with the F150.....
The redline went in a few hundred miles ago. I want to run it 8000-10000 miles. I'll do a UOA around 6000 or so, depending on how blotters look. May go with Blackstone. I have used other labs, but lost my info on them and know that Blackstone seems to be talked about a lot as a good lab. It will be a while at roughtly 1000s mile per month, but I will post it on this site.
Well, I had 34 years driving the big 300 six ('77 F100 3-on-tree, '84 F150 4 speed, and the '95 F150 5 speed). One thing I notice is that people let you in a line of traffice more redily when you are driving a big nasty full sized truck.
Like I say, soon as I can find a suitable plug. It's history.
If intake resonators were so good the performance aftermarket would be selling them. Looks more like an afterthought by Ford that quickly in the following years got unthought. I like a nice sound but not at the expense of a goiter on my trucks windpipe.
I have never seen an intake resonator do anything to hurt performance. It is completely out of the airflow and at the worst causes very small turbulence.
But every car is different. On this application it'll be all about noise, not 25 hp.