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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-06-2018, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Horsepower and torque numbers confirmed

Ford has finally begun to start sharing details around the Rangers new powertrain. The turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder is a bit less powerful than whats seen in the Mustang or Focus RS, but the output is still very competitive at 270hp and 310lb-ft of torque. This power rating does slot it below the V6 Tacoma and Colorado, but torque numbers are far greater than either of those trucks.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-10-2018, 07:53 AM
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This is more torque than any V6 powered midsize truck, which is fairly impressive. This is a great starting point as I'm sure there are plans for more powerful variants in the future.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-10-2018, 12:28 PM
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decent numbers but i hope aftermarket brands come along with tunes because right now there's a gap between this segment and the mid-size pick up segment power outputs that need to be filled.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-11-2018, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Tunes are fairly easy to come by for Ecoboost engines, so that's a route that new owners can go should they choose to do so. I personally wouldn't opt to do that on a vehicle still under factory warranty.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-12-2018, 07:58 AM
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Do you really need a tune with class leading torque? Have to wait on some road tests but I don't foresee the Ranger having any issues getting up to speed.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 07:59 AM
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There are always going to be owners who want to maximize the restricted potential of a new vehicle. Automakers have to detune new powertrains in an effort to meet the very stringent emission and fuel economy standards of today.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-16-2018, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Ford isn't as opposed to aftermarket tunes as some other automakers. Depending on the kit that you get, its also not too difficult to reset back to factory prior for taking your vehicle in for warranty work .
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Word has it that a dealer persistent enough will be able to find out how many reflashes have been done. Simply put, if you don't want to run into warranty or dealer issues, don't do it.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-18-2018, 08:22 AM
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You don't have to go the route of tunes if you're just looking for a modest step up in power. You could probably achieve decent gains with an aftermarket exhaust and intake system. Have there been any significant issues with the 2.3l in the Mustang?
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You don't have to go the route of tunes if you're just looking for a modest step up in power. You could probably achieve decent gains with an aftermarket exhaust and intake system. Have there been any significant issues with the 2.3l in the Mustang?
when it comes to power you actually feel in day to day driving under a range of different driving situations, tunes can't be ignored, its the cheapest and most effective method.
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