Need more power** too slow** - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans



1997 - 2003 Ford F150 General discussion on the Ford 1997 - 2003 F150 truck.

Need more power** too slow**

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-29-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: down south alabama
Posts: 277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default Need more power** too slow**

I have a 2003 ford f150 5.4 with a 2 inch level and 35s with 3.55s and its pretty darn slow, I'm 17 and can't fork up 1200 for new gears at the moment, I am working on getting a custom tune from mike at mpt soon, I have done the gotts with silencer delete mod, and have a drop in k&n filter, I have true dual rear cats deleted with dual flowmaster 40s, I am thinking about electric fans and underdrive pulleys, I would want feed back from thos who have them, any other mods would be great to know,
Thanks,
Nick

Last edited by Loudnproudford; 11-30-2012 at 12:12 AM.
Loudnproudford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
4v > 2v
 
MyFX4Project's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,975
Thanked 93 Times in 87 Posts
Default

I have same tires, gears, and engine and I just bought an SCT SF3 and gained more power and mpgs too. You cant get a custom tune without a tuner though...

The gears are gonna be the only real difference maker though bud.
MyFX4Project is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 12:13 AM   #3
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: down south alabama
Posts: 277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Yeah I'm getting the sct from mike at mot soon, thanks for your help
Loudnproudford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Collin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SK, Canada
Posts: 1,701
Thanked 46 Times in 43 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loudnproudford View Post
I have a 2003 ford f150 5.4 with a 2 inch level and 35s with 3.55s and its pretty darn slow, I'm 17 and can't fork up 1200 for new gears at the moment, I am working on getting a custom tune from mike at mpt soon, I have done the gotts with silencer delete mod, and have a drop in k&n filter, I have true dual rear cats deleted with dual flowmaster 40s, I am thinking about electric fans and underdrive pulleys, I would want feed back from thos who have them, any other mods would be great to know,
Thanks,
Nick
So buy the gears/install kits and learn to set them yourself. You can learn lots with google
Collin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 05:46 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Racinrhino17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Stillwater, OK
Posts: 540
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
Default

There's no such thing as a cheap power adder. Specially with that tire/ gear combo. How fast do you really need to go?
Racinrhino17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 09:58 AM   #6
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: down south alabama
Posts: 277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Not super fast, just a little more umph
Loudnproudford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 03:49 PM   #7
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: down south alabama
Posts: 277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Anybody else?
Loudnproudford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 03:54 PM   #8
Village Idiot
 
Tackle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 6,640
Thanked 475 Times in 404 Posts
Default

Since you don't want to do gears (which is the only correct way to do what you desire), I'd suggest 33's.
Tackle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 03:56 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
rbrais's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 2,753
Thanked 94 Times in 88 Posts
Default

The SCT is the best bang for your buck. It will help to counter your tires and you should have a little more HP than you did with the stock tires. Keep in mind, however, 35's put stress on the tranny with 3.55 gears. I wouldn't be hammering on your truck without throwing some 4.10's in there.

Edit:
Any older truck is lible to break if you hammer it, even with proper setups.

Last edited by rbrais; 11-30-2012 at 03:59 PM.
rbrais is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 03:57 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
rbrais's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 2,753
Thanked 94 Times in 88 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tackle View Post
Since you don't want to do gears (which is the only correct way to do what you desire), I'd suggest 33's.
Even 33's rob power. That's what I have for winter tires and it's not much different than my 35's.
rbrais is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:13 AM.


Copyright 2006 - 2017 F150Forum.com We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: