how to get more power from a 300 6 - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

how to get more power from a 300 6

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-07-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Garrett PA
Posts: 118
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default how to get more power from a 300 6

i was wondering the easiest way to get 30-40 more hp out of a 300 6 easily its a good running 300 so a motor swap is out of the question. any answer is appreciated.
wwerner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
Hi-Rev Motorsports
dr_bowtie's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 4,884
Thanks: 0
Thanked 52 Times in 52 Posts

several things....

1st switch to Synthetic oil... Shell Rotella TRIPLE protection is readily available and has 1200 ppm of Zinc/Phosphate ( you want this for flat tappet cams)

2nd swap to a colder t-stat... 180 for California emisions or colder 160 for eastern emissions.

Next I would take the muffler off the truck and just run from the cats... I saw more gain running a full exhaust with NO muffler and an empty rear cat... although in Emissions checking states you may not be able to do this...

Next do the timing bump with a Brass cap and rotor.... good wires like the MSD streetfire or the Taylor Spiro-pro...

next rip off the clutch fan and convert to E-fan...

you'll free up a bit more than 40hp doing all those
dr_bowtie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Garrett PA
Posts: 118
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

How much power would it make total with a cold air intake, long tube headers, full exhaust, good wires and cap, and a jet performance module? im thinking that would add close to 40hp if not more.

Last edited by wwerner; 10-10-2012 at 11:13 PM.
wwerner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 12:44 AM   #4
Senior Member
rikard's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North Reading Ma
Posts: 360
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts

Check with the guiys over at the Ford six performance site.
On mine I have the low resistance wires, timing bump to 12 deg, spark gap at .050, and keep the oil and filters clean.
The big restriction in this engine is the cylinder head and nothing that you can plug in or bolt on will help much until you clean it up.
Electric fans can help but make sure your alternator can handle the load.
BTW your engine already has a CAI, and the stock manifolds are pretty good. High flow cats and a straight pipe out the side would probably help. Beware that some performance mufflers can make the 300 sound pretty strange.
rikard is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
North Central: 2009-2014 XLT Ford OEM Tow Mirrors yamahatim 2009 - 2014 Part Sales 9 05-03-2016 04:40 PM
2006 F150 Power seats and mirrors ddm80 Maintenance Shop 1 10-01-2015 06:44 PM
Southeast: 2013 FX4 Power Fold Power Everything Mirrors usmcknight69 2009 - 2014 Part Sales 5 09-13-2015 07:17 PM
battery dies suspect gem? hsnedigar 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 1 09-11-2015 10:25 PM
Sub/amp upgrade quesiton jb502 2015 - Present Ford F150 1 09-11-2015 12:53 PM

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 09:12 PM.

Copyright 2006 - 2017 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 and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: