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#4460201 - 07/15/17 01:45 PM Ford F150 question?
lawnguy Offline


Registered: 08/17/14
Posts: 326
Loc: Florida
What are some of the least costly things I can do to get more power out of my 2000 F150 with a 4.6 liter V8?
It has 110k miles
auto trans
ext cab 4x2

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#4460215 - 07/15/17 02:02 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 3564
Loc: Chicago, IL
are you after horsepower? or torque? and what rpm range. an F150 is heavy for 4.6; so I imagine that you are after more torque. a different cam might be a possibility. be aware that camshaft profiles are designed for target rpm ranges.
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#4460223 - 07/15/17 02:13 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1945
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What rear gears are in it now? A gear change can wake up a 4.6. They like to rev.
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#4460228 - 07/15/17 02:20 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4414
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Sell it and buy something with more power.

The 4.6 in this truck is not easy to cheaply increase power on.
Long tube headers and a tune can do a little. Gears will help it feel like it has more power. Once you start getting internal, the price goes up a lot.
You could install a blower, but that is not cheap since you need new injectors, a tune and multiple other little things that add up fast ($5000+ doing it yourself).
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#4460231 - 07/15/17 02:27 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
Sell your truck and buy a Chevy/GMC with a 6.0.
Skip the CAI, loud exhaust, headers, a gear change and other nonsense that might make it get to 60 MPH in 10 seconds vs 10.1 seconds. It's still gonna be slow.
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#4460233 - 07/15/17 02:35 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Its only 280 or so cubic inches. Pretty small for a v8.
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#4460236 - 07/15/17 02:37 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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4.10 gears
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#4460245 - 07/15/17 02:56 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Registered: 10/04/09
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supercharger
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#4460250 - 07/15/17 02:59 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Registered: 04/17/04
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Loc: Texas
Built transmission, torque converter, gears, and a tune.
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#4460253 - 07/15/17 03:01 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 4203
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
The 4.6 is known for reliability not raw HP. Good market for used ones because they run forever but not molested used ones. Sell it and get a bigger motor such as a Hemi or 5.0.
Mess with it and you ruin it's value, spend alot of money and hurt it's reliability.
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#4460255 - 07/15/17 03:03 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Loc: High Country of Western NC
Least costly.....no, but trading for one of these will increase your et's.

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#4460268 - 07/15/17 03:17 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Registered: 07/10/16
Posts: 682
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How much difference will a cat delete and appropriate muffler make.
I often wonder what to do if the factory cat and muffler go bad.
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#4460270 - 07/15/17 03:24 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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The thing is that you are prolly desiring something that will get moving better, rather than higher speed on the freeway ...

It's to late a model to do much with a converter because it's a lock-up ...

Most cam changes only do more above 3,500. You need more below that.

What is your budget? What size are the tires? What does this truck do all day long? Is it a weekend rig, or a working truck?


Edited by BrocLuno (07/15/17 03:24 PM)
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#4460278 - 07/15/17 03:34 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: lawnguy]
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Registered: 05/20/12
Posts: 1276
Loc: Georgia
Since you mentioned torque converter, I wonder if you can use a stock v6 converter for more stall. I know that many people do that with Chevys.

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#4460288 - 07/15/17 03:58 PM Re: Ford F150 question? [Re: BrocLuno]
lawnguy Offline


Registered: 08/17/14
Posts: 326
Loc: Florida
I have a lawn business,and I pull a trailer 3-4 days a week. Will those enhanced plug-in computer chips help?

Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
The thing is that you are prolly desiring something that will get moving better, rather than higher speed on the freeway ...

It's to late a model to do much with a converter because it's a lock-up ...

Most cam changes only do more above 3,500. You need more below that.

What is your budget? What size are the tires? What does this truck do all day long? Is it a weekend rig, or a working truck?

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