Rugged SAC Ford Ranger Gets a Power Boost
Ford Ranger 2.2 & 2.3 litre ECU Software Upgrades, ECU Remapping, Flash Tuning, Chip Tuning and Performance Free Flow Exhaust
Ford’s new Ranger is the bakkie that has taken the fight to the competition in just a few short years with more and more of these vehicles finding their way onto our roads. Packed full of smart technology and high standards of quality and comfort, the Ford Ranger also runs a powerful 3.2 litre turbodiesel powerplant.
And this is exactly what our team at Steves Auto Clinic found when putting our stock standard development Ford Ranger through its paces. The 0-100 km/h sprint took almost 13 seconds with 140 km/h taking a full 30 seconds to reach and the in gear acceleration times not much better when the vehicle was independently tested.
ECU Software Upgrade boosts power & torque by 17%
So we set about changing this and opted to use our latest SAC ECU Software Upgrade option that sees the power and torque jump up a conservative and reliable average of 17 percent. So now not only do you have power you can feel, you have a smoother drive that must be felt to be believed.
Now you would have heard of flash tuning, this is where a person, normally armed with a laptop and not much else, loads a new engine control unit map on your vehicle and changes the boost, timing and fuelling parameters.
These changes are normally done beyond what the OEM manufacturer would allow for the particular engine in your vehicle and they can then result in serious damage occurring to your engine because of over boosting or incorrect fuelling.
Most modern engines today are not delivering their full potential of power and torque. This ‘torque dampening’ as it is called is being applied by manufacturers. So what we do at SAC with our SAC ECU Software Upgrade is electronically allow some of this torque to be freed up and make your vehicle’s engine deliver closer to its true performance potential while maintaining all your vehicle’s inherent OEM engine safety parameters.
Even more power by adding a stainless steel performance exhaust system
Now because we are known as the tuning experts we decided to also add a 76mm stainless steel bolt on De Graaf performance exhaust system to our Ford Ranger for that bespoke sound and little extra gain in power. This said and done, our SAC upgraded Ford Ranger now responded far better to throttle inputs and also was quicker across all the measured distances when independently tested again. The 0-100 km/h now gets done in less than 12 seconds and 140km/h is reached some 4.5 seconds sooner than before.
Overtaking times are also down and this simply translates into an all round better vehicle. Contact us by clicking here for a quote on our SAC ECU Software Upgrade that comes in at seriously good bang for buck and the optional De Graaf performance exhaust system, or you can talk to a sales consultant at your nearest SAC branch and he will advise you on the full range of exhaust options available to you.
Ford Ranger – Road Test Results
|Ford Ranger||SAC Ford Ranger|
|0-100 km/h:||12.65 secs||11.79 secs|
|0-140 km/h:||30.55 secs||26.05 secs|
|1km Speed:||144.85 km/h||150.18 km/h|
|Top Speed:||171.61 km/h||180.52 km/h|
|60-100 km/h:||6.76 secs||6.63 secs|
|80-120 km/h:||9.51 secs||8.54 secs|