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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-03-07, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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How to increase HP

1995 Explorer XLT, 164000 miles. I'm looking for ways to increase acceleration and overall power. I have a K&N Air Filter installed. I've heard replacing the cat converter helps, but I'd like to stay away from that if posible. But it's an option if it would help. Any suggestions?
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If you got 164,000 miles on a 95 Exploder and it still runs, please consider yourself lucky!

Add more HP to an already spent motor and you got yourself a hand grenade!
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There are always the obvious ways to increase horsepower, Such as use higher octane gas, oil change, filter/fluid changes. Change your exaust, put cleaners in your oil, add supercharger, turbo, so on so forth.

Best thing for a car that old is leave it alone. At 150+ miles you can cause alot of problems by trying to do stuff. Dirt and grime can cover leaks of any sort and putting cleaners/perfomance fuel that burns hotter can open these leaks up and cause alot of problems. Even your break line can start acting up.

The main thing i would suggest is modify it to have a higher starting RMP (tighten the acceleration wire, or whatever its called) that way you have a higher RMP to start with and can accelerate to higher speeds a little faster. It will use more gas though.
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