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Old 05-28-2011, 07:45 AM
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thanks for the info on remote turbos dude
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:56 AM
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Default Re: twin turbo for a 3.0? big decision!

No problem. If anymore information is needed, just let me know. Unfortunately you're not going to find too many people who would support you in the effort to force induce a 3L. Basically because the mindset of go big or go home definately is the unanomous belief.

But as for costs, I would say a single turbo set up would run about 4grand. But once you get all that in place, it's basically all about upgrading. Get Tom Morana's 3.3L stroker kit or fully built motor and you'll have an engine that can take anywhere from 20-30PSI of boost. But, the downside is the kit is about 2300, and the work to have it stroked will run about 1500 (as estimated by local shops). But the fact that you don't have the extra 100 pounds over the front axle means that suspension modifications are optional (though since the suspension on rangers is typically soft and allows a lot of body roll, stiffer springs, shocks, and or complete kit would be common sense) and the weight distribution isn't much of a problem.

And remember the golden rule. Power to weight is your best friend.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:12 PM
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By the way, this guy is the only one who's posted a video of his set up, and of it running. And unlike many, he actually knows what he's talking about when it comes to the 3L

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Old 09-02-2011, 04:30 PM
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so the turbo set up in the video posted above has been listed for sale for a verrrrrrry reasonable price for everything needed to bolt it on (t3-t4 oiled ball bearing turbo, all hardware and piping, blow off valve, waste gate, gauge, etc.). he claims 5-7 psi which from this thread and others is within the realm of keeping the motor alive.

yay/nay? i'd need to modify one tube to clear my shock mount on the passenger side, but the shop i work for can easily help me take care of that.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:09 AM
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so the turbo set up in the video posted above has been listed for sale for a verrrrrrry reasonable price for everything needed to bolt it on (t3-t4 oiled ball bearing turbo, all hardware and piping, blow off valve, waste gate, gauge, etc.). he claims 5-7 psi which from this thread and others is within the realm of keeping the motor alive.

yay/nay? i'd need to modify one tube to clear my shock mount on the passenger side, but the shop i work for can easily help me take care of that.


I would say do it. I was going to order a kit through him but since I was the first guy who was interested in it, he actually just gave me a list of what I needed/needed to do to make it work on my truck. And yes, you're right 5-7PSI is the max the 3L will take before completely destroying the heads, because the heads actually are a really weak link in the motor. And if you want to run 7-9PSI get a water/methonal system, that will help keep things in check and make it more dependable.

I was actually in the midst of building a 3L turbo but I had to give up as I actually moved and have been working too much to really do anything to it. I got about as far as mocking up all the intercooler/charge pipes and that's where I had to stop. But if you really want to show up people, I really would get ahold of Tom Morana, or even just a local shop to see what it will take to get it stroked and get forged internals. Tom Morana sells a long block version with 3.3L's and built heads and forged internals for about 5k, but you could probably just get another version from him for about 2500 or so that comes with forged internals but only ported/polished heads.

And contact SCT for a tune, they'll get you hooked up with a custom tune for your motor as well as some tips to keep everything safe.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:53 PM
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I have a lot of friends with turbo cars that say do it. I heard a toyota with a turbo 4cyl in the desert and loved it. Ultimately, a motor swap will be done, but for a grand for the set up...

I'm going to think it over more and hope he pm's me back soon to answer some questions of mine
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:31 AM
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well with stock internals you can only run 5-6 psi or you blow it up, so a single turbo would do.
Other wise look up Tom Morana on google and look into his stroker kit, arp head studs, you may want to atleast port and polish the intake and exhaust, then you need to have someone fab up custom headers or something to put a turbo in, THEN you need to upgrade your ignition and upgrade your fuel injectors.
For all that, its gonna be a couple thousand dollars, due to the fact the 3.0 barely has any aftermarket support.
This is the only turbo 3.0 ranger that I know off, he is claiming 10 psi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z18mlLzij0o
that is my truck. my gauge at the time said 10 psi and now i replaced it with a name brand and it reads 9psi. yes i have stock internals. the truck made 251 rwhp and 274 rwtq. if you guys have anymore questions about it plz ask.

i am planning on running 12 psi as soon as i get meth and arp head studs.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:52 AM
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update.. ordered a phenolic intake spacer and ARP head studs. once they get here im going to put them in and crank up the boost to 12psi or maybe even higher. i don't have a mega squirt or an aftermarket fmu. stock computer reflashed with a SCT programmer tuned by WPRacing. should be hitting around 280 - 300 rwhp.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:57 PM
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here is proof of the truck pushing 9psi. i had to get off the gas because it was getting a little squirrelly on my and i didn't was to hit the on coming traffic.

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