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Old 12-01-2016, 12:50 PM
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New to having a truck and was wondering some cheap ways to get more horsepower. I figured to start I could take the camper shell off lol. Has anyone put a turbo or supercharger on a 4.0 and if so how much hp do you get and gas mileage.
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:58 PM
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Cheap and forced induction does not go together. Both turbo and superchargers have been done. Pretty sure the supercharger adds about 75hp.
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Old 12-01-2016, 01:51 PM
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^^ This. Major mods such as forced induction do NOT happen cheaply. What is cheap is lighten the truck by loosing the shell. Doing normal maintenance such as tune up, oil change etc.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:03 PM
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New to having a truck and was wondering some cheap ways to get more horsepower.
Depends - what do you consider "cheap" ?
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Depends - what do you consider "cheap" ?
Well "Logan cheap" is more than most of us care to spend

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Old 12-01-2016, 08:18 PM
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Cheapest thing you can do is a tuner, and only then will you get marginal power, and expect to pay a couple hundred. Next step would be custom turbo setup or supercharger. If you're going to run anything over like 6 psi you'll need forged pistons and headstuds. You could also go the heads and cams route like I did but you can get more power for the money with a custom turbo setup or a supercharger setup.
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:11 AM
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Well "Logan cheap" is more than most of us care to spend

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lol

Then Plasti-Dip...lots of Plasti-Dip.

And zip-tie the crap outta that throttle-cable!
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Then Plasti-Dip...lots of Plasti-Dip.

And zip-tie the crap outta that throttle-cable!
That plus leds is the Ford ranger starter pack.
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:01 AM
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thanks for the input guys. I want to do a lot of this over the years because this truck is pretty new considering it's a 2010. If I were to go the supercharger route how much would it affected gas mileage? Would it be worth the power to put a supercharger on it?
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:05 AM
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I would look at the cost per HP for the supercharger vs doing a 5.0 swap. I have a feeling that if you can pick up a used 5.0 you'll be better off with the swap, and happier with the end result.
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:24 AM
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I would look at the cost per HP for the supercharger vs doing a 5.0 swap. I have a feeling that if you can pick up a used 5.0 you'll be better off with the swap, and happier with the end result.
Will the 5.0 be an exact swap or will it require modification?
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:27 AM
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:42 AM
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Since you have a 2010.....you'll want to make sure you're good to go with any potential emission testing (ever) - as most places wont let you swap to an older engine.

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If I were to go the supercharger route how much would it affected gas mileage?
If you have to ask.....lol

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Would it be worth the power to put a supercharger on it?
"Depends" - it's never enough power.

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Will the 5.0 be an exact swap or will it require modification?
Everything along these lines will require some modifications.....
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Old 12-02-2016, 07:14 AM
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thanks for the input guys. I want to do a lot of this over the years because this truck is pretty new considering it's a 2010. If I were to go the supercharger route how much would it affected gas mileage? Would it be worth the power to put a supercharger on it?
You need to not think about efficiency, price or anything economic about it. You've been mentioning that. Those words don't exist.

The 4.0 V6 is a pretty peppy motor for the pool truck it's in. Definitely not worth it.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:46 AM
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Your cheapest solution would be to buy the supercharger kit I have.

Complete RP Caster kit (used)
M90 Charger rebuilt has 5,000 miles on it.
Has 3.15" pulley good for 5.5 psi of boost.
New Glowshift Gauges. White face, 7 selectable backlight colors.
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