Remote turbo? D-tec 2.3
My little brother just got an 06 Ranger 2.3 4cyl. 63k miles in pretty much immaculate condition. My dad won it for him at an auction for $5200 without even realizing what engine was in it (would have preferred a 4.0 or even the 3.0 but whatever). He wants to do a little bit of what i did to my s10 2.2 (underdrive pulleys, intake, e-fan, exhaust, header, etc). Anyways, something that always ran through my head was a remote turbo setup like the sytsems STS offers. Im not too familiar with these 2.3s but from my research, they have a pretty high compression ratio. Would a small turbo (for fast spooling) running 5-8 (maybe 10) pounds of boost on a remote system give some good power? Not looking for alot, maybe like 50 more ponies just to get it to move around good and maybe haul stuff better here and there. I know the Lima blocks are popular for turboing but know nothing of the d-tecs. Lets say parts get scrounged together and my brother spends time at a muffler shop to have the tubing custom bent and stuff and the turbo and other expensive parts maybe re-used from another car or bought used or something...what would be a feasible estimate and would it even be possible? Can this engine take it? Would the ECU need major re-tuning? Again, not looking for crazy high boost so im not sure if that affects how badly the ECU would need a custom burnt chip or anything. Thanks for any help!