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Old 07-27-2009, 03:00 PM
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I have a 1998 2.5L 2wd that I want to put a turbo on for a little better gas milage and some more HP. Im making my own custon manifold, intercooler setup but kind of stupped on what else I need to get it to run right. Injectors? Maf sensor? Engine tuning? Ignition system? Please help!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:04 PM
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Forged crank shaft forged rods better cam and better pistons would be ideal if you wanna run a high boost

Easier to swap in a 2.3 Thunderbird turbo engine
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:07 PM
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Well i was only thinkin like 10psi max. I really dont want to go through the motor just yet. And iv already got a turbo.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:12 PM
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What kinda turbo you got?

Any pictures?
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:13 PM
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No pics yet but its a garret and has a 2 inch inducer.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:16 PM
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If you had the 2.3 engine you could easily find a Thunderbird exhaust and mount it with that.

Does your stock manifold have a square mount where the exhaust attaches or a triangle
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:45 PM
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Hey Frank welcome aboard!
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:26 PM
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Im pretty sure its a triangle but im more concerned about the computer tuning and fuel side of things.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:01 PM
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welcome frank from the uk ive got a inj turbo
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: 2.5 Turbo????

The min. Psi worth running is 7 psi. you are going to need an xcal-2 tuner a wide band o2 sensor and a 38mm wastegate also sorry I will post list later when I have more time
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:20 AM
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Default Re: 2.5 Turbo????

Dude if you need to know anything about getting a turbocharged ranger to success, go visit TurboRangerForums.com they're really nice I've been there a while under the same name and there's a bunch of people that are really smart. You specifically wanna find a thread on there under LIMA general builds, and then it's a sticky that says "How to make 300rwhp." Even if that's not your goal, you have to do everything in that thread. Plus, there's a ton of project logs on there of people that have already done it, and documented everything in great detail. Definitely check it out man.
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