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Old 10-13-2009, 07:27 PM
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ok im back its been awhile since i have been on so i got another stupid question to ask to keep you guys on your toes lol

my truck is an '08 2.3L and i have to get on the toll road and high way all the time and i am always left in the dust with the other cars and am always trying to keep up and it sux... sad face... i am wondering if i put a turbo on it would it help i am wanting to spend about $500 is this possible if not i would like to know another way for me to get alot of HP for the money so that i can keep up and put everyone else in the dust to make me feel better lol

if u need a pic of my engine and the space thats in there i have them up and you can check them out

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( and plz let me no if i should just get over being slow)
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:53 AM
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Turbo for 500 dollars possible if you swap engines for a Thunderbird turbo coupe engine

U can just simply bolt on a turbo and go with it on your stock engine.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:06 AM
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...there's been a turbo in my truck since the day I got it.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:19 AM
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you can do a turbo on your stock motor.just dont put to much boost in it.5-6 pounds is all it will take.more then that and you'll tear the bottom end out
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:50 AM
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well if i have to replace the engine i want to put a sumthing bigger than a 4cyl, which leads me to another question will a vortec 5300 bolt right in? remember i am very stupid with this kinda stuff lol
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:06 PM
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hi rex i ve got a 2.5 turbo ranger here in the uk
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:13 PM
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how did you get it that way did you just get a turbo kit and throw it on there or what
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:24 PM
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hi rex no its standard on the uk models on the 2. 5 and the 3.0 ltr that my u guys on frf want me to ship it over to them lol
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A guy I know has a 2.3 turbo engine from a thunderbird and his truck is crazy fast

0-80 in probably 4 -5 seconds
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:45 PM
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about how much would one of those cost me?
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:45 PM
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the engine with the turbo sry lol
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:50 PM
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If you want real power, start with a '97 2.3L, put the bottom end from a 2.3T Thunderbird Super Coupe or a SVO Mustang(forged bottom end), throw on a t3/4... 300hp to the ground isn't uncommon for almost dirt cheap. But getting that engine to run in your 04+, that may be challenging. check out turborangerforums.com. TONS of turbo ranger info. Not many(if any at all) have turbo'd the 2.3L Duratech engines.


And for what it's worth, your engine now is a rocketship compared to the old 2.5L Lima engine.
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I got a whole thunderbird car with engine on craigslist for 300 dollars. Car runs perfect

I am gonna be doing a rebuild of the engine this spring
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:25 PM
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since my truck is an '08 what year T-bird should i get and what should i be looking for when i buy one cuz all i want is the turbo engine after all, and will it be a close to perfect fit... im sry im asking alot lol... can i do this my self i have little to no knowledge about engines
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:52 AM
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83-88 is only year I think they offered it

You need more than just the engine to make it work

Check out that site Shane posted turboranger
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