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Old 10-09-2010, 07:41 AM
tony7nine tony7nine is offline
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Default Thinking about a 2.3 turbo swap

I have had my Ranger for 3 years and bought it really cheap. Great condition never had any problems and runs great. I was thinking about selling it to get another truck. I would like more power and looked into getting a turbo system. It seems that most people say swapping is the best thing.I wanted to find out why that is better and if it is worth the money?Or is there a way to get some real power out of my 2.5l.I am willing to spend some money to do this because I want to make sure I do all the right things and not half-ass this project. My goal is to get the most info and suggestions to help make my decision.I love my Ranger and hope I can turn it into a keeper. Just another guy looking for some more power!
1999 Ford Ranger 2.5l 5-spd manual, K&N intake, Flowmaster exhaust,guage cluster swap,Kenwood radio,Kicker ZX 4-channel amp, 4 5x7 Boston Acoustic speakers, T2TS Rockford Fosgate tweeters,Kicker 500.1 mono amp, 12 inch CVT shallow sub.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:25 PM
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Default Re: Thinking about a 2.3 turbo swap

It'll get you some more power. You might want to hop on some of the turbo forums to read up on the motors. If you're going to do the work of swapping the motor in, it'll be a good idea to build the motor a bit before you drop it in. Keep in mind how much the trans and rear end will hold when building it.

Telorvek and The Detail Zone make harness kits which are nice.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: Thinking about a 2.3 turbo swap is where you need to look!
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:55 AM
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Default Re: Thinking about a 2.3 turbo swap

Originally Posted by stephensimmons View Post is where you need to look!
X2 every questions you have will be answered and the search button is your friend
2008 ford escape xlt 3.0 v6 4x4

94 xlt 5spd longbed,
Was a built 2.3 turbo currently no motor or trans
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