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Old 02-14-2012, 09:13 PM
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Default turbo V6?

im sure the question has come up before but havent seen much about it. I thought it would be a fun idea to turbo my 4.0 but have not found very much on it. i know the basic things you need to get a turbo setup. but anyone have ideas on where to get the stuff? good parts? suggestions on the whole idea?
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: turbo V6?

there isn't many options to turbo the 4.0 so you would pretty much to make everything custom..
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: turbo V6?

theres a couple of videos on youtube ive seen, but no one on here that i know has one....from posts ive seen by other people theyve said our motors cant handle them and they always say go with a super charger but they expensive as hell
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:40 AM
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Try urbos are just as expensive lol. not to mention if you want to run anything more than 4 or 5 psi you would need to upgrade to forged internals and for some serious power go forged and stroked. Tom morena has kits for the 4.0 I think. Dont hold me against that. Anything can be done with time and money lots of money. Lol
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:17 PM
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Default Re: turbo V6?

im pretty sure that making custom headers, brackets, tubing, etc. is a lot cheaper than buying a supercharger. as for the forged insides, im getting the motor rebuilt anywhoo sooo why not spend couple bucks extra to make it last. thanks for the replies.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: turbo V6?

Saw some stuff on ebay. Not sure how much I trust it, but good luck. I'd love to see someone turbo there 4.0!
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: turbo V6?

why not spend those extra bucks on a 5.0 instead

haha sorry, I love 5.0's
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: turbo V6?

thought about the 5.0 but that would be stretching the budget kinda far. haha. it might happen tho. got to save up and toss around some ideas.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:55 PM
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Im not saying dont go for it im all in for being different and doing something different but you would pretty much have to fabricate everything and get things custom made which costs a pretty penny but with a 5.0 there is a ton bigger aftermarket for them and things become cheaper with a bigger aftermarket
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:11 PM
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Well, actually the turbo route would be more expensive than a supercharger. Turbo's are built to give certain power numbers to certain engine sizes, DO NOT assume that because a 2.5 Liter Dodge Neon SRT-4's turbo surely will put that engine in the 200+HP range, but the issue is that your engine and mine are both much larger than that and the turbo would not be able to produce the numbers that would be sufficient without completely blowing the motor.

I've been talking and debating the idea(s) of forced induction on my 3L, or just swapping a 4.0L or 5.0L for a few months and still havn't made my decision. I jumped the gun awhile ago and purchased a used turbo off an Evo' and an intercooler from a TurboCoupe Thunderbird but after talking it over with a dyno guy he pointed out that the turbo though great for an Evo would not do what I expect for my Ranger. Because certain turbo's produce certain powers for certain engine sizes. And the turbo sizes needed for a 3L and up are well...in the 500-900 dollar range.

So the alternative would be to supercharge it. Because all you need is an M90/M112, a lower intake manifold and mounting plate for the SC and an intercooler. And this is just to mount it up, with a turbo you need the piping, intercooler, turbo, custom manifold, BOV, etc. And obviously you need bigger injectors, bigger fuel pump, custom tune, and lots of dyno time since all of it would be custom.

A 5L swap is about the same price as a supercharger with just as much fabrication involved, so it's up to the user as to what route they want. Except that's not considering if you rebuild the engine and transmission. I personally think a supercharged V6 would be a lot more unique and somewhat more ''sneaky'' than a 5L. And before making your choice, talk to someone who's actually built something, because you can be steered in a lot of directions by listening to people who ''knew a guy that knew a guy who also knew a cousin that knew a guy'' and do A LOT OF RESEARCH.

I've spent 2 months alone researching superchargers, fabrication costs, and all the stuff needed for a 5L swap.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:14 PM
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Default Re: turbo V6?

yea after thinking about all the ideas and facts i figured getting a 5.0 and a new c-4 and just rebuilding the motor would probably be the best. it would last me for a long time and would provide the extra ponies i would like. doing a little fab is no probably its what makes a project a project. haha so tomorrow im getting the 5.0 and a build thread shall be coming.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:49 AM
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Default Re: turbo V6?

Good. I believe there's a how to thread that basically spells it out on how to do it. Personally for me a 5.0 isn't the best route because they don't produce much power at all and they're more expensive to keep running. So I think ill just go with a 4.0 and put a explorer express supercharger kit on top of the sohc. I don't have that extra 100 pounds and its basically just a drop in and the rear end I have now can take it. Plus there's no neeed for a custom driveshaft unless I plan on mounting it further back for balance which is unlikely
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