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Old 02-09-2010, 10:50 PM
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Question Turbo+Fuel injection = help

Ok first let me start off by saying I'm a Carb sort of guy... I like my 600CFM on my 1963 Falcon sprint... But times have changed and I have a desire to learn.

I've got a 1995 Ranger. I'm buying a manifold and garrett T3 turbo..

Now for the questions.

(1) Where is the ECU (The brain) of my ranger at?

(2) Can I change it out for something better?

(3) Should I change my injectors?

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Old 02-09-2010, 11:58 PM
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you'll need forged pistons too....
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:45 AM
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you'll need forged pistons too....
indeed.

if i were you, id look into turborangerforums.com , the most commonly used engine for a turbo build is out of an 88 thunderbird turbo coupe, since those blocks and our 2.3 blocks are identical, they just have forged internals
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:57 AM
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Ok first let me start off by saying I'm a Carb sort of guy... I like my 600CFM on my 1963 Falcon sprint... But times have changed and I have a desire to learn.

I've got a 1995 Ranger. I'm buying a manifold and garrett T3 turbo..

Now for the questions.

(1) Where is the ECU (The brain) of my ranger at?

(2) Can I change it out for something better?

(3) Should I change my injectors?

Thanks guys
I would chose AEM or Motec for engine management. You will need to make your own harness that mates up to the stock harness. This is a pita. A few years ago I made my own harness for a customer that had a right hand drive silvia front clip with an rb26 from an r32 on the front of an usdm 240 body.

You would be nuts in my opinion to not completely rebuild a new fuel system.

With either of these computers the software is included to scale whatever size injectors you want for your setup. I use AEM frequently for injectors bigger than 1000cc.

Bewarned - Motec and AEM do not have obd2 software, thus they can not link up for emissions testing.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:48 AM
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Thanks guy !!

So.... What if I put a carb on this thing.... Make my own intake and a pressurized box for the carb to sit in...am I nuts?? I just seems really simple.

Once again Thanks guys for you reply's
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:20 AM
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Thanks guy !!

So.... What if I put a carb on this thing.... Make my own intake and a pressurized box for the carb to sit in...am I nuts?? I just seems really simple.

Once again Thanks guys for you reply's
I really think your severly limiting yourself by going carb'd.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:17 PM
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Ok... Well I was looking at the Motec website... Would you use the M800? (I really don't know what I'm looking at, and don't want to throw away my cash)

And I could not find one on the AEM website that would work...

If you guys could show me links to the one that you would use... That would be great

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Old 02-20-2010, 09:08 AM
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forget the aftermarket stuff at this point, with your 95 Ranger the simplist thing to do will be get a set of 2.3Turbo pistons and shove them in your block, bolt the turbo mani and turbo on your truck, and tune for the OBD2 eletronics package

you should be fine like this to the 300-400 hp level....

If you really want to spend money, go to Turboford.org and get the megasqurit for the 88TC and rewire as needed, this set up is already been used on some 2.3T apps.

as stated above for more detailed info on how to turbo your ranger ....

http://turborangerforums.com/
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:06 PM
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you should be fine like this to the 300-400 hp level....

http://turborangerforums.com/
Think your forgetting about fuel...
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:45 PM
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your fuel system and ecu will suport a turbo just upgrade to 42lb injectors anf 90 mm maf forged pistons and rods and a tune A/f meter and you should be good to go
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your fuel system and ecu will suport a turbo just upgrade to 42lb injectors anf 90 mm maf forged pistons and rods and a tune A/f meter and you should be good to go
Wow, only 42lb? When I think of turbo injectors I think >150lb.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:12 PM
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first of all not to such as think psi of boost run. original piston support 12 # boost, the 42 # injctores are ideal, fuel pump is the life I recommend 255 turbo high pressure, fuel regulator 1.1 and tuning.
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What is the best turbo for1994ranger
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:34 PM
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What is the best turbo for1994ranger
That depends on how much power you want and how much powerband you want.

I have a mint Evo IX turbo with 400 miles taken off a brand new car if you want it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:38 AM
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the "small" turbo for the 2.3 is found on the 87/88 Thunderbird turbo coupes, it is a IHI, and at max is good for 18psi
the common turbo is a T3 garrett, found on the 83-86 TC, SVO Mustang and Merkur Xr4Ti good for about 20 psi
the common upgrade is the T3/T4 hybrid turbo good up to about 26psi, can be found new on Ebay for about $200 shipped. This is the one I have on my Turbo ranger now
then depending on your cash flow and fab skills, you can get a holset on there too
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