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Old 09-03-2009, 09:12 PM
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bro it was easy as hell to install it. all i did was take off the muffler i got on my gibson exhaust and replaced it with the turbo, route the pipeing that came with the kit, install the oil pump and lines and route everything to the intake manifold. the tricky part was the oil pump and where to place it. it took me about 5 1/2 hours to do everything wiith help from my neighbor. i had my truck reprogramed by speed performance. it was crazy when i first drove it after i installed it and i almost flipped my truck cause of the torque...lol wich is why im goin to lower it as much as i can. i cant keep my foot off the gas. some of the pipeing that came wit it i didnt use cause of the space under the hood. i used spectre performance parts (the intakes that you can make yourself) and routed it away from the headers to keep it cool. instead of an intercooler i used a new product that came out a few years ago that uses co2 and you can buy it from oreilly auto. its a bulb that freezes by using co2 and it lowers the air thats in th inake by 50 degrees. but its freakin amazing dude.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:19 AM
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well i've actually already spun my truck in a 360, 2 days after i bought it hahaha, and the roads were wet :/ but i plan on doing a body lift with the turbo install cause i wanna squeeze twin turbos in there and figure the extra 3" will help with all the pipe and stuff. where do you install that bulb? like where at in the intake? cause i've already got an aftermarket intake, so if its goes in the stock box, sorry ain't doin that, i saw the hole that the air comes in hahahahaha, its like a 1/2" deep, and 2" wide, freakin retarded! and it sits down by hte bumper, not good for those of us who go mudding I just wanna get more power to be able to turn my BIG tires when i get the lift finished. Is your truck 4x4? ya might consider getting an explorer rearend with disc brakes to help out with power and better brakes with the power... just a thought. they are really easy to put in too! just flip the leaf spring perches and weld em at 6 degrees for the pinion angle.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:36 PM
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thanks, i really gonna concider doin that with the explorer rear end. i actually have a 4x2. the intake i have is like i said, its a build it your self. you can buy it at autozone or pepboys...well anyways if you look at my pic of my truck and the vac line that connects to your intake well on my intake its a piece that has 3 holes, 1 of them is the line that is connected from the intake to the valve cover so i used the other hole that was on the piece of intake i installed the bulb and the line that goes to it. its pretty simple and the extra hp and torque is pretty good and it really helps during the summer.
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:24 AM
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yeah if ya do the explorer swap i've heard of guys swapping the leafs too with the mounts and lowering the truck some... i dunno what all it takes, just what i heard because of how the explorer leafs mount as compared to the ranger leafs. but yeah the explorer rear end to get disc is 95 or 96 and newer, and ya don't have to worry about putting a new brake master cylinder or anything else. Its straight up bolt in
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:54 PM
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putting a turbo on the ranger is going to be expensive! you would want to rebuild the motor for lower compression. you will need some sort of fuel managment. it will need a tune. you will need to have turbo (exhaust) manifolds made. the mani's will be a tight fit if possible. the turbo piping will need to be fabricated. i know the MAF has to be changed or modded. its alot of work. pm me if you want more info-
hay for a blower you need low compression but for a turbo do you need to rebuild the motor to get low comression ? never did that to any of the other motors i have done in the past?
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:38 AM
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no you really dont have to. well that is if you have somewhat of a newer truck with less than lets say between 50,000-80,000. the rangers (3.0-4.0) can handle up to 6-7 psi of boost if you hae low milage engine and 4-5 psi for high milage engines. i already had 89,000 miles on my engine so when i decided to replace the eternals i had it bored out from a 3.0L to a 3.3L and got a stroker kit and then finally put the turbo on. with the stroker kit i now able to run the boost at 8 psi just for fun.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:21 PM
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OK sweet 8 psi wow for fun on a 3.3 must make some nice power so you got over 150 on the horse i would guess i never tried to build a smaller motor than a 289 and did a 283 for a friends dads nova but thats all the smaller i have ran my finger through but would like to build a 10 second 4 banger 1/4 mile runner lol
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:32 PM
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Anyone running NOS??
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:24 PM
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OK sweet 8 psi wow for fun on a 3.3 must make some nice power so you got over 150 on the horse i would guess i never tried to build a smaller motor than a 289 and did a 283 for a friends dads nova but thats all the smaller i have ran my finger through but would like to build a 10 second 4 banger 1/4 mile runner lol
well as you well may have known...most of the ranger engines especially the 4 cyl (2.3L) is also made byand used in (mazda as well by ford but sence mazda and ford are contracted together)cars and trucks. look for turbo set up and performance parts for the mazda 4cyl vehicles and see what you find. you be surprised bywhat you find. about the fun factor...lol lets just say that me and my dad (who has a 2008 dodge ram hemi sport 5.7L) race together and its always head to head...no winners hahaha. now about n.o.s i dont trust it and never will. i seen and been in trouble with itand would never recomend it to anyone.....
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:31 PM
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oh yea i.forgot....the reason i chose not to do a bigger engine for my truck is because im tired of people who want more power or want braggin rights or what ever and install a 289,302,350 in their rangers. im tryin to be origional and use what i got alrady in the truck and make it better. nothing personal to the other ranger owners...i have mad respect for them and always will but i want to do something diffrent with what i got and what i got is a 360+hp ranger. god i love my truck...lol
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:42 PM
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So I'm reading up this thread a bit and I have the 2.3 mazda 2002, and what would a turbo slapped under the hood cost for me about? I don't know much about technical stuff so it's hard for me to even search..

and what about an engine rebuild with nicer components? should I get a stroker kit too?
Just curious...
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:10 AM
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So I'm reading up this thread a bit and I have the 2.3 mazda 2002, and what would a turbo slapped under the hood cost for me about? I don't know much about technical stuff so it's hard for me to even search..

and what about an engine rebuild with nicer components? should I get a stroker kit too?
Just curious...
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you're gonna be better off starting your own thread... BUT i'd guess for a whole complete kit, for a good one, you better expect to pay about 1500, then if you do it yourself of have someone do it, i have no idea after that cause i've done pretty much everything myself to my truck. as for a stroker kit, for a 4.0L (like my truck) a stroker kit runs about 3K, but i wouldn't stroke it, i'd just put a new cam, bottom end, piston heads, rods... just upgrade the guts as much as financially possible. OH, and put bigger injectors in, with bigger MAF, air intake, throttle body/spacer... between all those i'd say you'd have a substantial power increase. basically to actually get any substantial power increases you're looking at thousands of dollars. especially if ya start re-programming the computer.

but i'd start with bigger injectors, MAF, air intake, throttle body... all that stuff before i did a turbo. just a thought though...
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:23 AM
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No kits available for the DuraTech 2.3 in a RWD platform. They have them for the Focus running about $3000, but I've done research, and all you could use from the kit is the Turbo and IC. all the tubing would have to be made, and the manifold it comes with won't work on the Ranger if you want to keep your AC.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:36 AM
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Interesting... I'll probably end up doing that though, new internals first.
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