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Old 05-06-2009, 11:11 PM
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Ok, so i'm wondering how extensive of replacement you have to do when you do a turbo install. I found a "universal kit" that i'm thinking about throwing on my truck as they no longer make a supercharger kit for it

its a 93 4.0L automatic. Mostly i'm wondering if i have to replace pistons, rods, crank, cam, heads, injectors... those kinds of things in order to keep from tearing my motor apart? I know with the supercharger i'd basically need to do a rebuild and "sup" the motor up a bit internally to take it... not sure about a turbo though
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:02 AM
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This one is WAY over my head. But I'm sure someone will be along to help you out with it
Lots of knowledgeable people around here! Good Luck!
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:58 AM
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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-
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:50 PM
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ok, i was hoping that wouldn't be the case, but since it is, thats gonna be next summers project hahaha... i've already got enough goin for this summer, as check my signature thing at the bottom. I'll prolly end up asking again, but since i will end up rebuilding the motor, i may end up doing a twin turbo setup if there is room! I guess i'll have to get a hood scoop and body lift to make more room in the engine compartment
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:26 AM
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space is going to be the issue. if i were you id rebuild a 4cyl on the side and turbo that. there is a ton of support for the 4cyl turbo motor (being basically the same as the turbo mustang). i would think it'd be way cheaper and they can put out some power.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:48 PM
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nah, i like my 4.0L... i'll figure something out. They use to make supercharges for the 4.0L OHV(my motor) but quite a few years ago so its TOUGH to find em, but i'll keep my eyes open for one. And there are lots of things i can still do to hop that motor up... cam, injectors, maf, throttle body, headers, exhaust... haven't hardly touched it yet
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:41 PM
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getting a turbo will be very easy. i have a turbo from squires turbo system but its not installed yet. you can buy a turbo for your truck from ststurbo.com. thats where i got mine and heres some of the information: Universal SINGLE Turbo System - starting at $1,695.00
Turbocharger (application specific)
Wastegate, 38mm
Turbo Flange Kit
Wiring Harness
Pressure Switch
Bolt Kit
Hose Kit
Brass Kit
Oil Pump
Oil Check Valve
Air Filter
Dry-Charger
Instruction Manual

Optional Upgrades:
Blow-Off Valve Kit - $300
PCV Kit - $150
Raw Pipe, Clamps, & Silicone Kit - $350 - $450


i hope this lil info helps.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:52 AM
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getting a turbo will be very easy. i have a turbo from squires turbo system but its not installed yet. you can buy a turbo for your truck from ststurbo.com. thats where i got mine and heres some of the information: Universal SINGLE Turbo System - starting at $1,695.00
Turbocharger (application specific)
Wastegate, 38mm
Turbo Flange Kit
Wiring Harness
Pressure Switch
Bolt Kit
Hose Kit
Brass Kit
Oil Pump
Oil Check Valve
Air Filter
Dry-Charger
Instruction Manual

Optional Upgrades:
Blow-Off Valve Kit - $300
PCV Kit - $150
Raw Pipe, Clamps, & Silicone Kit - $350 - $450


i hope this lil info helps.
thats actually the kit i found hahaha, but i'm thinking since it has a list there of basically what i'm gonna need, i'll just peice it together for about half the price Mostly its just finding the right turbo... its next summer's project, maybe. I've really been toying with the idea of saving for a 4bt cummins swap! The only problem with that though is cummins parts are exspensive, its gonna really labor intensive and then my resale on the truck(even though i plan on keeping this thing till i die) will tank because of the "peiced together".

What are you putting the turbo on? i'd really like to hear from ya about the increase in performance/fuel mileage kind of stuff cause 2K is a lot to invest, plus the time to put it on.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:32 AM
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turbo'd vehicles are amazing, iv had 4. the sky is the limit
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:47 AM
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the turbo that i got is a T3/T4 and its set @ 5psi o boost
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:20 PM
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if you want the supercharger try and find a 3.8 L out of a 89-93 cougar xr7 ran good for a factory supercharged motor.i really don't know how much different they were from the 4.0.but i do know you can still buy the chergers.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:39 PM
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yeah they used to make supercharger kits with the supercharger for the 4.0L OHV motor... not anymore, and they are VERY DIFFICULT to find anymore. but i found a guy who is working on a kit for the OHV motor now. Just gonna wait and see what he comes up with otherwise i'll prolly get the kit for the SOHC motor and re-machine the intake, and whatever else i need to, to get it too fit the OHV. Its a plan in the works
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:05 PM
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As long as you don't run high amounts of boost, I'd say keep it 8psi or lower, you should be able to run a turbo fine with stock internals. That's the cheapest way, if you have Benjamins to burn, I'd rebuild that engine!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:14 PM
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i know its been a while but i finally installed the turbo from squires and its freakin awesome. @ 5 psi boost and computer totally reprogramed it gave me just a little more than 78hp, so then i bumped up the boost to 8psi and it gave me about 95hp. it was worth the 2 grand and it sounds amazing!!!!!! the gas milage kinda suffered sence i had to bump up the fuel injectors but it was well worth it. i havent got time to take pics yet but as soon as i get some i'll post em for you.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:06 AM
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SWEET! thats good to hear... where'd ya take the computer to get reprogrammed? See i found a stroker kit too(4.0L to 4.3L) and puts high performance internals on it, and heads. Figure i'll do that all at the same time with an exhaust, MAF, injectors, motor, with turbos, that way when they do the reprogram it'll be all done. Was it pretty tough to install that turbo?
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