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View Poll Results: 2.3 Turbo or Supercharged 5.0
2.3 Turbo 18 60.00%
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:18 AM
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Default 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

I'm am debating on if I want to put a 2.3 turbo or a supercharged 5.0 in my truck and I was wanting some opinions of what you guys think I should do
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:53 AM
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2.3 built can put down some good HP
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:19 AM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

Yeah I am leaning more towards the 2.3 cause I would love a sleeper
and I forgot to tell the truck specs its a 87 reg cab 2wd
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:40 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

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2.3 built can put down some good HP
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:02 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

turbo.. not as much weight on the nose of the truck
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

so far it looks like I am headed for the turbo motor I was leaning that way anyway
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

2.3t it son! So much cheaper to work on and so much easier to build.

I'm building one right now, kind of, lol. Got lots of parts, but no time to put it all together.

You can put down a healthy 300hp a the wheels and have it a good daily driver and get good mileage. Good luck, son!
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:13 AM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

Where ya lookin to get the turbo from>
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:41 AM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

If you have money and time, why not just turbo a 5.0? Ever since riding in my buddy's fox body after he got the turbo on it, cant stop thinking about it. If you can get a heavy duty trans and upgrade the block and internals you will go 500+ easy....That will shut everyone up that says rangers arent fast. If you're looking to have ok MPG's then 2.3t....but 5.0t is just so much more fun, crazy, fast....Even if they hear the rumble of the V8 and see the intercooler...It will blow minds when you romp on it.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:02 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

2.3 turbo
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:32 AM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

2.3t no doubt my truck has one out of an 88 tc direct bolt in stock ranger tranny and on 18psi daily love it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:08 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

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2.3t no doubt my truck has one out of an 88 tc direct bolt in stock ranger tranny and on 18psi daily love it.
You got any pics of you turbo set up?
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

if look at my photos under my account i have one front view of my engine bay. if you go to turborangerforums.com theres a bunch of info on the im a member so is bogussvo
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 turbo or 5.0?

What parts should I buy for turboing my 2.3 ranger? I'm not a fancy person as long as they're reliable parts I don't care to get maximin power but I need more then what it's got now, I'd like to be able to pass cars and go 60 up a hill lol.
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