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Old 04-03-2014
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Ok, i know I just posted in here asking about pistons on eBay but they sold so.... I am on a tight budget. I have a 1987 2.3l 5 speed ranger and I have recently bought a turbo kit for it. I'm struggling to find pistons that will work. I feel like the stock forged pistons from the turbo 2.3l cars from the 80's will work.

I'm gettin a little frustrated with it and just need advice. Thank you!
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I can't say that a certain piston will or will not work but you need to get things right or the engine will be a POS.

Pistons need to be the correct OD and weight and forged
Connecting Rod opening in the underside of the piston needs to be large enough for your rods but not too big, proper clearance
Wrist pins needs to be the same diameter as your connecting rods
The location of the wrist pin in the piston needs to be positioned properly. If the pin is too high lower compression, if too low compression will be too high or the piston will come through the head.

I think there is a ranger site that has a lot of Turbo Moding going on, you need someone that really knows turbo engine mod, not just engines.

Good Luck with the project.

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