Hello guys.. I'm not into buying bridges..
But, we do build some cool production, and, one-off stuff for the aftermarket crowd. Forced Induction Racing (www.fi-r.net
) has been in business for roughly 6 years. We specialize in custom turbo kit fabrication
(mainly), engine blueprinting/assembly, custom engine internal parts, custom camshafts/valvetrain, and unique engine swaps. Nissan is our forte', but, we have worked on many makes/models.
I spoke with Tony a few days ago, about his interest in possibly having us design a turbo system for his Ranger. I would be happy to look into building a kit for testing, and possibly, production, at a later date. The reason that I'd prefer to go with a turbo setup, is for efficiency, and to maximize the TQ curve (which is what a truck needs the most). Contrary to popular belief, a PROPERLY designed/sized turbo setup will produce more area under the curve, with lower charge air temps, and less chance of detonation.
For R&D, I usually offer a kit, at cost, with no labor cost for install/tuning. In the end, you usually come out saving 25-30% off of what someone else would pay for a kit/install. With that out of the way.. I'd like to show you guys some of our work..
Here's a setup that we're fine tuning at the moment..
Turbocharged 4.2 liter Chevy Trailblazer. This is the first/only turbocharged Trailblazer (except for the OEM project that Chevy was working on). This car features a custom turbo system, with ball bearing Garrett turbo (35R comp wheel, and P-trim turbine), stainless turbo manifold, aluminum piping, bar/plate cooler, and EFI Live tuning software with larger injectors/MAP sensor. This truck hasn't been on the dyno yet.. but, on a street tune, she runs low 13's on street tires! Not bad for a 16 second SUV..
Here's a pic of a destroked 2.5 liter Nissan engine, out of a SE-R Spec V. We modified a SR20DET crankshaft, and had a set of rods/pistons made for the shorter stroke (from 101mm to 86mm). With the new stroke, we have a rod/stroke ratio of 1.77:1, which allows us to safely rev out to around 9500rpm, without piston speed getting too crazy. This car made 500whp @ 19psi of boost, on pump gas, on a VERY mild tune (20* total advance, and 11:1 A/F) This was letting out early too, as we were out of injector..
Here's a dyno vid of a 500whp pull..
Here's a few random pics of cars that we've built..
480whp @ 18psi, on 93 octane
VQ35 (maxima engine) swapped into a Sentra.
12.95 @ 104mph (stock engine, with a small set of slicks)
Having a little fun..
SR20DET swapped into a Spec V
Anyway.. if you guys have any questions.. let me know. I won't be able to take on the task for a few months. I'm booked solid for the next 2 months or so.