I'll suggest you visit Ranger Power Sports 2.3Turbo Tech
and do a thorough search to answer your questions. I'm not sure how many of those guys, other than myself are on here.
For some not so informative but quick answeres to your questions:
The stock ranger ECU you will not like the forced induction of the turbo, and your truck will not run very well. The stock cast pistons inside the engine won't like the boost very well either, especially with a stock ECU controlling the fuel and spark. Its best to do an actual 2.3T motor swap. This way you have forged pistons.
Your stock dual plug head is a turd when it comes to air flow, and is not a suggested head to use. If you want a great flowing head, find a 95 and later dual plug, as that actually flows great, it flows comparably to the Turbo heads, but has the added benifits that the dual plug was designed for.
Or you could swap for a true turbo head.
Your tranny will not bolt up to anything other than the 2.3's. The mazda tranny has an intergrated bell housing.
If you need turbo parts for your truck, PM with what you might need, I have alot of extras lying around in my garage, I may be able to help you out. (For instance I have a few spare sets of forged pistons/rods for sale)
1994 2.3 XLT Turbo
Ranger Roller cam 2*R, T3, Gillis @ 20psi, 3in downpipe dynomax ultraflow, no cat, Large NPR, Turbo XS RFL BOV, LA2, Bob's big log header, Gutted/Rotated upper, Knifed lower, 65mm TB
'96 Expo 8.8, LS, Disk Brakes
245/45/17, Chrome SALEEN's
Getting over hauled!
Last edited by D94R; 01-03-2007 at 09:47 AM.