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Old 03-01-2006
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I just bought turbo for ranger

Okay, I have a 3.0 v6 ranger...Bought a turbo, came with wastegate, intercooler, o2 housing...And I am planning to put it on my truck. I need to know if anyone as done this and if so I would like to get in touch with them. Any ideas as far as getting a new computer or any other mods I have to do. Any help is appreciated.
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3.0 not to my knowledge, hope you still got moeny for custom fabbed parts
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first ive ever heard of a 3.0 most people use the thunderbird 2.3.....plan on alot of custom parts and fabbing...
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EEk usually it's ask questions first, buy parts later. I don't know if there is anyone on this site that can help you with that. A supercharger sure but a turbo on a 3.0 sounds odd.
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You need manifolds of some sort, or rig piping to come from one side around the back of the motor around to merge with the other side and then find a suitable place for the turbo.

You need to find a way to pump oil to the turbo, will need to tap the oil pan.

Piping to the intercooler, and then up to the throttle body, I would suggest putting the MAF ahead of the turbo, but a BOV will cause a rich stumble when it releases pressure. So, You need to find a way to put the MAF after the BOV somehow.

As for tuning... I dunno... Ask Doug from Bama if he could possibly tune radical enough.

Don't run more than 6-7psi as the 3.0 has almost 10:1 compression w/ iron heads..
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And where to mount the sucker. I've seen picks of them mounted farther aft , but you have to get another pump to scavenge the oil and send it back to the engine, after passing through an oil cooler.I have 3 conclusions, #1 you have money, #2 you have ba!!s, #3 well if you can't say something nice ; don't say anything at all. But really, good luck. You might be the one to make it ( more) practical for others.

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IF you bought it and don't know what else you need, you have no business trying to custom fab a turbo onto a 3.0. With a purchase like that and never seeing anyone else with a turbo, I would have asked first, not after.
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IF you bought it and don't know what else you need, you have no business trying to custom fab a turbo onto a 3.0. With a purchase like that and never seeing anyone else with a turbo, I would have asked first, not after.
Maybe hes bucks up and will take it somewhere and have it all fabbed up, your no one to tell him what he does or doesn't have business doing to his truck, with his money, with his time..
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Maybe hes bucks up and will take it somewhere and have it all fabbed up, your no one to tell him what he does or doesn't have business doing to his truck, with his money, with his time..
With that much effort I'd have a 5.4 under the hood...
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good luck!!!

make sure you make a how to! lol
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checkout the 3.0 forced induction board on rangerpowersports.com they might have answers for you over there
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good luck!!!

make sure you make a how to! lol
That'll be 19 pages long.
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yea, well as for all the people that thinks i have no idea what i am doin...well you suck..for one thing, i only paid 150 for everything that i got..for another i can sell it if i dont think i can do the job, the only thing i was asking for is ideas..like how what kind of injectors...what do i set the fuel at..i have already seen kinda what i am wanting to do
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More power to you. Turbos build great power. It will be a challenge but I would like to see someone do it right. I know a guy that did a ****ty job on his dodge and blew it up.
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sounds cool. good luck on finishing that job
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ive seen a picture of a 3.0 ranger with a turbo on RPS...the turbo was mounted where the stock airfilter box goes looked great

when RPS gets back up ill look for it and post it if i can find it...good luck i would like to do this to my 3.0 but i dont have the money to parts fabbed up for it..in a year ill have a new job and make alot more money so im going to do it then and hopefully you can get yours on! so i can have an easier time :D

good luck!!!! im rootin for ya man!
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http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=132982

turbocharged 3.0 ranger splash^^^^ #4 post has the picture
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if you reaaalllly wanted a turbo i would save more, and get a shop to do it right and faster. i know there is a MN company here Boostfactory, they claim they can turbo anything for the money...idk if i had 5G to waste.. i think having a turbo 3.0 w/blowoff would be sexay
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INT3RC3PTOR could you ask how much it would be to do it from that place by you i dont want to but it would be interesting to see how much it would be.
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if you dont know everything thats involved in doing the turbo, as far as MAF, injectors, tuning, short block, find someone who DOES KNOW everything and talk to them about it. it may cost more than its worth, and your truck will see some serious downtime.

Doug can certainly tune anything, he tuned a 5.0 explorer with the turbo mounted IN THE SPARE WHEEL WELL and still got it to kick *** without virtually any lag. whether or not he would WANT to tune something pieced together, or if he had time, im not sure, but it would most certianly involve a lot of dyno time, and $ to spend on changing fuel pumps, injectors, mass air meters, etc, to get the tuning done right so its done safely.

im not saying you dont know what youre doing, you very well may, its just a warning to get all your ducks in a row before you get started, because there will be a lot of custom fabrication, and you may go through an engine or two before you get it right. ask D or Doug how many engines they have blown in the quest for power!
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