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Turbo 3.0???? how easy

I know I would have to make my own Hot side and all but whats the tuning? Im shure they dont sell a kit for it to reprogram the computer but how can I make it work? I only wanna run 8pounds..
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you'd have to go and get it tuned at a dyno shop.
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rebuilt the top end.
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You'd have to rebuild the top end, custom fab probibly the entire intake system, maybe get stronger internals, definitly if you want it to be reliable, and get it dyno tuned... And in the end you'd still be pushing about what a 4.0 pushed stock... Not worth it IMHO but hey whatever floats your boat, it would be pretty cool!
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You'd have to rebuild the top end, custom fab probibly the entire intake system, maybe get stronger internals, definitly if you want it to be reliable, and get it dyno tuned... And in the end you'd still be pushing about what a 4.0 pushed stock... Not worth it IMHO but hey whatever floats your boat, it would be pretty cool!
If he actually does it and does it right then he should be running better than the 4.0. At 8 pounds with a well tuned, cooled, etc turbo set up he could make alot of power.
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Mine will hopefully be supercharged at the end of the month and its estimated to crank out above 300hp. Take that 4.slows
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Mine will hopefully be supercharged at the end of the month and its estimated to crank out above 300hp. Take that 4.slows
but a supercharged 4.0 is still better.
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Yes it would but I'll destroy ur wimpy *** 4.0
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Mine will hopefully be supercharged at the end of the month and its estimated to crank out above 300hp. Take that 4.slows
are you planing on building the bottom end? or are you just 'slapping'
on a whipple
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not hating because your truck is awesome....but where in the hell do you get all the money for your truck!?!?
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By working every stinking day. Basically I'v done nothing this summer but work. Also I get deals oneverything I buy. I know the manager at 4wps so he gets me all my goodies for cheap. The super charger is only costing me around 200$ but thats without all the custom work thats gonna have to be done for it to fit correctly.

For the time being I'll just have it on until I get more money to improve everything else. I'm just worried about the transmission not being able to handle it. It's not a whipple either, it's off a 3.8L ford engine.
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how big a turbo u gonna use? if u use a small one u prolly wouldnt have to do too much. goin bigger prolly new rods, pistons,etc. yea pretty much rebuildin some stuff. cause my buds all they do is play wit turbos. between supercharger or turbo, definately turbo. sounds awesome, only need 1 horsepower. supercharger u gotta have power to get power.
go here to see one of the turbo cars my friend has:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2549532
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Mine will hopefully be supercharged at the end of the month and its estimated to crank out above 300hp. Take that 4.slows
yeah man! do it! those who laugh at the 3.0... tisk tisk tisk
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Mine will hopefully be supercharged at the end of the month and its estimated to crank out above 300hp. Take that 4.slows
Neat. I'll drive behind you and pick up the crank , rod and block pieces. The bottom end on a 3.0 isn't all that strong. A guy named Derrik from Nawlins pushed a 3.0 to about its max potential. So did Doug of Bamachips. Hell, doug was SPONSORED by Bamachips for the v6fc and other events.

By 300hp, he was having a lot of head and tranny problems. Derriks engine didnt fair all to well and a guy named Coy ( Might still lurk here ) toasted him with a stock SOHC in a semi-illegal race :) .

The BEST engine to build ( IMO ) for our trucks.. 4banger with the older SVO turbo setup. Blocks have been pushed to the 400/400 level and they cheaper ( overall ) then trying to custom fab something for teh v6's that came in our trucks.
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By working every stinking day. Basically I'v done nothing this summer but work. Also I get deals oneverything I buy. I know the manager at 4wps so he gets me all my goodies for cheap. The super charger is only costing me around 200$ but thats without all the custom work thats gonna have to be done for it to fit correctly.

For the time being I'll just have it on until I get more money to improve everything else. I'm just worried about the transmission not being able to handle it. It's not a whipple either, it's off a 3.8L ford engine.
Your going to run an old m90? Wish I would have known. I've given a few away.
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you don't NEED to redo the engine unless you push a lot of boost. One RPS.com there is a guy on there who just has a rear mounted turbo pushing I believe 9 PSI with menthol water injection and he came out with like 220HP and 230Torque at the Wheels. Not to bad. I could live with that LOl.
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I have a 2005 with the 3.0, JBA Headers, drop in K&N, and a 4.10 with the 5 speed. I want some more power for better drivability, not really for top speed. I'm running 32s on it now and will be doing a lot of interstate driving. I get around 20 mpg right now and dont really want to hurt that. Ive been looking at some mods; underdrive pullys, e-fan with clutch fan delete, JBA EVOL cat back, rogue tuner, rogue roller rockers, K&N intake system, ect. What mod would be the best bang for the buck? If I do exaust I don't want a lot of interior noise. I just want to do mods that will make a noticable difference like the headers did, without breaking the bank. What do you all think?
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Pulleys have the best HP/Torque increase for their price.
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Thanks! should I get the complet kit with the waterpump and alternator pulleys and the belt? or just the underdrive crank pulley?
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I would get the complete kit, but thats just me. If you have a system or something that takes a lot of extra energy to run, defn get the alternator pulley.
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Yeah, I do have a system, so i guess I would need it. I can see this helping a lot, I can tell a big difference just by not running the A/C it kills the power. What would be the next mod you made? exhaust, CAI, or E-Fan?
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actually the guy on RPS.com that did the turbo (the one I was talking about before) gained MPG with his. He said he gained like 2-3MPG city and highway. Much easier to keep speed and get up to speed.
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Hey...
Not sure where you folks get your information, but the 3.0L will handle 8lbs of boost in stock trim with no issues. You can drive behind him as long as you want, but you won't be picking up any pieces.
I've done 2 superchargers on my '94 running at 3, 5, 8, 10, 15 and 18psi (once). The ONLY time I've ever had a problem when I forgot to turn the timing **** to more boost retard with a full bed of stuff driving at over 10lbs boost on the continental divide. If I would have dialed in 3* per lb retard instead of 1*, it would have made it just fine. This was on 87 octane.

Over 20,000 miles boosted without a single problem. Don't listen to the misinformed or the haters, bolt it on and enjoy!

Make sure you have the right injectors, quality, high octane fuel, and a SOUND 3.0L engine to start with. Find your local SCT Tuner and have him burn you a new PCM tune. You'll love it. 8PSI is about the cut off for a turbo without intercooling, but you can get by as long as you don't keep your foot on the floorboard all the time.

P.S., what the heck does "rebuilding your top end" have to do with a turbo?
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Hey Fred! I meant to ask you about the turbo yesterday. Curious how much that would cost and what all would be needed to do it.
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Over 20,000 miles boosted without a single problem. Don't listen to the misinformed or the haters, bolt it on and enjoy!
Hmm.. Ken ( 440volt ) from GenEdge, Brian from Florida ( BlackTremor02 ), Doug from Bama.. 3 people with Whipples.. 3 rebuilding engines. Derrik From nawlins.. BOOM, all of them. Sad but true.

I guess all those people were Mis-informed, including a guy whom writes custom code to flashers and sells them ?

One of the guys from Cali whom was banned from here had a rod go THROUGH his block, just doing a small amount of towing.

The 3.0 I had in my 99xlt didn't last too long as well. The person whom bought it off myself at 20k miles put a whipple on it.. the rest is history/follows suit.

I don't find the reciprocating assembly in the 3.0 to be the greatest for any type of ' power adder '. I'd rather a 4banger that has a stronger bottom end then either of the v6's in our trucks.

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P.S., what the heck does "rebuilding your top end" have to do with a turbo?
Probably having the heads done, better flow. Stronger gaskets..
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