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Turbo my bro's 99 3.0 ranger

does anyone make a header to do this or is this total (look up a turbo i want and then take a stock header and have it fabed for the turbo and run my own intercooler and such. please let me know any help is appreciated.
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It will be all custom.
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sounds good to me. just wandering. We are going to go with a smaller turbo so it spools quickly. This will not be a drag truck just used as normal use but want more power so when he is ready to rebuild this will happen. His truck has 212,000 miles on a 3.0 99 ranger.
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I wouldn't run forced induction on an engine with that many miles. It wont last long. There was a Whipple supercharger kit out for the 3.0 but I have read that people have blown head gaskets even with the 5 psi this kit produced.
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We will be doing this, like i said with the rebuild. And yeah ive read about the whipples it is for like the 2000 and later(i dont know which year specifically), And if you do it right you can push 10-12psi easy with no problems.
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Stock rebuild wont handle 12 psi. Remember its a truck motor. Here is a site that makes stuff for the 3.0: http://www.moranav6racing.com/catego...?CategoryID=36
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Yeah I know this, its getting fully ported and polished and built. well wat can i say thanks for finding the other site. I was in the middle of looking for new rods and crank etc. And a truck motor to a car doesnt mean anything its just in a different body. Motors are motors simply put and power is power it just depends on wat the motor has to push a 5,000lbs truck or a 5,000lbs car is the same either way.
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WOW just looked at that site that 3.3 kit is amazing to say the least thanks again for finding it.
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Yeah but I'm saying its a truck motor because it doesn't anything performance in it and its made to be reliable stock. Also this engine is happy at low to mid RPM. If it was a car engine it would probably have a different cam to make power a bit higher in the RPM.

No problem for the website.
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That is somewhat true. But look at the HEMI. And being happy low to mid rpm is fine with a small turbo cause boost will build quick and stay there.
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Eh. The new Hemi is nice but its not a true Hemi like the old days.
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Either way makes great power and is more reliable. They didnt just throw this one together it has alot of R&D behind it. Lets just say with all this new technology it is WAY better than the old one, and my friends 300c gets 28mpg highway, its so berry nice lol.
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Either way makes great power and is more reliable. They didnt just throw this one together it has alot of R&D behind it. Lets just say with all this new technology it is WAY better than the old one, and my friends 300c gets 28mpg highway, its so berry nice lol.
This has 0 to do with making power. New v8's are efficient because of computer controlled fuel injection.

The Ford Vulcan has no aftermarket cranks as far as I know and the stock crank is bound to blow if you start pushing int othe high 200's and get any sort of serious detonation according to this website. http://rogueperformance.com/potential.html

The Vulcan is known for blowing head gaskets.

You'll also want to replace your head bolts and your main bolts with ARP's.

I dont think you are going to be able to build a turbo system that builds 12PSI in the lower RPM's (torque band on a NA 3.0 starts around 1500 RPM) and can hold 12PSI throughout the RPM range.

I'd stick with 7PSI cap. With 7PSI and tuning you can ask for mid 200's out of the motor.
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at 200k on a 3.slow then rebuilding it with a turbo, I would be afraid of blowing it to pieces, if you want power go with a 302 swap...That 3.0 wont last long. and check your manufacturing date there was a few months in 99 where the design was diffrent like mine...As in may, and a few others around may, not sure why but it was... Replacement parts can be a bear when doing a rebuild...
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I agree with the other guys... with over 200K on the clock id be worried about the integrity of the block.... you are going to have to look over everything if theres one small crack its going to spell disaster... Id go to a local junk yard or find a newerish block... if you sink all that money into forged internal parts only to have the block fail... just a waste of money and time.... but if you want to blow the block go ahead and please I wanna see a video Im not trying to be an *** or anything but I just see a lot of down time for the truck if something were to go wrong due to block failure, but I do wish you the best of luck and please post up pics!!!
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I'm sorry but I have to agree with everyone else here. Building a 3.0L with that many miles will require quite a bit of work if you are going to do it right. You want to build a reliable setup not just something that lasts a week. A 5.0L or a 2.3T setup is a much better starting point. If you want to build a 5.0L with a turbo that would be quite an amazing set up. Run a rear mounted turbo system and your brother will have all the power he'd ever want from these trucks.
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the 5.0 is another setup we are going to look at while doing this. It wont be happening anytime soon so we have some time to think it over. Thanks for all the input guys. Just a FYI for you guys i remember reading something about old f1 cars to were they used seasoned engine blocks with like 100,000 and they held up longer than new blocks in the race car.
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12psi would be pretty funny. I wonder if there are any pushrod engines on daily drivers running that kind of boost.

My fantasy engine for the truck (yes I have the 3.slow) is to do a 2.3 with forged internal parts and lower compression. My FP red evo turbo would be perfect because it's coming off when the HTA35 comes. Now an engine like that would be a 20+ psi killer.

Just to give you an idea. The newest hottest engine ford has is the GTDI3.5. It is only 6 PSI on a purpose built turbo engine, with direct injection.
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12psi would be pretty funny. I wonder if there are any pushrod engines on daily drivers running that kind of boost.
http://www.ls1gto.com. I'm sure there are a few.
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Thanks for all the input guys. Just a FYI for you guys i remember reading something about old f1 cars to were they used seasoned engine blocks with like 100,000 and they held up longer than new blocks in the race car.
race engines are designed for those high stresses our factory blocks arent meant for that.
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race engines are designed for those high stresses our factory blocks arent meant for that.
but these did start as stock blocks, they werent meant for f1 cars and yeah ive seen alot of dd at 12 or better psi stock. not our rangers but still stock cars and trucks.
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but these did start as stock blocks, they werent meant for f1 cars and yeah ive seen alot of dd at 12 or better psi stock. not our rangers but still stock cars and trucks.
I'm talking pushrod engines.

My evo stock was @ 21psi. I run 26psi daily on my non-summer tune. Then again I have 8.5 compression, arp headstuds and aftermarket forged internals.
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the 5.0 is another setup we are going to look at while doing this. It wont be happening anytime soon so we have some time to think it over. Thanks for all the input guys. Just a FYI for you guys i remember reading something about old f1 cars to were they used seasoned engine blocks with like 100,000 and they held up longer than new blocks in the race car.
100k vs 212k= BOOM....The F1 block are still much stronger than our 3.slow blocks, I understand the reasoning behind the seasoned block but 212k is too seasoned....how much longer do you expect the motor to last anyway...then you talking a rebuild with a turbo, obviously its gunna get beat on.

But thats but my second 2 cents
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Okay guys the decision is made and the truck will get a mustang 5.0 with turbo and auto trans. To me this just seems the best way, awesome lowend grunt compared to the 3.0 and then the boost will come. yehaaw brother hahaha
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this being said anybody know of motor mount kits for this to happen.
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