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Old 03-07-2008
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adding a supercharger?

what do you guys think about adding a supercharger to a 4.o sohc with about 80k on it? seem like maybe its a bad idea?
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Why not just buy a Lightning? Trade your truck in for one or just sell outright. Hell you will have to run premium gas in either vehicle, mpg's will be about the same also. I owned a 2003 Lightning, that thing was a BEAST!
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because the truck im looking at was babied. you know anyone who hasnt driven the crap out of a lightning that has low mileage and will sell it for less than 8k? ill jump right on it if you got one
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You should be fine, these motors last much longer than 80K.
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do it! If it's a manual trans, there's pictoral evidence of carnage!
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because the truck im looking at was babied. you know anyone who hasnt driven the crap out of a lightning that has low mileage and will sell it for less than 8k? ill jump right on it if you got one

Yup, I know alot of people who have not driven the **** out of them. Granted they would not sell it for less than 8 Anyways, it was just an idea.
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Is the Explorer Express S.C. the only one available right now? Too bad Kenne Bell don't make one....his huffers make 4.6L Stangs smoke!
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im not sure if it is or not. I just know a member on here sells them and it seems like a good deal. the trucks an auto unfortunately.
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There are 2 kits for the Ranger 4.0 SOHC.

1) the EE kit which uses an MP62 supercharger. Roughly $4,000
http://www.explorerexpress.com/xchar...ner-p-762.html

2) The Caster & Morse Novelties kit, which uses an M90 supercharger. Roughly $1,600 (minus the cost of the blower you must buy)
http://www.candmnovelties.com/pages/page3.htm
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Several current and former members went w/ the EE kit and liked the results. Not sure if I would though. The risk of blowing head gaskets, detonation and possibly melting a piston to the cylinder wall stop me from going that far. The other weak link in these engines are the head bolts. If you convert to ARP studs, you'd probably solve that problem. Try checking out supersixmotorsports.com. They have some cool stuff and could probably help you quite a bit if you are going to go w/ forced induction.
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yeah like stated above i wouldent boost a stock motor, these motors only hold up well N/A. supersix has a tech page on a tare down of our motor, the pistons are way to week to be running boost i woudlent trust them, and the vavle train (esp from my exspearence) is **** in these trucks..
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yeah like stated above i wouldent boost a stock motor, these motors only hold up well N/A. supersix has a tech page on a tare down of our motor, the pistons are way to week to be running boost i woudlent trust them, and the vavle train (esp from my exspearence) is **** in these trucks..
It's not like we're shoving 25psi down the throat of the engine. What is it....8psi max? Does 8psi blow headgaskets? 4.0L SOHC's already have forged crank, forged rods, the proper compression ratio. If treated right, there won't be any problems. Yea, if your on that right pedal alot, sure, there's bound to be be some carnage.....just like there would be carnage if you always on the throttle with a stock engine. That's just my opinion on it.
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ya but good god is it hard to stay out of the throttle when you have that much fun under the skinny pedal........
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It's not like we're shoving 25psi down the throat of the engine. What is it....8psi max? Does 8psi blow headgaskets? 4.0L SOHC's already have forged crank, forged rods, the proper compression ratio. If treated right, there won't be any problems. Yea, if your on that right pedal alot, sure, there's bound to be be some carnage.....just like there would be carnage if you always on the throttle with a stock engine. That's just my opinion on it.

yes.. the rods and crank are forged.. just like most motors but nothing else is.. and 8psi is alot on a stock motor, especialy with limited tuning.. think about how hot the pistons are gona get, melt a piston and then tell me 8psi is not alot.. and i dont know if valve float is a problem with these motors but like i said i woudlent trust the valve train.. and yes you can blow the head gasket with 8psi.. with 80k on the motor he could blow it without boost..

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Go the M90 for sure, M62 is to small for a V6 in my opinion. 8PSI is what I would push max on a N/A motor. Only reason I didnt get one on the ranger I had was because for 5 grand I didnt think 80RWHP/TQ (according to the site) was worth it. For 5 grand my whipple on my 5.4 put down an addition 160RWHP/TQ (again according to the site).
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while this info is fantastic to know. it now does me no good. all my bargaining is no good. they sold the truck i was looking at. sonuva....
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