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To be honest you should look at turbocharging your truck. You realize a carb 302 makes like 170 to 200 hp unless its a hp mustang from 60s. or early 70s. emissions killed the hp rating of newer 302s. If I was gonna run a carb I would get a 87 up efi 302 or the 95 up explorer 302 and change the intake and distributor. Thats all you need to do to make the efi motor a carb one. You can make 400hp with a set of heads, rocker arms, carb , intake, distributor, and headers. But you can make alot of power with a turbo keeping everthing the way it is. What transmission do you have?
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To be honest you should look at turbocharging your truck. You realize a carb 302 makes like 170 to 200 hp unless its a hp mustang from 60s. or early 70s. emissions killed the hp rating of newer 302s. If I was gonna run a carb I would get a 87 up efi 302 or the 95 up explorer 302 and change the intake and distributor. Thats all you need to do to make the efi motor a carb one. You can make 400hp with a set of heads, rocker arms, carb , intake, distributor, and headers. But you can make alot of power with a turbo keeping everthing the way it is. What transmission do you have?
I don't know much about boosting a vehicle. What all would it take to make it work? I have a standard transmission. I don't wheel it much since its my DD so a turbo isn't out of the question. What are my possible hp and tq numbers on boost?
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Boosting a 3.0 is a waste of time
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Boosting a 3.0 is a waste of time
Ya I just did some research on it after I made that post. Guys are back and forth about whether its worth it or not. They said 8psi is about all you can go stock and I would have to spend a lot of $$$$ to make it withstand more and to boost it. Its paid off in a year which is when I plan on doing whatever it I decide so for now I'll order the the pulley and order the roller rockers from tom morana, exhaust and a tune. Should wake it up just fine to get by till I buy a little puddle jumper to get me to work and see if I can figure out the wiring to make the Explorer 5.0 work in my truck. By the time I spend all the money to build up 3.0 to handle more boost than 8 psi and the money to turbo it I could have a sick V8. Just have to figure out how to make it work.

Also is it just as easy to go to my local dyno and have them tune it or do you guys recommend using something like bama chips or Fred(rogue tune)?
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