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Old 10-12-2011
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5.0 turbo info

now that the 5.0 swaps done and the rangers not my daily driver anymore im gunna turbo it i did the explorer motor swap does anyone have pics of turbo set ups on these motors or build theads? or any info that will help me? im new to turbos and dont know anything abought them but im gunna learn i guess lol
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well i got the turbo today so now what? lol
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So you just bought a turbo and don't really know anything? sounds like a good start to me.
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design an exhaust manifold/header that will accept that turbo.
Design how the oil lines are going to be run and were they are picking up from
Figure out the intake routing. Intercooler to the engine
Figure out fueling.

Basically look in a 302T swap in a stang and base it in a ranger should give you a decent starting point
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well im gunna rear mount the turbo by the tcase i know i need a oil return pump do i need a intercooler with low boost? how much boost should i run?
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dident buy it traded chevy intake for it lol buddy needed the intake and had no money i dident need the intake so i took the turbo for it
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well im gunna rear mount the turbo by the tcase i know i need a oil return pump do i need a intercooler with low boost? how much boost should i run?
Yes an intercooler is a good idea even with low boost. I am not sure what the stock expo engine can handle but i would say 6-7psi. Also you can get a small intercooler out of any turbo Audi or VW. They utilize side mounted intercoolers near the fog lights. Also what turbo do you have? Make, Model, PN. I would check for wear on the impeller and shaft play.
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thanks for the link and the turbo was off a diesel i dont know if im gunna use this one or sell it and get a difrent one there is no play and the fins are like new
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thanks for the link and the turbo was off a diesel i dont know if im gunna use this one or sell it and get a difrent one there is no play and the fins are like new
chevy, dodge or ford. If it's a Holset off a diesel that a little large. a TD04 off a WRX or saab would do alright even a VF39 off a subaru STi would be very nice. Nice and small quick boost almost no lag.
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its off a chevy 6.5 thay olny pushed 10 psi stock so i wouldent have that much would i?
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Isn't there a turbo ranger forum?
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idk?is there?
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That was meant for you to google. lol

http://www.turborangerforums.com/
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If you go through with this, make sure you start a build thread here cuz I'm very interested on how this works out.
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i pain to go through with it forsure its something i have wanted to do for ever and i been doing a lot of reading and i know everything i have to do but im still trying to find out how to set my boost so i dont make to much
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That was meant for you to google. lol

http://www.turborangerforums.com/
thanks for the link!
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well i got most of the stuff i will need and got the flanges cut out right now im trying to find a way to mount it under the bed where i can still get all the pipes on it
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well started working on it what do you guys think?
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hope the plastic PVC is just for having an idea were to bend everything right?
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not sure yet thought abought useing it sence thats the cold side but was gunna get 3in pipe bent
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You can definitely use PVC on the cold side.

If teh turbo is off a diesel, it may be big, didn't really make out anything on it, so I have no size to go on, but just remember remote setups encounter a bit more lag, so a BIG remote mount may not be the best idea.

Honestly, If you can fab something up off the manifolds it'd be all around better. I know under my hood I have quite a bit of room for a turbo on each side of the engine bay. If you made a collector from both manifolds then went to the turbo you might be happier. Or get another turbo and run two, thats the easier way. IMO

Keep the wastegates dumps open though, so when it opens it just screams V8. :-P
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yea i cant fit it under the hood on this no way its all stock under the hood other then the explorer 5.0 so its tight i started it up and the turbo spools up at abought 2800-3000 its not a real big turbo thay olny used to make 12psi on the 6.5 turbo diesel and i plan on leaveing the waste gate dump open lol
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I'm excited to see how this works out
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if you use PVC it's gonna look like a hack job. do it right and make it pretty.
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