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Old 10-19-2009
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2.3 duratec turbo

anyone done that for 20002 2.3 dohc ranger yet
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havent heard of any one doing it. welcome to the forum
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ill do it myself but does anyone make a turbo manifold for a duratec
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no one makes the manifold....probably one of the biggest reasons for not seeing a turbo one. I'd look into the focus guys...they might have parts that could work...
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humm ok
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http://www.jgstools.com/turbo/thk.html

and i second the mention of the focus. check out focus sport
Turbocharger kits for Duratec Ford Focus
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I second the Focus Sport (now FSWERKS) recommendation. They've made a very good name for themselves in the Focus and Fusion communities. Those guys make quality stuff.

That 2.3L Duratec in your Ranger is a direct descendant of the 2.3L and 2.5L Duratec 4-cylinders powering the Focus, Fusion, and Escape, just with an iron block and different cam profiles befitting its role as a truck motor. If a vendor can tune a Focus for a turbo, a Ranger should be pretty easy for them.
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so i cant use this kit http://www.jgstools.com/turbo/thk.html and buy a turbo kit off of ebay and make it work without tuning the motor
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In a word, no.

In two words: HELL NO!!

Doing a turbo without a proper tune will kill your engine pretty quickly.
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Never never never NEVER and i cant stress this enough NEVER TURBO AN UNTUNED ENGINE.
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Anyone that wants to put a turbo on a ford ranger can contact Modern Muscle Inc. I have talk to them about putting a turbo on my truck and they told me that they can do it. Here is their information
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talk to Justin Meyers
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Anyone that wants to put a turbo on a ford ranger can contact Modern Muscle Inc. I have talk to them about putting a turbo on my truck and they told me that they can do it. Here is their information
Modern Muscle
61 Kendall Point Dr.
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talk to Justin Meyers
Justin Meyers thinks he can do a lot of stuff...

I'm a noob here at R-F, but hardly a noob around anything with a Blue Oval on it. So, I'll say no more about Mr. Meyers... and yes, he and I have met before.
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it doesn't seem like a bad idea with the 4v heads having the great flow capability, but are the bottom ends as stout and strong as the older limas? I am for the most part uneducated about the duratec 2.3
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yeah you should never put a turbo on an untuned engine plus my buddy slapped a turbo on his 03 edge and he only got like 75hp our trucks arent really designed for that kinda of performance increase if you want more power try engine thats what i did dropped a 94 5.0 mustang engine in my b4000 tremendous gains
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Three is a 1st gen turbo ranger running around by me. But I can never kind him to take a look at the set up. But I kno ppl that he has races and it's the same 2.3 I got in my '87. With a neon srt-4 intercooler. But I don't kno wat kind of internals
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a company called F2USA is using my truck to build a turbo for the ranger 2.3L duratechs in February. U really need to replace the pistons with forged components but u can get away with running about 5PSI on a stock 2.3l duratech....but just spend the few extra $ and do it the right way. and the turbo's and manifold do not work on the rangers due to the different setup and the focus's are front wheel drive. almost a completly different engine
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anybody thought about a MazdaSpeed 3 turbo motor? I belive it is the same block, just don't know if it will bolt up for rear wheel drive. 263 hp and 280 ft-lb + built to run 100,000 miles
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