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3.Slow Procharger??

I have been wondering if it would be possible to get a Procharger from an older mustang, for my 3.0. I could custom fab a mounting bracket, so im not worried about that, but then what would I do for a belt? What I want to know is what all this entails. Is it worth it? Would there need to be any wiring done, or could i just get it mounted up and start boosting? I am pretty much a newbie to forced induction, but I kind of understand it, I am an engineering student after all. Also, what kind of budget could I expect to be on for this if I were to do it? Money really isn't an issue for this so im not too worried about it, i would just like a budget idea. I'm just throwing ideas around, and hoping this could work. What do you think?
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Not worth it. Swapping in a 5.0 is god in your year truck and more satisfactory.
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Yeah, but that's is not gonna be happening any time soon. I'm not really interested in it being worth it, more just how much power would I gain, and would there be a lot of wiring, or would it be just kind of one of those bolt on and go things?
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not being worth it as in the power you make will be equal to that of a 4.0 sohc. Additionally you cannot just "bolt on" a mustang supercharger, nor would there be much wiring, but there would be lots of modification.

Additionally, 5,0 can cost less, is much more "bolt on", less modification and a bit of wiring.
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The fox body mustangs run a clockwise rotation blower....the new edges run a counter clockwise rotation. You will need to find out what rotation you will need. Its alot easier to just buy a blower made for your truck.
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You can supercharge your 3.0 with the right one. I would look for one thats for a V6 though. Not cause it will bolt on or anything, but the CFM ratings will apply. lots of bad advice on not doing it though. It could be done for alot less then putting in a V8. I would look at vortech, procharger, paxton, and powerdyne. You can find units used on ebay from time to time, and if you can make some custom mounting brackets and you get the right rotation, I could see it being very appealing. You would need to get a SCT tuner or equivalant to tune it for boost, and a intercooler would be a good investment. I could see a 3.0 putting out more than a stock V8 pretty easily.
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You can supercharge your 3.0 with the right one. I would look for one thats for a V6 though. Not cause it will bolt on or anything, but the CFM ratings will apply. lots of bad advice on not doing it though. It could be done for alot less then putting in a V8. I would look at vortech, procharger, paxton, and powerdyne. You can find units used on ebay from time to time, and if you can make some custom mounting brackets and you get the right rotation, I could see it being very appealing. You would need to get a SCT tuner or equivalant to tune it for boost, and a intercooler would be a good investment. I could see a 3.0 putting out more than a stock V8 pretty easily.
You forgot about welding up an intake as well. Unless he is a REALLY good fabricator/welder, then the cost is easily going to out weigh doing a V8 swap.
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You can supercharge your 3.0 with the right one. I would look for one thats for a V6 though. Not cause it will bolt on or anything, but the CFM ratings will apply. lots of bad advice on not doing it though. It could be done for alot less then putting in a V8. I would look at vortech, procharger, paxton, and powerdyne. You can find units used on ebay from time to time, and if you can make some custom mounting brackets and you get the right rotation, I could see it being very appealing. You would need to get a SCT tuner or equivalant to tune it for boost, and a intercooler would be a good investment. I could see a 3.0 putting out more than a stock V8 pretty easily.

A V8 can be done for 1000$-3000$ no problem. He also has a 3.0 so good luck having as good of torque/hp than a V8 with that 3.0 without transmission issues or reliability issues.
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teh vulcan is built strong!
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Why does he need a new intake. Are they plastic or something in 99. Also when you put a turbo or a supercharger on a V6 you end up with a good amount of torque. 5speed tranny will hold up just fine to the power, A4ld will need to be modified. They make performance clutches for the M50D. 302 swaps take alot of time and money as would a supercharged/turbo 3.0. I agree the vulcan is a tough motor. They do have aftermarket internals to make them good for mass power too. When you count the 100 hrs to do the V8 swap, and figure the hrs are worth 10 each, thats a 1000.00 at least. I just think we should give advice on what he wants. It can be done, its not common, so its unique, and it doesn;t require heater box mods, firewall, exhaust, oil, ect ect. Fuel system can be fixed with a 255lph or 300lph bosch pump. Alot easier than finding a whole system from a donor vehicle.
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there was a 3.0 stroker kit oline somwehere years ago you could start with for the "built" aspect of the motor as well. thats if it is around anymore. my 02 was plastic, not sure if that streched into 99 or not. but a custom aluminum intake could be fabbed fairly easily/cheaper by someone if you have most of it figured out on yer own.
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edit: take a look at the intakes etc on this website, keep tabs on it because it looks like they have some stuff in the works. and for a fairly good price too. Tom Morana Racing Engines
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Yeah I've been eyeing Morana for a while because I'd like to pick up a set of the 1.7 roller rockers. Well I assume you're talking about the actual upper intake, not the tube that runs between the maf and the tb, but my upper intake is metal, what metal I'm not sure, but it's metal, so I guess I lucked out on that aspect. I'm gonna start lookin around at some jys around here for a procharger, and online too, but what exactly should I be looking for? V6? V8? What direction should it spin and such? I'm kinda liking this idea, and if I can do it for cheap enough, (I'm not dropping 2 grand on a 3.0 doing something that i don't even know if it will work), im all for it.
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well for under 2000 your not going to go S/C
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alright i gotta start telling people bout what you can do with the 3.0l here's a hint go over to rangerpowersports and talk to wheat.
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the 3.0l turbo work better. mounted turbo
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Procharger is a centrifugal supercharger AKA belt driven turbo charger. ITs the most efficient supercharger out there.
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Procharger is a centrifugal supercharger AKA belt driven turbo charger. ITs the most efficient supercharger out there.



never a supercharger will be more efficient than the turbo. and I tell you from experience I have both systems and the ranger 3.0l models that work best are the turbos, plus it is easier to install.
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Im not saying its more efficient but the pro-charger is the most efficient type of supercharger out there. so you can get similar hp gains if sized correctly. you also have to realize that superchargers give more consistent gains throughout the whole entire power band where a turbo to do the same thing would not be able to produce the same peak horsepower numbers. so its more of what do you want. you can size a turbo to get within the mid-upper rpm range but it will not pull the low end the superchargers are known for. so is it more efficient? it depends on your applications. If you want mid-upper rpm peak horsepower go turbo if you want consistent power throughout the whole rpm range get a supercharger. Turbos are no easier to install then superchargers on the rangers. most two bank vehicles use either twin turbo or a supercharger. single bank motors are known to use single turbos then anything else. if you run a single turbo on a two bank motor you either have to run a remote turbo or get custom manifolds for the turbo and place it where you want it. Remote systems are good but will not have the responsiveness that a supercharged system will have.
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the pro-charger is very good but I think the turbo never know, and as numbers with the turbo supercharger but you get more than a 3.0l truck numbers for good and without sacrificing the turbo engine is much better and cheaper and less complex installation. the 3.0l I would go with a m90 is less complex and cheaper.
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