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supercharging the 4.0L SOHC?

i have a 2005 4.0L SOHC... are there any bolt on supercharger kits for these engines at all? i know of the RP Castor kit but i cant find one. anything from the 4.0L mustangs bolt on?
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really? why have i never heard of them before!!! do you know how much or if anyone on here has installed one on their ranger?
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explorer express.

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lol i just did and i like what i see but they dont list a price? WTF? and they also dont have any performance numbers. but it does look like a very complete kit
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Kyle I had the explorer express kit on my truck, worked awesome. It was a blast to drive to, that whine was unreal. Ah i miss it.

Anyway the kit is just under 5000 if im not mistaken. (power is just under an extra 100hp) assuming you have the appropriate mods.
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for 5 grand i would rather go turbo. thats way too much money for only another 100hp. i really want to build a second truck but i got no where to put it. i was looking into this instead
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you will spend way more than that on a turbo setup, think about it.

also performance doesnt come cheap.
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oh i know performance does not come cheap. how would i spend more going turbo? i just helped my buddys brother out a turbo on his mazda mx3 and he did it for under 3 with stand alone fuel system
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For 5K I think I would rather build a nice V8, especially if you're only gonna gain 100HP with the 4.0
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5 grand is not worth 100hp. not even close. it does look like very well made kit though... maybe i should be the first to try the new 5.0L? lol
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new 5.0l costs 8K$ crate i hear. Find a crashed mustang and doo it!
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well if i wanted to drop that engine in my ranger i think it would be more on the beard level of modified so it would be much more worthy of such awesomeness
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That's much better than spending 5g. Thanks!
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explorer express.

LMAO when i red this :)
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Kyle I had the explorer express kit on my truck, worked awesome. It was a blast to drive to, that whine was unreal. Ah i miss it.

Anyway the kit is just under 5000 if im not mistaken. (power is just under an extra 100hp) assuming you have the appropriate mods.
fifty dollars a horse power sound a little "indulgent" i cant afford that. sounds cool to have though
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Said this in another thread, look for a new mustang v-6 304 hp and cram it in . would be awesome i think ,and from what i am learning, may be the most practical way to build a sleeper truck-that kicks --butt.
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Good luck making it 4wd. And who wants electric steering. Personally you all are fools. 5k for 100hp 100% bolt on is cheap. Look at my current project. Over 10k for 400hp swap in a ranger. Any engine swap in a ranger is $$$$
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5k for 100hp 100% bolt on is cheap. Look at my current project. Over 10k for 400hp swap in a ranger. Any engine swap in a ranger is $$$$
Not everyone has that kind of cash.

I would love to do an awesome swap like yours
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I know but I'm just saying power doesn't come cheap
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I am a truck and coach mechanic... I think I may go turbo as I have a lot more experience with them. I can get parts very cheap through my work and can get all the tubing I need for intercooler piping and bigger exhaust for free!! All scrap cutoffs and stuff like that... I have not made up my mind yet though, I got things to fix first
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beard, i'm guessing you just cant throw a s/c on and tune it a little. even if you put new pistons and internals in, what is the block rated for?
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400hp if that? But I don't understand what you're getting at.
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