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I may be getting a turbo kit for my truck.... I have a 2002 ford ranger r/c xlt. It has the 2.3l 4 banger. What immediate upgrades to my engine do i need to make before i can put the kit on? When i first get it on im gonna run it at very low boost until i know i have everything i may need.
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all new internals period...
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what "kit"???
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Its a t3/t4 turbo kit by stone racing
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Its a t3/t4 turbo kit by stone racing
i'd go find me a turbocoupe motor from a thunderbird.. the blocks are stronger, and they were built from the factory with a turbo.. they can turn out 300+ hp with a built bottom end and more boost etc.. and are suprisingly fast! forged internals, a bigger stroke and larger bore can get you to some pretty nice numbers if you plan on some big power
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Its a t3/t4 turbo kit by stone racing
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i'd go find me a turbocoupe motor from a thunderbird.. the blocks are stronger, and they were built from the factory with a turbo.. they can turn out 300+ hp with a built bottom end and more boost etc.. and are suprisingly fast! forged internals, a bigger stroke and larger bore can get you to some pretty nice numbers if you plan on some big power
I wouldn't. He has a Duratech. Going Lima would be a back dating of technology. Plus there would be WAY MORE required to swap in a Lima 2.3 in his 02 than if his truck was a pre 01.
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I wouldn't. He has a Duratech. Going Lima would be a back dating of technology. Plus there would be WAY MORE required to swap in a Lima 2.3 in his 02 than if his truck was a pre 01.
didnt think about that.. well i'd again just throw some forged low compression parts in it, a little headwork and exhaust and intake to match.. and you'll have a sturdy power plant
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That would be a good plan. Duratech parts are still pretty expensive though. It would be nice if Ford would just put the MazdaSpeed engines in the Rangers, that would be kick ***.
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Arp Head Studs Are A Must !!! What Are The Specs On The Turbo The T3t4 Is Just A Class It Dosent Tell Me Anything About It ?
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ARP rod bolts are a must before Head Studs. Better head gaskets are a must before Head Studs. Bigger turbo, bigger exhaust, ported head, higher boost etc etc are a needed before you have to think about upgrading head bolts/studs. The STOCK FORD (yes get them from the Dealer and not the parts store) head bolts are able to put up with a lot before they become a concern.



How about more insight about the head studs and why, instead of just a one sentence post.


But he's got a Duratec and not a Lima 2.3 so I'm betting your pissing up a rope as it appears he's not going to be doing the/a swap.
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here's what you'll need. I don't know exactly what comes in their kit, but you'll need a 4340 Forged Crankshaft, New Rods are a must. 3D H-beam would be the best you can get. They're stronger and able to withstand alot. ARP Cylinder Head bolts are the best and strongest you can get. Crane Cams #12 custom grind (tell them Fuel Injection they have the same grind for carbs too. that way you won't get the wrong camshaft). As far as head gaskets go CARQUEST brand is the best because they're stainless steel. You'll also need to reprogram your ECU, change injectors, some rewiring will be needed as well. It all depends on how "complete" your kit is. For your rods and crankshaft check these guys out: www.eagleperformance.com . You'll also need to change what type of oil too. most guys and Gals usually switch to 20W50 Racing oil because it's needed to lube the turbocharger. Also go about .0302 over bore on the cylinders. In short, you'll be rebuilding your engine pratically just to accomdate the turbo kit. And bring the bank. The cheapest performance intercooler that I've found is over $1,200 bucks just for that part alone.

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Exhaust info...

You can use an exhaust with your turbo kit but alot of people usually go with strait pipes from the "turbo back", because a turbocharger generates excessive amounts of back pressure. This should help you some(if any) with your fuel bill. Oh you will be paying more at the pump because to get the full affect of the turbo about 95% of the manufacturers recomend premium fuel when you use their turbocharger(s). Also since you're going to new rods and crankshaft I recomend Wiesco Pistions. They're "top shelf" in quality and can accomodate your desired needs. Use a slightly bit higher compression ration(9.0:1 would be the highest i'd go. 8.5:1 is the stock CR).

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