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Turbo Questions?

I was wondering if there are kits for the 2.3 in my 94 or if it would be easier and cheaper to just by an old motor out of a turbo coupe and do the swap... so if anybody know any sites or any place i could look for some info let me know. Thanks
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not sure of a full kit but theres always turbo exhaust manifolds for the 2.3 up on ebay. and check out here http://rangersrevenge.com/cgi/index.php its a turbo ranger forum theres alot of good info there. if you check out the main page the guy who runs the site has his own turbo header he sells http://rangersrevenge.com/
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There are "kits" but theyre cheap and will fail you. You can build your own by piecing together parts...i have some of these parts for sale if you're interested...or you can pull and old motor as you suggested
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Yeah i have to do a little more reseach its more of a thought because im going to be out of school soon and might be walking in to a good job and a was thinking of making my old truck into a project rather than see it go...but i'll be desiding soon and will deffinatly be looking for parts so thanks alot
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if you have any questions, join that forum or dont hesitate to ask me, i know most of the basics now
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I was wondering about the pcm. Can i just get a tuner or would i need to get won out of an old turbo car. That would be if i stay with 2.3 i already have.
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i believe your pre odbII so i don't think you can use a tuner. but i've read of a lot of guys using a pcm from the turbocoupe (heard the LA3 coded one is preferred) with good results, just may require some rewiring as i'm not sure on the differince's of the pin outs between yours and the turbocoupe.

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Yeah i didn't even think about it but it is obdI. I might have found a whole turbo coupe for i think $150 so i wouldn't be in bad shape if i got my hands on that. Old vehicles arn't hard to get cheap up here cause they rot. I'm probably going to see if can find on the side of the rode again within a day or two.
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your best bet would be to buy someto your forged pistons and swap them on to your rods and swap the turbo parts to your ranger block. do you have the dual plug head?
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Having been a modding type of guy for many years now.. I'd suggest one thing that you absolutely must decide on. It'll make your efforts far more rewarding over time.

First and fore-most decide right up front what it is you want to accomplish.
Be it a 1/4 mile ET or what ever. Just define a goal that you want. That way you will spend accordingly and be happy with the results.

I've helped a guy do a 4cyl turbo on a S-10 before. We got it working and up to 10psi. But he didn't plan on all the other issues that would come up and wound up just selling it because there was so many other supporting mods that it was needing... and he had not planned for. Things like clutch upgrades. LOL.. he had not planned on that at all! The very first time we cranked the boost up his clutch slipped and just killed the whole "mood".

An open ended project will never be completed and/or it'll drain your money to the point of one day just being tired of the bucket of parts. You'll wind up selling the whole mess for 25% of the money you have into it and get no return for the time you spent.

Trust me on this one... plan the project. Define goals and you'll feel good about the whole thing. It keeps you in line with timing, spending, and having realistic performance.

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Having been a modding type of guy for many years now.. I'd suggest one thing that you absolutely must decide on. It'll make your efforts far more rewarding over time.

First and fore-most decide right up front what it is you want to accomplish.
Be it a 1/4 mile ET or what ever. Just define a goal that you want. That way you will spend accordingly and be happy with the results.

I've helped a guy do a 4cyl turbo on a S-10 before. We got it working and up to 10psi. But he didn't plan on all the other issues that would come up and wound up just selling it because there was so many other supporting mods that it was needing... and he had not planned for. Things like clutch upgrades. LOL.. he had not planned on that at all! The very first time we cranked the boost up his clutch slipped and just killed the whole "mood".

An open ended project will never be completed and/or it'll drain your money to the point of one day just being tired of the bucket of parts. You'll wind up selling the whole mess for 25% of the money you have into it and get no return for the time you spent.

Trust me on this one... plan the project. Define goals and you'll feel good about the whole thing. It keeps you in line with timing, spending, and having realistic performance.

Rich
AGREE x100
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ive got a question do they make turbo kits or anything 4 2.5's???
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basically the same as above, swap it out, or build the 2.5 up
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o ok i have been wondering that 4 quite sum time
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Yeah i dont plan on putting much boost because i'm just going to drive it on the street.. but i also have alot of body work to do so the moneys not all going to the motor.. i almost think i might get it looking good and build the motor and get the turbo later. planning out what i'm going to do is deffinatly a priorty.
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dude i got an 87 tc block with crank with a new oil pump and pick up and an LA3 ecu. with a windage tray. no head or pistons. the crank has been chamfered and turned 10. i have a harness but i dont know how well it works.

let me know if your interested, i have a lot of other parts but i cant think of them off the top of me head
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