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TURBO KIT

I am thinking about a turbo for my ranger where do you find a kit to do a six cylinder or better yet one specific for the 04 ranger 4.0?
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not sure about a turbo kit, but i know they make superchargers... oregonedge has a whipple on his 3.0
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No kits. But you can supercharge them. A local guy has one....and it is fuuuun to drive!
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I know for superchargers explorer express has a kit. At least one member on here uses one from them.

http://www.explorerexpress.com/-c-1_27.html
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RPcaster makes a kit for the 4.0 as well
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You can build a custom turbo kit
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not sure about a turbo kit, but i know they make superchargers... oregonedge has a whipple on his 3.0
when did I get a 3.0 and a whipple????
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When you lost your mind and took it down a notch! lol
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Lmao
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You would have to go STS turbo if you wanted to do this. I know its been done on a 5.0L V8 explorer.. its so sexy.

Sts would go remote mount for you so wheeling might be an issue.

Or you can look all over and try to find a manifold or a custom manifold. Then good luck with fueling, tuning and all the other lovely turbo things.. better off motor swapping to a 2.3L turob hehe.
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well i definatly aint goin smaller on motor size lol my 4.0 is underpowered as it is hauling four quads and four people plus our gear
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Get a v8
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well i definatly aint goin smaller on motor size lol my 4.0 is underpowered as it is hauling four quads and four people plus our gear
Well your gonna have to go to a bigger motor or a s/c.. which is alot of money for what you get..

2.3l turbo would make a great drag or track truck
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whay about this super charger upgrade on ebay anybody heard anything about it;
search ford ranger supercharger then go to the bottom of the page
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well if i had the time my ranger would definatly have a 5.0 swapped in
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Use a V8 or I4 to make good power. You will only get so with with the 4.0 and then you will start having major issues. The 4.0 engines can't handle that much boost anyway.
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power-adders are not the way to go for towing... you just need a bigger truck
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Its prob the rpcaster kit or something. Superchargers on rangers are really pretty expensive for what you get.


Your better off with a V8 they have so many options for upgrading.
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but i love my ranger so much! i think that the best way would be the 5.0 if i want to keep the ranger then. would the super sharger be good for towing applications?
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power-adders are not the way to go for towing... you just need a bigger truck
X2. Time for a full size.
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but i love my ranger so much! i think that the best way would be the 5.0 if i want to keep the ranger then. would the super sharger be good for towing applications?
Stats on this 2004 Ranger. Manual or Auto?
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Our transmissions fail under boost if I am correct in reading that they really cant handle it like they should be able.

Call me on it but I remember reading it.
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The auto will take it but the manual is a weak POS. Some guys run it just fine but I wouldn't do it. Also the tow rating is only 3100 LBS for a manual 4.0 4wd.
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5spd. 4.0 3inch lift 33x12.50 mud terrains would it be a significant differance in power with the pace setter headers and a k&n filter and intake
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Intake, headers and exhaust would only net you about 15-20 hp on a good day. Pacesetter headers are crap anyway.
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