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2.5L Performance

Whats up fellas! New to the crowd, New to rangers. I wanna get some performance enhancing tips for bringing out the best in the 2.5L ranger engine. Mines a '98 with a 4 speed auto tranny.
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If you want 2.5 performance buy yourself a Subaru EJ25. Other than that good luck.
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No kiddn right...
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hey whats up?? i aslo have a 2.5 but im gonna build it for boost. look up turbo ranger fourm great site for turbo 4 cylnders ;D mothing against this site but this site is more for 4x4 rangers if your loooking for more of a street truck fourm go there
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cool thanks. I put a 3" cold air breather and a flowmaster 2.5" exhaust and that helped tremendously. I have a friend that has an '01 ranger with the 2.3 that he blew up racing at the strip and he told me I could have the turbo kit off it.

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the 2.5Ls and the 01+ 2.3Ls are totally different
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so an exhaust driven turbo for the '01 2.3L wont work on a '98 2.5L? I thought the '98-'01s were basically the same, and the 2.5L were simply bored and stroked 2.3s?
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so an exhaust driven turbo for the '01 2.3L wont work on a '98 2.5L? I thought the '98-'01s were basically the same, and the 2.5L were simply bored and stroked 2.3s?
nope. the 90s 2.3Ls were a lima engine, the 98-01 1/2 2.5Ls are a bored and stroked 2.3L lima. in 01 1/2 they switched to a DOHC 2.3L which is not related at all to the earlier lima engines. at all.
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damn. what a bummer. A freebie I cant even use:(
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Actually, the 2.5 is just a stroked version of the 2.3l. That goes for the lima engines. But basically, no you can use anything off the 01.5+ 2.3l engines. as stated above, they are a whole new enigne, and dohc.
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Actually, the 2.5 is just a stroked version of the 2.3l. That goes for the lima engines. But basically, no you can use anything off the 01.5+ 2.3l engines. as stated above, they are a whole new enigne, and dohc.
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nope. the 90s 2.3Ls were a lima engine, the 98-01 1/2 2.5Ls are a bored and stroked 2.3L lima. in 01 1/2 they switched to a DOHC 2.3L which is not related at all to the earlier lima engines. at all.
basically what i said correct? i figured you would chime in eventually. you know more about ranger 4 cylinders than anyone on here.
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F ' it. Imma put me a '98 4.6L cobra in it.
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F ' it. Imma put me a '98 4.6L cobra in it.
now that's the right mod to get some "performance" out of the truck.
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thats what my lil' bro keeps sayin. hes a stang head, done had 3 or 4 of em and hes only 22. Little punks got a better job than most other kids his age and he burns his dough on stangs. go figure...
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ah we all burn through ridiculous amounts of money at that age. Some drink, some do drugs and some mod cars.
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yeah im turning 21 in january and iv built 6 hondas before i got my ranger ha ha..i just wanted to try something diffrent and not have to worry about my **** being gone when i wake up to go to work the next mornig. but yea deffinalty if you can put a v8 in and you have the funds to do it go for it!!!! i make good money to where im at.. but i like 4 cylenders good on gas and the look from some one with a v8 getting walked on is PRICELESS :P
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so an exhaust driven turbo for the '01 2.3L wont work on a '98 2.5L? I thought the '98-'01s were basically the same, and the 2.5L were simply bored and stroked 2.3s?
I wouldn't say that it won't work, but you may need to make some changes to how it works. I would get the turbo system, and just get what you need to make it work. The differance is probubly in how the turbo connects to the exhaust. turboing a 2.5 lima is a good choice, so I would definately not give up on the idea. Me and danger, can lead you in the right direction.
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