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Adding a few horses to my 93

Hi i was wondering if i could add between 50-75 horses and torque to my 4 cyl 1993 ranger

would the rear end and tranny hold up

and what a ways recommended to do this

ive got an ok amount of money to work on it

btw im not much of a mechanic but ill try about anything once

Edit: Im thinkin about huntin down an explorer rear end to put in

you guys think this is a good idea or not?
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the tranny and diff would be fine...idk about adding that much power to a 93 4banger...id say get a new truck
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thanks for the reply, but ive just got a question

um about addin 75 horses you dont know because
something might not hold up
options to limited to get the extra horses
or because it sounds like a waste

im not trying to be smart or anything but i really dont know which it is

btw its my first truck i just bought it back and im hoping to keep it
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its a combination of a waste and lack of options...i mean its a 17 almost 18 year old truck...id pull the 4cyl and drop in a 302 lol
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ive givin so much thought to the 302 option but it sounds like that might be outta my ball park

in terms of money

thanks for the help though

if any1 has any suggestions or input please tell me
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not really the 302 was used in a lot of 90s fords...the mustang,explorer,f150,crown vic,marquis, towncar and the bronco...id scout some junkyards you might find a good one for a good price
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yea i figured i could fine one in a junkyard mustang but im not sure where i got this but you cant use a mustang rear end can you?
so i would need like

mustang 302
explorer rear end
and a new tranny
if im not mistaken

you think i could get all that for 1500 ?
and what should i look for to get the tranny out
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oh yea you should be able to get that for 1500...im not sure about the tranny though
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get a turbo coupe set up and bolt it on
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you can bore 60over 302 flat top pistons i have seen it done there is also a 2.3 turbo on youtube with 585hp and its a 2.3 watch the video
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drop in a simple carbed 302
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ok thx for the replies every1

but no one thx i can safely get 75 horses out any other way?

throttle body spacer
aftermarket air filter
cold air intake (looks like id have to use a universal)
exhaust system

would those be ok to add

also would headers be worth adding?

its little things like this that add up is kinda what im looking for

still looking for suggestions please

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ok thx for the replies every1

but no one thx i can safely get 75 horses out any other way?

throttle body spacer
aftermarket air filter
cold air intake (looks like id have to use a universal)

would those be ok to add
you can get a computer from a mustang they were a programed for a few more hp and port and polish with a set of injectors and free flow exhaust with no cat
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you can get a computer from a mustang they were a programed for a few more hp and port and polish with a set of injectors and free flow exhaust with no cat
already took the catty off but computer sounds useful

thx for the help

edit: wow just checked out the estimated hp the computer would add

that suggestion was just awsome
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ok thx for the replies every1

but no one thx i can safely get 75 horses out any other way?

throttle body spacer
aftermarket air filter
cold air intake (looks like id have to use a universal)
exhaust system

would those be ok to add

also would headers be worth adding?

its little things like this that add up is kinda what im looking for

still looking for suggestions please
You would get maybe 10-15 horses out of those. Throttle spacer is a waste of money, doesn't do anything.

Best bet would be forced induction or engine swap.
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Add 100+hp by simply doing a turbo swap. All bolt on, really easy. Tranny would be fine. Rearend probably, depends on what size and how much you beat your truck. Suspension is fine too with this swap.
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ok thx danger rear end is stock and any suggested turbos for me?
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go on turborangerforums.com

Get yourself stock forged internals, manifold, garrett T3, injectors, and the other crap to run on teh early rangers and you got easily 250hp. everything bolts on, you will probably have to do some simple re-wiring, but its been covered enough its no worries.
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ok danger thx for all the help i think im gunna go with it
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Wouldn't it be cheaper to swap an engine instead of buying a turbo? You still need to tune it after, and that is not cheap. But a turbo would be faster and easier to install, relatively.
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Im considering buying an older 4cylinder ranger and dropping a turbo motor in it. I need to sell my mr2 though lol
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have you explored what's available for new headers and hot chips? maybe there's a way to pull more horses out of the 4 banger you've got now without putting a bigger engine in.
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