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Has anyone Turboed a Duratech 2.3 Ranger?

I was looking at a 2.3 today and thinking about getting it for a DD and parkig my FX4 (11 MPG) But I couldn't find where anyone has done turbo on one. Is there any out there. Let me know. I am wanting to do a a 2.3 turbo reg cab auto and can't find any info.
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WTF!?? 11mpg!!!??? **** i get regularly a cool 16 with 35's and 4.88s and being double lifted and lead footed!!





back on topic....i've not seen a turbo'd duratech yet...i'm sure theres been a couple...but idk. I'd love to build a bright orange steppie with hte 2.3T Duratech in it. TRS and RPS have lots of turbo 2.3 Lima's...
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I was looking at a 2.3 today and thinking about getting it for a DD and parkig my FX4 (11 MPG) But I couldn't find where anyone has done turbo on one. Is there any out there. Let me know. I am wanting to do a a 2.3 turbo reg cab auto and can't find any info.
WTF on the 11mpg.. I have 33s and an FX4 LVL II and I get 18 - 21 mpg summer and 17 - 19 winter..
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^^your figures you just listed do not count as you've JUST put the 33's on............
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^ true . but when i read the 11 i believe it. Mine sucks ,19mpg on a good day 12-14 bad day! it seems like i add to many diffrent variables (mods poor maintenance/fresh tune up ext)to ever get a true calculation of mpg's so i dont bother.

I Never get a gas receipt so i guess its free right?
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not so many duratech turboed beides the focus most turbo rangers are the limas
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Ever get yours done Clayton?
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almost...got the iternals swaped to forged just need a few misc part intercooler piping oil feed line tuner unlocked things like that but im in school for 8 weeks so money is tight
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^^your figures you just listed do not count as you've JUST put the 33's on............
True to some point. I filled up and drove a good 60 miles and judging where my guage is it hasn't hurt me that bad. I'm going to guess ill lose 1 maybe 2 mpg with them.

I also don't have as bad a lead foot I would guess
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Just drop in a Thunderbird turbo engine.

You can rebuild the thunderbird engine. If you turbo the duratech you will have to rebuild with the appropriate parts.
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if your wanting good MPG out of a DD then i would recommend leaving it stock.... anytime your adding more air (by source of a turbo or supercharger) to your motor you have to add the corrosponding amounts of fuel. so by adding a turbo you will hurt you MPG. im just sayin.....
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True to some point. I filled up and drove a good 60 miles and judging where my guage is it hasn't hurt me that bad. I'm going to guess ill lose 1 maybe 2 mpg with them.
Wouldn't you gain a MPG or two on the highway with a taller tire and lose a couple for city driving?
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Not if you keep the turbo from spooling. You have to completly understand turbos first. They spool up using exhaust gasses. They then use an impeller to thrust air into the motor. If the turbo is not spooling up, then there is no excessive air going into the motor. And no extra air = no extra fuel, which in turn = close to stock mpg's.
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Wouldn't you gain a MPG or two on the highway with a taller tire and lose a couple for city driving?
The amount that your truck has to work will outweigh the gains you get from a taller tire. A taller tire is generally heavier to, so it takes more to keep it going.
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if your wanting good MPG out of a DD then i would recommend leaving it stock.... anytime your adding more air (by source of a turbo or supercharger) to your motor you have to add the corrosponding amounts of fuel. so by adding a turbo you will hurt you MPG. im just sayin.....
Not really true you will stay around the same mpg if you don't have a heavy foot it could acually improve if tuned right that's why a lot of company's add turbos to cars like the new ford engine which is called ecoboost which make a decent amount of power while having good mpg
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