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well i started to install my turbo on my ranger. untill i realised how much stuff is involved.between drilling oil returns, injectors, sensors, custom piping, fule pressure regulator. should i just stop where i am now and get a turbo t bird and swap.. i mean i can only go safe with 7lbs max on the ranger motor any way. i already have a turbo and manifold, injectors, fule pump, waistgate, blow off valve ( still missing alot of parts) just to add the turbo to the stock motor...a little advice guys should i stay with it or find a swapppp.

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more ????

do i need to change my injectors for just 7 psi because i cant find a fule pressure regulator any where. can i change my injectors to 36 lbs per hour and keep stock fule pump and regulator. if not can i install any inline regulater and just block off the one on my fule rail...
 

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Change the injectors or you run the risk of leaning out the a/f ratio and burning a piston. As for the fuel pump I'd recommend getting a 190 lph Walbro. It will fit into your current in tank fuel sending unit without modification of any kind. Get an adjustable fuel pressure regulator and you should be golden.
 

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Where are you located? I just acquired a running 88 Tbird.. actually might need a manifold and maybe a turbo which you have.. 104k miles.. It would make a great parts car for you? Interested? I would have to give it a tune up to make it drivable/reliable for a very long drive?
 
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The factory turbo engine has besides all the other fun stuff forged pistons.

many people have run upwards of 20psi into them on the stock turbo injectors and management.

a stock 2.3T with only slight tweeks can make 250hp and 340ft/lb

when 250hp and 340ft/lb of torque isn't enough in a ranger you need
a straight jacket and a padded room.

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Well then... lock me up my ranger has a twin turbo 302 in it.. 500rwhp If I so choose to try and break my drivetrain :):icon_twisted::3gears:
 

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when 250hp and 340ft/lb of torque isn't enough in a ranger you need
a straight jacket and a padded room.
I haven't been able to find an apartment with a padded room for decent price yet.
 

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alright here is whats going on

soo i decided to just do it right the first time... i pulled my motor and am buying a stage 3 piston kit good for 35 psi with h beam rods. my head is in the shop now geting big valves instaled and a 508 lift cam. i junked my old turbo and looking for a bigger one now. but i have some questions on this as well. first off is the ext manifold the same as the t bird on this head?? has any one hooked up a safc to a ranger ecu? can i get a bold on fule pressure regulator or do i have to install a inline. im going for 25-30 psi what injectors do i need now. do i need arp head bolts. metal head gasket?? a need as much feedback as i can get guys... thanks
 

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oh ya i need to be locked up in that room tooo i use to have a s-10 with a 383 465 horse to the wheels till i smoked that motor up haha

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With an upgraded head and 30 psi.. you are going to need some large injectors.. Reducing the restrictions to flow and increasing the boost that much.. 500-600hp+? for that range I would get atleast 80-90lb range injectors. At that psi and hp range I think ARP head studs would be a wise investment, but I would research what other have done with it. So look for people with a upgraded head and lots of boost either here,

www.turbomustangs.com (they have some 4cyl stuff there.) good info
http://www.turboford.net/index.shtml (They are currently updating the site10-27-08 9:45 pm)
http://rangersrevenge.com/cgi/index.php turbo ranger forums good info!
http://www.rangersrevenge.com/ 400rwhp+ ranger they used ARP head and main studs/ 30 psi or so on there ranger
 

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Yeah I like that site

I registered on there and it didn't go through for some reason.. I've read a lot off of that site tho. Might try registering again.
 

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ok what pistons and rods

i can only find one kit with rods and pistons this is it http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stage-2-Ford-2-3-SVO-T-Bird-XR4Ti-Turbo-Pistons-Rods_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2em20Q2el1116QQitemZ180179075975 is it an ok set or should i get a diffrent brand i built alot of v8 cars and i have never hurd of this brand. thanks for alll the links toooo gives me some time to kill at work:) haha

also there is some kind of oil vacume thing coming off my block next to where the distribitor would go do they make a plug or something for that???
 

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I would not buy pistons and rods off ebay from a brand you haven't heard of. Pretty sure scat, eagle, and others make forged parts for the 2.3.. search www.turboford.net and other sites. Don't buy something that important from a brand you haven't heard of off ebay IMHO!!!
 


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