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2.3l turbo into my 95 ranger

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well i have a motor in my sight and not new to fab and motors i build rebuild them and just swapped my ranger to 4wd and lifted it. i am a diesel guy and this is my beater farm truck


and my work truck the older brother lol

anyway im not going big ill get the motor re seal it up stud it and so on precautionary incase i go biigger later. i am just tired of no power and this looks to be the simpliest

what do i need to do to hit around 10 pounds?
what do i need?
i was wanting to keep stock computer prob tune it
WHo to go to for tuning?
bolt ight to my original 5 speed? its getting rebuilt within next couple weeks
how do i go from the 8 plug head to the 4 plug turbo'd head

i just looking for stories of people who has done it and whats the best route to go
appreciate your help!!
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To go the 4 plug head route It's best to swap out the entire motor, harness and ecu (LA3) from a turbo coupe. If you are wanting to stay obd2 I would take your 2.3, throw some forged internals and boost it up to around 12 lbs boost. I'd also run an intercooler. Stock turbo coupes run about 12 psi before the wastegate opens...

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i only have the motor, so to keep my obd2 i need to pull my motor swap everything in/on to that then put back in?

-rods, pistons, turbo and manifold on to mine? then it would still run alright? what all else will i need to wire in?
 

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Correct. A good tuner like SCT is highly recommended. I have an x2, and will be getting an x3 for my next upgrade...

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alright, i thought i read somewhere of other sensors or something that i wouldneed to wire in or is this not true?

and could i just swap my head on to the the turbo'd block? save alot of time and would alread have the drain back from the turba
 

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head will bolt up but you would have to use the 8 plug intake manifold which shouldn't be a problem

To eliminate a coil, ground the two outer wires of the connector going to it and terminate the center wire.

To run OBD2 you'll have to make the front seal housing from the '95 that has the crank sensor on it fit the turbo block which should be easy.
 

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god to here i just want a litle more umf out of the truck for the farm moving everything around and for fun and trying to keep the swap as simple as possible

trying to get a list of what i will need and trying to price this all out
 

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how much will the stock piston take?

me being me i would rather take them out in style if you get my point haha
 

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About 5-7 psi is all a cast piston will take, but taking it out without tearing the motor down will cause extra machine work, if the block survives... :icon_thumby:

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o i know lol i have torn many motors down and rebuilt i have seen some nasty! i just like to take things out in fashion

Things ill need

-turbo manifold
-turbo
-ebay intercooler kit
-intake
?anything need done to intake manifold?
please add to the list of what may come into play i heard need for the larger maf sensor
would a BOV be neccassary? i do tow and dont want any lag at all

do i absolutely need tuning? or can a get by for a bit i am talking to Rogue Performance Tuning at the moment

Thanks for the input!!!!
 

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You can use the stock intake, although I'll be glad to P&P one for ya if your interested. You'll also want bigger injectors (something else I can help you with :D). I think the early 4.0's had larger stock maf's you could get and put your sensor on(but you will need to get a tune for sure) until you get a tune you can run the stock maf and just be easy on it (or run the air filter straight to the intake, bypassing the turbo inlet completely) Bov is suggested, especially if you have a manual trans (something else i have in stock :D) As far as lag, you will have some lag cause of the size of the turbo compared to the size of the engine, boost should start coming in around 1300 rpm depending on mods done. A tune is highly recommended, as well as an air fuel ratio gauge...
Can you tell I was designing a turbo motor? I just may be your one-stop shop for most of your parts :icon_thumby:
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well lets talk parts...
 

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BOV isn't needed, turbo 2.3's never came with one, if the volume of the intake isn't too large it shouldn't change too much, with just a little boost an intercooler probably isn't needed either, sure it would be better but would be something you could add later.
 

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well its two things that wont hurt anything,

as for o2 sensors i wond to do a full strait 3 inch? how would i got about these?
 

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You would use the one in the turbo manifold, and use the tuner to delete the downstream sensor. 3" is a little big unless your running 15+ lbs boost, but 2.5 will be plenty for what you will be doing. Unlike diesel engines, gas engines need a little backpressure...

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