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I am going to start this in an unconventional way because I imagine this category receives a shitload of the same topics. I bought a 1993 F250 with a 460 because I wanted more power than my 4.0 could offer. I bought my Bronco II in 2010 with money I earned at basic training. My F250 can pull a house, but my Bronco kills it in the power:weight ratio, so I want more power in my Bronco II!

All my research points towards forced induction.

How much should I pay to have someone install and tune a turbo system? I have reached the point in life where I would be ok with having someone do the work.

I want more power!

What is my best bet?
 


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Drop a 302 in the Bronco 2 problem solved....or drop a 460 in the Bronco 2....err...better replace the front and rear axles and transmission and buy a really good sawzall, blades, and a welder LOL. Hey I mean if you do a NADA vehicle value assessment for a bronco 2 one of the engine options is a 460 LOL...damn I would love to find a Bronco 2 with a 460 HAHA!!!! Yeah that engine never made it to a full size Bronco whoever came up with that engine option list at NADA has rocks for brains.
 

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I always thought a 2.3 turbo Bronco II would be titties. A light, powerful little offroader.. Plenty of room in the engine bay to work on it.. Add in a 5 speed and manual transfer case and it would be a great little weekend warrior.
 

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Drop a 302 in the Bronco 2 problem solved....or drop a 460 in the Bronco 2....err...better replace the front and rear axles and transmission and buy a really good sawzall, blades, and a welder LOL. Hey I mean if you do a NADA vehicle value assessment for a bronco 2 one of the engine options is a 460 LOL...damn I would love to find a Bronco 2 with a 460 HAHA!!!! Yeah that engine never made it to a full size Bronco whoever came up with that engine option list at NADA has rocks for brains.
It did so. My uncle has an all original 1979 Bronco with a 460.
 

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I always thought a 2.3 turbo Bronco II would be titties. A light, powerful little offroader.. Plenty of room in the engine bay to work on it.. Add in a 5 speed and manual transfer case and it would be a great little weekend warrior.
I like titties. Big ones,
 

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There are more and more people talking about 4cly eco boost swaps...
 

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There are more and more people talking about 4cly eco boost swaps...
I've noticed that as well. I'd be very interested to see how one stacks up against a 2.3 turbo with a Megasquirt on it, and cost per pony for each setup.
 

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Did someone say titties? o_O
 

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Did someone say titties? o_O
Yes. yes we did.

 

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It did so. My uncle has an all original 1979 Bronco with a 460.
Bigger engine bay though than a Bronco 2 ;). Or is it truly much larger than a Bronco 2? Bet that Bronco is fun with that 460...was never a factory option in any Bronco though just up to a 351 correct?
 

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Engine bay in a full-size Bronco is the same as a f150. Much bigger than a b2. Gwaii put a 460 in a b2...in the back as I recall. It was a wheelie machine.
 

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Bigger engine bay though than a Bronco 2 ;). Or is it truly much larger than a Bronco 2? Bet that Bronco is fun with that 460...was never a factory option in any Bronco though just up to a 351 correct?
I've seen a few of the 78/79 units with 400s, no idea if those were original or swapped. My uncle says the 460 in his is original. He bought it from his father in law, who I am told bought it new.

Engine bay in a full-size Bronco is the same as a f150. Much bigger than a b2. Gwaii put a 460 in a b2...in the back as I recall. It was a wheelie machine.
There is a Ranger around me with a 460 in the front. I think he built it for the drag strip, because it has a full cage, manual valve body, wide rear slicks. I see it once a year at the local car show.
 

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This site used to have a good writeup about putting a 460 into a ranger. Unfortunately it looks like all that's left is one picture;
 

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There was never a Ford Bronco that came from the "Factory" with a 460. 78-79 came with either a 351 or a 400 . Special order??? Who knows, but enough money/connections maybe possible a special build. It is possible that the dealer did an engine swap on the new one, but from the factory, no. Since the larger full sized pick ups were available with a 460, the swap would have been an easy one, using factory parts from a pick up.
Late 70's was still in the era where a dealer could/would do swaps like that, but then computers took over and those went the way of the doo-doo bird.
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