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Ranger limited dualplug turbo build


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Figured I'd document this project. I'll let everyone know ahead of time as I am a professional mechanic at work... I'm just a high tech redneck when I get home and work on my own shiznit! The truck is 90 2.3 dual plug 5spd reg cab long bed. This is a when I bought it and how she sits now 1 1/2 coil cut front with conc. Bushings for aligment and shackle flip rear.
 

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I have this IHI turbo from an 88 coupe since this is a mild build will be enough a daily driver. Turbo block I'm taking forge pistons and putting them in the extra dual plug block I have. The fuel tank is actually a def tank that I'm gonna be using for e85 for a lil flex fuel capability
 

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I have this extra intake which is same that is on ranger currently so I will do some mild porting, I know this is not the best intake but it has some room for improvement mainly leveling out the lower intake runners and knife edging lower, the upper throttle body hole I will open as large as possible and cut the gasket to match
 

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I've already installed a 3" maf housing and 3" intake since my factory boot was cracked. Also currently have 3" highflow cat and 2.5 stainless exhaust to e-cutout before axle and magnaflow after axle no tip yet but I'm looking for a piece of copper pipe 2.5" mainly because my courier turbo has 3" copper tip and it looks cool!
 

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So... where's the twin-charged rig Mr. Twincharge?
 

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Supercharged WITH turbo???
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Started a little porting today, between work 3 kids, 30+ chickens and a honey do list a mile long, I got some of the upper intake ported. I really wish would have weighd it first and/or filled it with sand to see the volume before and after, although I could always do it when I'm done and use the other when I replace it to get a rough estimate.
 

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I believe they called that turbo super charging in WWII. They used it quite a bit on the piston driven aircraft for more power and more altitude.
 

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That's great and all, but what if you had twin compound turbos feeding your dual superchargers.

Do that one.
 

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