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    ebay turbo kits?

    been finding these turbo kits on ebay going for $500- $799.. complete minus down pipe & turbo manifold.. where could i find these items.. for $700 for a t3/t4 setup it sounds kinda nice.. also they say it dont come with instructions & professional installation is reccommended.. well where can i go in south jersey? what am i looking at to do this setup?


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    Ebay turbo's typically last less than 15k miles.. that kit is also universal, you'll need a 2.3 turbo headder or a custom headder.. you could get an HX-35 from a dodge diesel and it'll be lots better

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    hx 35?
    where can i find a decent turbo or supercharger kit for cheap? what do i gotta do to install it? do i gotta do anything to my current setup? can i install it myself or get a shop?

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    Quote Posted by matt167 View Post
    you'll need a 2.3 turbo headder or a custom headder..
    For a 4.0???

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    Holset HX-35.. it's a turbo commonly found in dodge diesel trucks....when I did my 200 ford I6, I just did a junkyard turbo setup ( 3.8 buick turbo ).. wasn't hard but the piping was interesting.. I don't know of any kits.. but if you do find somthing, it'll run around $4,000

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    2001-2003 2WD Conversion

    Sold:1992 Ford Ranger 4x4
    2.9/ 5spd
    3 color beater

    1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe 4dr sedan
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    Quote Posted by Wheat View Post
    For a 4.0???
    DOH..and it's only 10:30

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    1998 Ford Ranger
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    Factory Bucket seats
    All power options
    RIP

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    2001-2003 2WD Conversion

    Sold:1992 Ford Ranger 4x4
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    3 color beater

    1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe 4dr sedan
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    Quote Posted by matt167 View Post
    DOH..and it's only 10:30
    I figured you would catch it. Lol

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    yup..... I actully was thinking 4.0L, and that's why I suggested the HX-35.. but who knows what I was thinking when I said it needed a 2.3 headder.. Just thinking a tubular headder from like a grand national might work.. might take a little fab, but the turbos are the right size.. theres plenty of stock 3.8 turbo's to go around, as many of the cars get aftermarkets.. theres even external oiler kits for them so no mod would need done to the oiling system

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    2001-2003 2WD Conversion

    Sold:1992 Ford Ranger 4x4
    2.9/ 5spd
    3 color beater

    1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe 4dr sedan
    1930's styled Hotrod build..Featuring 1994 Ranger Suspension
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    ok well...thats basically how i built my first setup but that alone wont get you going. the amount of work to put a proper manifold together to power a turbo from both banks is quite alot. nevermind running oil feed and return, the tune required to supply fuel for added air, the downpipe and exhaust, etc. boosting a 4.0 is not an easy task. be prepared to spend a few grand to do it right.

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    Quote Posted by oldfordisbetter View Post
    hx 35?
    where can i find a decent turbo or supercharger kit for cheap? what do i gotta do to install it? do i gotta do anything to my current setup? can i install it myself or get a shop?
    When you're talking about a 4.0 the words turbo, supercharger and cheap can not be used in the same sentence..... . Adding good power to a 4.0 is not a cheap task.
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    ...and to do it on the cheap is almost guaranteed to be disastrous since unlike the 2.3l engines, there are no factory turbo parts you can re-use to save money on a budget build. If you don't have a budget of at least a couple grand and good fabrication skills of your own I wouldn't attempt it because paying a competent shop to do it for you will just make the price go up quickly. This is not a bolt-on & go type of mod.
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    You have to remember, you get what you pay for. The cheapo ebay turbo kits that you get are usually just that, cheap. Also, not trying to be rude but it sounds like you need to do a little more research and see exactly just how much is involved in this type of project.



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    otay well im stuck with this slow small truck untill i can afford a newer f250.... yay!!!! thanx yall

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    Quote Posted by oldfordisbetter View Post
    otay well im stuck with this slow small truck untill i can afford a newer f250.... yay!!!! thanx yall
    You could always go the Nitrous route.....

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    no.. want constant on demand power not nitrous...v8 swap take too long no more boltons, no super or turbo... o well

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    I've never owned one but from what I hear the 4.0s are pretty peppy. You don't like it?


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    you have a 4x4 and and x-cab. you truck is plenty quick. i have a 4.0 in my explorer and the rangers are way faster than that. my buddies old ranger was a stock 94 4.0 x-cab 5 speed and ran 16.1s all day. bigger tires and low gears will no help you. id bet you have 31 inch tall tires and 3.45s gears. get some 3.73 or 4.10s.
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    i dont know if its a dumb idea but could you buy the kit and just get a better turbo, like a cummins turbo? there is alot of parts in the kit that you could use that would be reliable right?
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    i have stock 235 75 15's yea its kinda quick but stock hondas just walk by me

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    Quote Posted by oldfordisbetter View Post
    i have stock 235 75 15's yea its kinda quick but stock hondas just walk by me
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    Quote Posted by Gerry View Post
    When you're talking about a 4.0 the words turbo, supercharger and cheap can not be used in the same sentence..... . Adding good power to a 4.0 is not a cheap task.
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    hmm, not sure if he's still around, but there used to be a guy (rpcaster here on the forum I think...) selling a homegrown supercharger kit for 4.0L rangers on ebay. It was a custom manifold he made, plus the parts needed to install the eaton M90 supercharger from a t-bird supercoupe. It's been a few years, but as I remember, the kit he sold was about $1500, or you could buy the manifold only for about $400. You had to add your own blower, but the t-bird blowers were available for under $200 at the time. I emailed back and forth with the guy a few times and it sounded as if he'd put a lot of thought into things. He was running the kit on his own truck and claimed 215 hp at the wheel with 5 psi boost (all he was comfortable running without reprogramming the ecu if I remember correctly). The whole deal fit under the stock hood.

    Thats about as close to a low dollar forced induction kit for the 4.0 ranger as I've seen.

    If you've got skills and can find his website or ebay store, you might be able to duplicate his manifold yourself. But that would be way labor intensive.

    I've got a turbo car in the works and I can tell you that to do it right, it takes way more time and work than it sounds like you want to do or are ready for. Superchargers are a lot easier if you are crunched for time or resources.

 

 

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