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Old 05-09-2009, 10:52   #1 (permalink)
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so i own my crappy 84 ford ranger. its the 2.8L V6
i've been thinking about trying to install a turbo or supercharger in it for the kick it needs, im not trying to get a race truck but i need more push on a day by day basis

so is this a good idea? if so, where could i find one to work with this truck?
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Old 05-09-2009, 22:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: im a little underpowered here, is this a good idea?

Put a V-8 in it. Worked for me years ago
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Old 05-16-2009, 16:10   #3 (permalink)
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Re: im a little underpowered here, is this a good idea?

Assuming the motor has a good tune up including fresh plug wires (important, bad ones don't always show with the ohm meter test) consider regearing the differential.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:55   #4 (permalink)
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so i own my crappy 84 ford ranger. its the 2.8L V6
i've been thinking about trying to install a turbo or supercharger in it for the kick it needs, im not trying to get a race truck but i need more push on a day by day basis

so is this a good idea? if so, where could i find one to work with this truck?
thanks
I wouldn't add boost to the engine. You'll do a lot of things, more bad than good. Good - adding power. Bad - blowing engine without upgrading internal parts and strengthening gaskets, blowing transmission from putting too much torque through the gears, and the initial cost of a good, intercooled boost system would be worth twice the price of the truck.

As mentioned, dropping in a crate engine ($2-15K depending on options, PLUS transmission), or spending $700 and installing lower gears will help performance. If you have 30" tires or taller, I suggest going with 4.56 gears. It'll allow easy passing in overdrive, at the sacrifice of 1-2mpg highway.
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Seriously, just go get a 5.0 and T-5 out the junkyard and you're playing with power.
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Seriously, just go get a 5.0 and T-5 out the junkyard and you're playing with power.
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