Post by 86ranger88tcpower on Oct 9, 2019 0:29:24 GMT -5
Hey guys so im new to to 2.3 life. I have a 1986ranger with a 2.3t swap out of a 1988 thunder bird tc. The guy who owned it before me did the swap snd he did a great clean job. I was also give the t5 trans which i plan on swapping in just wondering if anyone had an idea what gains i would get if i swap the t5 in and yes i have a custom drive shaft ans a short throw for it. My other question is i want to do some motor upgrades the guy put a manusl boost controller that maxes out at 10 psi and i know its less than stock but im looking to do a turbo swap and wondering if anyone had any other idea as to what other parts amd what turbo i should get to make about 300-400hp. I have an extra head sith a comp cams mild cam that the owner did not swsp in slong with intake manifold i planned on porting the head and intake doing headers and complete exhuast pimpxs and anything ese i need to do to achieve my goal but not sure where i should start any ideas for parts would be greatly appreciated
The stock boost with no boost controller is 10psi so yours is not working or isn't connected.
Before selecting parts you need to narrow down your power goal. The difference between 300 and 400hp in terms of parts required, performance, and other parts required to support that power (such as drivetrain and suspension upgrades) is huge.
I don't know if you've got a manual or automatic trans now so I can't say what you've gain with a t5.
Post by 86ranger88tcpower on Oct 11, 2019 11:34:27 GMT -5
Its got the stock ranger manual trans. Manual brakes and manual steering. And i thought the stock boost was 16psi for a 1988 turbo coupe and its a cheap little turn knob boost controller that maxes out at 10 so even if i wanted to crank up boost it wont let me. My first step i was going to do to the car was going to pick up the spartan2 wideband, a 3inch downpipe, and a dual exit exhaust kit
Stock boost is 10psi on regular fuel mode and 14.5psi in premium mode.
Manual boost controllers don't work like that (1-10psi). The wastegate actuator determines minimum boost and no boost controller can change that. You can't "turn it down" below actuator pressure. So the 1-10 does not mean PSI. It might be how much it adds to the base pressure of 10psi but more than likely it's just an arbitrary number that shows which way is "minimum boost" and which way is "max boost".
T5 won't do much for you right now other than better shifter feel.