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Old 10-29-2006, 10:10 AM   #1
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turboing a mustang 2.3?

ok well i been looking up turbos for a Mustang LX with a 2.3 in it just wondering if you all could help me with
How much money could it run me for a decent turbo and how much boost can it handle max how much of a HP gain can i expect from it and do you know were i could get a turbo at like out of a junk car or a decent priced kit

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Old 10-29-2006, 05:16 PM   #2
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Why don't you just take the 2.3 turbo out of a Merker or an SVO Mustang and drop it in?
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:42 AM   #3
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and about how much would it cost to get one of these off a junked car? and what about HP gain?
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:41 PM   #4
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and about how much would it cost to get one of these off a junked car? and what about HP gain?

Anywhere from $500 to $1000 for a complete engine with all electronics and even intercooler. HP gain? Double with no mods, up to 400 streetable hp farly easily.

BUT, and take this for what it's worth, the 2.3, especially in turbo form, weighs as much as a 5.0 with the aluminum intake manifold, and gets no better fuel mileage.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:53 PM   #5
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you are better off looking for an 87 or 88 turbocoupe. they are everywhere and chapper than an SVO or XR4Ti
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:05 PM   #6
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no im not looking for another car i already have this one
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:27 AM   #7
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no im not looking for another car i already have this one


not for the car... for the 2.3 turbo motor. the stang is a better body to put it in.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:33 AM   #8
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o i see ill look into that
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:28 AM   #9
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i also have a mustang with a 2.3 is there anyway to turbo it without doing a engine swap?
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:12 AM   #10
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You can pretty much turbo any engine, although there will be hard limits to the amount of boost you can run. On pulp (e,g, 98Ron) you want your dynamic compression ratio to be around 7.5 for boost applications, go lower (e.g 6.5) if you intend running bland fuel . This can be achieved by increasing the clearance volume of the head, or if you are lucky .. by swapping the cam for a later inlet closing, preferably with higher lift: because of the later closing angle the low range torque will tail off a bit.

You will need to get control of the fueling and probably run at least about 5% CO to keep the engine cool. Spark will need to be looked at and so too will the squirters, fuel pump, etc
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:52 AM   #11
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well i been thinking about just slapin on a turbo than doing a whole swap so.... im guessing it can only handle a max of 8lb of boost or so and my newest question is how much would just a slap on cost me and how much of a HP gain these engines run about 90hp stock
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well i been thinking about just slapin on a turbo than doing a whole swap so.... im guessing it can only handle a max of 8lb of boost or so and my newest question is how much would just a slap on cost me and how much of a HP gain these engines run about 90hp stock
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:09 AM   #13
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Without giving it too much thought, you would probably yeild in the order of 130%, but you need to look at your fueling and spark regardless.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:00 PM   #14
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im trying to make it atlest 200HP but 150 can do to think this could get me there?
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:01 PM   #15
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anyone care to answer?? if this wont get me there what would without a engine swap
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