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post #1 of 5 Old 09-14-2005, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Best way to turbo?

I have a 2.3L 1986 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback and I'm looking to put a turbo in but I don't know if it would be easier and more effective to just put a new engine with turbo already on it or just to buy a turbo kit?

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-14-2005, 06:38 AM
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transplant one already turbod from something like a turbocoupe


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Pull the manifold and turbo and all that stuff off a turbo mustang or a turbocoupe thunderbird. or the murkur xrt4i or whatever its called
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-14-2005, 12:24 PM
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I would go for the already turbo version. T-bird, SVO or merkur. The motor is already prepared and everything is all setup. And there are a good many of them around.
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it is easier and you can run way more boost if you swap in an already turbo 2.3. you don't have to drill and lines and you have all forged internals. get an 88Tbird Turbocoupe motor and plop her in. after that i'll tell you how to repin the computer so you can run the LA3 out of the Tbird as well

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