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Old 02-19-2018, 04:42 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Cool build man, definitely not the usual. A friend of mine had a 2.3 turbo Ranger when he was up in MI, but it wasn't making nearly the power you're thinking of. How well do you think that M5OD is going to hold? Most people think they're barely suitable for a 1/2 ton truck with a 300 I6.
This is the M5od-r1. Its the little brother of the half ton trans. It should hold up alright, if I drive it right. It wont handle clutch drops in high range or anything.

I had to swap the output shaft and use the NWF adapter to make it work.

Honestly, if I had to do it again, Id get a 3.7 cyclone v6 with a 6r80 behind it. Too late for that now.
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:51 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I actually decided to build this because of all the Toyotas out there killing it with 22rs and stock axles on 37s. I think if I keep this pretty light, it will do pretty well. The turbo will spoil up quick but I wont be building boost while working the clutch. I think thats going to save drivetrain parts.

At the current projected height, I have a 21 belly with only a 70 roof. Im really happy with 49 belly to roof distance. Ill have 5 up, 11 droop up front.

With 18 ORIs in the rear, Im planning on 7 uptravel. I have a truhi9 for the rear axle.
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:59 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:00 PM   #29 (permalink)
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This got awesome pretty quickly.
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:08 AM   #30 (permalink)
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good choice on the color, my fav
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:52 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:51 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I had Ford Gray (close enough) on my bumpers and diff covers. I like it.

And I think your logic is sound. 2.3s are actually really damn tough for how old they are. Met a guy last year who used to drag race them in 3 different Pintos. Always cool in my book.

Will be interesting to see if anyone uses the one in the Mustang for future builds.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:57 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Sweet! What are the axle and tcase plans?
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:04 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I have an 84 SVO and 88 tbird that are both 2.3 Turbo. I have a lot of spare parts.

Axles are the typical hp44/9 full width. 5.13s truhi9 with spool in the rear and spartan in the front. Im using everything that Im replacing in my bronc, including the blackbox/d20 transfer case.
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:06 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I had Ford Gray (close enough) on my bumpers and diff covers. I like it.

And I think your logic is sound. 2.3s are actually really damn tough for how old they are. Met a guy last year who used to drag race them in 3 different Pintos. Always cool in my book.

Will be interesting to see if anyone uses the one in the Mustang for future builds.
Sounds like Joe Laramie. He still has two pintos that run 8s in the 1/4.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:31 PM   #36 (permalink)
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That’s a baller efr turbo. Should be pretty responsive on that.
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:01 AM   #37 (permalink)
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That?s a baller efr turbo. Should be pretty responsive on that.
I think its going to be fun. The cost of the EFR isnt as bad if you consider you dont need an external wastegate or BOV. The recirc on these is supposed to be great for getting back into boost after you pedal it.

A guy on the turboford forum bent his rods because he hit 20 psi at low RPM with this turbo.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:29 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Haven’t made much progress lately. I’ve been trying to get our lucky dog car ready for race season. I’m just starting on the back half.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:49 PM   #40 (permalink)
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All I got done for the weekend. I did get our lucky dog car running smooth.
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kinda on the fence about the rec tubing behind the cab, know it will be strong but kinda looks weird. im sure you will make it look good as the rest of this build it top notch
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:29 PM   #42 (permalink)
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kinda on the fence about the rec tubing behind the cab, know it will be strong but kinda looks weird. im sure you will make it look good as the rest of this build it top notch <a href="https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" >:-)</a>
I’m still on the fence about it. I don’t care for the looks, personally.

The main reason I decided on rectangle is because I’m going to make the top exo removable, and there will be some robes that pass through the back of the cab and tie in there. Passing the DOM through both walls of the rectangle tube really increases the strength.
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Old 03-22-2018, 02:23 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Bending some 1.75” .180 wall DOM for suspension links. My model 32 is rated for 2” .250 wall, but I’m skeptical. The bender made a loud pop when it broke.
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I’m still on the fence about it. I don’t care for the looks, personally.

The main reason I decided on rectangle is because I’m going to make the top exo removable, and there will be some robes that pass through the back of the cab and tie in there. Passing the DOM through both walls of the rectangle tube really increases the strength.
That will definitely be strong with the square tubing but I am on the fence with it as well unless you skin it with some bed sides, then you would not see it and it would look good. Nonetheless it's not my rig and carry on. The gray looks good too, by the way, are those half inch arms on your Bender?

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Bending some 1.75 .180 wall DOM for suspension links. My model 32 is rated for 2 .250 wall, but Im skeptical. The bender made a loud pop when it broke.
What bender is it? Looks like a JD2?

You think 2" .180" is strong enough for a link? I bent 2" .250" on my junk on a not particularly hard hit. But my pig weighs a whole lot more I'm sure.
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It’s a JD2 model 32. These are the front upper links, so 1.75” x .180 wall will be fine. I’d normally run .120 wall on uppers, but I’d rather go thicker on bent links.
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@mavereq any updates on this thing?
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