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  1. 1984 mustang gt turbo

    1984 mustang gt turbo New Member

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    I have a 1984 mustang turbo. Want to get some power out of it but have no clue where to start. Have read that you can run 400+ hp with mainly stock internals. So my main wonder is what parts and mods do I exactly need to do. Along with where to get the parts. Many thanks.
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    Welcome aboard. Use the search function to find more info. You can make some real power with a 2.3 turbo. I'm sure there are a lot of guys here that can help you toward your goals.
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  4. 1984 mustang gt turbo

    1984 mustang gt turbo New Member

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    thanks for the site looks like good place to start for the intercooler, exhaust and blow-off. Next question is for 20+ pounds of boost what turbo and will i have to trick the m.a.f. Just want all info i can get cause I have been around v-8 engines growing up. was a mechanic on automotive and heavy equipment but still have no clue when it comes to pumping up a 4 cyl turbo. again thanks
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    I think you can get close to 20 on a stock T3 turbo. Some guys run Holsets off of Dodge Cummins motors and put out up to 35PSI!
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    I know im asking dumb questions but like it says new to 4 cyl especially with turbos but where can i find factory wiring harnesses. Along with the question thats been bouncing in my head should i talk to esslinger about a stroker kit and a head if i want 400hp out of a street car? Or go with bolt on parts want somewhat chesp but to be reliable.
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    you can make 400 with the gead you have
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    Check out boport.com for your cam he knows his stuff. You'll have a SD setup instead of maf. Either way at 400hp you'll probably be looking at a stand alone setup like a PIMP or mega squirt and scrapping the speed density stuff.

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    ive got a local guy with a 2.3 turbo. Close to 500 hp with stock ported head and i think a holset turbo
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    Red_LX I’m not much help unless you’re looking for porn! Mod Dude Founding Member

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    You can start out with simple mods for a nice boost in power....Gillis valve (manual boost valve), 3" downpipe and full exhaust, and a better intake in front of the turbo (or at least a cone filter). Beyond that you're getting more involved, depends on how much you wanna spend.
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