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post #1 of 9 Old 04-27-2004, 4:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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OK, About 2 months ago I picked up a Paxton supercharger for my truck. It was a kit that was supposed to fit Rangers and Explorers. Essentially it did but with major mods. I installed it in steps, trial fitting components and seeing what I would need to do/buy. I had to move the battery to the other side, cut and lengthen the mass air and temp sensor wires. Cut the old battery tray out, Relocate (pain in the ass) anti-lock brake booster, clutch remote resivour, main fuse/relay box, starter solenoid, dipstick etc. If I were an average 'backyard mechanic' this would have been back in the box to UPS the day it arrived. I already had a intake kit on the truck (aluminum tube and K&N bolted to the mass air) so I just used some of what I had to complete in inlet side of the blower as what came with the kit was inadequate. I estimate 70 hp increase In a trip from NJ to BeaveRun recently, it pulled up the hills in 5th gear (man trans) when in previous trips I had to downshift to 4th. I had a bike on the trailer and one in the bed, 2 people, cab loaded w/gear. Mileage was about the same!
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Man that looks like a PITA, glad it worked out for ya! How are you upping fuel on boost, FMU?




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Man that looks like a PITA, glad it worked out for ya! How are you upping fuel on boost, FMU?
If I didn't have to reloacte all those major components, the kit would be pretty simple. Yep, the fuel is a FMU, visible in the upper right.

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looks like the paxton i did on a S2000 too!

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Looks great, I feel your pain. I've put turbochargers on a couple Ford Diesels. Bolt on my ass LOL.
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Looks like it was worth the effort, but that's more than i want to spend right now. Plus I haven't pulled my 6x12 loaded up with the new silverado yet. Hopefully it won't need that much more...
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My Ranger was rated at 160hp so anything is an improvement!

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Re: Blower

Yeah, my 94 Sonoma was in that ballpark, that's why I got the Silverado. 4.8L, 270 hp and 285 f/lbs. The Sonoma would pull the trailer (w/one bike and gear) but I had to keep it in 3rd and @ 65-70mph, that puppy was taching about 3200! Not to mention I could hardly see anything around the trailer cause the truck was so narrow.
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It used to pull this setup pretty well and now it does it even better......

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