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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-25-1999, 12:17 AM
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87 ford turbo coupe engine in a YJ?

Wow i did a little checking on those 2.3L inline 4-banger turbo engines inthe 87-88 thunderbird, those things put out 190hp and 240flbs of torque! we need to get that turbo on our 4 banger jeeps! anyone even try or hook one up?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-25-1999, 12:27 PM
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Re: 87 ford turbo coupe engine in a YJ?

Take a look at the torque curve of most turbo 4 bangers. All your power is made way up in the revs, not a good 4 wheeling motor, unless of course you are doing possible sand or mud drags. Toyota figured this out years ago, they put their turbo 4 as an option in their 4 wheel drives, I believe it lasted all of 1 yr.

Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-26-1999, 08:53 AM
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Re: 87 ford turbo coupe engine in a YJ?

I'll have to agree with Brad. I had an '84 Ford Mustang SVO with intercooled turbo 4 cyl. It was great on gas, was one the fastest cars I've driven, especially from 65 mph to 130 mph, handled like a slot car, but the engine was only hot in the higher rpms with the turbo kicked in. Low end torque was not there.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-26-1999, 09:35 AM
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Re: 87 ford turbo coupe engine in a YJ?

Well, maybe he likes to drive fast or have neck snapping acceleration.

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