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Thread: I really HATE the 2.3 !!

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    Default I really HATE the 2.3 !!

    This thing is really pissin me off !!!

    It wont run thru 4th without a hesitation or a "chug" as my mechanic friend calls it.

    It really is pushing me to the fricking junkyard 302.......maybe you v-8 preachers are right. Maybe I do need the other half..


    DAMN, just venting .............aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

    I want to kill something
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    I made this realization months ago. Even the anemic 4.6 makes me happier, not to mention not having to work on it!
    Michael Pinto

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    don't put a 302 in it. sell me the car and buy an lx.
    91 ranger 2.3 turbo - nowhere near stock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerobird Motorsports View Post
    I made this realization months ago. Even the anemic 4.6 makes me happier, not to mention not having to work on it!
    Ive enjoyed my car way more with the v8 I do miss the boost though

    ehh 4.6

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    So you put a boosted v8 in it like i did.

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    I keep staring at the 401 AMC in the garage and the T5 bellhousing...
    Michael Pinto

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    84 TBird Turbo Coupe (John's); MY 5.0/T5, Rescued from the crusher, we're building it for the $2009 GRM Challenge.

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    Edit: nm, just saw the other thread

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    V8? Yawn...

    yippie a 140hp junkyard 302...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
    V8? Yawn...

    yippie a 140hp junkyard 302...
    yawn , a stock reliable, or done up, unreliable turbo four... that is still slower then a mildly built 302...
    what century do you live in?
    very easy and cheap to drop an HO in it... last I checked they had a few more ponies then 140...
    even if he does swap in a SO 302....
    at least it wont sound like a john deere...

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    Sorry to hear that. You"ll figure it out.
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