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My turbocharged 2000 5.0 AWD....

I just wanted to show off my DIY remote build. The truck is an AWD 2000 5.0 Explorer. - I like to think of it as an AWD SUV Mustang:) This truck actually was lifted with tube bumpers, safari rack, and 32" ATs on 20" wheels just a few months ago- it has undergone a big transformation here lately. It is now lowered slightly in the front with the rear at stock height(with sagging springs). I kept the same wheels but put smaller tires on them and added 2" spacers. Now onto the turbo...

The Turbo is a T04E 57trim which turned out to be perfect for remote mounting. It is a little small if one wanted 10psi+, but I planned on 6psi max and fast spool. I am using the stock exhaust with muffler delete to the turbo, then a 3" mandrel bent tailpipe. In the tailpipe is my AEM wideband o2 sensor. For charge pipe, I bought a 2" mandrel bent intercooler kit along with some 2" pipe from my local muffler shop. For couplers, I am using cut pieces of 2" ID radiator hose. It can be bought from Advance Auto pretty cheaply- I got one piece that was a large 90 for $13 and had some left over. I just cut it into the desired length with a bandsaw. The charge pipe goes to a 2" to 2.5" steel adapter, then into a 2.5" to 3" silicone coupler from AutoZone. This coupler feeds into my 3" BOV adapter then into the 3" mandrel bend aluminum pipe leading into the engine bay. I brought the 3" down pretty far to try and eliminate turbulence in the MAF.

I am using an STS oil pump to return the oil back to the oil filler neck. I got the pump from an STS dealer who upgraded a customers car to their high volume pump. I am using the nipple that originally had the vent hose to the intake for the oil return fitting- I am using a vented push in oil cap to make up for it. It was alot easier this way than tapping the oil cap like STS does.

I haven't had it tuned yet but it will break the tires loose from a rolling start in 1st gear(remember, I am AWD), and I have full boost almost immediately. I already have a 6psi spring for the wastegate that will go in when I put on the 30lb injectors and Cobra fuel pump.


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HAD... ;)

I swapped to return to support maximum horsepower.

True and for your application I would highly recommend it. I was just making a comparison. Rocket...Good to hear from you!
 
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True and for your application I would highly recommend it. I was just making a comparison. Rocket...Good to hear from you!

Yeah I figured, I just am happy because I finally got it all done and into the tuning phase.
 
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I ordered my fuel pump today- I went with the GT40 supercar pump. It was actually only $100 from my local dealership. I could find it cheaper other places, but after shipping I would have paid the same..

So, I just have to get a warm day so I can drop the tank, and get the injectors and MAF installed. Then comes tuning!
 
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I ordered my fuel pump today- I went with the GT40 supercar pump. It was actually only $100 from my local dealership. I could find it cheaper other places, but after shipping I would have paid the same..

So, I just have to get a warm day so I can drop the tank, and get the injectors and MAF installed. Then comes tuning!

Dang Justin. Good job. You just might put a whooping on rocket! hehehe. Just kidding rocket.
 
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Dang Justin. Good job. You just might put a whooping on rocket! hehehe. Just kidding rocket.

With that AWD I can guarantee he will put a whooping on me for at least the first 30 feet. :D
 
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With that AWD I can guarantee he will put a whooping on me for at least the first 30 feet. :D

Its going to be hard for you to keep from spinning considering how fast boost comes with that twin-screw. Are you going to run slicks?
 
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Are you going to run slicks?

Either slicks or at the very least ET Streets. I should not spin much if I can drive well enough to stick the launch. I don't suspect I will have too much a problem with that.
 
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Yeah, but you don't want to feather-foot off the line. I want to see that thing pop-a-wheelie!!!
 
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the only reason I talk crap is because I'm the slowest.
 
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Yeah, but you don't want to feather-foot off the line. I want to see that thing pop-a-wheelie!!!

With ET's or slicks I definately will not be feathering it much off the line. Good luck on the wheelie. I might pull the front left tire with a dead hook but even that is very doubtful. Now late 08 season I will be pulling something off the ground. :D

Either way... Back on topic.
 
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With ET's or slicks I definately will not be feathering it much off the line. Good luck on the wheelie. I might pull the front left tire with a dead hook but even that is very doubtful. Now late 08 season I will be pulling something off the ground. :D

Either way... Back on topic.


Yeah, back on topic. It sucks having A.D.D.
 
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Any updates ?

Not much- I bought another turbo to experiment with. It is a little smaller than the one on the truck now. The turbo on now is capable of 600+hp, and my new one is good for about 475WHP. It is smaller and will spool alot quicker. I moved into a new apartment and dont really have a place to work on the truck anymore- so it is just sitting until I can find a place to tear into it.

I have all of my parts,I just need to get them in the truck. I need to swap MAF's, injectors, and my fuel pump.
 
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Not much- I bought another turbo to experiment with. It is a little smaller than the one on the truck now. The turbo on now is capable of 600+hp, and my new one is good for about 475WHP. It is smaller and will spool alot quicker. I moved into a new apartment and dont really have a place to work on the truck anymore- so it is just sitting until I can find a place to tear into it.

I have all of my parts,I just need to get them in the truck. I need to swap MAF's, injectors, and my fuel pump.



What injectors, MAF, and fuel pump are you going with now?
 
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So I knw this is an old thread but I didn't want to open. A new thread for one simple question. I was wondering if one could use electrical conduit which is galvanized instead of exhaust tube as the charge pipe leaving the Turbo to the intake
 
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Could you...probably.

But if you are going to cheap out on this portion of the build, what else are you going to cut corners on?

Ryan
 
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Everything really. I'm by no means a rich man. So the Turbo will be a used hx35 and all the couplers will be new. As well as the oil return pump. I said electrical conduit because of the galvanizing. May last longer than exhaust tubing. That's the only key point to use the conduit.
 
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