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oliexplorer

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'94 Limited



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That is an awesome looking rig you have!!!
 






Guy on here is doing a remote turbo setup on his. You could also look into the FMS centrifugal supercharger.
 






first thing Great looking truck

Second i have turbocharging cars for about 4 years now and i have donea couple trucks but the problem i have run into is for those that want the power and off road the turbo need major air flow and it runs really hot so the spash of water and mud on really hot BOMB cracked the turbo

No power stuck in a mud whole

Just some thought

Supercharger by wipple for the 5.0 would be better
 






My last vehicle was a turbocharged Eclipse. I think the only practicle way you could put a turbo in your rig (which is SWEET!!!) would be to mount it remotely. Since you only have one cat the fabrication wouldn't be imposible and you could keep it pretty close to the engine bay. However, you may have more trouble puting one together than it's worth....like stated above...go with a supercharger. If you do go turbo though, keep us updated..I have an old T25 in the closet and have thought about doing the same thing you want to do. :navajo:
 






super chargers sound cooler in my opinion...... hahaha


but on a serious note....the belt driven turbos like a "pro charger" or anything else on the market most likely has a better fit application for your truck......my buddy has a "procharger" on his silverado and its GNARLY....haha cuz most turbos for trucks take lots of custom work
the procharger IMO is the best because its a sealed mechanism, some of the others require you to tap your oil pan to lube the unit wich is a lot of work.....


or go with a roots style or wipple supercharger from like a mustang since you have the 5.0 and there are TONS of superchargers for the 5.0's thatd be the easiest solution i think



and your truck dude.... all i could say was "WOW"

that thing belongs in the dodger stadium jumping over cars....hahaha awesome rig
 






thanks to all you guys,
i have been thinking about puting a turbo in it, but you talked me out of it.
when i am crossing rivers and driving in heavy snow.
i think the supercharger is a much better solution, but there is hard to find a used supercharger for the Explorer engine.
here are some more pics. :exporange

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/4344655/9163187/134422679.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/4344655/9163187/176358954.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/4344655/9163187/134422654.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/4344655/9163187/134421230.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/4344655/9163187/134420027.jpg
 






Olie, that is one sick explorer!!! What size tires/lift do you have and where did you get those fender flares? :navajo:
 






You people in Iceland are Nuts, I have a pictures of a Tanish Subaru Legacy Station wagon on my computer from out there with 44's on it. Its insane how you built youre vehicales out there. I think I want to move.

awsome truck. Good luck with the supercharging!
 






i think i lifted the explorer about 8", 2" boddy lift and 6" suspension. its on 44" dick cepec on the winter and a 38" gumbo mudder in the summer. the fender flares are from http://samtak.is/start.htm i modified the rear flares a little bit.
if you have any questions ill be happy to answer.

ps. i think i have found a supercharger for my explorer. Eaton m90 from a tunderbird sc.
 






u have one of the nicest 1st gen explorers on here in my opinion...
great job
if u have any more pics id love to see them!!!!
 






Dude I want some video :pPP
 


















Depending on where you want the power, there are a ton of options for a supercharger on that engine. A cheap entry level one is a powerdyne. It would, IMO, be the best thing for you. Turning those 38's and 44's with to much HP is going to bend the drivetrain of that explorer beyond what it can take. There was at one time a BBK instacharger for the 5.0 application that worked well, but I haven't seen one in years. I have the powerdyne on my navigator and it works well to about 9#'s of boost. Plus its belt driven so there are n't any oil lines to run

By the way, in all my years through all the explorers I have owned, driven, and seen, that is by far the baddest MF'r of them all
 






got pics of your york install?
 

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Thank you guys. i havent had the time to install the york compressor. i was planing to do that in the weekend. and some more mods. i will add some NEW photos and vids on the 44"
 






wow I didnt know the D44 could withstand tires past say 38-inches -- have you ever broken any axle-shaft or axle-shaft U-joints?
 






IZwack said:
wow I didnt know the D44 could withstand tires past say 38-inches -- have you ever broken any axle-shaft or axle-shaft U-joints?
Hence my posted concern with supercharging or turboing to much boost into that driveline
 



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i'm always curious how other people are adding the york to different vehicles-

are you running an otherwise stock accessory drive from a later model explorer? (assuming that because you said you were looking for the explorer bolt on supercharger)

-drew
 






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