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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-01-2016, 11:46 AM
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LOL what article are you reading? because just 2 weeks ago word came out that the UAW would be building the Ranger in Michigan.

The 2.3 and 2.7 are both American market engines, they're already compliant with emissions and homologation...
Guess it was an older article.

I'd be very happy with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, maybe tuned similar to their mustang for 310 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-01-2016, 01:23 PM
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I've seen them take the stock boost of 13-14psi and turn it into 19-21psi, I think you're gaining like 80-90hp or something. That's all usable power with increased response and overall performance which is great.
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-01-2017, 12:19 AM
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Going that high of an increase in power, my only concern would be reliability and how much that power demand is pulling from the components. Rather play it safer with less power than shoot this high.

After all these will be driven as much as the Toyota FJ's we've been seeing everywhere.
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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 10:59 AM
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In terms of reliability, that's why we have safety features like boost cut-offs and fuel cut-offs and what not. The tech now is crazy when it comes to this stuff. Fuel trimming and timing adjustments on the fly and what not.
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 11:29 AM
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Reliability shouldn't see a steep reduction after a tune, at least not with engines that has the capability of producing more power than what the factory provides. If the engine is already tuned to produce as much power as it ever will from factory, then there's not much room to maneuver.
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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 11:26 AM
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Exactly, and obviously vehicles don't come like that from factory at all so there's a ton of room. Even high performance variants from manufacturers have tons of potential left in them.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 11:26 AM
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Only model Ford said they've tuned to near maximum engine output was the Focus RS. Some may be iffy about tuning that one, but it's more of an exception that the industry standard. Vehicles in the segment that the Bronco will be in will have a lot of potential.
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 11:44 AM
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Seen more than a handful of people squeeze out I think 15-20hp out of those things as well. But depending on the vehicle, some you can squeeze 10-15hp, some upwards of 30hp. The bronco... I have high hopes for it. Should be able to use a DiabloSport tuner if it's the same 2.3L theoretically. Don't think anything would change.
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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 11:13 AM
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Can't imagine anything being different engine wise, but perhaps gear ratios or something like that. I'm sure gearing would be different as the 2.3 ecoboost is put in cars, trucks, suvs.

Correction:

The Explorer has a 280hp variant
The Mustang has a 310hp variant
The Focus RS has a 350hp variant
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-18-2017, 11:46 PM
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One thing we can bank on are small changing to the engine in terms of components that attach to the engine and then even some small tuning adjustments if they really want to refine it for this application.

But that's nothing for us to concern ourselves with, only those working on these do because its in servicing one that you'll come across certain minute differences.
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