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post #1 of 34 Old February 22nd, 2007, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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2.3 HP

So if I decide to leave the 2.3 in place, aside from going turbo, is there anywhere I can buy perfomance parts to build a 2.3?
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post #2 of 34 Old February 23rd, 2007, 01:57 AM
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Esslinger motorsports in Florida is the only one I know of that sells performance parts for 2.3L motors.

http://www.esslingeracing.com/

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here is what you can do to gain some hp
a 470-in./280 lift duration camshaft- 130 HP
a cold air intake- 7 HP
24lb fuel injetors-13 HP
underdrive pulleys-17 HP
Boshe Plugs-3 HP
Header-11 HP

so with those simple mods you would go from 88HP to 269HP with just simple mods thats ex-cluding boring and stroking

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Umm... you want to explain to me how a cam, CAI, injectors, pulleys, plugs, and exhaust take a 88hp engine to 269hp WITHOUT using boost? That's saying you can get over 116hp/L from a SOHC N/A motor with less than $500 worth of parts.

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i got a 93 2.3 iam rebuliding it u can go stingerperformance
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Hey Reverend, Look at the cam specs, Pinto Beans did an article to see which cam would perform best on a 2.3 N/A and they got those specs right there with a 130HP gain, so OBVIOUSLY you know nothing about building up 2.3 motors....And thats with out boring and stroking, and if you know what your doing, and you can get 13HP with a proper Air/Fuel mixture, and smaller pulleys are lighter and move much faster than bigger one which takes a load off the crank

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and check out stinger performance, that guy told me alot about getting power from a 2.3

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Without this descending into a flamewar, I beleive that you read that wrong. The cam was not a 130hp gain, but a gain TO 130hp. If it were so easy to get over 250 hp from a 2.3L, why would anyone do a 5.0 swap? Assuming 10% drivetrain loss, you're still talking about putting 225hp to the wheels, the same number that a stock 5.0 puts to the crank. Assuming this is true, your bored/stroked 2.3L (which I'm assuming now is a 2.9L) is now making 283hp to the ground, assuming that the motor is still operating at the same efficiency as it was before. Now, as we all know boost acts as a multiplier, every bar (~14.7 lbs) of boost basically adds another 100% of the NA power, so a 12-14 psi turbo is now taking this motor to 566 hp AT THE WHEELS. And that's not a lot of boost. if we run 18-21 lbs, that's 707.5 hp, again at the wheels.

Basically, you show me dyno numbers of this 269hp NA 2.3L, and I'll believe it. Until then, I call bullshit.

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will do, i find that for you

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right there is a N/A 265 hp 2.3

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Okay, I admit, there's a high hp 2.3L. But, two things immediately jump out. One, it's not a N/A car - he's running a 50 shot of NOS, bringing that down to more like 210. That, and the cam is bigger than you said earlier - he's running a .500 lift and 310 duration, compared to the .470/280 cam you were talking about earlier.

So, I'll admit that you can make 215hp with a NA 2.3L, provided you admit that that's a totally unstreetable motor at that point. (can't run on pump gas = not streetable)

EDIT: Umm, where on that page does it show the power that motor's actually putting out?

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pre-91 HP = 85---- 91-93 (dual plug) HP= 105---- 84-85 SVO HP= 175--- 85.5 SVO HP= 205--- 86 SVO HP= 200 STOCK and Stinger makes and sells some awesome stuff
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hes running a bigger cam, and a sneaky pete is only a 25 shot

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hes running a bigger cam, and a sneaky pete is only a 25 shot
Yeah, a normal one is, but if you read that closely, he says he modified it to be a 50 shot

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how do you modify it to a 50??
hmm well anyway he has a ported head as well, so basically the car is a mini stock...hey reverend youve ever been to turboford.net?
good site for the 2.3's and 2.3 turbo

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your best bet for a fast mod is turbo my buddy's at PM PERFORMANCE no two things well it 's mustangs and turbos
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i was going to drop a 2.3 turbo in my truck b4 but i went with the 5.0 i still think it wold be cool .
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lets say u had a $1000 budget, how wud u go about adding the most Hp u can? and wut wud u do?

for starters, lets say u got a 200hp 1986 SVO engine, completely stock.

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alrite i would buy me a new Holset HX35 for $500 and bring up that HP to around 400 and then do a FMIC and upgrade the fuel for about $200 a 3" down pipe for $100 and then some lowering springs
and i should have about a 500hp street machine with a 1000 bucks

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a turbo that increases almost 200hp for $500? and pardon my newbness but wat is FMIC?

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