3.2 swap m5od

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  1. nick camarata

    nick camarata New Member

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    hi i was just wondering if i can get around 500 hp out of the 3.2 v6 with a turbo somewhat reliably and would a m5od from a ranger be up to the task of handling it
     
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    You driving something else as a daily driver?
     
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    ya got a 83 f150
     
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    rubydist Moderator Staff Member

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    the m5odr1, when retrofitted with the "hd" internals from the sohc 4.0 transmission, has reliably held up with 300+ horsepower. that is a long way from the 500 you are proposing. I doubt it would last very long if you were really using ~500 hp.
     
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    yes a 3.2 can make 500hp with boost.

    No a ranger trans won't hold up much past 300hp.

    best bets an aerostar T5 bellhousing mated up.

    good luck finding the bellhousing though.
     
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    I know of a couple of guys who had ~500 (Nick Chrimes had 485 at the wheels I think) and that was with a Vortech supercharger with the higher boost pulley, 12 psi IIRC. AND everything else, cams, big bore butterflies /extrude honed intake / custom MAF / injectors /fuel setups and on and on to get there. Back then nobody had done a turbo, later there were some people in that range, I heard, with turbos but don't know details. I never heard of anyone doing it with another transmission, they just used the SHO 5 speed. At that power level, both the engine and the tranny do become replace-able components. Blocks and tranny's becoming rarer too, knowwhutImean? FWIW even with a Quaife the car won't put that kind of power to the pavement in 1st and 2nd, although tires /have/ gotten better since late '90's, and you DO want something limited slip or you'll back the roll pins out and grenade the tranny much sooner. Also FWIW, I think Nick's car lasted several years at that power level, and he was doing track days and such. Eventually a rod ventilated his crankcase.

    Do a search on SHONut, SuperSHO, Super SHO Taurus, something like that, and you might still find some of the info is out there. Also,
    https://shoforum.com/index.php?threads/highest-hp-sho.113223/ It's a long thread but someone there might have some data for you.
     
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    firebat45 SHO Member

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    Best bet is using the Chevy adapter plate plans I posted on here so you can use an S10 or Camaro bellhousing instead of an Aerostar one that's near impossible to find.

    Or just using any number of Chevy 5/6speed RWD trannies, at that point. The T5 isn't exactly rated for 500hp either.
     
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    nope, a T5 won't hold up at 500 hp for very long.
     

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