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Talking how much horsepower does a stock 1988 2.3 turbo have

just wondering how much horsepower a stock 1988 2.3 turbo has?
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5-speed = 190 hp
Auto = 150 hp
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Is there any way to make the auto numbers closer to that of the 5-speed??? Also curious if you had torque ratings as well???
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Is there any way to make the auto numbers closer to that of the 5-speed??? Also curious if you had torque ratings as well???
Yep, do a T5 swap and replace the LB series computer with an LA series. Probabaly want to swap rearends while your at it. 5-speeds had 3.55:1 as opposed to auto's which had 3.73:1. The auto motors were the exact same motor as 5-speed motors. I'm fairly sure they were both large VAM and 35# injectors. I believe the detuning was done in the computer.

'87-'88 TurboCoupe SPECIFICATIONS

Vehicle Type: Front-engine, rear-drive; 2-door 5-passenger sedan


Engine:



2.3L (2295cc, 140 cu in) 4 cylinder engine


2 valves per cylinder, overhead cam


190 HP with 5 speed trans, 150 HP with automatic trans


Torque 240 @ 3400


8:0:1 compression ratio


Bore and stroke: 3.780" x 3.126" (96.0mm X 79.2mm)


MPEFI injection


Cooling fan turns on at 221 degrees F



Turbocharger:



IHIRHB-52 turbo with integral waste gate


air to air intercooler, dual active air scoopes on hood


intercooler cools air by ~60% on its way to the cylinder head


(denser air=more HP)



Transmission:


Manual: Borg Warner T-5 short throw 5 speed manual trans


Top speeds per gear: 1st - 33mph, 2nd - 56 mph, 3rd - 89 mph,


4th - 131 mph, 5th - 143 mph


Automatic: Ford A4LD - 4 speed automatic with overdrive


Gearing:



3:55 final drive ratio with T5 transmission,


Gear ratios: 1st - 3:97, 2nd - 2:34, 3rd - 1:46, 4th - 1:0, 5th -0:0.8


3:73 with the A4LD auto transmission


8.8" rear end



Miscellaneous Specs:



wheelbase = 104.2"


length = 202.1"


height = 53.4"


width = 71.1"


front tread = 58.1"


rear tread = 58.5"


trunk volume = 14.6 cu.ft.


fuel capacity = 22.1 gal.


weight = 3415 lbs (3419 lbs with AOD trans)


5 passenger capacity


0.36 Cd drag coefficient


steering: 2.4 turns lock to lock, curb to curb circle = 39.4 ft, 15:0:1 on center rack and pinion


firm suspension settings kick in (in ~40ms) with 0.3g or more cornering or braking, when throttle is floored, when boost exceeds 10 psi,


or when speed exceeds 80 mph



Miscellaneous numbers, times, and levels:



1/4 mile - 16.3 seconds @ 84.5 mph


60 mph to 0 mph stopping distance - 138 ft.


0.82 lateral g


700 ft slalom speed average = 61.2 mph


0-30 mph in 2.5 sec, 0-50 mph in 5.9 sec, 0-60 mph in 8.5 sec, 0-70 mph in 11.7 sec, 0-80 mph in 14.5 sec


0-100 ft in 3.2 sec, 0-500 ft in 8.8 sec, 0-1320 ft in 16.3 sec


interior noise: at idle - 54 dBA, 1st gear max - 84 dBA, 70 mph steady - 71 dBA

PERFORMANCE: (Motor Trend).
0-60: 8.59 sec.
1/4 mile: 16.48 sec @ 85.1 mph
Braking 60-0: 134 ft.
Lateral Acceleration: 0.82 g
Top Speed: 143 mphPERFORMANCE: (Road & Track)
0-60: 8.5 sec.
1/4 mile: 16.3 sec. @ 84.5 mph
Braking 60-0: 138 ft.
Lateral Acceleration: 0.79 g

Top Speed: 142 mph
Test results shown are with T-5 tranmission


1987 had arrived and development of the Thunderbird SuperCoupe, a successor to our TurboCoupes, was not complete. Ford decided to insert the 1987-1988 redesigned Thunderbird TurboCoupe into their lineup as a spacer, to allow for finished production of the SuperCoupe for model year 1989. This new Thunderbird combined a new front valence and rear-end with a few more tricks under hood to produce the ultimate stock TurboCoupe. The addition of intercooling significantly increased power output. The addition of rear disc brakes increased braking ability. Hood vents and a sloped front end gave this Thunderbird a bird-like appearance, in addition to plenty of power to play.
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Awesome, thanks for the info
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check out messing with the torque converter
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Well, i'm happy as I found out my donor is actually a 5-speed

Any idea if there's any hp gains in using a 'proper' front-mounted intercooler instead of the one that goes under the hood???
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An I/C performs much better out front in the airstream than it does perched on top of the turbocharger. Any cold air it produces is pretty much negated by the extreme heat generated by the turbo sitting 3" below it! A quick, cheap performance gain can be had by simply removing the I/C from atop the turbo, mounting it in front of the radiator and fabbing up some I/C piping. TC I/C's are small but they're actually very efficient!
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