This Simple EcoBoost Engine Swap May Make You Need A New Ford Maverick

In keeping with Ivan Gonzales, shoehorning a 2.3-liter EcoBoost in a Ford Ranger is a plug-and-play improve. As an illustration, 99% of the pins within the engine wiring harness have been equivalent; the one change was relocating the coolant temperature sensor. Furthermore, the two.3-liter EcoBoost obtained a number of items of bespoke efficiency {hardware} that Gonzales initially developed for the inventory 2.0-liter.

The upgrades embody a 57-millimeter turbo from the Ranger truck, a front-mount intercooler, 2.5-inch exhaust piping, a cat-back exhaust with a three-inch downpipe, and tuning from Livernois. After all of the soiled work, the Maverick is a special beast. It stormed the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds at 112 mph, sufficient to make a Dodge Charger Scat Pack driver very nervous.

The subsequent step is to breach the 11-second quarter-mile run, says Gonzales, and he is hoping to make it actual on December 9 at The Pink Listing Collection drag racing occasion in Bakersfield, California. The Maverick will obtain new Brembo brakes (from a Focus RS) and probably a number of extra tinkering earlier than the tip of this 12 months, serving to it eclipse the 11-second mark.