Power output of the 2.3 with some bolt ons and a tune

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Nice little burble, hope to find a decent exhaust with little to no drone though. Probably tough on the Bronco.
 

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The 2.3 Ecoboost is an extremely impressive engine. Too many people get caught up in the number of cylinder an engine has. For me I'm more impressed with 4 cylinders generating 300+ hp then 8 cylinders.

Most of my life I owned big clunky V8s and then I was so impressed with the technological advances the Auto industry made with 4 cylinder turbos. I ended up owning a few. My first was a Subaru WRX then I got a Focus ST and a Mustang Ecoboost. I absolutely loved the 2.3. With just a tune even you can get great performance.

There's just something cool about a small engine making big power. As this video shows there's so many possibilities for the 2.3 Ecoboost. It's definitely a high performance engine worth owning. I think its a perfect fit for the Bronco.
 

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I used to doubt the credibility of a 4cyl engine compared to a V8. But my daughter’s 2018 ecoboost Mustang with the performance pack is lots quicker and accelerates harder than my stock 1993 5.0 5-speed mustang.
 

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The 2.3 is impressive in the ranger , mustang, and focus. Sadly I think it will get overlooked in the bronco because you can get the tt v6.
 

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The 2.3 is impressive in the ranger , mustang, and focus. Sadly I think it will get overlooked in the bronco because you can get the tt v6.
Yah, I definitely see the 2.3 as the red headed stepchild. It's only relevant to me because Ford locked the 7MT with it.... Otherwise it's 2.7tt all the way (for me.)

I am sure the 2.3 is a great motor in its own right, and will be plenty for the Bronco. However, there are advantages of the 2.7tt that just set it apart. Power potential aside, the 2.7 is a CGI block that's incredibly tough, and has dual injection to keep it running clean. It has the provisions to be a low maintenance bulletproof engine...


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aftermarket bolt ons will be fun with the 2.3, I am looking forward to it. 2.3 in the mustang is fun I have driven a few of them.
 

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If you’re going automatic and plan to tune the 2.3L, what is holding you back from the 2.7L? The fact that you might have to wait longer for it? I think it’s worth it to get more power and have it wrapped into your loan. And then if you still want more power later you can tune that.

(Don’t mind me. Just trying to justify my 2.7L order. Lol)
 

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Question about the Ford tune, if you just want a little extra power...

https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/a32170394/ford-performance-ranger-tune/
Article says, "You'll have to use premium fuel."

Does that mean premium fuel *always*? Or premium fuel to get the most power, but it will be fine without premium fuel (and operate at lower power)?
The Ford tune requires premium all the time. That's what's nice about the Livernois tune you can flash back to the 87-89 tune when prices get high like they are right now.
 

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If you’re going automatic and plan to tune the 2.3L, what is holding you back from the 2.7L? The fact that you might have to wait longer for it? I think it’s worth it to get more power and have it wrapped into your loan. And then if you still want more power later you can tune that.

(Don’t mind me. Just trying to justify my 2.7L order. Lol)
After having the 2.3 in my Ranger I think it'll be great in the Bronco. I just can't justify spends another $1,900 for it and even tuned it's plenty fast enough, these aren't Mustangs. 😁
 
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