Originally Posted by ap72
Not that you need it but the car will run much better and will be much easier to tune with an MS1 setup, which are dirt cheap. Not only will you be able to make more power but you can also do mods for better durability and mileage.
Also, something to consider even with an otherwise stock system is a turbo header and a free flowing exhaust, really makes any turbo engine come alive.
Stock computer is really good. And its plug and play for more boost. This car also has a vane air meter.
Cast manifold sucks but they dont crack often. This is a shaky motor it will crack tube manifolds pretty often uless you buy a good one. Best to keep it stock since stock it makes more power than the op is looking for.
Ms cost 500 bucks plus junkyard sensors that are not all that cheap on ebay. Stock computer is under 100 and works better than ms and very simple.
If you needed an fmu or other computer to run boost maybe ms is an ok choice but in this case its a total waste of money since it cant provide anything the stock setup does not and will make less power without a dyno tune and lots of late nights on the net digging up bad or old info. Also the stock computer supports most mods because of the way it works. It just runs better with mods. Not an odbII car that is forced lean from the factory.
Fyi scratch the ranger head. Roller followers still good idea but not needed for normal stock style build up. Stock head is not too bad and boost will fix it where it is.
To the OP if you need any parts you cant find like computers or meters i can look in my brothers junk pile if your desperate hes got 3 of everything.