01-25-2013, 08:05 AM
Re: rampage build, need ideas
Boost is a good thing!!
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Triangle, Virginia 22172
My Ride: 86 GLHS #295
Induct: Turbo + Nitrous
If you go 2.2 or 2.5 turbo on your 82-84 rampage, I suggest a 89 turbo mini harness. Its plug and go. But you first have to remove your dash and install a 88-90 L-body dash harness assuming your rampage is an 84. If the rampage is an 82 and 83 then I'd suggest you find a 84 and up dash, then put the 88-90 dash harness on it.
If you go 2.2 or 2.5 turbo motor, find the entire interior wire harness from a 86-87 shelby charger so the correct fuel pump plug is there
If you go 2.2 or 2.5 turbo motor and 5 speed, use 2 identical automatic only, drivers side only 88-90 Omni/Horizon axles for the 5 speed conversion, then find the a520/a555/a568 intermediate shaft.
If you go 2.2 or 2.5 turbo motor, find the lower core support bracket from a Shelby Charger and bolt that on too.
If you go 2.2 or 2.5 turbo motor, bolt in a new L-body turbo only gas tank and 88-90 L body fuel pump hanger assembly with a walbro 255lph pump
If your rampage is an 82 & 83, keep the drivers side transmission mount as you'll need it for the 5 speed swap or cut it out and weld in a 84 and up style perch mount so you can use the 84 and up style drivers motor mount
I cant comment on a 2.4 motor or electronics since I'm unfamiliar with them.
Thanks for looking, Steve
1986 GLHS #295
1987 Shelby Lancer #415 (converted to stick)
1983 Dodge Rampage Prospector TII
1987 Shelby Lancer (parting out, cloth 5sp
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