GFB’S DV+ SOLUTION COULDN’T BE SIMPLER: KEEP WHAT WORKS AND REPLACE WHAT DOESN’T.
GFB expands the DV+ range with a direct-fit performance diverter solution for the 2019-on Ford Ranger with the 2.3 EcoBoost engine.
Derived from the popular T9358 DV+ kit that has already become popular on the Ranger, this new kit includes screws designed specifically for fastening to the factory plastic flange, rather than the machine screws supplied with the T9358 that are designed for metal flanges.
The solenoid coil itself from the factory-fitted diverter is great so why replace it? The weak point is the valve mechanism itself. GFB’s DV+ solves this problem by replacing the valve parts with an anodised billet aluminium housing, fitted with a brass piston machined to exacting tolerances.
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The VTA shares the successful DV+ design philosophy: “Keep what works, replace what doesn’t”.
This means we retain ECU control and the solenoid from the factory diverter to ensure the fastest possible response time, without the added and unnecessary cost of replacing the solenoid like some brands do.
The weak part of the factory diverter has always been the plastic valve mechanism – this is the part we replace. The VTA features CNC machined billet components that last a lifetime, and we also change the valve operation method for better performance. The factory diverter valve can only operate in two states – open, or closed. When it opens fully at low boost, or during a partial throttle lift mid-corner, it causes increased lag and a noticeably non-linear boost transition.
» Retains the factory solenoid coil for seamless integration
» Replaces plastic valve parts with metal for reliability, strength, and unlimited boost holding
» Direct-fit replacement with GFB’s TMS benefits for improved throttle response
» Exclusive “pilot-actuated” valve mechanism for fastest valve response
As an additional benefit, the solenoid in the DV+ assembly no longer directly drives the movement of the piston, instead controlling the movement of the piston with boost pressure. This is known as “pilot operation”, which greatly increases the actuation forces within the valve, improving operation speed and reliability. Plus, the piston can now move progressively in response to how much boost pressure it needs to vent, instead of only fully open or closed like the factory diverter.
The result is sharper throttle response, lightning-fast valve actuation, the ability to hold as much boost as you can throw at it, and operation so reliable it comes with a lifetime warranty!
- FORD USA Ranger 2.3 EcoBoost (2019-On)