08-11-2004, 06:31 AM
hey im looking for a cheap but reliable car that can drift..i wanted something that stands out..and as in cheap i mean..about 5-6k..i was thinking about getting a 1988 Mazda RX-7 or a 1991 240sx.

08-11-2004, 09:21 PM
Why the heck would you get a 91 240sx? Its a single cam piece of crap.

08-13-2004, 06:04 AM
umm..no...its twin cam.

08-13-2004, 06:44 PM
Off-topic - Akina Specialist: If DOHC is the only way to go for drifting, then explain to me why Pontiac made a drift car out of the GTO (which uses a 5.7-liter pushrod V8) that did pretty well at D1, and why Dodge is making a drift car out of the Viper (which uses a 8.0-liter pushrod V10). I've seen Fox Body 5.0 Mustangs that are set up for drifting as well, and those things can really get sideways. Hey, wait a second, maybe the number of camshafts on a car's engine has no bearance whatsoever on that car's performance when it's sliding sideways through turns!

And before you flame me and call me a biased domestic lover, let me tell you that I am myself a big Initial D fan, and that Initial D: Arcade Stage Version 2 was what got me into cars in the first place. I used to be very biased like you, and it took me a while to accept the fact that there are other ways, besides the Japanese way, of going about performance. But eventually I did, and I suggest that you do too.

Back on topic - Get a 1989-1993 Nissan 240SX or a 1986-1991 Mazda RX-7.

08-14-2004, 11:42 PM
Woah woah woah. Lol Calm down I thought his was a SOHC 91 240sx. And Im not a Import loving freak. I wasnt gonna call me you anything or 'flame' you. Jesus, let me insult you before you tell me anything about me insulting you. Boy this thread isnt very friendly is it? For a 240 SOHC just plain blows. Get a DOHC cuz the DO puts out more power over the SO thats why I said that. Plus my favorite car is a GT 500 :D Awesome car. I think Im in love...

Anywho yeah, get a 1989-1993 240sx, as long as its a DOHC. Cuz SOHC just stinks. I wouldnt go with mazda because of a couple reasons. Rotary is hard and exspensive to repair.

08-15-2004, 01:58 AM
That's still no reason to call a car crap just because it is SOHC. You know, a lot of top-end Mercedes-Benz cars are an SOHC 3-valve design, because it gets better mileage and is more efficient at the lower end of the RPMs than DOHC. So unless you're trying to make the most power you can at the highest RPM you can, SOHC is preferrable; better mileage, easier to work on, and lighter weight motor.

08-17-2004, 02:23 PM
Tu che. But, look at the size of the engine. If its the same engine what would you rather have SOHC or DOHC? Wait..nevermind we settled this conversation somewhere else my mistake.

So, the guy that started this thread. What car are you gonna get?

08-18-2004, 12:14 PM
SOHC KA24E is an awsome, just as good if not better then the DOHC engine. The ONLY reason i would get a DOHC 240sx is because there is more aftermarket support. I was realy lucky in finding a turbo manifold, so far i have found the SOHC engine to be more reliable then the DOHC, also cheaper to get power out of.

BTW SOHC engines only came in 89-90, 91 was DOHC

08-18-2004, 02:54 PM
I really dont know much about the difference between SOHC and DOHC but my dad was workin on two fords, one was a Cortina Cosworth SOHC, and one was a T-bird DOHC. The bird had so many problems, was a pain to work on, and had been so overreved with just normal driving that the exaust manifold was melted.

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