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Old 12-08-2005, 04:50 AM   #61
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Re: Engine swaps we like and hate.

ok for the guy who ripped on KA24s, chill. the 240sx has a better flowing head that can support some real numbers.
completely stock internally, ka24, 326whp @12lbs of boost, 139,000 daily driven miles, low 13 second timeslips on street tires.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2174172/1



oh and sr20 in a supra isnt so bad, sr is waaaay lighter than the bigass 2jz so for better weight balance, ect. it makes some sense. especially if you really dont need 1000 hp.
like chris forsberg's old drift Z with the sr swap.
or the fact that toyota supras in the GT500 class of the JGTC used to run a celica 3s-gte...


my buddy has a mid 90s neon with a 2.4L stratus block and a neon R/T head. its pretty fast.

i wanna see a early neon with a 3000gt SL engine in it.

VQ35 maxima motors are starting to appear in 2002-up sentras.
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Old 12-08-2005, 02:16 PM   #62
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Re: Re: Engine swaps we like and hate.

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ok for the guy who ripped on KA24s, chill. the 240sx has a better flowing head that can support some real numbers.
completely stock internally, ka24, 326whp @12lbs of boost, 139,000 daily driven miles, low 13 second timeslips on street tires.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2174172/1



oh and sr20 in a supra isnt so bad, sr is waaaay lighter than the bigass 2jz so for better weight balance, ect. it makes some sense. especially if you really dont need 1000 hp.
like chris forsberg's old drift Z with the sr swap.
or the fact that toyota supras in the GT500 class of the JGTC used to run a celica 3s-gte...


my buddy has a mid 90s neon with a 2.4L stratus block and a neon R/T head. its pretty fast.

i wanna see a early neon with a 3000gt SL engine in it.

VQ35 maxima motors are starting to appear in 2002-up sentras.

My honest opinion on that is that Nissan has always done a great job doing the little things to get HP from their engines. Things like polishing the cams and porting the heads from the factory.

Here's a cool one, how about a Subaru powered by a Coswoth YB engine?

http://www.cosworth.com/news_detail.php?id=26
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Old 12-09-2005, 12:15 AM   #63
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How about a classic Willy's pick up with a Ford big block?



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What are you guys kidding, the LS1 is better than the rotary engine in nearly every aspect.

-stronger
-more reliable(apex seals... cough cough)
-has TORQUE
-better fuel efficiency
-doesn't NEED turbos(and if they are ever added it will wipe a TT rx7's ass with a rock)
-not sure about easier to work on, but it sure as hell is easier to find a technician that can fix it if need be
-cheaper to make it go fast

the only negative I can think of is that the RX7s are super smooth, so I suppose if you can't stand a loping car then get over it and stop being a puss.

Yes RX7s can rev to 9000rpms.. but in reality the engine doesn't START until like what? Maybe 4500 rpms? The LS1 has a torque curve that gives it insane power from about 2000 rpms to redline.

And no, just because it has the "inferior" pushrod design does not mean it cannot go over 5000 rpms With a decent selection of valve springs and rocker arms it can see well over 7000rpms. The fact is it just doesn't need to

And to negate that argument about the LS1 weighing a DREADED 50-60lbs more than the RX7... Did you know that LS1s do NOT need twin turbos to create power? I'm not positive on how much weight a big ass intercooler, two turbos, and a clusterfunk of piping needed to make a rotary engine "up to par" will add, but I imagine it's enough to justify that this is a null point.

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I think I'd like to see an RX7 with an LS7 (you know the new 427 stroked Z06 engine).
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Re: Engine swaps we like and hate.

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I think I'd like to see an RX7 with an LS7 (you know the new 427 stroked Z06 engine).
I like the way you think
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:45 PM   #67
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I like the way you think
There's one around here with a a 351 Ford stroked to a 427, and there's not much that can touch it.
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Old 12-22-2005, 03:20 PM   #68
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I enjoyed my 350 V8 in my X-Nissan 240 SX!



im thinking of doing this swap what all did you have to do?
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I think I'd like to see an RX7 with an LS7 (you know the new 427 stroked Z06 engine).
It was talked about on the V8 RX7 board, but the cost of the engine itself kind of negates the cool factor, since you can get the LS2 to 500+ hp for a tiny fraction of the cost of a stock LS7.

And as much as I liked my almost 400 hp Ford 302 powered 2nd gen RX7, the LS series is just the best all around choice.
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Re: Engine swaps we like and hate.

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a Swap I HATE, i absoloutley despise anything but a rotary in an rx-7 (makes the car handle like a bag of ass), and i hate to see such an amazing peice of engineering go to waste by putting something with ONE underhead camshaft in it.
Puleeze. It's been proven many times (on here and on RX7 forums) that that is simply not true, unless the person swapping it SPECIFICALLY was building a drag race car. And in that case, any of the rotary powered drag RX7s are just as bad, right? I mean, they don't handle good anymore, even though they still have rotary engines, right?

As the scale slips and even video have shown, V8 RX7s tend to have identical or better weight distribution than stockers. PERIOD.

Oh, and the "amazing piece of engineering" is simply an 1800s era oil pump modded to run on gasoline. You knew that, didn't you?
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Re: Engine swaps we like and hate.

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rx7= Rotary eXperiment...
What does the name have to do with anything? You think the Ford Mustang is actually a horse? You think that the Plymouth Barracuda is actually a fish? You think the Hyudai Stellar was actually any good?

The RX name was invented for America. The first Mazda rotary car (and the continuing showcase for it for decades) was the Cosmo. No RX anything. Then the Familia got the rotary (which we in the US got as the R100), the Capella (known in the US and Aus as the RX2), and Savanna (which we originally knew as the RX3, but then became the RX7 which retained the Savanna name in Japan for years).

Please, let's not use misinformation as the basis for forming negative opinions.
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Re: Engine swaps we like and hate.

i hate the ls1/lt1 in a fiero...

then they go out and get a ferrari body kit...who are they kidding....
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Re: Engine swaps we like and hate.

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I think I'd like to see an RX7 with an LS7 (you know the new 427 stroked Z06 engine).
My friends who's a mechanical engineering student at UT of Austin actually knows someone who is doing that. It's def. something I'm going to have to see.
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Re: Engine swaps we like and hate.

K20A into Lotus Elise, some guy around here has done it, heavenly (And doubtlessly would kick the ass of one of the Toyota powered 135R's)
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:02 PM   #75
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i hate the ls1/lt1 in a fiero...

then they go out and get a ferrari body kit...who are they kidding....
I like the swap (though it eats up transaxles) but hate the kit. In the new issue of Hot Rod they have a Fiero with an LS6. Pretty clean.
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