1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Here's a Thought

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Capt. Orygun, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

    Messages:
    7,180
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Location:
    Oregon
    had this crazy dream last night, I had an S13 and I was straight out owning people with it, then I popped my hood for this guy and boom, BMW M3 engine

    Now I don't have an S13 I have an S14 but still, that would own

    Anybody ever heard of anyone trying this?
     
  2. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

    Messages:
    5,751
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Just get an S13 Redtop for your S14 . . . . plenty fast enough :).
     
  3. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

    Messages:
    7,180
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Location:
    Oregon
    No I wanna rebuild the KA, SR20's are great but I want the KA low end

    I just remembered that a shop stuffed a Supra Engine in an RX7 once, so I figured it wasn't THAT crazy and idea
     
  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    why someone would put an m3 powerplant in a 240 is beyond me...
     
  5. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

    Messages:
    5,751
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003

    SR20's are pretty quick mang. Mine has plenty of low end grunt to it.
     
  6. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,969
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    That's not a cheap motor to acquire. But a neat sounding swap, definately. If you can find a way to adapt it to Volvos, then you can adapt it to the Toyota W58 trans. For the 240 swap you're talking about basically lowering the body onto the BMW chassis.

    Along those lines, E and I saw this really really nice V8 swap into a Porsche 944 - Looked so good you could have thought it was stock.
     
  7. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,577
    Likes Received:
    696
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    i cant wait till sabrina decided to toss some money to me to buy some performance add-ons for her 240. shes saving up for the silvia front end hopefully she will have the cash in a week or so :mrgreen:
     
  8. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

    Messages:
    7,180
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Location:
    Oregon
    ??

    Maybe I'm missing something but if you can drop a 350 in an S14 why would I need a BMW chassis for a 3.2 ltr?
     
  9. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    Maybe because the BMW chassis COMPLETELY HANDS THE NISSAN CHASSIS ITS ASS.

    And sure, it would be cool if you had hundred dollar bills and monkeys falling out of your ass.
     
  10. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,969
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    With those that drop extremely different motors in their cars (With few Rotary exceptions) you'll find that they either spot weld a TH350 trans to the chassis, or they have massive amounts of money invested in doing it right.

    Could you do an M3 engine in a 240? Sure ! It's just as hard as a 350 Chevy motor, or an STi motor for that matter.

    Fast. Cheap. Good. Pick 2.
     
  11. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

    Messages:
    7,180
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Location:
    Oregon
    Oh if you think I'm even considering this your right out

    I want to do a KA24DET, or maybe an SR20DET swap I dunno, either way I'm not looking for anything crazy, I wouldn't use it.

    I was wondering more if some shop had tried it before. The RX-Supra was wicked sweet!
     
  12. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,969
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    The SR20DE is one of the finest 4 cylinder motors in the world. Keep that in mind.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page