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Reliable motor sources?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Slammed90Lude, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Slammed90Lude

    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    you're going to do the ca18det? nice :) good choice. i'd do it over the SR as well.


    http://www.jspecautosports.com
    - they link to us for some of their how-tos :)
    other than that, i don't know of anyone who's dealt with them.

    http://www.venus-auto.com
    - heard some good and some bad. i'd leave them for a back-up choice.

    http://www.jhotexports.com
    - never heard of 'em

    http://www.jarcoinc.com
    - never heard of 'em

    http://www.soshinusa.com
    - never heard of 'em

    http://www.barnettpandd.com
    - never heard of 'em


    frankly, i'd buy this one.
    http://nicoclub.com/zerothread?id=103621

    1000 canadian is a fucking steal.
    you can get harnesses and ecu's on ebay and shit
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Corie, JARCO and Soshin are REALLY popular among the toyota swappers, so I don't see where they'd be bad for a Nissan swap or anything else.

    Did you check out the link I gave you?

    www.automotive-advantage.com
     
  4. Slammed90Lude

    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    yeah i did, but that dude emailed me back and wanted $1800 for the motor, plus $650 for shipping- frankly, i can get an sr20 for less than that

    yeah, ca18det is my decision- it's an overall better motor than the sr20 imo, it's cheaper, and with the mods i have planned it will just as fast anyway- you said you wanted to come down for teh sr20 swap, still want in ever though it's a ca18? lol
     
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    Wow, that's cheap. I wonder how it would perform in the truck...
     
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    buy it for the truck :) pimp.

    the block is cast iron like the RBs and the head is not gay and will rocker-out like the SR will. yeah, so it makes 40 hp less in stock form.
    throw away the dinky t25, get some injectors, and managemetnt, and 400 whp is yours.
     
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    Dang, that IS a lot. They probably keep their prices down on the popular motors by bumping the prices on the less popular ones.
     
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    :werd: x 10289743251430982345



    and i forgot my damn password for nico and now i'm waiting for them to email it to me so I can PM that dude, but on a side note, so far this place seems to have the best price- 1240+275 shipping, complete :)
     
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    So it's better than the SR20?
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    depends on who you talk to- some claim the iron blocked ca18 has coolant ports that are too small and eventually clog with rust over time- I've also heard that it "won't" make the power the sr20 can-

    basically it's bs, it's a great motor even better imo than the sr20 because it doesn't have rocker arm issues and still has a beefy bottom end, turbo friendly compression and oil squirters

    It just doesn't get enough recognition because it wasn't mentioned in The fast and the furious :p
     
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    why the ca18det over the sr20det....the sr20 has more hp & torque. Is the ca18 a stronger engine or better for modding after swap?
     
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    SR20 has some design issues (rocker arms), and the CA18 will make just as much power. Plus the engine swap is cheaper.
     
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