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Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by 99sidude, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. 99sidude

    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    my roommate just bought a 97' 240sx with 155k on the stock motor, and is looking for a major boost in power. He has 5 grand to spend. He is torn between an sr20 swap, or freshening up the KA and turboing that. I'm sure this has been covered a bazilion times on nissan forums... I just wanted to hear what you guys have to say.
     
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    go with the sr20det or be a little diffrent rb25det. the ka just ant as reliable as those
     
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    sure it is. Its just not as popular or has the amount of support as the sr and rb's do.
     
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    5k...... put an LS1 in it.
     
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    that would be nice, but we want to do the work in 2 weekends, and its a DD
     
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    I personally swapped one in 2 days

    there were three of us doing the swap. One knows LS1s inside and out, I know the S chassis inside and out and the other guy was just a wiring madman.
     
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    Theres only 2 of us... me (the honda guy), and my friend (automotive newbie)
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    just depends on what you want

    The KA is a lower reving torquey engine

    he SR has a longer power band, is lighter, and more effectively centers the weight of the vehicle...
     
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    put a 350z motor in it
     
  10. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i have an sr swap in my nissan. you can get it done for about $3500. if you have never done a nissan swap, i suggest you let the pros do it. i love my swap. if he has 5k, get the swap done, then get a really good suspension. those are the 2 key parts to those cars.

    don't waste time with the ka-t. it's kinda like turbo'ing an itr swap. you can do it, but it isn't going to be the best motor ever. unless you do a full rebuild with low comp pistons.
     
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