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Swapping KLZE 2.5 v6 into my buddies mx-3 hatch?

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by jam2506, May 14, 2006.

  1. jam2506

    jam2506 Junior Member

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    hey guys were starting to tear down my buddies MX-3 to put in a KLZE 2.5v6 out of a mx-6 , where just wondering if it will bolt directly up to the 1.8 v6 trans or will we have to get the tranny out of a mx-6 to work..if anyone knows a forum where i could get more information it would be greatly appreciated ...
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Nope. Won't work, you'll need the KLZE's transmission. (Or it's USDM KL03 counterparts transmission). Where'd you get the engine only from? From my understanding the KLZE is the JDM 2.5L sixxer.

    I bet you could sell that 1.8L sixxer for some cash though, I known a few guys on FEOA that wouldn't mind having the worlds smallest V6.
     
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    The engine adds enough extra to the width (read: Length) of the whole thing to be made up for in engine mounts - but the transmission is going to share space with the inner fender well.
     
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    i want that mx3 :cry2:
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Can't say the MX3 ever did anything for me, even in it's high po configs. The NX2000, however, makes my nipples hard.

    Both are categorically the same.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I don't think anyone wants to know about you cutting glass with your nipples, bro. :)
     
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    ***Side note...not to get away from Steves nipples***


    Yes, the 1.8 tranny will bolt on the KL...you can use either the stock 1.8 flywheel (lighter) or get a new one.

    I was looking into this swap a few years ago...I'm pretty sure you can only get a lightweight flywheel for the 2.5, you just need to get the clutch that matches whichever one you go with.
     
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    thanks...keeping the 1.8 tranny will def save alot..were going with an xtd stage 3 clutch or whichever company we can find that makes on for the trans...
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Really? Someone was telling me about doing that swap and the 1.8 didn't have the same bolt pattern as the 2.5 tranny casing. Where'd you find out this information?
     
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    Yeah, the 1.8's bolt up...swapping one into a 1.6 is brutally difficult though


    heres a good/detailed guide for the 1.8-2.5 swap...no pictures, but he's very thorough

    ***Click here***
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Maybe I was thinking of the wrong swap. That's a butt load of reading, so I'll take your word for it and update my notes. :)


    I wonder if the BPD8 (91-96 Escort GT) transmission would bolt up to the KLZE, it's all in the Mazda Familia.
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    nah...thats the Protege motor/tranny counterpart


    same displacement....different animal





    I'd like to see someone cram the Miller Cycle 2.3 in a MX3, still a ZE block meaning possibly same mounts......that'd be tits
     
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    My mx3 has the klde (same block as klze) ant the trans fit just fit from the 1.8
     
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    WOW! i just realized this was a REALLY old post, I feel like a retard
     
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    Its ok, cause it was 3 years to the day. Congratulations, You didnt look as stupid as some noobs, and you figured it out on your own. You're gonna go places kid. :D:D:D
     
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