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I have a friend who states that I can order a 3rd Generation nissan enigine from japan. Well it is actually the whole front chasis and engine bay for $2000 from japan and stock it comes with 250 horseys. Just wondering if anyone has done this ir heard anything about it. I believe he said it was from a 250 or a 300. I thionk it would be bad a$$ if possible any feed back would be great.
 

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Sure, it's possible

With money, anything's possible

How much possibility does your wallet allow for?
 

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With that engine RWD would also have to be done, unless you want to kill the fun with FWD:(

Too much money for an engine swap. I found this page that was compairing the SR20DET internals to the FE3's and the FE3's are so much bigger/beefier.
 

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my wallett size doesnt matter its pretty much whatever i decide i can justify. If i can justify the return than I'll do just about anything
 

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Ha!

Justification doesn't buy parts and fabrication!
 

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justification however will allow me to sleep at night after investing money into something. I just need the goal and the rest will come together. I would rather focus on something big and work towards it than just do little things on the whim.
 

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I can clarify, since I own a 240 with a Modded SR20DET layin down almost 400 horses. :)


The "SR20DET" came in the 1991-2002 180sx/Silvia in Japan (200sx in Australia) The "redtop" was made from 91-94 and put out 205hp with a Non BB T25 Turbo. The S13 Blacktop was in the 95-98 models and had 213hp, exact same as the Redtop, but a different color valve cover, and a slightly wilder cam set. The S14 blacktop was in the 95-98 240sx S14 and put out 250hp with a T28BB turbo, but it had Nissans HATED VTC (valve timing control, similar to toyota's VVTL-I (Not like VTEC though in Hondas). The VTC was very problematic.

All of the above came with a 5 speed man, or 4 speed auto tranny.


The S15 Silvia (only) blacktop also had 250hp, and a T28BB turbo, but it had a VERY, I mean VERY weak 6 speed tranny, which should be avoided at all costs.



Those are all RWd.....


Now, the FWD/AWD SR20DET only came as a "redtop" and ONLY put out 205hp. They were in the Pulsar GTI-R/Sunny/Bluebird if I recall correctly. Top mount intercooler, and so on, only about $1900 for a front clip.


I paid $2300 for my SR20DET Redtop front clip. (RWD). It came out of a 1993 180sx with 22k KM (not miles) on it. I have since put about $20k into my car, and the "next step" is about $10k more, so I'm done modding. My best time is [email protected], car weighs 2270lbs (mostly stripped, and without me in it), and it dyno's at 371RWHP and 357 ftlb Tq at 4700rpm



Will a FWD/AWD Sr20DET fit into your mazda? no. Importtuner tried to put one in a Civic, but I don't think the ever finished it.

It you have the cash, then go for it, otherwise, thanks for playing.


EDIT>> Also the RWD SR20DET rods are a LOT beefier than any rods I've ever seen. :) The FWD one's a smaller, and a common upgrade on the FWD's is to use the 180sx SR20DET pistons, turbos, and so on out of them...

As an additional note.... SR20DET parts are HARD to find. Many parts are interchangeable with the Z32 300zx, G20, NX2000, and 91+ 240sx KA24DE, but I'll ask you this, try to find an alternator for a SR20DET RWD. You won't find one. I had to have my buddy pull one out of a junkyard in Japan (he lives over there in ***uoka, Japan). Try to find the parts for a timing chain service. Sure, you can find the chain, but can you find the guides, tensioner, and so on? Nope. Japan only. If you don't know they right people, you can't get the parts. :)
 

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Damn sr20det powered cars, thats about all I can say :) So damn quick. I dont know if I have beaten one yet!

It would be damn expensive to do a swap anyway, I dont know what gearbox you would use, as I dont know of a turbo front wheel drive sr20det, I know of the non-turbos, but cannot think of a turbo one. Apparently the sr20de pulsar SSS boxes are strong enough though.

Some of the awd bluebirds had factory front mounts too, the U13's. A friend of mine just bought an sr20det awd U13, goes quite well. Dont know how well the gearbox etc will hold up.


Really a popular engine down here at the moment, the number of people I know with s13/14/15's and bluebirds/GTi-R's is crazy at the moment. A lot of them running damn quick, without too many substantial mods, such as a bloke I went to school with running 12.08 in his GTi-R on the standard turbo.


EDIT: Dont know if you mentioned it, but the GTi-R sr20det is different again. With quad throttles and a different valve actuation setup. Would have to be the one to get if you were to go through with the swap :) More power also.
 
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