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13bTII engine converion into my N/A chassis what would it take?

Old 07-14-11, 02:35 PM
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13bTII engine converion into my N/A chassis what would it take?

Hey I have a 1988 GTU N/a 13b and i was looking for more power. I dont even know who even makes a turbo kit for the car if there is any, so i was thinking i would just put a turboII engine in it and have a good base. I know that i need a stronger tranny so i will be upgrading that.

I was looking around and found this interesting

It looks to be a package deal so i would get the motor and the tranny to go with it. I wanted to know what other things need to be done/ bought to make it work and somewat driveable.

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If your not an jerk to the NA transmission ( dumping the clutch and other jackassery ) the NA transmission will shockingly support about 375-400HP. So if your on a tight budget you can run the NA trans indefinitely. But lets be honest. your going to dump the clutch everyone does. so the TII trans is the way to go.

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The thing with JDM swaps is that once you buy them it's still not as simple as dropping it in and driving. The engine has to be rebuilt. with a minimum of the coolant and oil control rings being replaced. then provided everything specs out and checks out you can reassemble it and drop it in. Usually with a new clutch added along the way. Hopefully the turbo is also still good. Personally here is what I recommend. Buy a blown engine and a good trans and driveshaft from someone on the forum. The engine should be about 500 trans 200 harness and ecu maybe another 3-400 driveshaft 75 bucks or so. Then send the engine off for a rebuild or rebuild it yourself. Port to suit and rebuild the stock turbo if you plan on keeping it ( roughly 75 in parts and hella easy to reassemble). In the end you come on cheaper since your not shipping parts all over the place. and you have a nice fresh engine to play with.
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I can price match for the same swap..

You will also need to upgrade:
Fuel pump
TII Throttle cable
TII diff
TII 1/2 shafts
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