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Old 03-26-10, 09:30 PM
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HELLO EVERYONE..I HAVE A RX7 n/a 87 nd i wanna go all out on it especialy on the motors power..which one u think would make the ideal swap? like money doesnt matter i just want to knw wht would be the best option for a swap.. either the 3rd gen swap ( if possible) or the turbo 2 swap ? let me know, thankz
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Old 03-26-10, 09:49 PM
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take your car to a rotary tuner shop and tell them how much power you want. and then don't ask anymore questions about it. I seriously think this forum needs a retard filter.
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Originally Posted by yamu_fc View Post
money doesnt matter i just want to knw wht would be the best option for a swap.. either the 3rd gen swap ( if possible) or the turbo 2 swap ? let me know, thankz
Money always matters.
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Old 03-31-10, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by lastphaseofthis View Post
take your car to a rotary tuner shop and tell them how much power you want. and then don't ask anymore questions about it. I seriously think this forum needs a retard filter.
well i was just askin which one would be the ideal swap i didnt ask for a douche comment thankz
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Old 03-31-10, 07:34 PM
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Money always matters.
well i knw it does but i meant it as in idc how much it cost..
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Old 04-08-10, 01:02 AM
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ok you car now in uncharted territory the most practaced swaps at Turbo 2, or Ls1/t56 combo.

the tubro 2 nets you about 200hp in factory form
the LS1 nets 340hp.

the LS1 is cheaper to biuld in the US then a rotary.

that being said there is alot of people who dont agree with swaping in a LSx motor into a RX-7 saying it kills the "soul" of the car and what not.

personally i'm going an all together new route with a Volvo heavily modded B5234T (2.3L inline 5 turbo motor from an 850) with a Getrag trans behind it.
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well i knw it does but i meant it as in idc how much it cost..
Keep in mind that since your starting with an N/A you'll need to change the diff as well. At Turbo II power or higher it can't handle much abuse.

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personally i'm going an all together new route with a Volvo heavily modded B5234T (2.3L inline 5 turbo motor from an 850) with a Getrag trans behind it.
I've wondered if/when someone would use a 5cyl. I hope your project will have a build thread with plenty of pics.
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Old 04-08-10, 11:55 PM
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yea i'll start a biuld thread ASAP just go my turbo in. hopefully this weekend i can find a new motor(my old B5244S was junk.)
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as i checked on my car.. i have the 87 model.. but as i look under i got a limited slip diff.. it would also explain all the fish tails it has given me.. but would tht be considered as a gud diff or do i need a better one then tht one ?
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Old 04-16-10, 12:37 PM
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contact Eat PEZ he could give you a average biuld tall cost wise for a LSx swap.

or about ~$1500 for a turbo 2 swap.
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FC, full LS1 swap, doing everything yourself but buying mounting kits, headers, cooling system off the shelf, you're going to spend 5000-6000 dollars on parts.

FC, full LS1 swap, having it done for you - 7000-10000 dollars.

You can certainly spend more; I've probably got 25-30k in my car, and I do my own labor.
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Old 04-18-10, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthSideSlider View Post
contact Eat PEZ he could give you a average biuld tall cost wise for a LSx swap.

or about ~$1500 for a turbo 2 swap.
ehhh am just lookin for simple turbo swap.. nd i went on his profile nd he doesnt live near me at all.. i live in sunrise fl. nd him in greenville sc... so yea i need something better nd closer
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Old 04-19-10, 02:01 AM
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he sells wirie kits and is working on a mount kit.
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