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PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE!!! FD With an N/A 12A swap!!!

Old 03-13-13, 05:27 PM
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PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE!!! FD With an N/A 12A swap!!!

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this has got to be ******* fake right?
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Old 03-13-13, 05:53 PM
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Seems legit hahahahah
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Legit. Saw it on LA Craigslist and thought... WHY?
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What's wrong with a 12a?they can be made fast with turbo not so much n/a though.
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Reliability? Lol
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wow, just wow, that is crazy but in a bad way
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Laugh all you want, but the fb in the first pic is probably an absolute monster now.
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better than a V8 swap and less chance of popping motors due to ignorance.
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He sure did a clean wire tuck. I'm hoping this was a roller and he just so happened to have a 12a setup sitting around.
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Laugh all you want, but the fb in the first pic is probably an absolute monster now.
That 12a probably came out that monster lol
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Originally Posted by Saela View Post
Laugh all you want, but the fb in the first pic is probably an absolute monster now.
Probably.. But idk if the level of FB monster outweighs the absolutely retarded swap level of the FD

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better than a V8 swap and less chance of popping motors due to ignorance.
Less chance of popping motors, Greater chance of getting straight smoked by stock Geo Metros

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He sure did a clean wire tuck. I'm hoping this was a roller and he just so happened to have a 12a setup sitting around.
That was the funniest part to me! hahaha
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The power to weight ratio of that FD is shockingly close to that of a 70's VW Bug. SICK!
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never know, it may have a J port and keep up with a stock FD.

highly doubtful though, if he couldn't be bothered to remove an engine harness that he could have a motor built correctly to make max power potential.

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Well if he stuck the REW in the FB and it had a running 12A I guess it kind of makes sense to throw it in the FD and ask a few more bucks for it instead of just selling a roller.
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but that begs the question, why destroy the value of the FD in favor of the FB, which still will be a hard sell if it ever came to that? but i doubt even that scenario, since the wiring harness is still sitting in the FD.
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Because there are plenty of idiots that will buy it because it's an FD, not even looking under the hood.
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at least when some unwitting person asks if it is turbo or not he won't have to reply: "they were all turbo"

instead he can throw a gangster pose and scream "12A fool!"
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I went to this dude's house to check out a gt35 turbo he had for sale a couple of months ago, he blow his motor in the fd and had a spare 12a from his fb, I laugh so hard when he pop the hood. Then he was telling me stories of people revving him at red lights and he wouldnt even bother lmao.
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Originally Posted by Groshuk View Post
Well if he stuck the REW in the FB and it had a running 12A I guess it kind of makes sense to throw it in the FD and ask a few more bucks for it instead of just selling a roller.
All that did was make more work for the new owner. At least with a rolling shell you can drop a new motor right in. Now they'd need to do all kinds of **** before this car can run right.
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better than a v8 swap and less chance of popping motors due to ignorance.
^^^ this! ^^^
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Ah Ha!
it is True!
Being an FD owner will Break you!..
This is like a poor man's way of keeping it Rotary!.
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want more power? do it yourself!

then learn how to be an expert at replacing engines.

at least he had the sense to admit enough is enough and step down to a setup that is damn near impossible to blow up, or just didn't have the choice. a GT35 will get any amateur in over their head before they can even lift off the throttle.

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Originally Posted by RotaryEvolution View Post
want more power? do it yourself!

then learn how to be an expert at replacing engines.

at least he had the sense to admit enough is enough and step down to a setup that is damn near impossible to blow up, or just didn't have the choice. a GT35 will get any amateur in over their head before they can even lift off the throttle.
not only he had a GT35 turbo on his FD but never upgraded his fuel system and never even got it tuned lol
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Less chance of popping motors, Greater chance of getting straight smoked by stock Geo Metros
I have a Metro for my dd. Trust me, a 12a with only 1 good rotor would still beat it. I've had bicyclists beat me from a light up to about 20 mph.
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