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Old 06-27-2011, 03:48 AM   #1
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who has done this ,any info. i just saw a rb26det into a 1990 miata, sick as hell.. i have mr2 with 2.2 stroker love it, but in the future i want to make a 3sgte 500whp miata.
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Would be keen to see this but when you can do so much to a stock Miata engine, it's probably just a lot more work for not that much better an outcome.
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take some measurements. and I forget which way the 3s rotates but you might want to check that too.

then go out and find an old altezza/IS or supra transmission and see if it'll fit under the car.
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that'd be pretty unique, whats the ballpark figures of a swap like this? more than a v8?
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hmmm ballpark figure for a one-off...
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For 500whp, a built BP should suffice. If you want to go ahead and do the swap just because [race car ] then go ahead.
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I think you should, It would be awesome and unique. My buddy is doing a 3sgte swap into his 88 mr2 right now. I am giddy to see that thing rolling around.
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I think you should, It would be awesome and unique. My buddy is doing a 3sgte swap into his 88 mr2 right now. I am giddy to see that thing rolling around.
Yeah, but that makes WAY more sense than throwing it in a Miata. Or a Pinto.
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This to me is one of those things that sounds awesome until about 4 months into the project when you still dont have a running stock sub 250hp 3sgte in there and you have spent 2x as much as it would take to build a 1.8 and turbo it. If you insist on swapping in a factory turbo 4cyl the sr20 is a better option, unlike the 3s the sr20 is all aluminum, not to mention there is a mount kit available and the swap has been done numerous times. In my opinion even the sr20 is a waste. B6, BP, F20/22c and lsx engines are the only power plants that are worth using in a miata in my opinion. To each his own though and no matter the engine a 500whp miata is sure to be a hand full.
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my old engine on current car was 364whp, before heat soaking ,my new 3sgte(98 bottom,fixed water pump area,where they always crack) motor is built and e85 ready looking for 500-600whp, 500whp i will be happy , this setup is for track, yeah i still love that little car yes the miata,my wife loves it also.
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you could try getting a 3sge BEAMS motor out of a jdm is200 and putting a turbo on it. they're already set up for RWD and and come with 6spds
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lol well by guessing by quality of the parts and work he had in the pics he posted $$$ shouldn't be a problem lol
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