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Old 07-28-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default new swap kit on the market

http://www.speedworks.com.au/mx5.htm

now there is a company making a swap kit for the sr20. Seem like it would be a good swap.

The only issues I ever seen with SRs are powersteering leaking, running a PS-less miata is not a problem compared to a PS-less 240
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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I dunno if I want any engine that can only have about 1qt of oil in it.
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I dunno if I want any engine that can only have about 1qt of oil in it.
It looks as if the oil pan still holds normal amounts of oil.
unless I missed something
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Hm......That would be Really interesting. I think even an all stock Sr in a miata would be pretty quick. And parts wouldnt be too bad for it if you go on Nico. But, with that price tag, I would rather add another 3k for the V8 Kit Hehe.
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Hm......That would be Really interesting. I think even an all stock Sr in a miata would be pretty quick. And parts wouldnt be too bad for it if you go on Nico. But, with that price tag, I would rather add another 3k for the V8 Kit Hehe.

I think the pros of this kit,

A) still uncommon
B) parts are getting cheap
C) finding the motors are getting easier and cheaper
D) cost...
in the drift scene I seen sr20 ready for swap at about 1k to 1.5k with ecu and wiring harness. That just really leaves the driveshaft. Plus a **** ton of labor, but they are selling to DIYers.
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:59 PM   #6
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been out for awhile, possibly a good idea for a few years from now.
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yeah sr20dets are getting cheaper, would be smart for those who've got the ability and want more power than the miata motor and trans can hold
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It looks as if the oil pan still holds normal amounts of oil.
unless I missed something

I dunno, this doesn't seem like a big sump

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Old 07-31-2007, 02:13 AM   #9
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its really no smaller than the oem nissan pan



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I still say is it worth it when you can turbo and have a spare motor for the price.

I still have not seen proof of these Mega Power stock sr motors that are claimed to last for ever on the intraweb
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I still say is it worth it when you can turbo and have a spare motor for the price.

I still have not seen proof of these Mega Power stock sr motors that are claimed to last for ever on the intraweb
http://www.tougefactory.com/

I work ^^^ there, and sr20 is what we do.

We have stock block sr20s making 3-350 hp all day long, and have been for 3+ years.
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its really no smaller than the oem nissan pan

shows how much I know :gay:

I hate the price still...but I guess you pay for the ease of the swap.
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I can't imagine paying that much for those brackets, but I suppose that's what they need to sell them for to keep the shop open. Ya know what I'm gonna say, so I won't bother. :gay:
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http://www.tougefactory.com/

I work ^^^ there, and sr20 is what we do.

We have stock block sr20s making 3-350 hp all day long, and have been for 3+ years.
Nothing you cant do with the factory miata motors
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Yah the SR motor is great, being a Nissan owner and Part of NICO. I have had chance to own SR's Turbo KA's and now I'm on a RB.

But yah someone here hit it on the head, stock for stock, the SR is pretty much the same engine as the 1.8 liter Miata engine but with out the turbo.

The SR is a fun lil engine though and parts are dime a dozen, getting cheaper by the day , I think a Stock SR engine would be great fun in a Miata thought.

And everything should weight just about the same since the SR is a Aluminum block.

Also don't forget to include the cost of a custom drive shaft to a cost of the SR engine and Mounting stuff.

And if you guys want a lot of good Info on the SR engine, don't hesitate to visit Nicoclub.com
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Nothing you cant do with the factory miata motors
sr20 is cheaper tho

and makes more tourqe
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sr20 is cheaper tho

and makes more tourqe
That and the stronger tranny is the biggest advantage to me
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Also don't forget to include the cost of a custom drive shaft to a cost of the SR engine and Mounting stuff.
i would also think a new rear end would be in line too - something to hold the power most of us would want after that kind of swap
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i would also think a new rear end would be in line too - something to hold the power most of us would want after that kind of swap
rear should be fine imho, so long as you have an aftermarket diff
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rear should be fine imho, so long as you have an aftermarket diff
He means the weak miat 1.6 Diff

SR motor is cheaper than a miata motor???? Please show me that, I can get miata motors for 500 that are working perfectly or less other people here can show you where they have gotten motors for less (no fan boys thinking it is one of Gods two motors the JZ and the SR to drive up prices, no MaD TyTe DrIfTa's or LifeStyle playas to drive up prices on the miata yet. Although there is Cubroadster :gay: ).

Torque can be affect by the turbo on a miata, and for the price there are better motors to swap in such as the FE3, you want torque and cheap parts ford 5.0, want more torque LSx motors.
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