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Old 09-02-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default What's worse than a sr20 swap?

A ca18det. Hows this for a mad tyte jdm dorifto machine?

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So this guy went through all the effort of a sr20 swap, and only put a ca18 in. I don't understand.

Edit: can't edit title, whoops. Excuse my grammar, sirs.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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$8700 lol
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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I really don't get the obsession people have with these pile of **** engines.

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I'd take a CA over an SR any ******* day.

Doesn't make the swap any less retarded.
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I'd take a CA over an SR any ******* day.

Doesn't make the swap any less retarded.
Really? I don't know enough about them to say. I know my brother has a sr20 in his s14 and it's healthy, made 280whp. I just assumed the ca18 was older/shittier and thus worse.

What makes it better than an sr?
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More durable valvetrain design, better rod/stroke/bore ratios, and i like old things.
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Why would you swap out one crappy 1.8 for another crappy 1.8? lol
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Well, since they're both 1.8s, it's direct fit, duh.
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Why would you swap out one crappy 1.8 for another crappy 1.8? lol
lol, this was my exact train of thought and why I created this thread.

Cuz it'z turboed, yo. turbo swapz r sikkk
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Ultimate DRifT ROADSTER



I don't understand how people can possibly think drivetrain fabrication is less work than rods.
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At least a rb25/26 actually can make a fuckload of power with a stock motor. I wouldn't build a miata with that boat anchor in the front though personally.
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I think the worst motor you could swap into a Miata is the 1.8T Volkswagen motor. I had a GTI once, and it was the most unreliable piece of crap.
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Cool story bro. That car sucked because of the car, not the motor.
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