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Old 06-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #21
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996 with an LS swap.

http://www.renegadehybrids.com/
The conversion parts are cheaper than parts for a monster miata. That sir, is nuts.

Besides that. Can a RHD Skyline be had for 50?

What about buying an E46 M3 and building that?
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996 with an LS swap.

http://www.renegadehybrids.com/
dude up the road from me had a 930 that he'd grown tired of maintaining so he swapped in a sbc for about the cost of a rebuild. he sold it some time ago in favor of a new Boxster (wtf?) but it was a bad *** little car.
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The 930 motor bears very little resemblance to a modern 911 engine.
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The 930 motor bears very little resemblance to a modern 911 engine.
oh of course, but he was making 2x the power with that sbc and it cost him like 1/8th to operate
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man up and build this, Factory Five GTM, powered by an LSx
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #26
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NSX with a swap? are you retarded?

bro, have you looked at C5 Z06s? with $50k you could build a retarded fast car
Why not swap an NSX??? They are SOOOOOO sexy in person. That motor though. Puke

And c5? Looks like a frikken thunderbird. Barf. C6 looks fantastic though.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #27
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Rx7 something swap sounds very promising. I see one on cars.com actually
For $10k.

I am thinking i could get a built ls motor for around $10k

Driveline shiz for $10k

Turbo shiz and ems shiz for $10k

And run all of it. Full interior.

Thoughts?
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LOTUS EXIGE S --Done -- Drink Beer
(There's always stuff to do to any car)

Also, M3 with LS conversion. Power and reliability. And fits more than 2 peoples.

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RX7 is the obvious choice.

Sexy. Light. LSx fits great.
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Rx7 something swap sounds very promising. I see one on cars.com actually
For $10k.

I am thinking i could get a built ls motor for around $10k

Driveline shiz for $10k

Turbo shiz and ems shiz for $10k

And run all of it. Full interior.

Thoughts?
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Cts-V might fit in the price range. For this kind of money it better not be some swapped/finicky/pain in the *** car. Who wants to have their fun/fast car to be on a lift 80% of the time, unless you want to pay 50k to work on a car.
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Cts-V might fit in the price range. For this kind of money it better not be some swapped/finicky/pain in the *** car. Who wants to have their fun/fast car to be on a lift 80% of the time, unless you want to pay 50k to work on a car.
No

I don't want to pay $50K to work on a car.

I've probably paid about that for my miata but at least I expected it to be a long bumpy road.

This I would want to be super solid. At least as solid as it could be on pump gas.
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Oh and CTS-V is a nice option. I do like the look of the new coupe thing. But the massive depreciation offends me.

At least if I get a RX7 it will actually be worth more by the time I am done with it. Yes I will probably have someone else involved in the build the whole time to avoid my special type of wrenching.
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Good luck getting a 4:1 power ratio in a car that's reliable.

And not a high displacement lightweight car.

Like... the Corvette and Viper you shot down.

With a CTS-V you're going to need 1,000 HP or more to get 4:1.

Your power expectations for a DD need to be changed, or your reliability, or your money... or get a lighter car. 750 hp can be done n/a with a stock block (just the block) LSx. Simple, light, less issues with points of failure, 4:1 power on a 3000 lb car.
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OK Fine.

And the viper interior is soooooo horribel but the outside omggggzz i was following one last night. i wanted to fuky it so bad.

Maybe I should get this.

http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=8948.0
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Try again. http://www.golenengineservice.com/en...t-rod-turn-key

502 cu

810 hp

No turbe. Just an example.

Turbo would be easier and cheaper though.

How much is this thing? 800hp of nat asp sounds palatable.
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HELL YES.

Drive it, put 20k miles on it, get all the reliability sorted out...

Then spend 10k on a built engine that does a million n/a hp, build the driveline, and you're under budget.

Yeah. The Viper interior is omg puke. x.x It's so pretty outside though.
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How much is this thing? 800hp of nat asp sounds palatable.
From the big name LS builders, you're talking big $$$$$.

That's also a custom block, which is $$$ just itself.

Try this: http://hppmotorsports.com/main/index...&product_id=97

As the first 750 hp LSx I found with a price.
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From the big name LS builders, you're talking big $$$$$.

That's also a custom block, which is $$$ just itself.

Try this: http://hppmotorsports.com/main/index...&product_id=97

As the first 750 hp LSx I found with a price.

Uhhh

That is like the same price as a flyin miata built longblock stroker 2.0

Which would you choose for your car?
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Note the longblock comes out to just over 14k, so don't get too excited... with IM, TB and other stuff included though...

But it'll make 750hp as opposed to the FM 200 hp. So, probably the LS. :P

Edit: Still 1k cheaper than a fully built FM shortblock though. LOL @ FM.

Edit2: Longblock for longblock... almost the exact same price. Wow.
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