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Old 11-08-2010, 02:36 AM   #21
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With threads like this who needs viagra?
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If I was doing a boxer swap id try to do the whole drivetrain. 4wd miata? oh yea.

I thought about it back in the day. Asked if it has ever been done or could it be done and just like now most thought it was ludicrous.
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The motor is ~31.
We have ~27 between the rails.
Also the mounting, it would hang mostly in front of the front wheels.

Even if you somehow managed to stuff it in there, it would require pulling the engine to get to the plugs, and the car would have the weight distribution of a truck. And that's besides the fact that the ammount of custom fabrication needed would probably cost more than the car and the engine combined.

of all the people here I should be the one most excited to do something like this since I love subaru's, but its just not even close to realistic.
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I think I'm gonna do a 3JZ-GTE, chop the firewall and move it back 12 inches, then cut a shifter hole where the fuel and trunk release goes, and run linkages to the front of the trans tunnel.
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No one else seems to think that it was an unbelievably stupid question that required sarcastic comments. Other people added their thoughts as to why it'd be cool/would/wouldn't work, you seem to be the only person who feels it's necessary to be unbelievably sarcastic.
I did but 18psi handled it well enough.

Every swap is answered with the same ******* questions. Will it physically fit without retarded plumbing and ridiculous amount of fab work? Is it worth it?

Do you take a dump and have $10K drop out of your ***?
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:38 AM   #27
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The motor is ~31.
We have ~27 between the rails.
Also the mounting, it would hang mostly in front of the front wheels.
Why should a little thing like a frame rail get in the way?
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:38 PM   #28
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k gaiz imma put two vetacks in the trunk but my question is would the flux capacitor fit into the differential housing if i did that?

kthx.

btw i had a handa b25d5 with over 9000 horsepowers so i definitely know what im doing

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Old 11-08-2010, 01:18 PM   #29
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do you plan to keep all the a/c and power steering ****? do you also plan to use the awd setup? you can weld the dif to make it rwd, but if you really want an EJ, why not go AWD? there's tons of support for the drivetrain, but the fab work that will be required will nothing short of insane. Insane is good though. If you find a wreck wrx or hell, even a older RS, you'd be ahead of the curve. all you would need then would be hundreds of hours of fab time and misc parts to make it work.

AWD turbo Miata? I jizz in my pants at the thought.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:25 PM   #30
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This thread needs more pink body panels.


I've stayed up at night thinking about neat swaps for every vehicle I've ever owned, or thought about owning...and I'll admit the Suby boxer comes up very few times. I'd consider it for a VW if the tranny is at all possible to work out, or for a specially made kit car a la Joe Perez.

I'm convinced the FE3 is the best out there swap. Very feasible...very cheap, easy to fab, and "throwaway" engines safe to 5-600whp.
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Even if you could fit it the engine between the rails. The Boxer is an expensive engine to modify. There are much better options out there. So the reall question is "why would you want to?"

If its to be unique have fun your moeny your time have at it.
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AWD TURBO MIATA!

That's all I need to hear.
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this thread needs more pink body panels.

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An AWD Miata...
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I'd consider it for a VW if the tranny is at all possible to work out.....
Like This.....? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Iltis
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While you can manipulate images and really change **** around in Adobe Photoshop, if it can be done in MSPaint, it can be done in real life.

Proof that the boxer engine will fit in a Miata:



After proving the boxer engine will fit, I went a head and tested a couple other theories I had in mind:



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lol at the chainsaw 14 pack
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Pusha ftw dammit!
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Hey, has anyone thought of an air cooled VW engine swap? Front engine, rear drive, stock Miata transmission, adapter plate and at approximately 60hp it sounds like a real win. Seriously, why has no one ever thought of a swap like this? You even get the benefit of getting rid of the radiator. Win win.
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