Nissan Forum banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Both thee cars have the same engine same specs one enginf is mounted inline the other is mounted left to right. So Im asking everyones opinion Isnt the first generation altima just a 4 door 240sx se ....please state ur views
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
125 Posts
Agbsalasie said:
Both thee cars have the same engine same specs one enginf is mounted inline the other is mounted left to right. So Im asking everyones opinion Isnt the first generation altima just a 4 door 240sx se ....please state ur views
I believe that both are I-4 inline 4 cylinders. One is rear wheel drive (the 240) and the other is front wheel drive. Rear wheel drive engines are sideways in the engine bay, while fwd is "mounted left to right".
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Very different cars. It is more cost effective to use different versions of the same motor in different cars.
IIRC Altima's have a soild rear axel, 240's have independent suspension on all for corners. Altima's have disc brakes in the front and drum in the rear. 240's have all disc. I could go on for ever. Biggest diff is the chassis, Altima=sadan
240=cheap sports car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Startours7 said:
Altima's have disc brakes in the front and drum in the rear. 240's have all disc.

okay now i see that you joined after 2004 and i own a 2000 altima and it comes stock option with four wheel antilock disc brakes... i say them two cars was a cheap way for nissan to appeal to the younger generation and the adult generation..
 

·
KA24DET
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
SerDaRat93 said:
okay now i see that you joined after 2004 and i own a 2000 altima and it comes stock option with four wheel antilock disc brakes... i say them two cars was a cheap way for nissan to appeal to the younger generation and the adult generation..
They're talking about the first gen Altima's.
The 240SX has different cam profiling than the Altima. It is a parallel mounted KA24DE, while the U13 is transverse. You can't compare the two cars at all. No, the Altima is not just a 4 door 240SX. They only share the same motor. That's like trying to compare the S13A 240SX to a truck because they have the engine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
egg sactly cause if they were exactly the same engine the truck would be way faster than the 240 cause its lighter,
also why im gonna put an rb20 in a truck its gonna be fast as jesus
 

·
LUCKY SLIDES 2 2/25/06
Joined
·
504 Posts
matt_pound said:
egg sactly cause if they were exactly the same engine the truck would be way faster than the 240 cause its lighter,
also why im gonna put an rb20 in a truck its gonna be fast as jesus
no its not. the truck has a different setup meaning its made to be able to pull stuff and has a lower gear ratio. the 240 would hand it its ass
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
duh thats exsactly what i said, the same reason the altima is slower the engine may be the same basics but it is not made the same
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top