I plan on turbocharging my 96 200sx se-r however i was wondering if you all think that i t would be advantagious to swap in either a bluebird or GTiR engine or just buy a turbo kit. I am hoping to make 350-400 hp and was wondering which choice would be more cost effective, reliable and easier to install.
i would suggest going for the swap instead of the turbo upgrade... the sr20det has stronger internals than the sr20de... so by the time you finish upgrading your internals, ignition system, fuel system, and dropping the turbo kit... you'll also spend less on the swap...
Wait a sec.the SR20 can handle up to 400 whp on the stock internals. Is it adviseable to push that limit.? no..Buy the kit and throw on with everything else you will need. You already have all the correct sensors on the car, and you wont need to replace the waterpump, and bearings on your motor...you would have to on the DET. The BB DET isnt any stronger than the regular US spec SR20..but the GTi-R is stronger. Sodium filled valves, and stronger connecting rods..as well as factory installed oil squirters...so you NED this...? no, like I said, you can safely hit 350-400 HP on stock bottom end..as I got closer to 400, then start considering beefing up the bottom end.
Either way, you will need to replace your clutch with a stronger one if you havent already, as well as tapping the block for the turbo oil lines. And if you get a kit like the F max you can get the FMIC, and all the piping...theres alot more, but just thought Id give you the correct info...Swaps are good, but you can accomplish your goal with the kit. (dont forget emmissions in your state if applicable)
The axel swap was very easy.
No master cylinder swap. Just a bit of fluid for when you bleed the lines.
There are 3 major bolts under the car, the 4 strut bolts, and that is about it.
The only issue we has was the clearance between the bolt on the trailing arm and the exhaust. It was very tight, and the socket had a hard time fitting in there.
I replaced one for a guy I know that had hydraulics..the trailing arm snapped on him where the lower cup was welded in..anyway.it helps to get the car as high as possible for leverage..Impacts dont fit up in those spaces to well..
hey guys... you ever heard of the quad throttle body upgrade for the GA16DE motor??? me and my team is thinking of building another b14 for show and street... and our homeboys in the philippines have seen those throttle bodies used on the motors there... our budget is limited on this one since it's not gonna be used to race... so chances are, we're only gonna be using parts we can get in the usa (for now)...
I would swap the motor. You can get a motor for half the price of a f-max kit. It is not that hard to swap out the sensors from your stock sr20 --only hard thing is changing the rod bearings which is suggested I mean if you know what you doing and do it yourself. But you know if you go the money buy a plsar Gtir det and put a f-max kit on it---I wonder if anyone did that yet.