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Haha, absolutely nothing close. I was just saying subjectively, for me, 4 grand is a good chuck of change :)
yeah, haha. it's money i don't have.

the project looks amazing man. can't wait to see it completed. so close!!! how much of an issue was it to put in the Z32 MAF? i can't decide whether to go with the Z32 or the Cobra MAF for my GA16ET project.

i also like the muffler. which one is it? i prefer the oval style with the round tip. bit more of a sleeper look to it, which is what i'm aiming for my sport coupe. and where did you get a Sunny lip spoiler? and did the bumper go on issueless with the FMIC in? i need to map out what size i'm going with for mine, and seeing as you did a SC front clip conversion, you're my best friend today lol:).
 

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Forgive my newbishness, but is that a GA16 single cam with electronic fuel injection that you then turbo'd?
nope hehe, thats my project. ga16i's have been turbo'd, but not with much success. i'm planning to change it to MPFI using the OBD1 GA16DE intake manifold, throttle body, ECU, and harness. that would technically classify it as a GA16E. i have the GA16i eurocam, and it will then be turbod, most likely using the same method as blownb310 and beyondbiscuits2 used for there GA16DE's. it'll be a stronger, more powerful base than the GA16DE for boosting, so it should be pretty potent. it may also go the way of forged con rods and forged lower compression pistons to allow for more boost.
 

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the S12 actually had a CA18ET, not DET. it was the 89 and early model 1990 JDM 240's (180sx) and silvia's that had the CA18DET.

it either requires adapter plates, or simply a transmission from a kn13 pulsar SE, as it was the vehicle with the N/A CA18DE. it's my understanding that the DE and DET are quite different internally, which is normal with n/a and fi versions of the same engine. one is built for boost (lower compression, forged internals) while the other is built for n/a performance/daily driving. the b13 SR20DE and the s13/bluebird SR20DET's are like that as well. i'm sure the CA18DE can be boosted as well, but not the same level as the DET without heavy internal mods. you probably couldn't go over 6-7 psi.

and as far as using a GA-series platform, mine is the pain in the ass method. it could be better, but it will take longer and could be more painful.

if you want something simple, swap in an OBD1 GA16DE from a b13, and get the turbo kit for it upgraded to a T25, then use the b13 SR20DE ECU and harness along with the SR20DE 279cc injectors, and you have a system full capable of 12psi that bolts in without too much hassle.
 

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sport coupe's are awesome. i love mine. as for the GA swap, you have an e16i sentra. it will require an b13 tranny as well, and the correct motor mount assembly. what may be handy, is going to a junk yard and finding an 89-90 sport coupe, and get the whole front clip. then all you have to do is swap in the DE and do the wiring. make sure your DE is a 91-94. it's OBD1, and makes life a helluva lot simpler.
 
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