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Wow man! that is a really nice Sentra, looks like you have but a ton of time and money into it.

I agree the exhaust does look a little shabby, but I wouldn't want to cut into that amazing paint job you have on there.

Also, keep the SE-R badge!
 

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Ahh I see. Well hopefully she appreciates all your work on that thing!

And 4k is a lot to a poor college student! haha.
 

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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.
Forgive my newbishness, but is that a GA16 single cam with electronic fuel injection that you then turbo'd?
 

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Wow man that sounds awesome! that's kind of what I was thinking, but didn't know how to verbalize it.

I think eventually I want to go for a CA18DE and then maybe turbo it in the future. I like the fact that its a dohc, I love the sound they make, and the timing efficiency.

Have either of you guys ever heard of taking a CA18DET out of a late 80s 200sx?? wondering if it's possible
 

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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.
Wow, thanks for all the info man. My brother and I are Nissan lovers(he drives a 91 240sx sr20det) and we have been racking our brains trying to figure out what to do to this sport coupe! He's the technician and im still in school, so he has a lot more knowledge than I do. But I know I want a Dohc but I also really like the stock motor, so the GA16DE sounds like a really good choice.

Basically I am just really stoked on this car, it's got 212k miles and runs perfectly, with almost stock compression and vacume. It sparked my love for Nissans again, haha.

Anyways... I'm rambling, this has gone off topic, but thanks again both of you guys!
 

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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.
Hey, is there any significant difference between the 91 and 92-94 DEs? or anything at all?
 
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