Anyone ever heard of this or heard of any problems with this swap? Also is it better to do this? Does anyone think that it would be worth the swap or just machine the engine?
Right on! I couldn't agree more. There is a hell of a lot of work involved in an engine swap. Dude, seriously with that kind of money, USE IT FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY! So what if the QR does not have as much aftermarket support as the SR. It will. The QR25DE motor is fairly new, and companies are working on making bolt-on modifications for it. Just express some patience, or better yet, go and spend that $5,000 and build up the engine, tap the potential that is in there to make the car a total Monster.FarmboySE-R said:swapping an engine is never point A to point B.
I think the pistons/rods MUST go. especially if you go with a Stage II turbo as shown by this site http://www.forcedinductionracing.com I'd say that at the VERY least the piston/rods will have to go if you're putting down 260+ hp on the Spec V. Anyone else wanna add to that list? I'm not a car guru.Tease V said:You know after yesterday I realized that faith in a car means the whole thing. To take out the QR25DE would be a stupid thing. I think Farmboy had the right idea. I think it's about time that someone makes a name for the SER Spec-V and shouts it out! So I will deticate my car to being all project. Question though... what's up with the piston rods and Cam gears... will they hold with a turbo? I mean will I have to replace them? Also would SR20 piston rods be able to replace the current Spec-V.