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    SR20DET build

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    #1 ShaunS13mandy


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    Posted 07 October 2016 - 08:23 PM

    Hey guys

    Would appreciate some info, I just bought a 89 S13 with the sr in it and am looking to build the engine and drivetrain. Just wondering in your experiences how far does a person get on a 15k budget for just the engine and running gear.

    This is my first foray into the 4 cylinder world and am new to modding these babies up. I'm looking for 10 -12 second 1/4 mile runs.


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    Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:34 PM

    Honestly if your going for straight line speed and quarters, go get a 2jz or rb25 conversion sorted.


    The s13 gearbox is sheet for higher HP applications, well, reliability goes out the window. 

    PPG sell straight cut gearboxes for sr 20's and even they say after 350hp you should change to a z32.

    Changing to a z32 box you need to spend bulk cash on adaptors, tail-shafts and all this other crap


    Once you have done all that, you would have done the same amount of work to put in a bigger donk.

    Name : Christian.
    Location : Mandurah.


    89 S13 180sx - forever undergoing vq30det transplant.

    92 s13 180sx - Sr20det sheetter, track hack.

    99 d22 Navara - Ever reliable dirty diesel daily and 4wd tourerer. .

    + some other random cars not worthy of mention.


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