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Old 08-25-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Opinions on 240zs? Any experience with swaps?

Want a 240z like crazy, can't decide, American muscle? Or import muscle?

Looking to drop a RB25DET or RB26DETT (skyline engines)

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a small block Chevy.

I want a taste of all cars you know ill always love Mustangs like crazy!

Just looking for experience in all fields, I have a full shop and technicians to my disposal as well as my own knowledge, but I've just never really messed in this field before and I want to play.

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I'd go with the 240sx hatch. Many successful swaps are done in those cars and are cheap for the most part. And look pretty good imo fixed up. A lot of people go ls1, sr20, rb20, rb25 swaps in those commonly and have seen all of those done (friend of mine works on them and does swaps) even some just build up the ka motors they have. Just a thought.
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There are at least 500 SXs at every car show though, and very, VERY few 240zs, I only know of 3 modded ones or so in the valley. They get so much respect and love out here and are pretty much the Japanese Mustang.

I'm just stuck on engines and if its worth it
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Thats true.

Id go with the small block. The rb motors are pretty expensive and so are parts for it, and isnt as easy to build up because of that. Overpriced, the reason my friend and other 240 owners build up the sr's instead because theyre cheaper to get to that power level.
But they are cool swaps if you dont mind the price tag.
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The old Z cars are quite awesome.

I knew of a few swapped 240Z's running around. One had an LQ4 (iron block LS2) with a T56 that ended up being turbo'd at some point and another one that had an SR20 swap. Both are cool but the V8 swapped one was plain awesome.

If I recall, the V8 car had several issues with the rear end, axles, and suspension. Basically anytime the car hooked something broke. It was a '72 240Z I believe.
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240sx with an LS7 swap
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That's just the 6.2L with a supercharger. The 7.0L LS7 is a better base if you have big stuff planned for it.
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The sr20 bolts right in and so is the cheapest and easiest swap. Is a plenty powerful motor too with a good turbo setup on it.

Rb25 is possible with more work. My buddy put one in his 90 240 to make a drift car back in 04. Really ****ing cool.

Rb26 is a no go because of the AWD.
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Ls7 is 505 hp right?
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Oh that's right I forgot the AWD poo


And guys were talking small block chevys those engines are the size of the car itself lol!
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Ls7 is 505 hp right?
Yes, 505hp all motor. Throw in an aggressive cam, good heads and a new intake and you can make almost 600 to the wheels.

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Oh that's right I forgot the AWD poo

And guys were talking small block chevys those engines are the size of the car itself lol!
Actually, LS motors have high displacement, but the actual size of them is as small or smaller than the 5.0
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Get the 350z!
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Oh that's right I forgot the AWD poo


And guys were talking small block chevys those engines are the size of the car itself lol!
The old small blocks aren't that small. If you pick up a newer LSx based block they are rather small. Actually, the LS-1, -2, -3, -6 and -7 are all the same physical size.

So stuffing in a 5.7L LS1 would require the same amount of space as the 7.0L LS7.

The Ford Mod engines aren't popular because up until the 5.0, they sucked NA, weighed a bit more and they are physically large engines with the huge OHC heads.

When swapping them into an RX7 (1.3L rotary) you actually are quite close to breaking even in weight with an LSx and T56 over the 1.3L rotary engine and transmission.

If weight becomes an issue and you have the coin, go with an LSx as it will be an aluminum engine with a plastic intake. If you aren't concerned with weight and/or don't have the coin, the iron block truck engines are only 65lbs - 85lbs heavier than the aluminum engines and can handle a good bit of power (1000+hp).
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Do a ls1 or 2jz swap
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Totally forgot about the 2jz swap.


Even the 1jz i see done around here a lot

Many options here
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2jz= Japanese terminator
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What about a 300ZX?








Or you could go big with a Sentra GT-R. lol
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Oh that's right I forgot the AWD poo

And guys were talking small block chevys those engines are the size of the car itself lol!
Not all skylines are awd. The GTS is a rwd skyline so an rb swap is not out of the picture.

Whatever swap you decide to do you'll be better off buying the entire front clip, so you'll at least have everything you'll need to get it running.

I've got a 1uzfe I'm gonna drop into my S13 but finding all the odds and ends is proving to be a *****! I should've ponied up the cash and bought the whole front clip.
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Not all skylines are awd. The GTS is a rwd skyline so an rb swap is not out of the picture.

Whatever swap you decide to do you'll be better off buying the entire front clip, so you'll at least have everything you'll need to get it running.

I've got a 1uzfe I'm gonna drop into my S13 but finding all the odds and ends is proving to be a *****! I should've ponied up the cash and bought the whole front clip.
Actually that was what I already told him on the first page... RB25=yes, RB26=no.
Funny thing I saw a nice 89 hatch today with a newly completed RB25 swap. Love that ****.
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Actually that was what I already told him on the first page... RB25=yes, RB26=no.
Funny thing I saw a nice 89 hatch today with a newly completed RB25 swap. Love that ****.
The rb25 bell housing will fit the rb26. Shoot, even the z32 bell housing will bolt up to the rb26.
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The rb25 bell housing will fit the rb26. Shoot, even the z32 bell housing will bolt up to the rb26.
So thus run the RWD tranny with the bulletproof, god like 900hp stock internal, rb26 huh.... THAT sounds like fun
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So thus run the RWD tranny with the bulletproof, god like 900hp stock internal, rb26 huh.... THAT sounds like fun
But a lot of freaking money! I've seen 1 but too rich for my blood. Especially in a S31 240zs.
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