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Which swap to chose?

KA24(D)E-T
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KA24(D)E-R
5 (41.7%)
SR20DET
2 (16.7%)
SR20VE
3 (25%)

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Author Topic: new S12, which way to go?  (Read 4213 times)

Offline I_heart_VVL

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new S12, which way to go?
« on: 01:06:37 PM / 18-Dec-10 »
Hi, my name is Rodolfo and I've been wandering the forums and searching for ideas on which route to go. I have an offer waiting on a pretty good MK-II S12 and want to do an engine swap to get rid of the stock motor.
So the choices are pretty simple and im trying to stay under a 6K budget. The choices are, KA24DE-T, KA24DE-R(supercharged), SR20DET redtop, or an SR20DE with an SR20VE head conversion.
I love VVL and i currently have a 96 B14 with an SR20VE swap.
I've searched the forums and only found a handfull of turbo KA swaps and some SR20s. My power goal is to get at least 230 HP at the wheels.
any input is greatly apreciated! :)

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Re: new S12, which way to go?
« Reply #1 on: 01:08:29 PM / 18-Dec-10 »
its all personal prefrence man! do what you really want im doing a sr20det swap in mines atm

Offline sam31183

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Re: new S12, which way to go?
« Reply #2 on: 07:59:23 PM / 18-Dec-10 »
i moved this to the engine comparison forum because it belonged here more than it did in the ka forum.

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  haha me modding would be a disaster.....Id get all power hungry and  demand n00dz from everyone. Then make all the canadian s12er's come here  and massage my feet and make me jello pudding.

Actually....mod powers plz?!?!?!  0:)

Tedious?  This coming from a person who uses the word twice in a sentence?  I laughed repeatedly...


Offline Phisherman09

Re: new S12, which way to go?
« Reply #3 on: 08:03:12 PM / 18-Dec-10 »
there all fun.

i have had about all the 4 cylinder options lol. sr is the funnest. IMO. A KA gets the job done cheap though.

however, i like N/A engines for some reason. my 20valve corolla is wack to drive, and only has like 150 hp lol. a sr20ve would be dope.
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Offline sam31183

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Re: new S12, which way to go?
« Reply #4 on: 08:05:33 PM / 18-Dec-10 »
ka is cheap, easy, and fun. Just the way i likes it.

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  haha me modding would be a disaster.....Id get all power hungry and  demand n00dz from everyone. Then make all the canadian s12er's come here  and massage my feet and make me jello pudding.

Actually....mod powers plz?!?!?!  0:)

Tedious?  This coming from a person who uses the word twice in a sentence?  I laughed repeatedly...


Offline I_heart_VVL

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Re: new S12, which way to go?
« Reply #5 on: 08:39:30 PM / 21-Dec-10 »
Well i really like the SR20VE; i just love the sound of VVL engaging :D
does anyone have information on this swap?
1987 SE V6 - Gone
2004 Mazda RX8 GT - Gone
2003 Subaru WRX - Gone
1997 Mazda Miata - SOLD!
2003 Nissan 350Z - Gone
1989 RHD RB25 S13 - Gone, thank god
1989 two tone SR coupe because s12s are dumb

Offline fOxr1d3r18

Re: new S12, which way to go?
« Reply #6 on: 08:45:34 PM / 21-Dec-10 »
ka24det 4 price and sr20det 4 aftermarket parts or whatever comes up first on craigslist lol

Offline Phisherman09

Re: new S12, which way to go?
« Reply #7 on: 12:17:20 AM / 22-Dec-10 »
theres a local guying making 860 + whp on a sr20vet in a s13.

you need to either run a standalone, or cut a big hole in the firewall too fit the distributor.

you can run s15 coilpacks, and run a CAS either on the back of the head, or on the crank pulley. the rest is straight foward. its quite a bit of work though.

honestly, a sr20det will suffice. just make ricer noises out the window.
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Offline kelso840

Re: new S12, which way to go?
« Reply #8 on: 11:56:49 AM / 22-Dec-10 »
ka24de-r please so I can drool over it.
Infrequently driving an s12.

Offline fOxr1d3r18

Re: new S12, which way to go?
« Reply #9 on: 02:44:53 PM / 22-Dec-10 »
sr20vet would be sick too