Posted 11 July 2004 - 10:51 PM
Posted 12 July 2004 - 02:48 AM
secondly sure you can put any motor that will fit in any car, the problem would be wiring, mounts, etc. to put a non DSM motor into it would probably mean many new items, not just simply the engine
also the talon/eclipes/*lazer(if you go back far enough) is not really the only 4wd car out there, i'm sure you could find something else if you don't like dsm motors
Posted 12 July 2004 - 04:56 AM
-DSMs, like the talon, eclipse, and mitsu galant (the laser was never available in awd)
-Older Audi quattros
-subies.... (The SVX with a 5 speed swap is sweet and different) (turboed 2.5 RS is nice)
-Mazda.....(323 GTX) B6t engine, 4 banger turboed. Upgrades easy. Nice little car if you can find one
Honestly the earlier dsm engines arent that bad. The newer ones are the ones prone to crank walk. Most reliability issue come when you double the hp on the engine, (Which is easier to do then on almost any other car) They are just so damn easy to upgrade that it's very easy to overpower the drivetrain and engine. If you're smart about it though, it can be a great care. I prefer the galant myself since it's less common and not as well know.
The GTX has a special place in my heart. Great little rally car. Find one. You wont be dissapointed.
Posted 12 July 2004 - 06:07 AM
I still say DSMS are the BEST bang for your buck awd car there is. (And I dont really like DSMS).
BTW, the PGT intercooler is a GREAT, super cheap upgrade for that car. It's in any pre 93 PGT, Mazda MX6gt, of 626GT. And there's TONS of em. Ill bet you could get one for 40 bucks on MX6.com.
Posted 12 July 2004 - 06:10 AM
Edited by jesterrace777, 12 July 2004 - 06:14 AM.
Posted 12 July 2004 - 04:09 PM
Posted 12 July 2004 - 06:29 PM
Edited by jesterrace777, 12 July 2004 - 06:32 PM.
Posted 12 July 2004 - 07:12 PM
|QUOTE (Psilocybe @ Jul 12 2004, 01:09 PM)|
|get an s-10 or s-15, lower it, and put a v8 into it, grab a tano cover so your tailgate doesn't hold you back, and you're set|
im with you man. and i have never had a problem with mitsi engines. but lowering a truck with a big engine is actually a bad idea. i knew a guy who had an s10 slammed with a 454. he went over a speed bump one day and ripped out the oil pan and lots of other shit. not cool. but i would take a slammed truck over a car anyday. just my opinion.
Edited by ravage73, 12 July 2004 - 07:27 PM.
Posted 12 July 2004 - 11:11 PM
also when it comes to an engine swap with a truck such as that or a dakota or something, you can swap a hell of a lot easier and cheaper and such plus many more places will be able to do it for you if you can't yourself. also as far as gas milage you can get those on the fly programmers that will let you change your fuel dilivery for normal travel (high mpg) or for race/high horsepower
Posted 13 July 2004 - 01:01 AM
Posted 13 July 2004 - 05:27 AM
|QUOTE (Rylinkus @ Jul 13 2004, 03:01 AM)|
|He wanted AWD. If it were just cheap speed a Fox Body Mustang and a 5.0 is a pretty tough setup to beat. And you know the handling would be superior to that of a truck. If AWD is the goal, the DSMs are a very tough setup to beat. And there's SOOO much info on em.|
Yup, AWD's are quicker off the line. IMHO trucks are designed for two things: 1. Hualing things around. 2. Going off road. They ARE NOT meant for racing. I view truck modding the same way I view modded civics. Anyways Rylinkus, you mentioned the older DSMS had better engines. I was thinking in the neighborhood of a '95, or are you talking about the '90-'94 DSMS? Also IYHO which do you think is the all around best car for the $ when it comes to a racing machine (ie modding options, low cost)? I really like the RX-7s but everything about them seems so damned expensive and the 3rd Generation ones are almost impossible to find now. Oh yeah, handling IS A MUST. I don't want something that can't handle corners.
Edited by jesterrace777, 13 July 2004 - 05:28 AM.
Posted 15 July 2004 - 07:50 AM
Posted 15 July 2004 - 06:29 PM
Posted 15 July 2004 - 08:25 PM
Edited by jesterrace777, 15 July 2004 - 08:26 PM.
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