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    #16
    Makes sense to install a fresh, tuned, familiar turbo 4cyl engine that you already have to replace the questionably reliable, underwhelming VG and auto to me. Beats overcapitalising more money on an unknown second hand RB/LS that has a solid potential to send rods anyway.

    If you like SR20's and 300zx's and have both it seems perfectly logical to me. Plus all the butthurt you'll give people just adds to the appeal.

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      #17
      +1 for SR Z. Always wanted to do one.
      Originally posted by brewdles
      In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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        #18
        Red is RED!

        Tidy base. I dig ours. They feel so "solid" to drive compared to S/R chassis.
        Agree with the complexity overload though.

        One of my fav's is the clutch bleed point behind drivers headlight! Took me a while to work out how to bleed the master cyl.

        The assisted clutch on our has just developed a leak (slight hiss when pressing clutch pedal). I expected to find a vac line running from plenum to booster.
        No. There is not one, but two vacuum tanks under the drivers front guard, joined with various hoses, and a check valve thrown in.

        LoL.

        At least your being NA doesn't have this assisted clutch BS to deal with

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          #19
          Please provide weight comparison between SR20 (including turbos and intercooler and associated piping) and LS engine and box combos. If the SR20 is more than 70kg lighter I'm on board. Why 70? because i said so

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            #20
            Damn that seppo Jimmy Oakes
            an easy fix is get a mate to drive in front of you at 60 then 80 then 100 and mark in on your speedo with some liquid paper.

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              #21
              Originally posted by gtrboyy View Post
              Damn that seppo Jimmy Oakes
              Haha - this! Had to check it wasn't Jimmy posting with the included black Z photo with the SR in it.. I'd put an LS in it, but you do you, boo.
              Originally posted by race6.3l
              Only gripes are the bluetooth and stereo are bread and butter spec, not one person has been able to hear me properly during a call, even with my head all contorted towards the roof mounted microphone like im trying to growl a chic sitting on a clothesline

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                #22
                SR is a great idea. Had one in a r33 that was almost stock. Still did skids well

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by lukevl View Post
                  Please provide weight comparison between SR20 (including turbos and intercooler and associated piping) and LS engine and box combos. If the SR20 is more than 70kg lighter I'm on board. Why 70? because i said so
                  Quick google

                  SR20DET - ~180kg
                  5 Speed - ~50kg

                  LS1 - ~225kg
                  T56 - ~55kg

                  There is probably 5-10kgs of play on each side due to piping and some other bits and pieces, but I reckon it comes out evens if you include the exhausts. So about 45-50 kgs difference.

                  At the end of the day, all that matters is that the VG30 ends up in the bin.

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                    #24
                    A good deal of the weight is the cast iron motor and its associated luxurious technology! That said, I made the jump in platform expecting it to be different to what I had, and I'm doing my best to remember that. The Sil80 was a drift-ish car that I sort-of dailied, that had nice parts in a shit shell, and didn't know what it wanted to be. I'm going to try to retain its niceness, and only modify what's necessary.

                    Originally posted by Speedyblue View Post
                    Nice. I've so far avoided buying one of these. Got pretty close to a blue TT, but the guy went OS before I could get down to check it out.
                    Why would you fit an SR when you could throw in an RB and make your own Z32 version of a 200ZR?
                    One of the problems with any engine swaps into a Z32 is the fact that its Nissans only (I think, ever) rear sumped car. The implication being that straight away, you either need to mod the crossmember or make a custom tube one, drastically modify the sump or have a custom one made with a new pickup, or do a combination of both and position the motor somewhere unfavourable. I have seen someone get halfway through a VQ35 swap, but they pushed the motor forwards to clear the subframe. That's less ideal.

                    The engine bay is wider than a Skylines, but slightly shorter than a Silvias. RB's are already tight fits in Silvia engine bays, and usually involved something compromised with cooling, or a chopped rad support. For this reason, and the sump issue, 2JZ swap makes more sense, seeing as JZ's are slightly shorter than RB's and have a shorter accessory belt setup. Plus I'm pretty sure they came out rear-sumped in something. The Z having exhausts on both sides of the car mean that the wrong hotside isn't an issue.

                    Internet engine weights are pretty unreliable, but apparently the VG30DETT, RB26DETT and 2JZ GTE all tip over 300kg fully dressed. SR20 ends up at half of that weight, so thats a not insignificant difference, especially when I'm not chasing the power.

                    Originally posted by lukevl View Post
                    Please provide weight comparison between SR20 (including turbos and intercooler and associated piping) and LS engine and box combos. If the SR20 is more than 70kg lighter I'm on board. Why 70? because i said so
                    LS1/2 apparently 210-220kg
                    SR20 apparently 145kg
                    RB20/25 apparently 220-250kg
                    the TT 6 cyl motors apparently 300kg

                    Currently, the Z sits at about 1500kg, and the motor apparently made 230 PS at 6400rpm, 27.8 kg.m at 4800rpm. I'm hoping for sub 1330kg, with my motor that has done 320 PS at 6400, and 38.9 kg.m at 4800 rpm. It might not be as forgiving under 2500 rpm, but it won't be any worse than my sil80 with a passenger or two.

                    Plus I already have the engine, ECU, loom, radiator, etc. Very little that needs purchasing, only a few wires to change and three or four pipes made up to suit.

                    Originally posted by gtrboyy View Post
                    Damn that seppo Jimmy Oakes
                    Originally posted by ITS60S View Post
                    Haha - this! Had to check it wasn't Jimmy posting with the included black Z photo with the SR in it.. I'd put an LS in it, but you do you, boo.
                    Funnily enough he has a red LS Z as well as the black SR Z. The conversion mounts themselves are actually made by another seppo Johnathon Brobst. He's designed it fairly smartly, in that it involves using the fewest modified/custom parts, and unlike most swaps, has fully documented it. That makes the swap fairly un-daunting.

                    Originally posted by blingcommander View Post
                    SR is a great idea. Had one in a r33 that was almost stock. Still did skids well
                    I always liked that car, I used it in a few arguments in the past haha. I actually considered buying it, but changing to NSW rego with a cage and what not was more than I could be bothered dealing with at the time. oh well

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                        #26
                        looks fkn tits!

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                          #27
                          Great read. If you want a set of rear speakers (look to be same size as 32 front speakers), I've a pair in the garage that won't make it to the GTR, as I forgot I had them and bought another set.

                          Also, if you want to move the Tein EDFC, I'll lowball you for them and I'll even buy a flatbrim for the occassion.

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                            #28
                            Great read dude. Looks super sweet now with the drop and wheels.
                            Good one dickhead

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                              #29
                              I just love the more upmarket look and feel of the zed interior.

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                                #30
                                dont mind the SR20 idea, with a properly sized turbo should move along fine.
                                I've seen one with a nissan V8 in it (VK?), that would be sweet but $$'s!

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