engine decisions...

engine decisions...

Postby Jaf » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:50 pm

Hey guys I'm at the point where i need to decide on an engine/gbox combo, I've got a few ideas i was hoping some of you might have some info to narrow down the choices a bit. I'm hoping for around 180 -250 bhp and to get that sort of power from N/a i'd be looking at a VERY highly tuned zetec or possibly a V8. a friend of mine is saying that a nissan CA18DET would be the way to go as it would be about 170 standard and is easily tuneable. is there any other options worth lookin into that i might have missed? im also considering the weight but am assuming if ppl use a V8 with good results then a 4pot turbo shouldnt cause any probs?


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Re: engine decisions...

Postby snowy2 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:01 pm

BMW engines are a fair choice and are easy to source, they all come with RWD gearboxes, as do MX5 engines and gearboxes, besides if you got a MX5 box it should go onto a Duratec engine (they are both Mazda)
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