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Old 06-05-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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Ok, I've been thinking about starting a project car and I've been thinking about the following cars, 240z with ls1 motor, mazda miata with built motor + turbo, or mr2 turbo with built motor + upgrade turbo. The Ultimate Street Car Challange MR2 that won looked pretty awesome. I like the miata and mr2 to catch a little sun in and I love the looks of the mr2. I've had a Z and the car is great fun to drive. If I could find a light-weight droptop to put the STI drivetrain that would also be an option. I'm leaning towards the mr2, what else should I be considering?
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:20 PM   #2
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datsun 510 would be fun to build up. id really like to try throwing a small block chevy/ls1 into a 240sx. itd be fun to blow away all those sr20det conversions out there.
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:34 PM   #3
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How bout a C4?
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:38 PM   #4
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Datsun 510 are slick, my buddy had one it was a fun car, C4 is a great choice forgot about that.
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:46 PM   #5
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V8 an E30 M3...
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:30 AM   #6
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the MR2 and miata are both good choices in my book...building the MR2 would probably less custom/hassle work, UNLESS you are talking the V6 supercharged swap (like the one that won USCC)
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Old 06-06-2005, 01:22 AM   #7
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What v6 was it running? I never read SCC so I have no idea what sort of setup the car has.
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Old 06-06-2005, 01:26 AM   #8
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It was a solara v6 with a supercharger. It made over 400 to the wheels. That would be interesting.
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:26 AM   #9
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V8 an E30 M3...
Ugh.. just use a 318i and build it up.. don't ruin a perfectly good s14-engined M3 like that.

My vote goes to turbo miata.
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That would not be the same starting point - the M3 is a better base to start from and considering a V8 the larger wheel wells just for one.
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Old 06-06-2005, 08:03 AM   #11
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don't ruin a perfectly good s14-engined M3 like that.
convert the M3 and give me a call the minute the S14 is available. I'll arrange pick up and take that under powered buzzy engine off your hands for free. i won't even charge you the disposal charge.

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Old 06-06-2005, 02:22 PM   #12
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I've built an MR2 Turbo prior to my current car. It started as a NA and then got the Turbo engine swap, later it got the JDM GTS turbo (CT-20) which is ball bearing and good to 21 psi. On the stock fuel system w/ an upgraded intercooler it is safe to run them all the way up. Untuned they make about 270-280 wheel horsepower, and tuned they can make 300-310whp.

They are great cars, and with the suspension upgraded as well they are tough to beat anywhere. That kind of power is good for 11 sec timeslips, and with the fairly light chassis it turns on a dime. Definatly very fun cars. Kinda useless as an only car (like mine was) but definatly fun. That would be my vote.

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Old 06-06-2005, 07:48 PM   #13
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Thanks, mr2 turbo is definitely in the lead. Did you get your turbo clipped? I've just heard people doing this but usually this messes up the efficiency of the turbo.
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