So after staying away from the 86 life for 4 years, I finally got back and got another AE86
. Itís a hatch with clean title and NA 4agze long block (Still not sure if big port or small, but my guess its small port). Nothing fancy itís a 30 years old car with some dents and rust here and there.
I already make my plan for the chassis/body and suspension. But really canít decide on the engine setup? Swap in a blacktop 20v, or just do the full altezza rs200 swap (dual beams 3sge with oem 6 speed
I have done the beams swap in my 1st 86 back in 2008 and hell it was fast and fun, thu it did gain 35lbs on front end, and 30lbs on the transmission area. Iím going for street build with track ability use.
20v is nice and will be light weight, but what worry me its too old now, and when built with my set budget it will be around 150whp (and a max of 180whp if I want to go more aggressive build in future). The other swap case if I went as my last build, I will make 170whp on a stock 3sge and more important a newer engine that is proven to be very reliable for long distances not to mention the oem 6 speed. Also there is a chance to build it more in the future to 230whp when all things sorted.
Both engines rev to 8,000 rpm which is good. 20v is less torque and the 3sge is 65lbs heavier with much more torque and power.
So fellas, which route should I go? Keep it a 4age? Or go modern 3sge?