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  1. CamCamFTW

    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    Would a Jdm swap to a 13b-t s5 be worth it. Eastern Imports teach me facts about Jdm engines. Are there like import fees/laws does the site you order through take care of that and such will shipping rape. Willl it pass smog(i dont think it would)
     
  2. LarryZ

    LarryZ i love sticky rice

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    rebuilding your existing 13bt would be a better idea since an used jdm 13bt would have been beaten to death and a rebuild is needed nonetheless
     
  3. CamCamFTW

    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    That would be the most logical choice if i didn't have a n/a under the hood. :wtc:

    Are the Jdm engines in poor condition when shipped?
     
  4. PanzerAce

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    talk to a shop, even if you can do it yourself. Post-75 cars in CA need to deal with a hole slew of bullshit re: emissions.

    I would figure out if you can even do it and keep it road legal before figuring out the details of the swap.
     
  5. CamCamFTW

    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    Noted: why do we get screwed with the hardcorest emission laws in the country Ca ftl apparently
     
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    No idea. Why do think pre-75 was the requirement I set when buying a sports car?
     
  7. CamCamFTW

    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    Well played sir, my friend had a 260 z crashed it :wtc:
     
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    :madfawk:

    goddamn, there aren't enough S30 chassis' in the world already.

    Ah well, cest la vie.
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Because you have a huge fucking state with almost no public transportation and weather that doesn't rain nearly enough to keep the air clean. If you fuckers didn't all drive Hummers and duallies to Trader Joe's and Carl's Jr. three times a week, maybe you wouldn't have so many issues with air quality that require you to have the tightest emissions laws in the world.
     
  10. nsxrebel

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    I'm kinda glad gas is over $4/gal right now even thought I'm taking a hit to the wallet as well. I get great gas mileage from my car and bike. I laugh at all these fools with big cars/suv's at the gas station spending $80-150+ to fill up their gas guzzling turds. I see people's envy when I squeeze in with the bike, while they wait in long as lines at the pump. I had this one gentlemen filling up his Suburban ask me how much it takes to fill up my tank on my bike, he was guessing $25. I told him, "try $15". He didn't believe me, just as my tank filled up, at a lil over $14.
     
  11. LarryZ

    LarryZ i love sticky rice

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    not saying all JDM engines are in poor condition but since the engine is out of the car already so might as well do a rebuild once and for all. you know how "tricky" the rotarys are........
     
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    :stupid:
    I've also heard the stories about Rotaries. Now if it was a Honda/Toyota block, that would be a different story.
     
  13. RichieHemingway

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    I take a break from this place and you start actually making sense?

    What has this place come to?
     
  14. dguy

    dguy She smells like angels ought to smell.

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    Haha, you're a fucking moron.


    As far as the original question is concernred, I've seen great JDM rotaries and I've also seen a 20b with a rotted out intermediate housing so it is kind of a crap shoot with the odds heavily in your favor. Also, you'll need USDM manifolding as the JDM manifolds do not have an EGR valve. I think I pulled a 13.3 with JDM swap in 05 IIRC.
     
  15. PanzerAce

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    Haha, you're a fucking tool.









    YES! I think I got the hang of how OT works now :bowdown:
     
  16. nsxrebel

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    umm .... He does have a point. You fail.
     
  17. dguy

    dguy She smells like angels ought to smell.

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    I think you're confusing LA Douchebags and NorCal Brodys with the whole of california residents.
     
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    nsxrebel New Member

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    enlighten me then. oh yeah, i live close to you too.
     
  19. LarryZ

    LarryZ i love sticky rice

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    OK, heard about rotary stories :ugh2:

    Do you or have you ever owned any rotary powered vehicle? :hsugh:
     
  20. dguy

    dguy She smells like angels ought to smell.

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    I see more Prius' as well as other gimpy subcompacts than I do 'SUV's? :dunno:
     
  21. PanzerAce

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    try getting out into reality once in a while. The majority of the state is trucks, from pickups to SUVs to semi's. You really think the people that run and work on the farms that make up most of the state by land area, and the majority of it in terms of economic production are going to drive crappy little cars like the prius?
     
  22. nsxrebel

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    Ok, I've never owned a Toyota, and I've heard about their reliability. You're saying because I've never owned one, I'm wrong?
     
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    I should jump in now as this is what I am doing to my FC at the moment. Im already 3k into the job and its not even finished AND IM DOING THE WORK MYSELF!!! Is it worth it yes and no. The extra power and stronger drive train is a plus. But its not an easy swap and parts can be hard to come by. The best bet is to buy a Turbo parts car of the same series 86-88 is S4 89-91 is S5. A parts car can reduce the over all cost of the project by like half if you find the car for the right price. The other thing is buying JDM rotary engines is a dangerous gamble. Do your homework on the swap if your not a member of www.rx7club.com already become one and take a look through the 2nd gen archives. If you already are a member maybe you already know all this ha ha. If you do buy a JDM engine try to find one that comes w/ as many parts as possible and call them and get exact compression numbers for the engine they would be shipping you. Sometimes getting a JDM engine can be great though. I got mine for 1600 w/ transmission and ecu. The ECU is chipped by RE-amemya and the transmission had a almost new performance clutch installed. Also I had great compression in mine. Ultimately there is no yes and no answer whether you should or shouldn't do this its your choice whether you think its worth it.
     
  24. RichieHemingway

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    Allow me. :)

    I have owned a rotary, Honda, Toyota, and a few others and unless you really know what you're doing the rotaries are a headache.

    Btw, I work on my own cars with good success and have at least a basic knowledge of cars and I was like a fucking fish out of water with my FC.

    That said, I'd buy one right this second without hesitation.
     
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    :werd: smog checks in every county
     

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