Nissan 240SX Forums banner

1 - 20 of 31 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
hey can someone answer some of these question,

What is the difference between ka24de long block and short block?

how much would it cost to get the engine rebuild at a shop?

how long would the engine last?

how much horsepower can the rebuilt engine handle?

if i buy a rebuilt engine from a site like http://www.amsperformance.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=24_62&products_id=748 would it include all the parts needed, so i can just install the engine or do i have to buy part sepertly?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
78 Posts
There's a KA long and short black? wth? is there different blocks for the other nissans that used the KA (ex. altima, truck)??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
wuts the diff between sr20 and ka24 except for the turbo?
SR20 comes in 180sx's and silvias from japan, it is 2.0 liters and turbocharged while the KA24 comes in american 240's, 2.4 liters and not turbo
::truck motor::
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
I've always wondered why the SR20DET was so deng popular. The KA24DE has .4 more liters, if you turbo'd that you could get a heck of a lot more torque. One could say that the SR20DET is made for a turbo, but the money one spends to buy the SR and drop the engine in you could make the ka "turbo-ready". Could you not?

Good questions you have going there man! :tup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
currently i'm working on project "turbo-ready" KA24DE. I have pulled the motor out and put in forged 9:1 comp pistons and stronger rods. Time to save money now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,676 Posts
pbnlilman said:
I've always wondered why the SR20DET was so deng popular. The KA24DE has .4 more liters, if you turbo'd that you could get a heck of a lot more torque. One could say that the SR20DET is made for a turbo, but the money one spends to buy the SR and drop the engine in you could make the ka "turbo-ready". Could you not?

Good questions you have going there man! :tup:
you could reason being people go down the sr route is that the sr was originally built with a turbo.

the ka t market is growing, some are even finally making cams for them
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
dru said:
you could reason being people go down the sr route is that the sr was originally built with a turbo.

the ka t market is growing, some are even finally making cams for them
Yea, I think it was a fad that will soon be changing. If one plans on not doing much more to their car the SR is perfect. If one wants to be able to get some good power out of it in the end the KA will be better. It's nice to see that some companys are making upgrades for the KA. Is anyone making forged internals for the ka yet?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,676 Posts
alot of the 240sx guys on here tune their cars b/c they love the 240sx, not just because its a fad

its for the love of the car

you'll soon find out if you become a heavy reader on here

on your question about forged internals

yes they do, pauter and arias are the only companies that come to mind right now

there are plenty more tho
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
324 Posts
Haha i stay up every night to 3am+ reading the forums.. and i wake up at 7, go to school untill 4, then go to work untill 9. Im hardxcore. =)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
dru said:
alot of the 240sx guys on here tune their cars b/c they love the 240sx, not just because its a fad

its for the love of the car

you'll soon find out if you become a heavy reader on here

on your question about forged internals

yes they do, pauter and arias are the only companies that come to mind right now

there are plenty more tho
I wasn't refering to this forum when I was talking about fads. I was refering to the people in my town and surrounding towns who spend 4k+ on sr swaps. Those same people don't know anything about cars.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,676 Posts
pbnlilman said:
I wasn't refering to this forum when I was talking about fads. I was refering to the people in my town and surrounding towns who spend 4k+ on sr swaps. Those same people don't know anything about cars.
Yea, I know what you mean.:eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
People who know what they're talking about tend to want an SR swap over a KA because its light weight in comparison, being all aluminum. This has its advantages in racing applications, but when it comes to daily driving, the KA can handle low boost stock and still make good horsepower and torque on a budget. With a KA you can do a junkyard turbo build with mild boost and decent numbers for half the price of an SR swap, but some people argue that having an all aluminum 4 cylinder that can already handle more boost is the way to go. Both engines have their strong suits, whether it be reliability, horsepower, or budget. Though the SR20DET would be the smarter choice for track racing, in the end it comes to to personal preference: which do you have the $ and the time for?
 
1 - 20 of 31 Posts
Top