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Which swap would you guys do?

  • CA18DET

    Votes: 16 6.1%
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    Votes: 105 39.8%
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    Votes: 67 25.4%
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    Votes: 76 28.8%
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Alright, so I bought me an S14.
She aint in the best of shape (wrecked, wasn't running)
Tonight got it running.
Still gotta get the body repairs done.
But after that comes the goodies :dancingco

My plans for right now.

- Coilovers (prob. just a used set of tein's or MR)
- Energy suspension bushing set (complete set)
- Welded Diff.
- Replace the seals on the engine (bought the front seals tonight)
- Possibly new clutch
- Of course replace the body parts that are damaged
- I/E
- used set of rims (rbmotoring.com)
- who knows, most likely alot of misc. parts along the way.

But....down the line a bit....
- Possibly buy a low miles (or possibly a tophat) KA and turbo it, or go RB25DET
- Nice coilovers
- Roll cage
- racing seats, gauges, blah blah blah..

enough of my babbling, here's a couple cell phone pics, pretty crummy, i'll get alot more this weekend.







 

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hahah yah my mom was pissed at me for havin mud all over mine.
uhh it set me back like 10 bucks, but on autojunk's little computer it said i have to replace my oil pan gasket and valve cover gasket too.
any ideas why?
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
friday night, saturday night, and all of sunday.
ehh i'll probably replace em since i'll be replacin one, might as well, maybe it'll magically fix it (not)
mmm days full of work FTL
 

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thanks man, hell for 800 bucks it can't be beat :thumbsup
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
Update:
Me and Jeremy replaced the front crank seal today.
Stopped this sonbitch from leakin oil
Now It can move under its own power =D
this week gonna set base timing, then hopefully test drive the damn thing!
 

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Discussion Starter · #10 · (Edited)
Ok, so today I tried to set base timing on the KA
started it up, warmed up, cut it off then pulled the TPS and started her back up.
None of the marks on the crank matched up to the needle, so we set it to the last mark on the very far right side of the marks (20 degrees) and the thing wouldn't hold an idle.
Noticed there wasn't a knock sensor on the block, got the hook up for that though.
Any input as to why it won't idle correctly?
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
UPDATE:
Starter went out today
Today was just one of those days where you feel like giving up on it
Ran the self diagnostic check on the ECU, shot out a 34(knock sensor) and an 82(crank position sensor) so more things to replace =/
anybody want to give me some advice on what my next step should be?
O yah, also got the drivers side fender off and saw how bad the supports were, yet more work.
there's my little rant.
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
Ok: New Updates
pulled off the other fender today.
the other side is def. bent, yay bodywork
pulled off the starter cause it wouldn't work, could hear the relays kick but the starter just wouldn't budge.
Inspected the teeth on the flywheel, they seem fine, saw that the starter was grindin on it (as i had suspected from the noise it made on startup)
pulled off the brakes and rotors on the front.
One rotor looks like hell, has the normal appearance on the front, but on the back there is like half regular/half really worn down, i'll post a picture when tmobile's website stops being gay.
The other rotor is fine.
Taking those into the shop tomorrow to see if they are worth saving.
Won't be working on the car much in the next week and a half, going to New York, but will be back with some new parts so expect some progress.

Side note, i'm contemplating on the swap that I'm gonna do here in the next few months hopefully..i'm thinkin CA18DET, or possibly picking up another KA and going KA-T, i believe i feel a poll coming on.
 

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save up, get a ka, turbo.
 

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save up, get a ka, turbo.

I'm starting to lean towards KA-t
but the CA swaps sounds so different and i like challenges so idk..still just getting the car to run right for right now
 
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