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Drop a T2 engine in it, with T2 driveshaft, tranny, etc.
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Drop a new 13b in it, and start to turbo the 6-port
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Turbo 6 Port, Or T2 Swap?

Old 01-20-2004, 05:22 PM
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I was talking to a guy at a mazda dealership, and he says it would be cheaper considering the 200 dollar tranny deals (nopistons) and stuff. I'm just wondering which would be better/safer. I don't wanna blow this engine, cause this is my DD. I just want a lil' boost over the competition (5 psi).....Which one should I do? If you also have suggestions and price ranges, that would be greatly appreciated. My engine blew a bunch of internal seals, so my coolant is in my oil, my oil is in my gas, etc. The engine is blown. So I need a new one anyways. 13b, and start the turbo process, or just go with the t2 engine. Doesn't the t2 engine come with the turbo/intercooler and harness/ecu etc.? Please help me with this mess. I'm in kind of a time crunch.
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Old 01-20-2004, 05:24 PM
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just spray a wet shot at it
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Old 01-20-2004, 05:26 PM
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Why bother putting a new 13B in it then turbo'ing it? If you are going to swap out the motor, go with a T2 motor. You can always run it on the N/A driveline until you can afford to purchase the rear, driveshaft, and tranny. Just don't beat on it.
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Old 01-20-2004, 05:37 PM
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I'm getting the tranny relatively soon (in about 3 weeks). You really think the 13bt won't split my diff if I run it at like 3-5 psi? I don't wanna hurt my baby. Also, what does a used J-spec engine come with? Do I hafta buy da ecu and harness and stuff, or does it come with it? I wanna put my ducks in a row before I blow any money on this......
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Old 01-20-2004, 05:39 PM
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didn't mean to post *****, but what "rear stuff" do I need? The T2 diff? I have a GXL diff, (I have a base 7 with a GXL parts car). I want to know EVERYTHING I need.....
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You need the motor, downpipe, ecu, engine harness, transmission, driveshaft, and differential. I think you need the T2 axles aslo. Your N/A driveline should be OK as long as you are running low boost and not beating on it. Keep in mind, you cannot just swap in the transmission with either swappping in the T2 diff and drive shaft or having a custom driveshaft made.
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Old 01-20-2004, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rotary_revolution_0' date='Jan 20 2004, 06:37 PM
I'm getting the tranny relatively soon (in about 3 weeks). You really think the 13bt won't split my diff if I run it at like 3-5 psi? I don't wanna hurt my baby. Also, what does a used J-spec engine come with? Do I hafta buy da ecu and harness and stuff, or does it come with it? I wanna put my ducks in a row before I blow any money on this......
A guy on here boosted his n/a motor and split his rear diff.
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Old 01-20-2004, 06:28 PM
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put a 6 port bck in then turbo it.. its cheaper then doing a a t2 swap and youll get way more power at 5 psi then a stock t2 swap. i did this with mine and i like it much better then a stock t2 set up. it gets up for 5 psi.. a lot of people will argue with me that a t2 is better when not even experiencing a turbo 6 port. and mine is reliable..its my daily driver too.. if you have any questions about me PM me or post it in here
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Originally Posted by 1Revvin7' date='Jan 20 2004, 04:26 PM
A guy on here boosted his n/a motor and split his rear diff.
im sure that guy was pushing a lot more hp then 5psi though also. im running 5 psi and ive had mine for a little more then 2 months and everything is holdin up fine so far.. the only thing that went bad was the diff mount. and i just had it welded solid
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Originally Posted by FaztAzzGXL' date='Jan 20 2004, 07:28 PM
and mine is reliable..
How do you figure that?
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