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Old 09-15-2005, 09:23 PM
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instead of the usual v8 rotary-piston swap what about this viper engine? just an idea and if anyone has done it.

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Old 09-16-2005, 07:57 AM
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VIPER ENGINES ARE GOOD FOR 450 HP WITH CATS AND 500 + HP WITHOUT CATS
I'd rather get the LS7. Brand new, 505 hp, and plenty of support and parts available for that configuration. (generalized guessing about parts and support, I'm no v8 expert, I just read a lot of motor trend)
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Old 09-16-2005, 10:19 AM
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It's hard enough stuffing a V8 into an RX7, let alone a V10.



It's not that it can't be done, just expect even more headaches from a V8 swap, which has enough headaches on it's own to begin with.
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Old 09-16-2005, 10:52 AM
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Theres a reason the viper has 8 miles of hood, and its not to make a visual statement
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why would u want an engine with the crank of minivan and a neon welded together?
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[quote name='toplessFC3Sman' date='Sep 16 2005, 01:54 PM']why would u want an engine with the crank of minivan and a neon welded together?

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You're kidding right







I hope you're making a pun at an old thread that used to be here..





if so that's funny!
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i was just wondering if it could be done. not if it will the 4 rotors cant be much more LENGHT wise but width its alot more....
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Ill get you a length measurement on the viper v10. Im estimating that the forwardmost part of the engine will be around there the hood latch is unless you cut the firewall.
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personally i wouild stay japanese and get a 2jz or a sr
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here's an idea....keep it rotor.



but that would be cool if you could stick one of the 8.3L V10's in there. i don't think it would fit AT ALL, but would be cool.
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