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2010-01-19 15:04:48
Originally Posted by D-Unit121
just dont expect it to be that reliable of a DD either way. 240's have this way of breaking every day... and motor swaps are just very un reliable. although since ur from o town u can find anything u want if u got the $$$

^^^^^^^^ all swaps are reliable as long as you do it right.. dont do it cheap.. and you do the right maintenance on the car you should not have a problem...and not to drive it like an idiot...
2010-01-19 16:10:31
I'm going on three years now and have not had a single major problem accept my original starter going dead on me. And Ben is correct Welcome to the board. This is mostly a FWD board so while you are more then welcome here, there is little to no information on rwd swaps etc.

2010-01-20 00:03:07
If you build them right you wont have problems, Agreed! I am looking to spend some money but nothing crazyyyyy... I want a RWD 240 with a Silvia or GTR front end... I thank you ben for the info and sites. you all are extremely helpful! anymore info or websites plz throw them my way!
2010-01-20 00:37:36
Buy an M30 and do an RB swap.
2010-01-20 01:09:06
Silvia front end is a direct bolt on. Lights, grill, bumper cover, fenders and hood are required.

The GTR front is not something I'm familiar with and can only imagine it's a much bigger pain in the butt. I wouldn't even consider it.
2010-01-20 01:45:16
It sucks and never lines up. Just do a Silvia front.
2010-01-20 13:21:32
I just wanted to try something different ya know... If someone does a conversion, it's the Silvia... I am even going to swap the tail lights for the skyline's. Its a project car right... lets have some fun =]
2010-01-20 13:32:40
hmm... I have a 90 coupe with an sr swap who wants to sell me his car.. has no ac or ps... can these be installed?? any info.. I live in Fla and MUST HAVE AC lol
2010-01-20 13:54:29
Yes the A/C and PS can be installed on an SR swapped car. It's a lot of work sourcing all the parts and can get a bit expensive. It's no cake walk. That's why so few of them have it. It certainly can be done though.
Swapped 240's show up for sale occasionally with A/C and PS. That is probably going to be a much better idea. I believe one of our Mods have a S13 coupe for sale with the Silvia front end conversion and an SR20 engine and PS. Not sure about A/C though.
The thread is closed, maybe he's keeping it?

Think long and hard about which body style you want (coupe or hatch). I used to like the coupes and wouldn't even consider a hatch. Now after seeing them in person many many times I think the coupes with the Silvia fascia look awkward, and the hatches look amazing.

Your results may vary.
2010-01-20 14:18:19
I like the coupes better. I like the box style. just not into spending 11k for a car. would rather build my own. Why is it so expensive to put ac and ps on these cars??
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