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2013-11-27 04:50:51
Who built that car and can you link me to a build log?
2013-11-27 05:58:34
No problem man I like seeing people try crazy shit go big and do it
2013-11-27 06:33:18
If you want my advice... don't use any old B13. You need a really clean mostly stock SE-R with under 100k. All original; otherwise it won't work.
2013-11-27 07:15:02
All joking aside, almost anything can be done if you have a shop that is incredibly gifted at fab work and a somewhat unlimited budget. Also, there is a MASSIVE difference between running a RWD engine in a transverse mounted position vs. running it in a longitudinal mounted position in a FWD chassis! Considerations would have to be made for (RWD vs FWD),: custom-tubed front ends, firewall modifications, modified fender walls, custom bellhousing, custom length axles, custom driveshaft, customized underbody, engine and transmision mounts, custom rear suspension, possibly custom driveshafts. It would get rediculously expensive and in a hurry! But, apparently it has been done before....with an SR anyway.

Link (Edit: Apparently @White steve fro CT beat me to this link, but I missed it as his text was posted with invisible ink =] )

It might even be easier to do a mid/rear-engine Sentra with an SR engine. I suppose you would have to modify the front suspension to work in the rear of the car and then do a whole bunch of fabrication on top of that. Our very own Dave Dunn @OnTheChip has done this in a 1994 Acura Integra w/ mid-engine H22 swap. If you have not seen the thread, it is epic. I warn you though, It will take weeks or months to read in it's entirety.

Dave Dunn build Link

It's not that it can't be done, it's just that it's so damn expensive and custom that you will not find off the shelf parts for it, which means that [S]almost[/S] nobody has done it, which means that it is hard to have a discussion about it, as the custom parts have yet to be designed. It would be a labour of love, fraught with an enormous amount of trial and error. Parts would have to be designed on the fly and then modified to work with the build specs as they would inevitably change during the project.

If you search the car forums for the various manufacturers, I guarantee that you will find a nut or two in every corner. The nuts are just harder to find in the smaller FWD/SR Nissan community.
Last edited by B15NEOVVL on 2013-11-27 at 19-23-45. Reason: Giving White steve fro CT his due!
2013-11-27 07:40:00
I know a guy local to me that has a rear engine K24 del sol

Last edited by unijabnx2000 on 2013-11-27 at 07-43-56.
2013-11-27 12:05:07
I think your looking at it all wrong. Why not try to convert a warp core into a fwd Sentra? We just have to figure out a way to convert the energy it puts out to turn a flywheel for the transmission. If it works out might need a better clutch than a JWT to put the power down tho.
2013-11-27 12:40:51
Originally Posted by Abdielo
This is just a idea that I was thinking with my brother. There has been FWD SR20 converted into RWD etc. So why not maybe try convert a RB into FWD......

Why not?....really? Putting aside all of the crazy technical shit that would have to happen, the main reason 'why not' is rwd > fwd with regards to performance. Especially, when you start talking big hp, like the RB delivers. You'd end up with a car that's pretty much useless for anything other than burnout competitions. In other words, there's no reason to, other than for someone to say they did it....which is a pretty stupid reason to spend tens of thousands of dollars and have nothing to show for it.

If someone just has to waste money, I'd be more impressed with a Judd V10 swap. Why not?
2013-11-27 13:35:11
just because you don't know what the fuck your talking about don't mean we are negative.

just because you lack common sense, don't mean we don't try to brake limits and create more.
2013-11-27 14:27:03
Just turn the car sideways and it should drop right in.
2013-11-27 14:43:11
We have enough of a problem putting the power down in an SR20. Putting the RB power to the front wheels is a request that is just plain uncalled for. A complete waste. If someone were to spend the money to do that I wouldn't think it's cool at all. I'd feel sorry for them. Sorry that their money wasn't better applied. If you want to put an RB in, at least convert it to RWD.

If we really want to push the limits in a productive way, let's look at better LSD options and chassis-stiffening options. We already have the power. Putting it to use is the trouble.
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