So I'm finally starting my sr20det swap. I'll go ahead and warn you, this isn't going to be a huge build with a huge turbo and all of that good stuff. It's going to be a simple s14 sr into s14 swap. I will, however, be replacing quite a few parts, just to freshen the motor up a bit.
I'll start with the beginning, for those who don't know or remember.
I bought the car on January 25,2009, after totalling my first s14(which was also my first car). The car was in pristine condition. The paint was almost perfect(garage kept) and the interior was perfect also. It had a nice slection of mods, which included z32 TT brakes with r32 ebrake assembly and z32 BMC, tokiko shocks w/ eibach pro springs, Kazama tension rods, ST Sway bars, and a few extras.
Since I received the car I have installed Godspeed RUCAs(I was broke. Theyve held up great so farm but I might replace all of the arms with SPC, unless they aren't any good?), Stance LX+ coilovers, new gas tank, and re-did the interior a bit and installed a new sound system. Here's is where the car is at right now:
During the last couple of months I have been purchasing all of the stuff for the engine. What I have gotten is:
Full OEM gasket set
1 Piece Platinum Driveshaft
J30 VLSD-Need axles
OEM Waterpump and Tstat
OEM z32 Fuel Filter
Fidanza 2.1 Kevlar/Carbon clutch kit
HKS SSQV BOV
OEM Oil Pump
There's quite a few more things, I just don't feel like listing them.
Now some of you might remember me saying that I was going to buy an rb25. That was the original plan, but after thinking about it, I'm about to start college. I need a reliable engine with easy to find parts. The sr just seemed more practical. An rb would have only cost about 600 more, so cost wasn't what changed my mind.
Now on to my plans:
1st: during the swap I will be pulling the dash and pulling/re-doing the dash harness. I have a bad whine in my speakers, and I've regrounded the full system, so I figured it has to be something I did when I rewired the full stereo system before. I will be doing the whole dash harness, along with the engine harness, with braided sleeving to give it that nice clean look.
2nd: my gauge setup will be pretty unique(hopefully). I'm will remove the a/c controls and move them into the din below my stereo for now. The guages I got have the smoked faces. I removed the faces, and will be cutting a piece of tinted plastic to fit the hole where the a/c controls went. The guages will mount up right behind it, so that when the car is off it will be nice a clean, but when they turn on they pop with love explosions all over your chest.
3rd: I boutch a/c controls out of an 06 altima. Once I get the harness(if anyone can help find me one that's be great) I plan to cut the radio bezel below the dins and mount the controls there(where the ash tray and 12v is). I know I'll probably have to use fiberglass.
4th: this all comes after the swap, when I start working more and making more money.
I'll be replacing the carpet and floor mats(duplicolor fabric paint DID NOT hold up) along with new trunk carpeting. I will also be redoing the sound system. I already have a nice Alpine headunit and Kenwood Components, BUT we just got Polk audio and kicker at work(bestbuy) so I get a nice price. I already picked up 2 Kicked 8" CompVR subs, and Ill be buying the Kicker ZX700.5 amp eventually. I might buy some better components from Polk,who knows.
Then I will sound deaden the entire cabin. The doors and trunk already have Dynamat, which has helped tremendously.
I'm done talking about what's to come, because this car will never be finished.
NOW for the swap. Here's how it's sitting now. Tonight I got the transmission off and got the engine on the stand. I bought the engine from JDM-Online, and so far, I'm extremely happy with it. We'll see once I get it torn apart.
When I first got it:
My first ever turbo. Im excited
And how it sits now, on the stand. Dont mind the hanging belt, I removed the alternator
You can kind of see where I sleeved the coil-pack harness
So that's it for now. The next few days its gonna be kind of slow as I'm having to register for classes and whatnot, but Ill update as much as possible
Also, the motor came with a K&N M's Intake on it. I can't find much about it online, but it seems to be one that you clean instead of replace. I think I might use it temorarily. It had a dent in the fins, which I kind of straightened out. What do ya'll think?