idahos13 wrote:Hi I just have a simple question, can you run a bottom mount turbo kit with all the s13 ac stuff on. Any info will be appreciated.
Yes you can. Wrap your AC lines so they don't overheat, and you might have to be crafty with your turbo intake. It can and has been done.
Osiris240 wrote:I know this isn't a KAT verses SR post but I think a valid question to that discussion is what is the weight difference between the two? Significant difference or similar weight?...........
SR has an aluminum block is it is considerably lighter. I don't know the exacts, but the KA is heavier. Iron blocks can take more of a beating though...
sebastianpiz wrote:Hi,I have a stock 1995 Nissan 240sx. I am happy with my stock engine but i was thinking i will be happier if at least i have a Turbo on my car. I drive the car daily and will be autocrossing it on the weekends. my budget is limit so i just want to add a turbo kit on my stock ka24de. my question is what kind of turbo or turbo kit should i buy. i will be using my stock motor. i would like a turbo that i can drive everyday to work and autocross on the weekend. what brand can or should i buy and how much am i looking to spend? please advise.
Bottom mounts can be done for pretty cheap, but the boost bug will hit soon. If you want to do this for the cheap I recommend an ssac bottom mount mani, Garrett t25, stock SR turbo outlet and dowpipe, ebay intercooler kit, and a 6:1 FMU with a 2-3 degree base timing retard. I had heard 8:1 FMU's were good but WD said something about them running too rich, so he suggested a 6:1. I have never messed with an FMU, so I don't know. Google that one. If you want to get top mount go with the JGS kit. Far more upgrade-ability with that setup, but it's more pricey.
4g63 Talon wrote:I want to know in this write up does the stock mass air sensor work with a turbo? What does my ecu need to run a turbo?I want the cheapest options on the ecu first to the more expensive and then shops that do the work. Or sell the parts.I want a safc2 wiring diagram link.Basically just a part list. To do this turbo swap on a ka24de. Thanks.
1. Stock MAFS is good for anything under like 275 HP. It's a 5 volt sensor (I think lol) and anywhere past around 250 - 275 hp it maxes out. For low boost setups it works fine and dandy.2. ECU doesn't need anything if you stick with your stock injectors and stock MAFS. All you need is an FMU and a base timing retard. Once you get bigger injectors and/or a bigger maf you need to tune the ECU to compensate for the difference.3. Don't mess with the SAFC unless you have an AFR gauge so you can tell what you are doing, and even then I don't recommend doing it yourself. Bring it to a tuner so they can do it. Don't even worry about an SAFC until you have a tuned ECU. Not sure if it's beneficial when running soley an FMU...maybe WD can chime in with that.4. Parts list. I'm going to tell you what hardware I'm running because it's easier that way. Bottom mount SSAC t2 manifold, t25 turbo, ebay SR20 turbo outlet, ebay SR20 downpipe, ebay s13 SR20 intercooler kit, Greddy BOV, random couplers, and an AEM uego wideband gauge. If you know where to shop that should run you about 800 bucks +/- 200. Then you either need bigger injectors and a tuned ECU or an FMU. I recommend the FMU...it's easier.
With all these questions...if you don't understand my answer, you have some more researching to do. Google is your friend, as well as other forums. Search!
This is probably the longest post I've ever posted.