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Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:09 pm
I remember 2 different CA diehards way back on nissansilvia.com saying their 2.0L CA builds were not worth it
Performed 'well', but difference was so minimal. Both eventually went SR20 (some pretty nice builds too)
All across the board, the 'stroked' versions of anything don't seem to perform any better
...like the VG30 vs VG33, or the DSM 2.0 vs 2.4 for instance, to name a few
Outside of a more robust/broarder torque curve, for daily street use... the effort/expense seem nullified
All extreme samples (at the track), remain at their original displacement
Your 'hot' CA18 builds already look like they make more power than you can use on the street realistically
So I was just curious of your build philosophy
Share your build/recipee..... pix, short vids. or whatever. Still some of us old relic junkies around
I am going to do my best to document these CA20 builds and provide as many pics, vids and share whatever I can, fail or success. I appreciate your appetite, knowledge and experience and if I can, I want to add an experience or two to your vast library of experiences. So let's begin:
S13: CA18DET "Dee-Built" with 83.5mm OEM pistons and rings, crank cut (I forget the size) and polished, stock rods, NISMO head gasket, ported and polished 8 port head, Tomei valve springs, 3 angle valve job, JUN camshafts 268* with a 9mm lift, 12lb. flywheel, sprung clutch, SDS EM4F, 1000cc injectors, NISMO FPR, stock intake manifold, stock throttle body, custom exhaust manifold, Ebay 50mm Knock-off HKS Race Gate, Garrett GT3582R EBAY FMIC, KOYO radiator (I think), Greddy Type R BOV, a short shifter, a very quiet HKS exhaust, and a viscous LSD. Huel pump will be upgraded to a 535lph unit as soon as it gets here.
Power output: 535whp @ 27psi on 93 octane.
Car also has a functioning JDM digital climate controller and the A/C is still charged and cold after nearly 13 years. Just a quiet car to drive that also has Recaro seats. I'll take photos of this stuff one day
1988 B12 Sentra 4-dr: CA18DET "Dee-Built" with 84mm CP Pistons, crank cut (I forget the size) and polished, PAUTER RODS, Cometic head gasket, ported and polished 8-port head, Tomei Valve Springs, 5 angle valve job, Tomei Pro solid cams 270* with a 10.25mm lift, 13lb flywheel, sprung clutch, SDS EM4F, 1000cc injectors, Aeromotive FPR, 70MM billet Throttle body, custom exhaust manifold, EBAY 50mm knock-off HKS Race Gate (Love 'em), Precision PTE 6235 Billet GT35R, massive custom FMIC specifically for the B12 sentra (extends from headlight to headlight), 3-row KN13 Pulsar radiator, Flex-A-lite individual slim fans, custom Pulsar/Maxima gearbox with LSD and custom axles, short shifter, 525lph fuel pump (very much needed), Blitz NUR spec exhaust (too much drone), modified 2002 nissan sentra SPEC-V seats, and sentra/sunny RZ-1 front clip which looks hard on the sedan.
Both cars are an absolute blast to drive and both vehicles boost duties are controlled by Blitz Dual SBC boost controllers. We'll talk more about what stage these engines are in their current state