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Ka24det Build

Postby FireCatcher19 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:00 am

Hello everyone, last night i received my ka24de longblock. It has a polished crank, brand new oem rods, arp rod pins, arp head bolts, arias 9:1 forged pistons, honed .20 over, cometic mls head gasket, new valves, and everything is cleaned professionally, I will start with pictures later tonight.


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Re: Ka24det Build

Postby FireCatcher19 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:29 am

Welp i changed my mind on which route i am going to take. I really want a straight six so am gonna sell my new motor and save up for an RB25det and run a standalone ecu.

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Re: Ka24det Build

Postby WDRacing » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:18 am

I'd swap in a V8 before I'd use the RB. More power, cheaper parts and just as easy of a swap, if not easier.

Just my .02

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Re: Ka24det Build

Postby SiDwAyZ240 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:36 pm

WD- Why are you against the RB. Is it because for the $2500 price tag of a RB26 you could have a serious V8 monster? I assumed that a stock RB would be compairable to a V8, but could easily surpass 1 with some added boost or a single turbo conversion.

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Re: Ka24det Build

Postby WDRacing » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:36 am

Don't get me wrong, I'd take the RB all day over the KA. But if you're goal is right now, instant grin type of power the V8 simply can't be beat. Take any 350 with Vortec heads, which is most of them these days, and use a elcheapo dual plane intake manifold from Summit with a matching carb and light cam and you're going to have, at a bare minimum, 350 ft lbs of torque from throttle tip in. That's on a budget of probably $1500 for the motor, rebuild kit and go fast parts.

That's like launching a KA at 15psi of boost for a comparison.

I like the RB26 when it sits inside of a R32 GTR. Other then that, cost vs gain keeps me out of the RB field.

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