VG30DETT into 1989 240SX

V8 240sx? Sure! If either the chassis OR the engine is non-Nissan (i.e. SR20 in an RX-7 or LS1 in a 240sx), we've done it.
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Postby Florida240sx » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:35 am

I'm buying a vg30dett enigne swap and a spare motor. Going to put the one in and see how she does. other engine goign to see if they got one with a blown hg or something so I can get it cheap. And rebuild it.


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Postby Reno » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:59 am

hey where you gonna get the motor from?

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Postby tjmhillz » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:36 am

dats wat i wanna know also where can i get the motor from. or even the de motor??

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Postby Florida240sx » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:41 am

I got 2 sources. One is here in FL the other is in Canda. The one in Canada marks14 just got his rb25det neo from. He got it fast and only problem was the turbo seals were bad. He is currently tearing the motor down to replace the bearing and seals so he knows it is good. Waiting on info from him on whether to order from them or not. If everyoen gets ready around the same time we could get a group buy and maybe save 1-200 on each motor set

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Postby tjmhillz » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:11 pm

dat sounds like a nice plan for a group buy ahah everybody would be doing the swap at same time lol.....

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Postby Florida240sx » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:23 pm

At least we could help each other out on the swap...We could all start our engine at the same time lol....

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Postby tjmhillz » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:34 pm

dat would be crazy to see everybody post up first start vids.. dat would be great too cuz everybody would be doign the swap at same time so if somebody is having problem it would be easy to find answer cuz everybody is doign this swap... i can tell that this will be a popular swap very very soon..

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Postby 180sxfaktory » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:55 pm

Man! I never knew this would generate this much interest! I guess that the RB swap situation and the costs involved just to source parts for the RB series engines makes the VG30DETT (plus the baseline power 50 more than an RB25DET) one of the best swap options based on cost just for upgrades. I guess it won't be too long that Jim Wolf will be cranking out more cams and other assorted goodies and they'll wonder why there's a spike!

Again, thanks for the interest and the enthusiasm!

Oh! Someone asked about the wheels on the 240SX- they are Konig wheels. I don't know if they make that style anymore.

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Postby Florida240sx » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:48 am

Mine is going to be auto.....no boost lost in between shifts.... besides it'll be in the vert which it will become a show car.....But on the way to the show it can dominate the highway

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Postby evan86 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:33 am

Are you going to be selling the kits on a first pay first serve basis, or do I have to contact you to get dibs on a reserved spot? How much time will you be able to put a kit together in?

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Postby 180sxfaktory » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:43 am

evan86 wrote:Are you going to be selling the kits on a first pay first serve basis, or do I have to contact you to get dibs on a reserved spot? How much time will you be able to put a kit together in?
I'll have enough sets ready at the end of the month. I have collected the names via e-mail of those who have expressed willingness to purchase the kit when it debuts. All you have to do is to write me. I'm selling them to those who pay for them.

It only takes me 1-2 days to put the kit together, depending on my workload.

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Postby 180sxfaktory » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:20 pm

Reno-

I'm glad that you posted a picture of one of the JDM VG30DETTs because the scrap yards treat these just like any other engine. They cut everything. I would like to stress to get a half-cut or better yet, a USDM VG30DETT that hasn't had the intake piping cut or anything else cut, for that matter. AND it's important to include MAF sensor, SMICs (I haven't designed the FMIC yet), wiring and ECU.

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Postby Florida240sx » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:38 pm

You better save one for me.... One of my contractors does dirt track racing and has a shop. I might be able to use his shop to do my swap

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Postby 180sxfaktory » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:39 pm

Florida240sx wrote:You better save one for me.... One of my contractors does dirt track racing and has a shop. I might be able to use his shop to do my swap
Copy all!

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Postby evan86 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:17 pm

You have been emailed. Tomorrow is the first day of September... the countdown begins!!

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Postby Onizuka » Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:09 pm

If it were a master swap kit for a VQ30DE + Z33 6-speed I would buy the instant it came out. Very cool none the less. VG30DETT is a great option for monster power + factory reliability.

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Postby 240sxS13guy » Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:24 pm

wow now thats an awsome machine!

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Postby duece.four.oh.sx » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:03 am

Onizuka wrote:If it were a master swap kit for a VQ30DE + Z33 6-speed I would buy the instant it came out. Very cool none the less. VG30DETT is a great option for monster power + factory reliability.

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Postby 180sxfaktory » Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:07 pm

Onizuka wrote:If it were a master swap kit for a VQ30DE + Z33 6-speed I would buy the instant it came out. Very cool none the less. VG30DETT is a great option for monster power + factory reliability.
Matt-

I responded to your e-mail. The VQ series is the next in line for me to do next year as a viable swap option for S13 and S14 (as soon as I get an S14). We do a lot of work for VQ engines in Maxima and in 350Z for customers around here (gotta pay the bills)

VQ35DE with 6MT- It would definitely be a giant killer in the S13. Even in the 350Z, that thing has more torque and pull and makes me think that in the S13, we're gonna have to beefen up stress areas even more. One of our customers came back with his dynosheet after we did a total rebuild on his VQ35DE in his 350Z. 456 bhp

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Postby 180sxfaktory » Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:08 pm

evan86 wrote:You have been emailed. Tomorrow is the first day of September... the countdown begins!!
I hope you are prepared, bro!

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Postby duece.four.oh.sx » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:52 pm

180sxfaktory wrote:
Matt-

I responded to your e-mail. The VQ series is the next in line for me to do next year as a viable swap option for S13 and S14 (as soon as I get an S14). We do a lot of work for VQ engines in Maxima and in 350Z for customers around here (gotta pay the bills)

VQ35DE with 6MT- It would definitely be a giant killer in the S13. Even in the 350Z, that thing has more torque and pull and makes me think that in the S13, we're gonna have to beefen up stress areas even more. One of our customers came back with his dynosheet after we did a total rebuild on his VQ35DE in his 350Z. 456 bhp
so the true words of a wise man has spoken , the new age has begunfor nissan enthusiasts

VG30DETT 6 SPEED =

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Postby Reno » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:18 pm

bump??

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Postby evan86 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:31 pm

What size are the downpipes?

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Postby 180sxfaktory » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:00 am

They are no bigger in inner diameter than stock.

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Postby tjmhillz » Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:01 am

any updates on kit info....

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Postby evan86 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:36 am

180sxfaktory wrote:They are no bigger in inner diameter than stock.
Any chance you'll have other options (both 4 and 5 bolt) in the future, or are there clearance issues when running other than stock size pipes?

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Postby 180sxfaktory » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:09 am

I'll have to look at it this weekend and see where future improvements can be made, but for now, I want to keep it as close to stock as possible. Future development/refinement will rely heavily on our own R&D as I start to experiment with different turbos. Clearance is fine.

I've got three more kits to complete in between working on other cars and an SR build that I'm heavily involved with right now. I'll have 6 kits ready to go at the end of the month

Now that I am an advertiser with NICO, the price per kit is $1,500.00 plus shipping. Shipping is approx $125.00 with insurance to USA. If you are a NICO member, I'll ship it for free to the USA. If you live outside the USA, I'll knock $100 off the purchase price, but I can't ship for free. BUT you gotta say you are a NICO club member with your handle.
Modified by 180sxfaktory at 1:54 PM 9/6/2006

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Postby evan86 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:58 pm

Any chance you can put together my kit without the downpipes as I want to go with a larger size, and how would that affect the price?


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