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Old 01-19-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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Ok. So i'm considering a motor swap for my '05 ZX3. It's the 2.0L Duratec that I have now. Is there a specific motor that you would recommend swapping into the car? And where's a good place to find one? Thanks!


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Why? It is a waste of money. Just get a 2.3 liter and build the crap out of it. You will spend less then one of the pre made cosworth ones and it will be better.
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Why? It is a waste of money. Just get a 2.3 liter and build the crap out of it. You will spend less then one of the pre made cosworth ones and it will be better.
Ok thanks for the info. Do you know where the best place to get a 2.3 would be?
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how many miles you have on yours..why not turbo it and call it a day

engine swap in these cars is a waste of money if it is done for performance in my opinion
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yea junk yards or ebay sometimes has some good deals.
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how many miles you have on yours..why not turbo it and call it a day

engine swap in these cars is a waste of money if it is done for performance in my opinion
It has only 22k on it but I don't know if the stock internals on the Duratec can handle the turbo. Does anyone know if it can or would it just be best to rebuild the motor?
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Depends on how much boost you are going to run. I hear rumor that 11 psi is as far as you can safely go for daily driver on stock internals without getting into reliability issues.
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Yea 11 psi is about it. You can re do the rods and pistons, and turn up the boost. With upgraded tranny as well.
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