Originally Posted by slcmuffinboi
Ok this will be my help me learn somethign thread....
Is an RB20DET from a Skyline a good motor? Im not looking for a HP monster from a little japanese motor I want something that COULD be a daily driver but has a little pep to it. My s2000 with 200hp was fine so if I had 250hp I would be more than happy.
Skyline.........<licking lips here>
yaa the skyline is a highky regarded piece from Japan....very nice cars.
Little known fact by most 'muricans......the japanese have a had a GTO car for years and its everybit revered as our redblooded GTO of yore.....and these GTO cars did finally make it to our shores....although under the disguise name of mitsubishi 3000GT.....heck they even named a few the dodge stealth as I recall
ok lets get back on the topics here.
Head gasket...had bad blown is it? I am sure you know to look for the choclate milkshake on dipstick if it was blown and contniued to be driven like so.....rather than rebuild a new motor would be easier I thinks to slide another motor in and keep this motor to build in the spare time for your "killa" engine.
the RB20det (the T makes it a turbo motor if memory serves)is a good motor...very tuff.....but get to know your asian importer of engines and such as thats likely to be the only way to get parts unless straight ordered from Japan (this is not a bad thing and you get "in" with a very tight group of people where somewhere along the line somebody will drop the "I got that piece at home...want it?" deals........like I said...having to go to a specialty type shop aint always bad)
so which car/motor is your looking at?
I see you had posted about a s15(a later model) with the sr20det....or does this same car have the RB engine in it?) I gonna have to study up on the RB again....lucky me I happen to have a guy at my work who is very into drift racing....owns multiple 240's....every one is a s13 chassis for him. Ill ask him why....but I believe its the strength in the drivetrain there.
the s15 cars should hold 250HP easily enough I believe....I cant say for certain if I would go looking for 400 in that setup but I will go hunting around and find out what makes a bulletproof drivetrain and post here and naturally link it for better reference
tell me the detailed info on these cars that you can get and lets start there and build you a plan of attack (this is how I go about building cars...gameplan and follow through) and make damn sure...you gonna kill em out there he he he
and I will start looking first thing tomorrow bro
I will also see what info and sites I can snag from my guy at work and what he suggests too cool?