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2G Possible 420a engine swaps

ed1380

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Sep 29, 2007
ATL, Georgia
Not as cheap though. The 4g has much more parts support and can handle those numbers with stock internals thereby saving at least $600 on just the bottom end. Then you're limited by turbos and manifolds and fuel system and etc...
 

dsmjunk

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293
0
Jul 6, 2011
liberty, New_York
just trying to sell mine for 1000 so i can get a 5spd gs-t


Still cost more than a 275hp 4g63 in a gutted shell

I sold a mint 95 gst for $1800. I couldn't get more for it. It was all stock. woman driven (until I got it). It drove flawlessly. I was sad to let it go for that low.
 

black cotton

Proven Member
70
5
Mar 2, 2009
Naugatuck, Connecticut
I have a built 420a... I consider myself one of those very few to do amazing things with a 420a just not as vocal as most people here when they install a sticker to announce it.

I am not a clown, abet your childish comments, and I guarantee you it is not far from the truth, that for 8k you can build a very potent 420a, if you spend your money wisely.

It wont have CF goodies or expensive rims or anything of that matter, but you can get the job done HP wise. Fast and right.
 

H4G64T

Proven Member
1,310
10
Jul 18, 2008
Providence, Rhode_Island
My GS Coupe has Eagle rods and Wiseco pistons and is running a GT2860RS.
 

yoshi_tony

Proven Member
694
2
Sep 4, 2009
El Paso, Texas
dont let anyone put you down the evo swap has been done before not just once if you see in the 1st picture the hardness was mixed and match with the 420a hardness and evo hardness because you can see the 420a fuse box and the evo ecu next to it the motor bolts up on the engine bay just needs custom motor mounts as for the transmission its an awd so you cant use that one, theirs a website thats just from a guy that did the swap...As for the srt4 swap you run on the same thing but on the srt swap the 420a tranny bolts up so that the only issue you wont run into

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98GSXtacy

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306
4
Jul 13, 2010
Grand Junction, Colorado
I have a built 420a... I consider myself one of those very few to do amazing things with a 420a just not as vocal as most people here when they install a sticker to announce it.

I am not a clown, abet your childish comments, and I guarantee you it is not far from the truth, that for 8k you can build a very potent 420a, if you spend your money wisely.

It wont have CF goodies or expensive rims or anything of that matter, but you can get the job done HP wise. Fast and right.

And for 8k you could buy yourself a clean gsx/tsi awd, mod it, and have a "very potent" 4g63 that will take down a 420a any day. And then you can spend the extra money you saved on "CF goodies or expensive rims", if that's your style.

OP, why do you have this thread about swaps and another one that is two threads down, in the newbie section nonetheless, about how much boost to run on a boosted 420a in which you say that the turbo other 420aT guys run doesn't matter? Just curious on this.
 

tenzoR

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48
1
Sep 4, 2011
North Prairie, Wisconsin
i just wanna know what other people are running with their 420a's because im really not happy with the power im getting. before i built mine i was expecting much more, but maybe i just thought itd be better. idk it doesnt matter but anyways thanks everyone for the help
 

idkiliketurbos

Proven Member
774
109
Mar 2, 2009
Appleton, Wisconsin
Tuning will make a huge difference in power. If you insist on keeping that car then build the engine with some nice parts and then look into tuning software and do a lot of reading up on what to buy and what works good with your set up. You can't throw on parts and expect it to go fast.
 

tenzoR

Proven Member
48
1
Sep 4, 2011
North Prairie, Wisconsin
Tuning will make a huge difference in power. If you insist on keeping that car then build the engine with some nice parts and then look into tuning software and do a lot of reading up on what to buy and what works good with your set up. You can't throw on parts and expect it to go fast.

Yea i have thought about building it up more, its just that i said i spent alot of money on the motor already and havent gotten the results ive wanted. but will see. thanks for the help
 

RadDsm

Proven Member
1,679
23
Apr 28, 2008
Eugene, Oregon
When you say you "built it up", what have you actually done? I you just slapped a CAI and a fartcan on it, you haven't really done anything.

You aren't going to make good power without some kind of forced induction.
 

H4G64T

Proven Member
1,310
10
Jul 18, 2008
Providence, Rhode_Island
The engine is a dud, usually people realize this after a little bit, but some still think they can build a diamond from this rough. It's time for 420a guys to just accept that there isn't potential here, the few who have accomplished anything have done so with unspeakable amounts of money.

From experience, you throw a whole lot of money at a 420A just to get on par with a stock GST/GSX, then what?
 

xcowtipper16x

Probationary Member
2
0
Nov 7, 2011
rome, New_York
i own a 99 eclipse rs 5sp. my rods blew and i got a motor with 86 k out of a 96 automatic eclipse. thier both 420a's. im only getting the motor im keepinmy transmission ecu n harness everything. i just get motor. will it swap perfect? other than changin all my stuff to it. i read few forums saying it will work. but will it actually work if i change everything up. lmk by sunday
 

95TalonOwner

Proven Member
1,314
27
Oct 18, 2005
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
i own a 99 eclipse rs 5sp. my rods blew and i got a motor with 86 k out of a 96 automatic eclipse. thier both 420a's. im only getting the motor im keepinmy transmission ecu n harness everything. i just get motor. will it swap perfect? other than changin all my stuff to it. i read few forums saying it will work. but will it actually work if i change everything up. lmk by sunday

It will work, the motors are the same.
 
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