turbo genesis coupe engine
Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:11 AM
Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:36 AM
Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:42 AM
Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:06 PM
sounds like a pricey project and i don't know where you'll find a wrecked gen coup yet
Well then , grab the tranny from those and your good, forget the whole rear section
Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:28 PM
I personally would take the Forte or Sonata's 2.4l engine over the Gen Coupe's 2.0l engine unless you're looking for 300+hp. With 175hp stock the N/A 2.4l is no slouch. Add a few pounds of boost to that and you'll be looking at 250hp without even trying.
At the end of the day, It's not really a worthwhile swap because of how much you can get out of a Beta. The engines essentially weigh the same even though the Theta has an aluminum block. With the exhaust on the firewall side room for a turbo will be tight also.
Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:57 PM
-just because it seems impossible doesn't mean it is. im sure the first person to put a beta in an accent was told they were crazy and it would be easier to turbo the 1.5 with scoupe parts but now you can do it in a day.
-but like Visionz said it cant be your daily driver because there will be alot of trial and error with getting this to work.
-fyi- the seriesII v6 GM used in the 90s had a fwd and a rwd version and the blocks were not interchangeable-this came in camaros, firebirds, grandprix, monte carlos, etc..
Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:59 PM
do it if you're your own welder, engineer, have 50 hours a week of free time, and have $10,000 spare cash.
Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:14 PM
Most automakers using common blocks can be mounted transversely or longitudinally, but it is currently not known whether it is true for the Theta.
There is a conversion kit for sale in Korea for $8k, but I don't know what trans is used.