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What added difficulties are present when swapping a GTi-R into a once-GA16DE or non-SE-R that arent present when swapping into an SE-R? I know its possible to swap into a non SE-R but I was told it was more difficult? Any estimates on cost of added difficulties?

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-91 Sentra XE "Looks Fast"
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I was told at SR20 Development that it would cost 2,500 for the engine and 2,500 for labor. Also I was told there would be additional costs for other parts to mount it and stuff. This is also for my 1987 Sentra.
 

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I am doing a BB DET swap into my 1.6L 200sx right now - I'll have a full write up available soon... at this point let me tell you this at least.... IT SUCKS lol.....
Which car are you thinking about doing it to?
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****, i did a primera swap ...that about the easiest swap, and since i did it almost bymyself it was a bitch!!

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Well, swapping a Primera engine into a 91 classic is just a bolt in affair. It's basically take the old out and put the new in, so it's easy.

<Edit>Err...let me rephrase that...it is easy relative to the other possible swaps.

Swapping a GTIR or BB DET in place of a 1.6 liter is a whole nother ball game. One of the motor mounts are different. You have to get a new crossmember and new axles because the 1.6 ones won't work. You'll probably want to upgrade the brakes, but that's up to you. So mechanically, it still is not hard, though it's more involved than swapping into a 2.0l. The wiring, however, from what I've been told and what I've seen is quite a mess. I hope you will either make your own wiring harness or you really enjoy splicing because no factory wiring harness will work, I think. You have to combine the 1.6 and 2.0 wiring harnesses together.

I bet someone from SR20Development or Jay Whiteley could be more specific, but I'm pretty sure that this is correct.

It has been done though, so hat should let you know that it's do-able.

[This message has been edited by tommy (edited 10-01-2001).]
 

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you can use and sr20 harness for the swap..along with most the other 2.0 parts..i found myself a 91 se-r with a hole inthe head and got a descent deal on it..so i have everything off of that to swap into my 1.6
 
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Hey man,

Let me know if you need any advice on the wiring and stuff. There is a long list of parts to get to go from a 1.6 to a 2.0L..then a few more parts for the GTi-R. I have done several of these conversions and they are not very much fun :)

The wiring a biatch! I had to make a hybrid harness out of a GTi-R RHD harness and the USDM 1.6L harness. Get your wire snips and a voltmeter and go to town!

I usually only charge $1,000 for a swap like this. I think I need to raise my prices, considering SR20 Development charges $2500, which is still not a bad deal, considering the meticulous work that Chris Parker does.

E-mail me at [email protected] if needed.

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Tampa, FL
1996 200SX SE-R
GTi-R powered with F-MAX kit
 
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