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Hi all,

As of last night I am the proud owner of a near mint condition '92 SE-R. The car only has 58k miles on it. Other than a couple real small dings and one broken plastic switch, it's MINT. I bought it for $3400 (I know you can get 'em cheaper, but this was so mint and so low original miles, I had to). It drives soooo nice compared to the slowmatic Nissan Frontier I'm currently driving.

I plan on doing the SR20DET swap some time this summer and crankin' the boost. My goal is 300hp at the wheels. It's gotta be at least as fast as my last car ('02 WRX), which ran 12.7 in the 1/4 mile. Too bad I had to sell it for money as a down payment on a condo to live in :( I'm currently trying to research whether to acquire a bluebird or gtir motor for the swap. Much to learn have I; WRX EJ20 is pretty different animal than the SR20DET.

All the best,
Jay
 

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Welcome. You should try taking it out to an autocross. I know first hand an SE-R turns way better than a WRX. Plus mAd PoWa isn't as fun with FWD as AWD.

Enjoy though! Sounds like a pretty clean car.
 

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^^^^^ WRX is much better handeler than an SE-R. Also what mods did u have done to your wrx???
 

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on a nice find! $3400 was NOT too much to spend for that mileage.

Steve
 

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200SX SE-R WV said:
^^^^^ WRX is much better handeler than an SE-R. Also what mods did u have done to your wrx???

I drove a friends STX prepped WRX for a season, had turbo back exhaust, ecu reflash, DMS coilovers, swaybars, camber plates..

Then I got my NX prepped to a similar level, but with cheaper components, first event in the same class I outran him by nearly a second.

The key factor is an NX or SE-R is about 400 pounds lighter than a WRX, and the WRX tends to push just as much as a FWD car. So even though the WRX has AWD and more power it's a heavier car overall and mod for mod will be slower than a lighter car.

Granted this is autox experience, on a track where the WRX has some time to spool up and get into the power longer it will walk away from a Classic/NX. But it will still be slower in the corners...
 

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Here's everything from my sig on a WRX site:

VF22, TXS V2 TMIC, Samco IC hoses, Vishnu turbo back exhaust (non-signature), Vishnu uppipe, ECUTEK custom tuned by Shiv in person, Warlbro fuel pump, STi injectors, Vishnu underdrive pulley, 1 deg. cooler NGK plugs, authentic Jun eyelids, Vishnu fuel rails, Rota attacks w. Hankook tires, blue I badge, autometer gaugepod w/gauges (boost & egt), Tanabe lowering springs, STi hood scoop, APS intercooler shroud & splitter, Greddy shift knob, Kartboy short shifter w/bushings, Porterfield pads, Blitz turbo timer, Escort pasport 8500 radar detector, tints, alarm, STi engine mounts, STi tranny mount, Rockford Fosgate 500 watt amp, Pioneer 12" sub, functional Greddy catch can, white face Indiglo gauges and a big ass wrench 1 5/8" wrench for hitting people
 

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No, he's made a few tuning trips out East. He's friends with a guy over on Nasioc WRBBLUEWAGON who's out here. When I went, he was @ Pruven Performance in Connecticut. He did a great job tuning; very methodical and detail oriented. He won't take a car off the dyno until it's right. One car had like 20 dyno pulls on his turn with Shiv. On a hot and humid day, running 93 octane and only 18 psi (the VF22 can do 20 easy) I put down 287 at the wheels (may not sound like a lot, but AWD train loss is significantly higher than 2WD).
 
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