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Old 06-12-2022, 12:21 AM   #1
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I see how people on here know exactly what engine and trans they have. Are you looking that up with a vin number? How does one approach this? I知 a noob to mechanics so any info helps, thanks.
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Old 06-12-2022, 12:27 AM   #2
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Look at the sticker in the driver side door jamb. It’s got the info
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Since you have a 96 the engine is the KA24E, as that was the only option.
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Thanks for the info. Since you are apparantly the guy to ask, I have a question about a possible engine rebuild, I cant find any forged crankshafts on the internet. Know of any sources? Also do you know of any build specs that I could look at? Like a blueprint if you will. I can build it if its on a sheet infront of me but couldnt come up with one myself.
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The factory service manual should have all the necessary measurements. I’ve never needed to replace the crankshaft so I’m not sure where it would be best to find one. https://www.nicoclub.com/service-man...20Truck/em.pdf
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I can decode the vin number to tell you date of manufacture, original color and codes, options , etc.
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FSM is here... www.nicoclub.com/fsm/hardbody

you can get performance parts here

https://www.ojperformance.com/vehicles/nissan/
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Dang thanks for the help fellas! DVD swan I’ve looked at the oj performance page and no crankshaft in site. Do you guys think a stock crankshaft will hold up to a turbocharger and high rpm’s if rods and pistons are all forged?
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DVD Swan do you think that a 4wd will have enough room to clear that whole setup under the hood. How would I go about setting up piston size valve size turbo size etc? I am looking to set up a more efficient gas getter with some power for coming on the highway etc/ high rpm hill climbs I am not trying to make insane power or anything like that 500 hp is more than enough I would be exicited to see 400 in the truck but right now it is absolutley unacceptably slow.
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