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Old 11-28-2019, 03:41 PM   #1
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Hy new guy from FL, i just bought my first D21 its a 1988 with a z24i runs like crap lol but i did drive her home! Lol but for 400 bucks i cant complaint. Now for the fun part im thinking of swaping the motor on it with a ka24de but heard for the trouble, as well v8 swap it. Now the big question is. Compared to a ka24de swap weight wise, will the front end hold up the weight of a V8? I I already looked up all the info on the swap motor mounts custom stuff etc. so Iím not asking for a V-8 swap guide but more of like a technical question if the front suspension will hold the heavy V8 compared to a ka24de thanks guys
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Old 11-28-2019, 03:43 PM   #2
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Also the ka24de im thinking of swaping will be out of a 1998 and up Frontier that way i dont have to modify no sump or oilpan on the 240sx ones thanks lol
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Old 11-28-2019, 04:11 PM   #3
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There’s probably a couple hundred pounds of difference between the KA24DE and a SBC. I just don’t see going through the pain of wiring and all that for the marginal horsepower increase from a Z24 to a KA24DE. It’s about 50 horsepower and 23 ft pounds of torque increase. You could throw a 300 horse SBC in there and it would probably be easier.

If you’re leaving it static dropped you can always replace the worn out torsion bars with something beefier like sway-a-way to help with the extra weight. Swapping to airbags will make life easier because it gets the torsion bars out of the way of the exhaust.
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In all honesty, i would use a small block ford. The distributor is in the front on the ford, not smashed against the firewall.
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Thanks for the replys guys. Ill make a build thread and post the pictures there. Yeah i wanted to get something turbo and sr20 swap is too hard and i want something that i can boost and if i need parts for it i can just got to the parts store and get it or go to the junk yard lol
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