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#1 cUrty_chaN

  • Joined:21-November 06
  • Car:s13

Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:23 PM

hey just wondering on the legallity of getn rid of my ca18de n puttin in probs sr20 keepin in mind gta b p'plate legal aswell any advice much appreciated guys

#2 K3GZOR

  • Joined:20-June 05
  • Car:black CA18DE S13....NOW AN RB25DET

Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:22 PM

i still think you need a mod plate what ever engine you swap it too (mite be wrong)

but i think it's ezy as piss to get one for a CA to SR swap

#3 kingjumbo

  • Joined:10-April 06
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:97 180sx

Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:23 PM

i thought p platers werent allowed to drive turbos anyway

#4 TRB-S2K

  • Joined:29-March 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:VE Clubsport

Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:27 PM

you will need an engineers cert no matter what other engine you put in, unless it is the same motor

#5 Ashman

  • Joined:02-August 12
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:S13

Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:36 PM

What state are you in its different in every state.

In Queensland you can swap any engine into a car (without approval) provided that engine was offered by the manufacturer for that particular model of car, and that all steering, braking, suspension components are the same as a vehicle that was originally produced with that particular engine.

ie: Ca18de to Sr20det swap (on s13 or 180sx) is fine as long as brakes are upgraded (pretty sure sr20 cars use the same steering rack and suspension as ca's)

#6 Peter200SX

  • Joined:16-February 07
  • Car:Nissan 200SX S13 CA18DET

Posted 16 February 2007 - 07:53 AM

What about a swap to an RB20/25 or 26. Maybe use the RB30 block and use a RB25 head. Some people are doing this in the UK





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