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  1. Sound systems?

    Stock sizes for a 180SX, front and rear is 4X6" I have tweeters in mine and their actually pretty awesome, I'm not sure how their wired up though. I was thinking of putting a twin 12" set up in the boot of my 180 Does anyone know if these would be any good or just garbage? and what amplifier would I need to run them? 12" ONOYX Series Duel 4-Ohm Voice Shallow Mount Subwoofer Features: -Power Handling: Peak: 1800 watts RMS: 900 watts -Stamped basket Structure -Rubber surround Material -Polypropylene Cone -Frequenecy Response: 28Hz-2kHz -Impedance: Duel 4 ohm -Mounting Depth: 3" Warranty: 1 Year http://www.ebay.com....#ht_1504wt_1139
  2. Would these be ok or complete garbage?

    What I'm thinking is making a custom box to sit between my rear seat and where the spare wheel sits. The reason I went the shallow mount style sub was because I have a rear strut brace that runs across. I was thinking 12" because their pretty much the biggest I'll be able to fit in with the amount of room I've given myself to play with. I also thought of going big because it'll really give the car some style. I completely understand where your coming from and thought I would put a switch or something in so I can turn the rear subs on/off when I wanted. All I'm afraid of is them being complete garbage since their quite a bit cheaper from others I have been looking at and I have no idea what sort of amplifier I'll need to run them.
  3. Clear S14A Front Indicators

    I'm in need of a pair as well, my 180SX has a custom S14A front bar on it with the indicators and someone has tried to put the stock globe holders into the back of them and f**ked them up. Does anyone also know what sort of globe holders I need to fit into the back cause I still have the stock 180SX ones at the moment.
  4. List the cars you have owned

    Everyone's lists make mine look boring 1. 1974 MK1 Ford Escort 1.3L 4Spd Man 2. Mk1 Ford Escort 1.3L 4Spd Man 3. 1978 Mk2 Ford Escort 1.6L 4Spd Man 4. 1997 VS Commodore 3.8L 4Spd Auto 5. 1991 180SX 2.0L 5Spd Man (Still have them all)
  5. CA18DE in MK2 Escort?

    I must admit that clip has inspired me. If I was able to get either a BDA or YB Cosworth I'd do the swap without a doubt, its just those engines are so expensive
  6. CA18DE in MK2 Escort?

    When I first started this forum I seriously didn't think I was going to get anything from it but everyone who has had a say in this topic have really helped me rethink my approach on my Escort. At the moment I think I will keep the original engine in it and just rebuild it. I recon if I was to do a real serious and in depth Escort build I'd do it on a 2 door, unfortunely I have a 4 door. I wont sell my 180 just cause its been a dream car for me and I've been working towards getting one for years and have only had it for 3 months.
  7. CA18DE in MK2 Escort?

    Well my dad's a mechanic and he's done engine swaps before and he's already made me aware on how difficult it's going to be. However if I am able to afford it I recon it would be a good project that I will learn heaps from. The things I have considered so far is that there will be need for modifications to the car for a new engine to fit in, I need a engine loom, change my fuel system to high pressure with electric fuel pump, custom tailshaft, with CA/SR apparently I'll need to change the steering rack set up, a brake upgrade might be needed and might need to replace the diff. On top of all that I also understand that to do all this it's defiantly not cheap. When doing a swap like what I want to do what else might I need to consider which I might not have considered?
  8. CA18DE in MK2 Escort?

    At the moment I have the stock 1.6L in it but when the oil is full to the very top of the dip stick with milky looking oil which also smells like petrol I'm pretty sure the engine is dead. Rather than getting it rebuilt I thought I might put in a fuel injected engine and make the car into a really reliable everyday car but not completely sure what engines will fit into it. These Toyota engines mentioned sound like a good choice but how well will they fit in? The car is RWD so I'd imagine a RWD engine would be easier to deal with than a FWD. How many of the engines mentioned are RWD and how hard would it be to change the FWD engines mentioned to RWD?
  9. CA18DE in MK2 Escort?

    How easy will a 3sge Beams fit in? Apparently with a CA/SR the gearbox is to big and requires cutting done to the car to fit in. Will I have any similar problems with the 3sge? Has anyone put a 3sge into a Mk2 Escort before? and how does it compare between the 4age and 3sfe that were also mentioned?
  10. CA18DE in MK2 Escort?

    Cosworth/BDA, 3sfe, LSx, Standard 2L, SR20DET, CA18DET, Zetec, and Single Cam Pinto have been all the engine suggestions I've been given so far. I would love to use a Cosworth especially a YB but way to expensive, I'm not quite sure what the 3sfe or LSx engines are and will do some research on them, standard 2L or single cam pinto would be nice but was looking at going fuel injected, SR20DET would be a good option however that's what my 180SX has and wanted it a little different from that, CA18DET would be another good option but was looking at going non turbo just because its a 4 door and wanted to use it as a nice everyday car, Zetec sounds alright but I haven't done much research about them plus are they FWD or RWD? My overall plan is to go a N/A fuel injected engine that'll be cheap to run. What are some other suggestions?
  11. CA18DE in MK2 Escort?

    What would you put in it?