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2.2 vs. 2.7 Worth It?

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Old 12-06-2007, 10:47 PM
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Default 2.2 vs. 2.7 Worth It?

Right now i have a 2.2 4cyl. thinking about changing it out for the 6 cyl 2.7, just wondering which is more reliable, better under stress, and if its better to just turbo the 4 cyl. and not go with the 6. looking to build something that will smoke the tires off my boss's '72 Nova. He doesnt think it can be done, so i'm going to prove it. Car already comes with aftermarket clutch, flywheel, cold air intake, but was wondering the best way to go to get big HP out of my little engine. I work in auto body, so engines are a little more complicated to me.

Heres the starter pic of my Beast.... I'll have paint, rims/tires, and body kit on it by spring.

Any suggestions would be great!

thanks,

Eli

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Old 12-07-2007, 12:03 AM
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Default RE: 2.2 vs. 2.7 Worth It?

If you are looking to smoke that Nova you better be hitting around at least 350 hp to the wheels. I would say an H22 swap w/turbo
 
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:49 AM
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H22 is a pretty good engine, huh? i'm planning to turbo it, found a TSI turbo for about $3k , can pick up a h22 for $15-1800. Not too bad considering what my boss Mark put into his Nova. I think i should be good with around 350-400 HP at the ground. turbos are such a pain to tune though... I'll definitely be on here for that....

Thanks for the input!

Eli
 
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:40 AM
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If you are looking to smoke that Nova you better be hitting around at least 350 hp to the wheels. I would say an H22 swap w/turbo
Aren't there different types of engines for the Nova? Is his Nova a I4, V6, or V8?
 
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:54 AM
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That Nova came with a straight 6 or a V-8. Easy money says it is NOT a 6!
 
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:20 AM
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H22 is a pretty good engine, huh? i'm planning to turbo it, found a TSI turbo for about $3k , can pick up a h22 for $15-1800. Not too bad considering what my boss Mark put into his Nova. I think i should be good with around 350-400 HP at the ground. turbos are such a pain to tune though... I'll definitely be on here for that....

Thanks for the input!

Eli
That DSM turbo is not gonna cut it. Save your money for a new engine, build up the one you have if you're serious about this and turbocharge it. My money says this won't materialize.
 
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:50 AM
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i would just borrow someone else's car (a very fast one) and race him, get the cash and then tune ur car...then race him again, get more cash...and.... i dunno, save it?
 
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:03 AM
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Default RE: 2.2 vs. 2.7 Worth It?

To answer the question in the topic: No it would not be worth switching to the V6. It only has 170hp and was only offered in automatic. Your f22 manual trans will not match up to it.
Buildand turbothe f22if you are serious. H22 is best for NA not turbo. If you want to turbo the h22 you are going to have to strengthen the internals (not cheap.)
 
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:17 AM
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are u sure u wanna spenta lot of $$$ just to beat ur boss's Nova? it's gonna take a long time until u can do those changes... are u well aware of that?
 
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:22 AM
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I doubt you'll beat his nova in an accord if the nova's a 350V8. Even if you have an H22 and/or turbo. Unless you drop some serious cash and boost the hell out of it.
 

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