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JDM Engines to Swap into a 240SX

JDM Engines to Swap a 1989-1998 Nissan 240SX While there are many that can be mounted into 240sx chassis, there are common JDM swaps. To start, the engine is either the KA24E or While the KA engine is stout and of producing a lot of horsepower, it is not commonly as a performance or tuner engine. The most common engines into a 240sx are as follows:

This was the last version of the CA engine to be released. It is a 1.8 liter and intercooled four cylinder with an aluminum 16 valve The turbocharger was a Garrett T25 (.48 The CA18DET produced 166 horsepower and 166 of torque in stock form.

and … are nearly identical, the is 83 mm and the … is 83.6 mm. The design of new CA engine allowed it to turn high rmps with the set at 7600 rpms.

This engine is know for fast turbo spool, production and the high rpm capabilities. are several records of modified producing over 500HP.

version of the CA engine was used in vehicles:

Nissan Silvia/180SX 1989-1990

Nissan Bluebird from 1987-1989

Nissan S12 from 1987-1988

Nissan (Europe) from 1989-1993

The SR20DET is the most common and probably the most commonly JDM engine. This engine the CA18DET in the Nissan Silvia and and is also a turbocharged and intercooled cylinder engine. There are variations of the SR20DET and it was featured in Nissan vehicles. While it was in many vehicles, the most are as follows:

Nissan Silvia from

Nissan 180SX from

NIssan Bluebird from

Nissan Pulsar GTI-R 1990-1994

There are many variations with stock ranging from 201 hp to 245 hp and stock ranging from 202 lb ft to 210 lb ft. The different are generally recognized by the valve The first line of production is called a red top due to the red valve covers. variation was released in the Nissan S13 S13 180SX, Bluebird and Pulsar. you have the SR20DET Blacktop.

are several variations of the blacktop was first released in the 180SX and S13 in 1994. The next variation of the was the S14 blacktop. This model was in the S14 Silvia and is generally separated the S13 blacktop model by the angled of the valve covers. The S14 blacktop has an Garrett T28 turbo from the Garrett T25.

The last is the S15 blacktop. The S15 had the highest horsepower in stock form at 245 hp. The S15 blacktop the Garrett T28 turbo but the boost was to 11psi. The next major was not with the engine but the transmission was mounted to it. The 5 speed transmission was for a new 6 speed ….

The S15 model is very sought and much higher priced the other models.

Nissan 240SX

The last engines are all different variations of the RB engine most commonly in the highly sought after Skyline. The engines I’m to are the RB20DET, RB25DET and RB26DETT. All of these engines are inline 6 engines with incredible capabilities and the ability to turn high rpms.


is the smallest of the three engines. variation is a 2.0 liter inline six with a redline of 7600 Stock power ratings are 214 hp and 194 lb ft of it came with a 5 speed transmission and most commonly in the R32 Skyline.


This variation is a 2.5 inline 6 cylinder engine started production in 1993. were most commonly in the R33 Skyline and are very similar to the The RB26 obviously has much turbo setup and is .1 liter in displacement, however the internals are

There are records of 500+ hp engines with stock The stock turbo is a Garrett this is a great engine enormous possibilities however not quite Godzilla (RB26) and it can not the ease of dropping an SR20 a 240SX.


This is the obvious kind of the mountain! It is a 2.6 inline 6 cylinder with a turbo setup. The engine was released in the 1989 R32 Skyline and remained the power plant for the R33 and R34 GT-R. The RB26 had 6 individual bodies as opposed to a single body setup. The stock rating was 277 hp since the Japanese had mad an agreement to keep cars 280 hp.

Despite this, many claim that the RB26 more than 277 hp. The stock rating was 293 lb ft. This engine is to be able to create above 600 hp modifying the internals parts, but with a larger turbo and correct tuning.

There are several articles and records of engine creating more 1000 hp in modified form.

While all of these engines can be into any 240SX, the stock KA is perfectly capable of producing horsepower for your needs. you are working towards being a queen. The easiest and most known swap is the SR20DET.

It in and mounts up directly without the weight of the 240SX. The main necessary to swap an SR20 your 240SX is to have the harness modified.

In order to swap to any of the RB series much more money and modifications will be necessary. article is meant to serve as a outline to steer you in the right if you are interested in performing a swap but are of your options. If you truly to do the swap it should be done by a or someone with adequate skills. Continue to research and sure you know what you are into.

Many people realize the complexities of performing a and get in over their heads and to sell their projects. well and good luck!

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