|06-14-2008 12:12 PM|
|Tweek's Turbos||This is the swap to do. I just got back a conn rod from the machine shop. They fixed a snapped stud, and honed the crank surface part.|
|06-14-2008 07:33 AM|
I then took the crank, rods and pistons from my 9k short block, put in new rod and main bearings, 100 bucks, and then new piston rings, I went with total seal rings, but good stock dealer only saab rings are fine too and then you have basically a new engine that will require break in.
So 300 bucks for the short block and 150 bucks for machine shop and then maybe 300 bucks in bearings, seals and piston rings. Now you have a 2.3 motor with more displacement, larger torque curve and it will spool up the turbo about 500rpm earlier.
I also replaced the timing chain and guides and inspected the cam and crank gears, if they have pointy teeth, replace them...
|06-13-2008 05:53 PM|
|mcrowley||Everything is ng except for whats inside the engine block. You'd never know mine was a 2.3...the only thing that'd give it away would be a casting # or valve cover.|
|06-13-2008 03:07 PM|
DP will work fine b/c you are using the NG exhaust Manifold on the 9k block.
|06-13-2008 02:37 PM|
T5 suite? Sweet.
|06-13-2008 02:30 PM|
Just talked to my mechanic. The swap is going to cost me $2000 for a 9k Aero. I already have the TDO4HL-15t 5cm^2 from my blown 2.0... hopefully he throws in a viggen IC and a ECU with the swap... I'm already going to be making payments on the car... meh...
Does anyone have a spare stage 3 maptun or nordic ECU? looking to buy....
Will my 3inch NG900 DP work with the 2.3 swap?
|06-13-2008 11:09 AM|
|mcrowley||I won't disagree about the hydraulic clutch. The cable system sucks bigtime. Definitely on my list...|
|06-13-2008 11:00 AM|
|06-13-2008 09:17 AM|
|laxian55||stock aero ecu will work just fine|
|06-13-2008 08:23 AM|
|TheTalladegaKid||When swapping over can I use the stock Aero ECU until I get my Maptun ECU?|
|06-13-2008 03:58 AM|
|mcrowley||The extra torque & those ng gear rations is certainly a nice combination to have. A tuned 2.3t ng900/9-3 is a GREAT dd.|
|06-12-2008 10:47 PM|
It pulls real purdy-like
Marginal difference in fuel consumption when not "on it"
|06-12-2008 08:31 PM|
Stage 3 - 290hp 430Nm (317ft-lbs) - Nordic
Stage 3 - 290Hk, 440Nm (325ftlbs?) - Maptun
anyone running maptun over nordic?
|06-12-2008 05:21 PM|
|JK||yup, 5cm will work just ducky for light tunes.|
|06-12-2008 05:20 PM|
Yeah i've been picking it apart... looking at dips diy's.
I just picked up a GS intake w/shield will that fit to my swap?
Can I also use a 5cm instead of a 6cm TDO4HL?
|06-12-2008 05:16 PM|
Did you look this over?
Good info in there...
Also, I like mine.
They are pretty similar in reality, but the extra .3L get those turbos spooling up a lil bit faster.
|06-12-2008 05:14 PM|
2.0t to 2.3t?
I'm sure plenty of people have done this before... How do you like your swaps? I recently threw a rod in my 2.0 and im planning to swap my engine for a 9000 aero 225hp with a stage 3 tune. I may have a few questions for those who've done this.