Ok here's the deal. I was originally saving up to buy the wrx and then when the STi came to the states I said to myself I rather get that so I needed to save up more. Now I am headed back to school and wont have the same bank roll as I normally would so heres my dilema(sp?). I can continue to wait and buy the STi a couple years from now orrrrrrrrr I can do an engine and tranny swap on my 97 mirage ls.
I wanted to keep the mirage stock and not put any money into it since I was planning on buying the STi but since my situation has changed I thought maybe do the swap now and I can still get the STi later. I am going to have to change my struts and other things on my mirage anyways because they are old and bouncey. I was thinking of doing the 4g63 from the 2g turbo eclipse and also the tranny from the same car. That swap alone should get me running 13's with a good launch and I could even mod it. I of course would be upgrading the suspension, brakes, rims, and tires.
On the other hand I could get the 4g63 from the evo but if I did that I would have to change the drivetrain and shiat but in the end I will have awd for a few extra dollars. Also I can't seem to find places that sell the engine and tranny I want. Some people have told me to go to a junk yard and either buy a banged up 2g turboed eclipse or just yank the engine and tranny from it but thats still if I can find the car. And I have to make sure what car the engine is from because the 4g63 in the 2g eclipse is different from the 4g63 in the evo, I think the cranks turn in the opposite direction or something like that.
Sorry for the long post but I wanted to make sure I had some detail . Oh and I did consider just turboing my stock mirage motor which is the 1.8l 4g93 but I would have to change internals, beef up tranny, and what not because I don't think the stock internals can handle to much more power.