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    Stage 2 WRX vs Sentra SE-R Spec V

    Havent done any research on the Spec V, but a friend of mine has one, but I dont know what year. Wants to run my Stage 2 05' WRX, what should i expect? I dont know anything about the Spec V. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005sti View Post
    Havent done any research on the Spec V, but a friend of mine has one, but I dont know what year. Wants to run my Stage 2 05' WRX, what should i expect? I dont know anything about the Spec V. :P
    I would say you would win by a few car lengths depending upon his mods. I mean they are light cars with around 175hp. If i remember right I've seen them only hit high 14's if that in the 1/4
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    The newer spec Vs are right around 200 bhp. They are direct competition with Honda Civic SIs and RSX-Ss. I would say, "do you think your old Civic SI can hang with your stage II rex?" Then you have your answer right there...
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    Stock 2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 1/4 mile trap speeds 0-60 - DragTimes.com

    given that stage II 2.0L WRXs trap at about 101ish in the upper 13s, you'd take a stock Nissan Sentra spec V by at least a car length
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    Thanks!

    My old civic wouldnt be able to hold on to its own nutsack compared to my WRX!
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    I'm curious about the mods your friends Spec-V may have. Admittedly , I used to want to get one. Back then I was driving a '97 nissan altima, and it seemed like a decent step up.
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    I had a 2004 Specv with:

    Header
    Intake
    Full exhaust
    JWT cams
    UDP
    maybe something i forgot....

    I ran at the track a few runs with my best run being a 14.6. Traction being the main reason. I don't remeber my trap speed it was high 90's.

    If you go from a roll you should be fine since the Specv will spin its tires in 1st if they don't work the clutch just right. they have decent torque at low rpms. Unless he has cams and header the motor will poop out at about 5k RPMs.

    They are good cars, and they take well to turbos stock. People put 10 PSI on stock internals. They also can do the V6 Swap from the altima... people have ran low 13's with that set up. Light car in the 2800lb range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx1234 View Post
    I had a 2004 Specv with:

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    Intake
    Full exhaust
    JWT cams
    UDP
    maybe something i forgot....

    I ran at the track a few runs with my best run being a 14.6. Traction being the main reason. I don't remeber my trap speed it was high 90's.

    If you go from a roll you should be fine since the Specv will spin its tires in 1st if they don't work the clutch just right. they have decent torque at low rpms. Unless he has cams and header the motor will poop out at about 5k RPMs.

    They are good cars, and they take well to turbos stock. People put 10 PSI on stock internals. They also can do the V6 Swap from the altima... people have ran low 13's with that set up. Light car in the 2800lb range.
    Geez, I had no idea they were throwing the V6s in there these days. Sounds awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx1234 View Post
    I had a 2004 Specv with:

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    Intake
    Full exhaust
    JWT cams
    UDP
    maybe something i forgot....

    I ran at the track a few runs with my best run being a 14.6. Traction being the main reason. I don't remeber my trap speed it was high 90's.

    If you go from a roll you should be fine since the Specv will spin its tires in 1st if they don't work the clutch just right. they have decent torque at low rpms. Unless he has cams and header the motor will poop out at about 5k RPMs.

    They are good cars, and they take well to turbos stock. People put 10 PSI on stock internals. They also can do the V6 Swap from the altima... people have ran low 13's with that set up. Light car in the 2800lb range.

    I would like to see how much the Sentra weighs with the v6. I would assume around 3,000 lbs like the WRX. The Altima I believe is around 3,300lbs but different model so I really cannot compare.

    Not dissing Nissans or Sentra owners but I could not imagine the price and time a swap would take for around 100 more hp, I couldn’t really see it justifiable by my standards.

    I don’t doubt it could run low 13's but I would say with parts and a tune on top of the swap, seems pricy to me compared to just throwing a turbo on the SE-R
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    Quote Originally Posted by s202rxi View Post
    I would like to see how much the Sentra weighs with the v6. I would assume around 3,000 lbs like the WRX. The Altima I believe is around 3,300lbs but different model so I really cannot compare.

    Not dissing Nissans or Sentra owners but I could not imagine the price and time a swap would take for around 100 more hp, I couldn’t really see it justifiable by my standards.

    I don’t doubt it could run low 13's but I would say with parts and a tune on top of the swap, seems pricy to me compared to just throwing a turbo on the SE-R
    But you have to admit, it does seem like a sweet idea (with enough spare time and money). Especially if one could get their hands on an SE-R altima motor...
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    Or you could just get the previous generation (late 90's) that was 2350 lbs. in the 200sx form - put a turbo on that 2.0l and you would have a fun car (actually it was pretty fun with the 1.6l even).
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGimpreza View Post
    But you have to admit, it does seem like a sweet idea (with enough spare time and money). Especially if one could get their hands on an SE-R altima motor...
    Yeah it's always cool to swap in a better engine. I used to have a cavalier and read stories of guys swapping in GTP engines, I believe someone even threw in an LS1 engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s202rxi View Post
    Yeah it's always cool to swap in a better engine. I used to have a cavalier and read stories of guys swapping in GTP engines, I believe someone even threw in an LS1 engine.
    People seem to throw LS1s into literally everything. RX-7s, 240SXs...I wouldn't be surprised to find someone with one in a Kia Sorento one of these days
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    They do it because they are compact (for a V8) light and make tremendous power for not a lot of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s202rxi View Post
    I would like to see how much the Sentra weighs with the v6. I would assume around 3,000 lbs like the WRX. The Altima I believe is around 3,300lbs but different model so I really cannot compare.

    Not dissing Nissans or Sentra owners but I could not imagine the price and time a swap would take for around 100 more hp, I couldn’t really see it justifiable by my standards.

    I don’t doubt it could run low 13's but I would say with parts and a tune on top of the swap, seems pricy to me compared to just throwing a turbo on the SE-R
    The V6 swap only adds a little over 50 pounds not much more than adding a turbo. The V6 swap is also more reliable, your dropping a stock motor and the specv tranny has not problems till you get over 300 hp to the wheels, once it done your solid.

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