This is a discussion on '07 TC 5spd vs RB20DET 240SX? within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Seattle206 nope, all of his car is stock other than the rb20, fmic, bov, intake are the ...
maxboosted, that is a very nice silvia, where did you end up finding that little gem. Looks hella clean as well for its age.
i picked up the car up the stevenson express way. it was in IL. about 4 hours from me in michgan. but thanks for the comment
How is it driving a RHD car on a daily basis?
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not bad just right hand turns are some times hard and when like my wife is with me i need her to tell me when its clear but the car is driven mainly on track day's ohiodrifting.com and projectaspec.com
but its fun to see peoples reactions
I said it wasn't a skyline motor as the author said.
THey don't even make a SR20DETT!
The SR20DET wasn't even put in a skyline thus its not a skyline motor nor is it a sr20dett because none such exists.
And last, nobody puts the rb20 in 240's.
Oh ya, very nice rhd 240... those cars are sexy leet.
Ok, my mistake, I threw in an extra "T", I'll be the first to admit, I'm no Nissan expert. My point is , in post #1, he says the car has a "Skyline motor" swap...
91' 240SX fast-back 5spd
short ram intake
and the rest of his car is stock.
Several posts later, people are questioning whether it's really an SR20 motor...
I'm no Nissan nut but, are you sure it's not a SR20 red top? (From a Silvia)
...and you're telling me "NO", why...?
Im 180 miles straight west on I94 from detroit, pretty much on lake michigan. But i do go up there few times a month.
TC's are dirt slow... unless you do big turbo power and somehow find traction. Saw a TRD supercharged one with bolt ons do low 15's... definitely not the way to go.
RB swaps in 240's are very straightforward swaps and it has been done many times before. an RB20DET is pretty worthless... most people i know just toss them, so maybe this kid chose that to do it on the cheap.
In any case, most swapped 240's I've seen were done poorly and not running right. (and i'm in So Cal) Chances are that this car is troubled with boost leaks and other problems. Slow, it very well could be, but the Scion TC is slow. Could this be the world's saddest planned street race on our hands here?
YES, for the record, my friends 240 is a RB20DET! not a SR20DET!
he thinks its fast, I've driven it and sat in it a billion times are I do not think its fast at all. It is just an average car with a below average engine, the only good thing you can get out of it is it's a "SKYLINE ENGINE". it might not even be a skyline engine it couldve been from a pos 80's nissan.
Please tell them not to do it. I'm afraid between the crappily swapped Nissan and the dirt slow tC that they will both die.
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