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Old 02-02-2006   #1
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Question k20 or turbo

well ive been saving for a couple weeks and i planned it out, i could have all the money for a k20a2 swap by july at the latest or get a custom turbo kit at mainstream performance(local shop) for 3200. but the downside im starting with an auto, should a swap be better in the long run?
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i know i gonna get "go with the k20 more power, but the turbo seems better" but problems, problems, with an auto tranny" ill just save for a few months and see what the wind brings in for the k20
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yea i would go w/ the motor first then turbo
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Go with the k20 first! Start with something with more power! And it will be more reliable... And then turbo it if you feel it's not enough... Lol
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Autos are good for turbo and bracket racing sooo what you going to do?
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i feel the engine swwap would be best, since the shop has a K24 block at shop, but needs new internals, so i could be at more torque and whp than starting off with a turbo and little internals, plus it would be way much more fun to have a 6spd, orver a auto!
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Hasport have the mounts for a k24 block and k20 head yet? Last i heard the valve cover sat just a little too high, and the hood couldnt close. Im torn with the same decision. to make the turbo reliable it will cost more than the swap.... but you have a near equal hp to torque ratio..... but then again... one tire fires are no fun. Hope wichever you go with works out for you.
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there are already many threads about it and a sticky I believe.
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Im saving for the k20 the D17 is just not fast enough
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