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i was just wondering how hard would it be to put a srt-4 engine in a 97 dodge neon hit me back

posted by  bgdaddy42069

Well, here is the way I see it. I would definetely wait for a second opinion of someone like hobo or chrisv who knows for sure what they are talking about since I'm not positive.

Firstly, depends on the Neon you have. Some are SOHC and some are DOHC. The engine you want here is a DOHC turbo-engine. Both cars are FWD so the swap isn't unbelievably difficult but I'm guessing it will be pretty hard and costly, considering SRT-4's are relatively new and their engines won't be very cheap unless you can find it in a junkyard or something.

posted by  Nissan_Altima

You will need the engine, transmission, mounts, diferent hood to accomodate the head and so forth, and I believe you need new Axles among other things.
This should serve you closer.
http://www.neons.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3
Its a worthy investment because the first gen is lighter, and its cheaper than buying the srt-4 itself

posted by  newyorker

engine options

1) buy srt-4 engine with turbo for about 2500$....
2) buy 2.4L engine for like 200$ at a wrecker, and add on over 2k for the turbo...

posted by  dodgerforlife

Evens out. I would get the real one though. Duno why...maybe it has stronger internals?

posted by  newyorker

Where are you getting $2500 from? As far as I know you cant buy the SRT-4 engine as a crate motor. But you can get the 2.4L short block.

posted by  thunderbird1100

Wouldn't that depend on the engine?

posted by  chris_knows

The 2.4 Magnum is the 2.4, but the 2.4 turbo might have different internals than the non turbo to accomodate the higher power.

posted by  newyorker

I was thinking if he was to put in an engine from another car like a 240SX or something...

posted by  chris_knows

Fair market value with a used engine(anywhere from 5k to 10k kms runs about 2500$ up here in canada)

posted by  dodgerforlife

doubtful. the 420a stock can take over 300hp before you need to upgrade internals, so i would doubt that the 2.4 is much different.

posted by  dodgerforlife

SRT-4 will take a 240SX I think:thumbs:

posted by  newyorker

Not neccessarily a 240SX, but that was just the first car that came to mind...just any 2.4L engine is what I meant...

posted by  chris_knows

No way, the SRT-4 2.4T is much stronger than the 420a. It has forged connecting rods that are way beefier for starters...

N/A on top SRT-4 connecting rods on bottom...
http://hotrod.com/techarticles/engine/113_0309_srt_8_z.jpg

Notice the turbo piston on the right and N/A on the left...Turbo is shorter to produce lower compression...
http://hotrod.com/techarticles/engine/113_0309_srt_9_z.jpg

HEre's some explanation on how much more beefed up the 2.4T is over the 2.4 N/A...

http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/engine/113_0309_srt/index1.html

posted by  thunderbird1100

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