i was just wondering how hard would it be to put a srt-4 engine in a 97 dodge neon hit me back
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.
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
This should serve you closer.
Its a worthy investment because the first gen is lighter, and its cheaper than buying the srt-4 itself
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...
Evens out. I would get the real one though. Duno why...maybe it has stronger internals?
Where are you getting $2500 from? As far as I know you cant buy the SRT-4 engine as a crate motor. But you can get the 2.4L short block.
Wouldn't that depend on the engine?
The 2.4 Magnum is the 2.4, but the 2.4 turbo might have different internals than the non turbo to accomodate the higher power.
I was thinking if he was to put in an engine from another car like a 240SX or something...
Fair market value with a used engine(anywhere from 5k to 10k kms runs about 2500$ up here in canada)
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.
SRT-4 will take a 240SX I think:thumbs:
Not neccessarily a 240SX, but that was just the first car that came to mind...just any 2.4L engine is what I meant...
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...
Notice the turbo piston on the right and N/A on the left...Turbo is shorter to produce lower compression...
HEre's some explanation on how much more beefed up the 2.4T is over the 2.4 N/A...