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Smoking them cancer sticks?
 

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Nah quittin that vape lyfe. Round.... 3 or 4. Going well so far though.

If you were to have guessed, would you have assuemd higher or lower for those ~100k mile long blocks? I feel like they should be less than ~$800... Idk.
 

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They appear to be in the 800-1200 dollar range on car-part.
 

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Hmmm.... cuz like a fairly priced, desirable K24 goes for 1,200 and thats a significantly better engine.

Idk. Supply/demand I guess. People are likely prepared to pay a premium to keep their Miatas running. Keep em running 130hp...
 

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Could go for the new K24Z3 swap KMiata is offering. Not sure what kind of horsepower you're looking for but 200-210 at the wheels would probably be fun.

 

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Honestly the TSX K24Z3 swap is so cheap, it seems stupid to get a K24A2 unless you want to build the head and do camshafts down the road.

But 90 horsepower over a 1.8L seems pretty solid.
 

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Yeah 220-250 is the goal. I just want to be on par with the local S2000's tbh. Idc how I get there. As cheap as possible preferably lol.
 

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You'll barely crack 220 with the stock motor. Not sure if the extra $3000-$4000 is worth the extra 15 whp.
 

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Im not sure what you're saying there. The BP stock motor? When healthy, they're good to almost 300. 280 being the safe limit for both engine and trans. Unless you mean the K24z3 is limited to like 220 which doesnt sound very K like at all.
 

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Was referring to the K24A2 vs the K24Z3 swap costs.

Building a motor isn't exactly inexpensive.
 

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Ahhh, definitely. Turboing the k24z's look real easy too.

If ever it was "necessary"
 

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Without a doubt. A little GTX28 on there would be a riot.
 

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From some quick estimates I should be able to get a scotch more than 3k out of my current build if I did ditch the OEM power plant.

Which makes the total cost of the swap to turn key, roughly 4,500(ecu, engine, bits and pieces, tuning) which is like 7500 up front lol
 

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Man its cold. Ordered in lunch to avoid it. Still -5 with -20 something windchill.
 

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When it's pay day but your credit card bill is due :(
 

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Fried veggie rice yesterday.


When its Friday, but your boss was fired yesterday and his boss schedules a meeting with you near the end of the day

 
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