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Hey guys,
My name is Nick.
I need some advice on my Mazda 2 Engine Swap...
Is it better to do an engine swap with the Mazda Speed 3 Turbo engine?
I love speed and power but I just want to know is it going to be a hard swap or easy drop in swap with minor troubles getting it bolted in?
Please I need help... I'm having a hard time finding information for this swap build.
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It is possible, Mazda built a concept 2 in 2011 that had the 2.3 MZR from the Speed3 (albeit with DI, but size shouldn't be significantly affected by that). However, that's not a common swap, to my knowledge it's never been done outside of that concept. Therefore, it will be very expensive, since all the mounting hardware, exhaust and probably intake will have to be custom made. You'll also need to find space for an intercooler (probably need a higher hood with a scoop to accommodate that), and a larger radiator in addition to the engine. The stock transmission and differential won't hold up to the extra torque, so you'll have to stuff an MS3 (or other, more robust aftermarket) clutch/transmission/diff combo in. To handle the additional power and weight, you'll want wider, gripper tires, and probably some stiffer springs and dampers. If you're doing anything more than highway pulls and tooling around town you'll want some good brakes, probably something bigger than stock.

If I walked into a shop and asked for it to be done, I'd be expecting it to cost 20k AT LEAST (25-30k with the suspension, tires and brakes). And it wouldn't be reliable, either. Swapped engines don't go through the thousands of hours of testing that the originals do, and little things like wires or hoses rubbing through and other annoying little problems happen all the time. Don't get me wrong, I think it would be an awesome swap, but you'd have to be very dedicated, willing to dump money, and it probably shouldn't be your only car for it to not become a major PITA. If you meet those requirements and decide to go through with it, please post a build thread.
 

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am currently doing a kswap

whats the current reliability of the swap? Id rather stick with a low power engine, say 130-150HP otherwise i feel like its more of a hassle rather then an upgrade. Id feel depressed not being able to rev it out. Most roads here are 60-80km/h so you only get to the end of 2nd gear. Only reason 3rd and 4th gear are there is for economy, only time i use 4th is when going upwards of 120km/h (75Mph)

Plus our roads aren't designed for high speeds. So you would be wasting all that engine power...

Any suggestions?
 
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