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I am a teen aspiring to be a pilot.

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Hello, I got a new plan. If any of you knows a cheap 4 cylinder engine please type it in the commen

[]Hayden Baker

Sorry but honda makes the best 4 cylinder engines. The GM 2.5 ecotec motors are good and cheap. There are kits to put them in miatas so the engineering is already done for you to buy or copy. There's a step by step process on the website Speed.Academy

[]Briceag Nathaniel

Ah, I think I'll look this up. Thanks.

[]Robert Sixto

May need to narrow this down some, define what is cheap for you, and what is your horsepower goals/preference?

[]Briceag Nathaniel

Okay, so. My car will probably be an e30 hat has inline 6 cylinders. Engine not over 1000€ and I don't csre about horsepower that much, I just don't want a honda engine . Ah and I want to put the engine in a rwd car.

[]Wilson Oberholzer

The Saab B204/B234 engines are pretty hard to beat. They can make 500hp on stock internals, it's easy to make just about any turbo fit them and there is a huge community dedicated to tuning the Trionic 5 management system. Saab may be dead but the robust little motors they built in the late 90's will keep kickin ass for a long time.

[]Briceag Nathaniel

I will take it in considerstion, thanks for the tip.

[]Timothy Markworth

F23A ~$500

Pros: Pretty good engine for a late 90s SOHC. On paper, vs other 4cyl Honda engines of its vintage, it beats all but H-series engines. Few people actually want them for anything but straight swaps (for good reason), so they're plentiful and cheap.

Cons: Spins the wrong way, so totally useless unless you're building a Honda or have too much time on your hands. $500 is deceptive, because getting it to actually run in anything but stock condition is always a battle. You know that part where I said "on paper"? In reality, it's only better than garbage like D-series engines. Slowest 150 crank HP ever. It's shite.

[]Briceag Nathaniel

Ah, thanks but is not what I want, I want somethink that runs smooth, good on paper and real life, I want somethink like a 4 cyl like AdamLZ has(the nissan 240 engine).

[]Timothy Markworth

The Nissan K24DE is pretty much on par with the F23A (stock), except it's DOHC and costs three times as much.

If you're willing to go to about $900, even a crappy Honda K24A will perform alright. 160HP for the worst version, 200HPish for the best. Spins the right direction, so you can mount it RWD. You can dump all the money you want into it because the support is there for it.

This is where someone brings up some random Volvo or Toyota engine.

[]Briceag Nathaniel

Honda doesn't do it for me. Do you know some renauld, toyota etc. engines with 4 cyls?

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Oh well, my dream is destroyed... Just found out that engines with the volume over 3000-3500cc (som

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Hello, a while ago i wantet to buy a bmw e39 wagon because it was cheap. After few months i changed

[]Hayden Baker

Replace the cats with a newer model. Catalytic converters have gotten much better in the last 20 years so you should be able to clean it up a lot with some new model cats. You'll need to get them custom made to get newer tech but it'll be worth it

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Should i lift my car or lower it? (bmw e39 wagon)(i really like it a little higher )

[]Hayden Baker

If you don't want to lower it, I would leave it alone. Especially on the wagon as they don't use the same traditional suspension as the sedans. It's more complicated to carry more weight. I also doubt there is proper aftermarket support to raise it. It could result in several different problems that no one has had to solve before. You could maybe try X5 struts and springs though. It's really hard to say.

[]Briceag Nathaniel

But is there any way i can make my stock struts and springs better? like buying new ones but the same?

[]Hayden Baker

There is many great aftermarket options, but they're all for lowering the car. Doubt there are any to raise it

[]Gregory Garoppolo

You can get coil overs and not lower your car. I repeat you can get coil overs and not lower your car, and pick custom spring rates, and have adjustable rebound and dampening. Sway bars will make a huge difference in handling as well. B&G Suspension due custom coil overs with custom spring rates for very reasonable prices. They feature large valving for excellent durability. Good stuff.

[]Jordan Shuster

#NEEDSMORELOW

Real talk it depends on where you live. I literally live in the Ozark Mountains, so we can't properly drive lowered cars unless we equip them with special suspension mods and whatnot - not quite as cheap as slamming it and calling it a day.

Also, what look are you going for? In the end, you're building your car for yourself! Go with your gut, and remember - a car can always be changed.

[]Briceag Nathaniel

I live in Romania , our roads are the worst , alot of holes on the pavement

[]Jordan Shuster

Given that, and since you like it higher, I would go with either keeping the stock height or lifting it :) It'll be easier to navigate the roads and you'll be happier with it!

[]Briceag Nathaniel

i really love smooth rides :)

[]Wilson Oberholzer

I think the main issue that you'd come across in attempting to lift your car is that kits to lower it are much more plentiful than kits to raise it are. A set of adjustable coilovers might work for you but then again I'm not sure how high up they would go. A lot of people doing "budget" lifts just use spacers on the rear coil springs and on the front struts assemblies. You would have to find a set of rear struts to accommodate for the higher suspension though. I think both lowered and lifted look good but in my opinion everyone lowers their BMW so why not be different and lift it up high!

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[]Ernie Szots

I'm all about moar low nao

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Hello! I found out about a new thing! Sequential gearbox What is it all about ?

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Hello! I just found out about 2-step . What is this and does increse horse power?

[]Hayden Baker

Basically it is aftermarket launch control. You flat foot the pedal and it will rev to max power or peak torque (or wherever you like) and hold there so you can launch easily at the perfect RPM. Its great for drag racing and that's about it. No real purpose on the street, road course, and for roll racing. It makes cool noises though so that's fun.

[]Justin Cavallucci

I have 2 step on my mustang. It is basically an aftermarket rev limiter that is mainly used on forced induction cars but can be used on naturally aspirated cars too. You can choose the optimal rev limit that lets you launch consistently. Instead of cutting fuel, it cuts spark and lets the fuel continue flowing. The reason turbo cars do great with 2 step is when the fuel is dumped into the exhaust, it ignites and spins the turbo up, building boost off the line. It also makes loud backfires/popping noises which is nice too!

[]Wilson Oberholzer

2 step doesn't actually increase horsepower. It is essentially a rev limiter with 2 settings (hence 2 step) were below a certain speed (I believe it's usually below 3-5mph) the car will have a much lower rev limiter. The lower rev point is set at a point where you're putting out the most power you can without breaking traction. This is ideal in drag racing type launches

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Hi! Do you guys know what are the best sites for car parts? The only requiremet is that they can sh

[]Brian Post

That is pretty broad - what parts are you looking for, what type of car? As stated below - are you looking for quality parts ($$$$) or generic parts ($$) or just oem?

[]Phil Jagodzinski

It depends on what part your looking for. Also when your saying the best are you talking prices or quality of parts

[]Briceag Nathaniel

Best quality because i want the best parts for my project.

[]Phil Jagodzinski

Then your going have to use multiple websites to get the best deals and parts. When it comes to “best” you usually want to find the guys that do just that one thing.

[]Hayden Baker

It depends on what type of car you buy. I use different sites for my BMW than I do for my Nissan. Some sites carry everything but you're better off with a specific site for your make or even model. I feel like most any big time site would ship to Europe.

[]Briceag Nathaniel

I will buy a bmw e39 528i because it fits perfectly in my budget.

[]Hayden Baker

Excellent call! Those straight sixes are amazing motors. Can you get a manual transmission in those? Some nice dampers and sport springs will really wake that car up. Sway bars too. A different muffler and a tune to wake up the motor. Not sure if you need any additional cooling for a track day.

[]Briceag Nathaniel

Yes i will get it in manual version , and yes i will add some coilovers , straight pipe , sawy bar etc. you know what i am saying , plain bolt-ons nothing complicated.

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[]Justin Cavallucci

It does, like Hayden said, depend on the car you buy. For me and my mustang American Muscle is the place but generally rock auto has the most for the largest variety of cars

[]Robert Sixto

I like thmotorsports, I think they ship international

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Hi guys . I am making another post because you guys seem to be cool and you know better than me . S

[]Ernie Szots

I'm by no means an expert, or even a good mechanic, but the short answer is: absolutely!

Depending on the car, sometimes just taking it for a custom tune will significantly improve horsepower across various RPM ranges. Also, you'll hear car folks reference having "just bolt-on's", which typically refers to things like intake, exhaust manifold, cats and mufflers (all of which are bolt on parts) that with the right setup, can provide one of the biggest bumps in horsepower that you can get from an engine (short of going forced induction aka turbo/supercharger).

[]Hayden Baker

The key is efficiency. The easier you can make it for your engine to pull in air and push it back out again, the more power it will make, assuming you add I more fuel for the added air. A free flowing exhaust makes it easier for your pistons to push out spent gases. A free flowing intake helps funnel as much air into the engine as possible as the piston pulls it in. Lastly, a proper tune adds the optimum amount of fuel to make more power.

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Hey everyone !! I am making this post to ask you guys few questions about my first car. I still hav

[]Sebastian Nounou

Lol. .

[]Sebastian Nounou

Lol.

[]Yves Vds

E39 wagon!!!! Nothing beats practicality. The E39 drives wonderfully and is one for the most handsome BMWs of all times in my book. Although you should keep a bit of money aside for maintenance. The cooling system is one of its weak points, among many others. But I am not sure if they 240SX would do that much better in this respect anyway.

[]Hayden Baker

I would go E39 wagon. A 540i with the sport package and a 6 speed would be awesome. Parts for these are everYwhere, especially in the EU. Plus, it will be WAY more practical as a daily. The 240 won't come close to the E39 as a daily for comfort or usefulness. Only needed mods for the E39 msport would be pads, fluid, and maintenence check. Great power, great brakes, comfortable, safe, looks amazing, and hauls anything

[]Landon Shore

If you are planning on getting into trackday and auto cross...it'll be best to keep your first car cheap and easy to maintain, 240sx's are a perfect platform to start on as there is a huge amount of parts out there to easily enable you to develop the car to exactly your needs.
European cars are generally more finicky to work with, making gremlins more difficult to solve.
Personally, my priority is always Rear wheel drive. Just makes for a better overall driving experience.

[]Briceag Nathaniel

Ok Landon . I will take that in consideration.
But i am in Europe so the number of 240sx's is low, looking on the local markets and sites .

[]Landon Shore

I see, excuse me then haha. Anything that is easy to work on and rwd is a good option to start.
E30 era bmws are probably the last of the mechanic friendly euros...by the mid 90's a lot of European cars were too technical, which makes for a nightmare as they age, Japanese cars kept it simple for much longer

[]Briceag Nathaniel

Thanks for the tip , i think i will be on a lookout for Japanese cars :) .

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[]Justin Cavallucci

240. Make it clean too, not flashy :P

[]Robert Sixto

I concur with the others, something relatively inexpensive to maintain is the way to go, track days really accelerate wear and tear on a car.