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Red Top vs Black Top Engine Swap 

180sx sr20det red top black top engine swap
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#1 jackbh241

  • Joined:21-March 14
  • Location:Australia ACT
  • Car:180sx

Posted 31 March 2014 - 01:04 PM

Hi all,

First time poster and a complete noob to the Silvia/180 world so apologies for the potentially novice questions. I just got a 180sx rolling shell that I am intending on putting a new SR20DET in and getting registered. This is my first project car and I am using it to learn. (however my daily is a Stagea so I've learnt a bit out of neccesity as things break haha)

My question (I did search the forums but couldn't find a solid answer, particularly for someone who has never done an engine swap before). Originally this car had a "Red Top" SR20DET and I am potentially going to drop a "Black Top" SR20DET in it (only because they are seemingly more readily availble at the moment - would happily drop a red top back in if available). Is this going to be a straight swap? I guess I would have to get a new ECU but beyond that are there any differences I need to be aware of? Also I assume this wouldn't be a problem for getting it blue slipped as it is still an SR20?

Any help would be great and apologies again if this has been covered.


#2 country drift

  • Joined:26-July 06
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:SR20 Onevia

Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:21 PM

In the s13 sr20 range there is basically no difference
Is it a s13 black top or s14 one?

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