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Thread: Engine Upgrade for RA40

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    Default Engine Upgrade for RA40

    Hey Guys,

    Need a little help with upgrading my eninge in the old RA40.
    I want to put a 1ggte in, just wanted to know who i could get to do this and what sort of
    money am i looking at for the whole lot.

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    Junior Member Backyard Mechanic celicaboy_2000's Avatar
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    Default Re: Engine Upgrade for RA40

    You have 2 options:

    1. You could take it to a mechanic/modification place but you might find you wont have much change if any form 5k but it is drive in drive out.

    2. Talk to fellow toymoders around your area, im sure they would lend a hand in helping you to do it yourself. All you have to do is supply beer and the od BBQ. You also get the satisfaction of doing it yourself when you turn the key and it starts!

    All in all good luck and I hope it works out.

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    Junior Member Automotive Encyclopaedia
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    Melbourne Victoria

    Default Re: Engine Upgrade for RA40

    try 3tge motor with ta23 xmember and supra box would be a nice combo every thing else gets dear

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    Junior Member Domestic Engineer
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    south australia

    Default Re: Engine Upgrade for RA40

    or possibly one of the most brilliant things i have seen from someone on these forums...
    this may be an incredibly cheap upgrade if it all works out (no driveline modifications from gearbox back) and on paper the NA 3vzfe engine has comparable performance to the 1ggte

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    Yep they look great Carport Converter gianttomato's Avatar
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    Default Re: Engine Upgrade for RA40

    V6 conversion probably isn't for the faint hearted.

    18RG would be the simplest. You could knock that over in your garage in a couple of days (taking it nice and slow).

    If you really have your heart set on a 1GGTE, then budget for 3-5K with someone doing all the work. That said, it's a simple and incredibly well documented conversion for you to attempt at home even if it's your first one.

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    User Conversion King
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    Default Re: Engine Upgrade for RA40

    yep - ive done the 1ggte conversion to my RA40. piece of piss really

    it probly cost me $2.5K to do my conversion but that was making everything, including the IC pipes and exhaust.

    although expect over $5k for a mechanic place to do it.

    at the end of the day you will have a awesome car. 1g's are fantasic except they lack a little bottom end

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