So I have had my current AE86 for prob about 3 years now... maybe longer... I've had 17 of them total... I finally decided to step it up... Last drift event i went to with the 20v was the last straw for me... I needed more power, Mr. John at JSP Fab had the answer. His mount kit for the SR20 is great.
In this thread I will provide the information needed to deal with the problems/issues involved with putting the sr20det in the AE86
First you need one of these
and for the swap i obtained a running and driving S14 with the sr in it and parted it out and got the parts i needed off of it
sorry 20v fans but goodbye to this
E-Brake / Shifter Collision issue has been fixed... cut the handle down, drilled out the pin that holds the lock, shortened the rod and re-threaded it, then welded the pin back in place that holds the lock in the handle
trans tunnel has been cut for shifter, dont worry all removed metal was saved so it could be welded back in later if need be...
front K-Member has been dropped for tunnel clearance, im really not fond of this but evidently there have been no negative side effects from it on the AE2000
I could not find it in myself to use the OEM Nissan trans mount, I got the PEAK Performance unrethane trans mount, it is very good quality , notice i had to trim the bottom corners down for it to work with the SR86 trans mount
stainless braided and A/N fittings for the turbo, mounts are installed, and yes that compressor housing does say HKS
also for those who know me would have already guessed that i've had my hands in the wiring harness... it was hideous... but i fixed it as best as i could without cutting any wires...
engine in the car... painted the valve cover so it doesnt look so nasty
spec stage 3 clutch/flywheel
a pic of the Veilside chip
has to move the shifter bezel back and i cut the front of the center console down so it sits in the original location... these pics are with it in 4th gear and not hitting the e-brake. sorry for the darkness... bad lighting in the car at night in the shop
so the PEAK performance transmission mount was questionable if it would work since the mount kit was made using the OEM nissan trans mount but it worked out perfect, not problems with it at all
i reused the throttle cable from the s14
i was told the clutch slave line would have to be a custom deal... the ss line from the s14 worked
i am using the koyo radiator from the rolla... gotta make the upper line but i cut the lower sr hose and it worked fine... for the upper hose i ordered 2 90 degree elbows and a stick of aluminum pipe
so the sr has a electric speedo... and the rolla has a cable speedo... problem solved... mechanical speedo from a 280z... the sr doesnt need a speedo signal... but the rolla cluster does send an electronic signal if i need to hook it up
the turbo elbow pipe was reused from the 240... and it is a hackjob... here is a look for you to poke fun at... lol
got the elbow pipe bolted on... also just for shits and giggles test fitted the 240 megan downpipe... it lined right up with my existing exhaust, which is the same as the stock exhaust just bigger...
ground clearance doesnt look to be an issue either... acutally fits better than any of the headers i have ever seen for the ae86's... here is what it looks like
installed a 90 degree fitting so that i could run the factory AE86 oil pressure sensor and also can wire up the nissan one to a warning light later if i want, the main reason this was done was because the toyota sensor was too big and too close to the oil filter to fit...
interior is done... everything is in except seats, glove box, and pass kick panel... not putting that stuff back ion til i'm done with the wiring... put a new dash in it that was in better condition, put my momo wheel out of my ek civic in it, the civic hub bolted right up but doesnt cancel the blinkers, and installed the canandian twin cam kouki cluster, the european, australian, and canadian model gauges are plug and play for the US models unlike the JDM clusters which have to be wired in
I used a dakota digital tach adapter and the tach works perfect with the SR20 ignition system
intercooler is mounted and piping is welded... also meter and filter are installed... still have to buy the T3 radiator cooling plate to cover the intercooler when the hood is popped
toyota coolant temp sensor drilled and tapped in the lower water kneck, since it was so close to the nissan sensor i used the wire from the sr harness
Im sure you guys can figure out wiring, here is a peek at mine
Here is what it looks like in there and finished, I have to get my driveshaft made now and thats it
Modified by superfreestyle at 7:28 AM 12/11/2009