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This is opened to ALL Fortes.
I'll start...

If I was keepin' it in the family,
2.0L Forte - Genesis 2.0L Turbo or Optima 2.0L T-GDI

2.4L Koupe - Optima 2.4 GDI

If I had some mad fabrication skillz,
2.0L Forte - RB20DET, smooth inline 6 that would put-out some nice torque and horsepower at the REAR WHEELS!

2.4L Koupe - RB25DET, slightly bigger inline 6 combined with a smooth powerband and again, power to the rear wheels.
 

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I'd love to put a diesel engine in, that said, a whole host of other parts would need to be replaced.

If I were keeping it in the family, a genesis turbo engine would be a good start.
 

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I'd go with chevy 572 crate motor, than again that might be a tad much. If I could have any motor, it would be a tuned twin turbo straight six from a supra!!!
 

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Since we're dreaming here...

12V P- pumped 6BT with staged turbos in front of a built 47RH. Mmm... 2000+ ft. lbs...

Closer to reality, a 3.0L Duratec V6 with a snail or two and a manual tranny.

Or in reality, I'd probably build on what's already in there since there is an enormous potential solely due to displacement.
 

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DSM 4G63T...Greatest 4 cylinder ever built!
I think it's on par with the 3S-GTE... both had identical specs from the factory, and nearly identical performance potential in the hands of tuners. It would pretty much come down to brand loyalty, really.
 

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well if we are dreaming... bugatti veyron engine would be nice.... but seriously... prob an EVO engine and AWD... but the cost in doing that i might as well buy an evo
 

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Theta gdi-t, might as well keep it in the family.
 

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DSM 4G63T...Greatest 4 cylinder ever built!
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I agree in a big way that is one strong motor, my old eclipse was unstopable never had a problem with mountain grades slowing me down thanks to that motor with a turbo:)



but for my koup i have plans down the road to put the 2.0 turbo motor from the optima its goning to be awhile tell I can find one in a junk yard cheap lol
or I'll get the 2.4 and rework it for the turbo since I'd have time to do that :)
 

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k20 From the new civic si!!!! haha it would be a dream come true... kia poppin vtec
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
DSM 4G63T...2nd Greatest 4 cylinder ever built!
Fixed ;) We all know the SR20DET is moar superior.

prob an EVO engine and AWD... but the cost in doing that i might as well buy an evo
I don't think it would be THAT much. 4g's have been swapped into different cars before, probably cost 6k tops IMO.
 

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Average life time of a srt4 engine = 50k miles.... NEG!

Hey buddy... Know what the world engine is? Guess whats in the caliber and your SX?
The caliber srt4 has forged internals and turbo parts a plenty. The op asked what i would put, not what you wouldn't.
I personally know 11 people with 9 second srt4's. With the 2.4.
 

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Hey buddy... Know what the world engine is? Guess whats in the caliber and your SX?
I actually don't know what the world engine is... are you saying that the SX 2.4L engine is the same as the SRT-4 engine? Honest question.
 
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