Power per Rand, best engine?

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Power per Rand, best engine?

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 15 May 2016, 11:28

I’d like your suggestions guys.

Horsepower per Rand, which engine, overs the most bang for your buck?

Virtually any internal combustion engine, petrol or diesel, N/A or turbo or supercharged, 6-cylinder or V8 or whatever, boxer or rotary, new or used or rebuilt, does not have to be standard factory setup, can be a custom build.

Only limitations are, a minimum power output of about 180kW/250hp or (not and) 400Nm/300 lb-ft of torque.
Must be in a usable condition, as bought or as build, whereby I mean, must be able to be connected to an engine dyno, and produce that power, and be street-able, no race-only engines.

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Re: Power per Rand, best engine?

Post by jlebenon » Sun 15 May 2016, 14:29

2jz
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Re: Power per Rand, best engine?

Post by zahistorics » Sun 15 May 2016, 14:35

Lexus 1UZ-FE. V8. 6 bolt mains and over square.

I cannot believe how cheap and plentiful they are in ZA. For example ECU wired, ready to go, VVTI, rated 216kW and 407Nm = R17 500 (see pg125, Speed and Sound, May 2016)

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Re: Power per Rand, best engine?

Post by Stealth GT » Sun 15 May 2016, 14:59

jlebenon wrote:2jz
Spot on

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Re: Power per Rand, best engine?

Post by zahistorics » Sun 15 May 2016, 15:09

What BHP and torque does a 2jz make?

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Re: Power per Rand, best engine?

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 15 May 2016, 18:41

Interesting, 3 posts and all Toyota :lol:

I assume the 2JZ's you suggest, would be the turbo-charged version, 3.0L 2JZ-GTE...
Thought the 1JZ-GTE (2.5L) would offer even more bang for your buck, as it's much cheaper to buy initially?

Keep the suggestions/opinions coming...

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Re: Power per Rand, best engine?

Post by ZA Perana » Sun 15 May 2016, 19:52

Me, I'd rather have a Chevy LS engine. :)
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Re: Power per Rand, best engine?

Post by IndianaJones » Wed 18 May 2016, 18:54

OK, I know, a "best" anything is subjective, in this case, where a lot of engines could meet the limitations, it probably boiled down to which would be the most reliable, and then a Toyota engine does take some beating.

But I really thought this thread would get more varied views, perhaps some more out of the box thinking.

What about something like a Detroit Diesel or Cummins 6BT? Completely too expensive to be in a best bang for the buck list?
What about a custom turbo Falcon 6-cyl? Or supercharged Mopar slant-6?

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Re: Power per Rand, best engine?

Post by zahistorics » Thu 19 May 2016, 09:25

I think there are two tracks here, with vey different outcomes:

1. 'off the shelf': buy it, install it, use it
2. 'build it': buy it, modify it

I thought you were asking 1. hence my reply of 1UZ-FE

If we are talking 2. then yes 2JZ.

Another good base for a high power motor is the Ford SOHC modular V8. Like the 2JZ they can be super/turbo charged to reliably make huge amounts of power with almost stock internals.

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Re: Power per Rand, best engine?

Post by Maverick » Mon 23 May 2016, 10:59

I donno, but as an overall package the Nissan GT-R is hard to beat. i recently bought one, 2013 model, paid less for it than a new BMW M4. Software and Y-pipe, rear section of exhaust 434kw on the hubs.

You must see what it does to a stock current BMW M5 on a rolling start. i think current generation car/engines nothing beats it on bang for the buck.

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