Join Date: Nov 2004
Drives: 08 Sportage, 87 Mazda RX-7
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Nothing is a direct replacment for the T8D.
You would have to have someone fab up a whole new mount system for the engine and tranny mounts.
NO ONE HAS DONE THIS! You would be the first. So there would be no one to help you.
If your thinking about room issues, thats not your problem as there are tons of Mazda RX7s with chevy 302/350 swaps. Thats a V8 fit into a car that has a 1.3L. Point, room is not an issue usually when it comes to swaps. Its ecu's, and the biggey, what would you do for mounting it?
Going from a 1.8L to a 2.0L in my opinion would be a waste. As those spectra 2.0L only have 10 hp over that T8D, and as far as mods, there isn't anything you can get for that 2.0 that you cant get for the 1.8. The 2.0 is heavier, and will most likely be slower than that 1.8 anyways.
08 Kia Sportage
07 Saturn Aura
87 Mazda RX-7
Working on a 07 RX-8
99 Sephia, 01 Spectra, 05 Spectra
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