Nissan 240SX Performance Modification/Engine Swaps/RB26DETT

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Specs and Versions[edit]

Swap Guide[edit]

Required Items[edit]

RB26DETT, RB25 RWD Transmission, RB into S-Chasis mounts: engine and transmission (McKinney, ISR) and Downpipe

Step by Step[edit]

The RB26 Swap a wonderful thing in it's self. In this Web booklet i'll give you some insight on what it takes to do the swap. For starters don't believe the hype about the motor costing 7-10k. This is not true, there are many places you can buy the engine for around 3-4k. Now here are some hidin cost that come with the swap. You will not be able to buy the engine and directly swap in. You may be saying "yes,I know that" but I'm comparing it to the sr20. The rb26 unlike any other swap requires a different Tranny then the one your clip comes with. Yes, I said clip make sure you buy a clip. If you just get the motor then you mite as well spend a million dollars on donuts. The clip will carry everything you don't want to buy. RB26 is a great swap but parts are not cheap and most of the time you can even get breaks with the deal. Anyhow back on subject. You will need to purchase a RB25 Tranny. They run around $900-1100. Any thing more then that is a rip off. Next for the fun part, wiring is a big issue and if your not a wiring God then this is for you. I suggest sending the harness to Mckinney Motor Sports. They are a very reputable shop dealing with thousands of 240's and what not every year. I would also suggest buying their wonderful motor mounts. Some times you can get a set on Ebay or so but Mckinney made the mold on them. The wiring cost about $400 for s13 and $450 for s14. The mounts will run you around $625 but well worth the money. Now that you have that info the rest should be your basic swap setup. There is no banging or cutting required. I encourage the rb25 swap because of price but if you must do rb26 then these are a few things to help get you started. Here is the web page for Mckinney. Happy Building