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Re: 2.4 turbo Plymouth Horizon build thread.

You just solved most issues, as far as trans, axles and such. You will want to upgrade the fmic.
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You just solved most issues, as far as trans, axles and such. You will want to upgrade the fmic.
I know how bad ass this srt4 swap would be in the horizon, buttt i got this car with a clear and free title..... I'm half way tempted to just fix it, stick the horizon in the garage and keep gathering parts. The srt4 has super nice interior and i know a good body guy!
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I'm going to go through with it anyhow. Where can I find info about what i need to do to mount the engine and trans?
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I'm going to go through with it anyhow. Where can I find info about what i need to do to mount the engine and trans?
from everything I have read so far I have come to the conclusion that:

the stock turbo 2.4 pistons can handle up to around 400 WHP.
if you use an 01-02 block you don't have to do any grinding to get the starter to fit.
the block is compatible with the 03 up heads as well as the 95-00 heads(which I believe 95-99 have +1mm valves).
you can use earlier blocks but they don't go both ways with the heads.
you can use any TD trans, the best ones are A568, A523. and they bolt right to the block. ( I think you have to drill holes in the flywheel for the clutch, but i am not sure as I haven't found much on that subject yet)
you will have to get custom intake manifold and turbo exhaust header.
you can use the stock ECM as long as you get the dizzy adapter for the back of the head and a custom calibration.
you can buy custom mounts from a guy that had some laser cut specifically for Lbodys from here he has other items that might help this along as well.

I am in the gathering stage for a 2.4 swap in my 87 charger and have done a lot of searching and I think if I get everything I need before hand I can have my vehicle down for only a week tops. with the amount of other people that have done the swap there is plenty out there to learn what works and what doesn't.

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from everything I have read so far I have come to the conclusion that:

the stock turbo 2.4 pistons can handle up to around 400 WHP.
if you use an 01-02 block you don't have to do any grinding to get the starter to fit.
the block is compatible with the 03 up heads as well as the 95-00 heads(which I believe 95-99 have +1mm valves).
you can use earlier blocks but they don't go both ways with the heads.
you can use any TD trans, the best ones are A568, A523. and they bolt right to the block. ( I think you have to drill holes in the flywheel for the clutch, but i am not sure as I haven't found much on that subject yet)
you will have to get custom intake manifold and turbo exhaust header.
you can use the stock ECM as long as you get the dizzy adapter for the back of the head and a custom calibration.
you can buy custom mounts from a guy that had some laser cut specifically for Lbodys from here he has other items that might help this along as well.

I am in the gathering stage for a 2.4 swap in my 87 charger and have done a lot of searching and I think if I get everything I need before hand I can have my vehicle down for only a week tops. with the amount of other people that have done the swap there is plenty out there to learn what works and what doesn't.
My situation is different. The srt4 was a 2004, the block and trans both got broken in the wreck. The spare block i have is from a 2008 pt cruiser.

I have been eyeballing the mounts and intake manifold on ebay.

As for the ecu, i'm just going to use the megasquirt system.
I'm also thinking about rebuilding this 08 pt cruiser engine i have and later on boost that.

I do need to focus on the trans and clutch. I have to go local junk yard hoping and see what is available to me locally.
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Re: 2.4 turbo Plymouth Horizon build thread.

I think you have to use a TD trans because of half shaft length issues in the Lbodies with the srt4 trans (PT turns will more than likely have the same problem). I think someone here tried and it was too short on one side and too long on the other. Keep us posted with your findings.
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My situation is different. The srt4 was a 2004, the block and trans both got broken in the wreck. The spare block i have is from a 2008 pt cruiser.

I have been eyeballing the mounts and intake manifold on ebay.

As for the ecu, i'm just going to use the megasquirt system.
I'm also thinking about rebuilding this 08 pt cruiser engine i have and later on boost that.

I do need to focus on the trans and clutch. I have to go local junk yard hoping and see what is available to me locally.
would it be this one Custom Intake Manifold to Fit 2 4 SRT4 Engine in An Omni Charger GLHS Rampage | eBay or did u buy the other one like it?
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would it be this one Custom Intake Manifold to Fit 2 4 SRT4 Engine in An Omni Charger GLHS Rampage | eBay or did u buy the other one like it?
Lol, yeah. I got the other one that included throttle body, fuel rail, and injectors.
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Lol, yeah. I got the other one that included throttle body, fuel rail, and injectors.
cool that was mine.. did u see the other front mounts on srt4omni.com? Whenever u get time call me on he number i sent u in the email.. dont want the number here on the web..lol

This is what i was building them for and decided to make 4 so could sell 2 offset the price of paying the welder. Turbogods Twin enginge SRT Rampage AWD
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cool that was mine.. did u see the other front mounts on srt4omni.com? Whenever u get time call me on he number i sent u in the email.. dont want the number here on the web..lol

This is what i was building them for and decided to make 4 so could sell 2 offset the price of paying the welder. Turbogods Twin enginge SRT Rampage AWD
Send the number to rxheaven13b@gmail.com otherwise i wont get it. Thank you.
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from everything I have read so far I have come to the conclusion that:

the stock turbo 2.4 pistons can handle up to around 400 WHP.
if you use an 01-02 block you don't have to do any grinding to get the starter to fit.
the block is compatible with the 03 up heads as well as the 95-00 heads(which I believe 95-99 have +1mm valves).
you can use earlier blocks but they don't go both ways with the heads.
you can use any TD trans, the best ones are A568, A523. and they bolt right to the block. ( I think you have to drill holes in the flywheel for the clutch, but i am not sure as I haven't found much on that subject yet)
you will have to get custom intake manifold and turbo exhaust header.
you can use the stock ECM as long as you get the dizzy adapter for the back of the head and a custom calibration.
you can buy custom mounts from a guy that had some laser cut specifically for Lbodys from here he has other items that might help this along as well.

I am in the gathering stage for a 2.4 swap in my 87 charger and have done a lot of searching and I think if I get everything I need before hand I can have my vehicle down for only a week tops. with the amount of other people that have done the swap there is plenty out there to learn what works and what doesn't.
Just snag a healthy srt4 motor, and use a Older Trans.

And the stock Srt manifold will fit when paired with a electric pusher fan.
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Re: 2.4 turbo Plymouth Horizon build thread.

I snagged a roll bar from the old direct connection catalog a guy had sitting in his shed for years.
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Re: 2.4 turbo Plymouth Horizon build thread.

Wow good pickup!
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Re: 2.4 turbo Plymouth Horizon build thread.

Did this build ever get finished?
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