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Rover 220 gti 1993 engine swap

Discussion in '200/25' started by trainwreck, 2 December 2010.

  1. trainwreck

    trainwreck Newbie

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    rover 220 gti "93
    hi i need some advice i bought a rover 220 gti and had fun init now ans want to know whats the best thing to do to upgrade ie engine swap??turbo or supercharger? im new to this so you will have to bear with us lol cheers
     
  2. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    Hello and welcome to the nuthouse mate ;)

    have you thought about trying to find a nice tomcat engine for it?
     
  3. bigbadjoe

    bigbadjoe Pro Tuner

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    Hello and welcome.
     
  4. trainwreck

    trainwreck Newbie

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    Car:
    rover 220 gti "93
    hi ive not thought about tht tbh im new to all this so i need as much help and advice as possible and is it a straight swap of engines?
     
  5. Loz

    Loz Torque King

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  6. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Hello and Welcome to Torquecars.:bigsmile:
    Hope you enjoy your time with us.
     
  7. BluntyR5GTT

    BluntyR5GTT Guest

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  8. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    The turbo tomcat is definately the way to go. You'll need the stronger gearbox from a turbo and the front suspension will need to be uprated. From the Tomcat engine you can get even more power out of it with a few turbo/wastegate tweaks! :D
     
  9. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Agreed T16 is the way to go.
     
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