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Re: PROJECT ND: Parts Development, Testing, Measurements, DY

Postby LateNights » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:13 am

Speaking of news - have you seen much of the Mazda3 Turbo, & is there any chance that engine is a candidate to swap into the ND chassis?
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Re: PROJECT ND: Parts Development, Testing, Measurements, DY

Postby Brian » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:53 am

LateNights wrote:Speaking of news - have you seen much of the Mazda3 Turbo, & is there any chance that engine is a candidate to swap into the ND chassis?


No chance of that. You have likely seen that in NC we can rather easily swap 2.5 liter in place of native 2.0, but in that case it is actually same motor in a way that is not true once we get to Skyactiv motors where everything is unique by size and layout. To put that another way, putting 2.5 Skyactiv into ND would be no easier than V6 conversion, very unlike NC where the 2.5 is almost plug and play.
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Re: PROJECT ND: Parts Development, Testing, Measurements, DY

Postby LateNights » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:42 pm

Brian wrote:
LateNights wrote:Speaking of news - have you seen much of the Mazda3 Turbo, & is there any chance that engine is a candidate to swap into the ND chassis?


No chance of that. You have likely seen that in NC we can rather easily swap 2.5 liter in place of native 2.0, but in that case it is actually same motor in a way that is not true once we get to Skyactiv motors where everything is unique by size and layout. To put that another way, putting 2.5 Skyactiv into ND would be no easier than V6 conversion, very unlike NC where the 2.5 is almost plug and play.


Yeah that's exactly what I was hoping for - it's a pity Mazda doesn't seem aware of how popular that swap is, because I've heard positive things especially in regard to the SkyActiv engines, so I'm sure if they made a similar conversion possible for this generation it would please plenty of enthusiasts, and really don't most manufacturers actively seek ways to connect with their customers :?:
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