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Any thoughts on Mazda's new SkyActiv-G engine?

Postby DavidP953 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:19 pm

Got a 2013 Mx Club that while sporting the usual exhaust & header upgrades, could use more power. Not into superchargers mostly due to living in Arizona. Also it is a daily driver. I understand that the new ND is getting a SkyActiv-G four cylinder. Does any one have opinions if it is a significant improvement in usable power, and of course, can it be fitted in the NC3? Might be too soon to tell but was thinking of a future engine upgrade.
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Re: Any thoughts on Mazda's new SkyActiv-G engine?

Postby Brian » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:27 am

None of skyactiv architecture matches up to NC. Everything is possible, but that would be all custom and likely not worth the trouble.

Meanwhile, your NC uses an MZR motor and bigger versions of that architecture do almost bolt in, 2.3 liter, 2.4, 2.5. That 2.5 is very popular, see our NC budget racer thread here and 2.5 swap section in our store. We got a lot of 2.5 swap customers running around with beyond 200 hp normally aspirated, beyond 300 to 400 with boost (and even a few customers north of 500 hp).
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Re: Any thoughts on Mazda's new SkyActiv-G engine?

Postby DavidP953 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:00 am

Thanks for that info. Really liked that SkyActiv-G 2.5 liter (used in the Mazda 6 I believe), but if it is too hard to do, then I'm still convinced the NC3 is the best MX made.
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