Odd request of a fellow ST185 owner

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Odd request of a fellow ST185 owner

Postby Terracar » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:15 am

Hello,

This is an odd request, but is there anyone around Vancouver/Portland that would give me a ride in their ST185? I will buy you lunch or some gas money. The reason is I really want to see what the ST185 is supposed to drive/perform like. I want to do a V6 project, but I have a nagging feeling there is soemthing corked in the engine on mine.

Anyway - shoot me an IM or reply if this is soemthing you would be willing to help with.

-Terracar / Joe
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Re: Odd request of a fellow ST185 owner

Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:01 am

Well I live in Salem, lol. My car runs fairly good, but I know what you mean. I'm used to my SR'd 240, and the ST185 feels very sluggish, ha ha. I have to leave town for a few days, but when i get back I'm all up for giving ya a ride.
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Re: Odd request of a fellow ST185 owner

Postby Terracar » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:17 pm

Cool, let me know when is good for you. I was just down in Albany this morning picking an engine.

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Re: Odd request of a fellow ST185 owner

Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:37 pm

Lol, that's funny. I just sold a QR25DE (Sentra SE-R Spec V) motor to a guy in WA this morning! You could have stopped by!
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Re: Odd request of a fellow ST185 owner

Postby sentraman » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:37 pm

I would probably, not do the V6 swap in the ST185... I think considering aftermarket support I would stay with 3sgte.
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Re: Odd request of a fellow ST185 owner

Postby GMan » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:44 pm

Terracar wrote:Hello,

This is an odd request, but is there anyone around Vancouver/Portland that would give me a ride in their ST185?
The reason is I really want to see what the ST185 is supposed to drive/perform like.
I want to do a V6 project, but I have a nagging feeling there is soemthing corked in the engine on mine.
-Terracar / Joe


Stock the ST185 is a bit slow. It is a Heavy car, and they are getting old now. :(
A few basic mods and they wake up. :D

How seriously are U considering on the v6 ? :shrug:
Certainly Easier to do a stroker and a big turbo upgrade.
Unless you want to go for ultimate low end Torque and Uniqueness. 8)

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Re: Odd request of a fellow ST185 owner

Postby Terracar » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:14 pm

Well so far mine has intake, DP and lightened flywheel and it is a slug.

The cost for stroker bigger turbo is far greater than the swap cost. However cost to do any FI on eht V6 would be greater than the available kits for the 3sgte.

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Re: Odd request of a fellow ST185 owner

Postby mike325ci » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:00 pm

if 2_liter_turbo can give you a ride that would be the best point of comparison for you. otherwise you might have better luck trying to find a turbo SW20 MR2 to get a ride in-- power-wise the two cars should feel the same, stock versus stock. at least that's how i feel from the many turbo MR2s i've driven and gotten a ride in. for everything else, they are very different lol.
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Re: Odd request of a fellow ST185 owner

Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:49 pm

I already helped him out, lol.
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