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    Whats the better engine and why?

    Thinking about an engine swap...
    what is a better overall engine... the GSI or the SRi-T?
    What has more standard power and better torque, or which one has a better tuning potential?
    anyone know where i can get hold off one?
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    The only Turbo engine is the 2.0 litre
    Both fitted to the GSI & SRI T

    There is not a 2.2 turbo. It's Normally Aspirated.

    For tuning, you're best with the turbo, easier to get more power, cheaper.


    As for sources, scrappies, auctions for damaged repairables etc.

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    thanks COO..
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    mac carry is getting a coupe turbo in soon :roll: it would be easy to buy a front end of the car i think

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    do u know my how much he would want for it?
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    both the same. the gsi bhp is reportedly more than the sri-t (book figures) but i think everyone agrees that is bollox!

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    yep, i have the coupe turbo, from new the book said 190bhp but i got it tested, came out 199bhp.
    apparently there were tax benefits 4 years ago in germany that meant any car with 190 or less was cheaper to export.

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    Let's face it, a Z20LET is a Z20LET, so any GSI Astra(4) or Zafira, Coupe turbo or SRI-T will do the business. Try looking in the back pages of Total Vaux for specialist vaux breakers to find what you're lookin for - but some of 'em are cute - they know the value of a Z20LET - so you'll be lucky to find one cheap.....

    Not sure what you're running at the moment, but if you are only 19 then you might be better with a 2.2 which is normally aspirated and gives around 150-155bhp tuneable to around 165 relatively cheaply. and might be better for your insurance.

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