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  1. I'd be curious to know how often cars with an engine swap win vs cars without an engine swap. The VPI table might be just fine if the horsepower and torque gains (from all means) were were valued fairly, impartially and correctly.
  2. I don't know who the TAC is and at this point I'm afraid to ask! I've been trying to get a definitive answer from Tech for quite a while now and am only discussing it here, on the forums, because someone else brought it up.
  3. Is this a definitive answer but not specifically in the rules? 50pts for a non-oe Intake Manifold or Throttle Body and the component piece comes with it for no additional point hit? So, if I change the Throttle Body I take the 50 point hit but I get the matching Intake Manifold for free and conversely if I change the Intake Manifold for 50 points I get the matching Throttle Body for free? Going one step further and since the rule says; Carburetion / intake manifold or throttle body, non-OE: 50pts this obviously means I can buy a Skunk2 Intake Manifold for a 50 point hit and also upgrade to a matching Throttle Body without adding any additional points. Since I will also need to use larger, non-OE fuel injectors to take advantage of the new Intake/TB I have to assume that is also covered within the 50 points.
  4. If you swap the head only then you have to use all the components from the head that you removed. The 'anything to make it work' rule is specifically directed at a full engine swap. If you swap the SOHC for a DOHC that is a complete engine swap and does not require you to "stuff" SOHC cams/valve train in to the DOHC head.
  5. You absolutely get the OEM cams for free. Which means, specifically, the cams/valve train that is OEM and unchanged in that particular head are free. Alter anything in that head and it's points. Non OE Carb: 50pts
  6. I've been trying to get clarification on this exact point because, to me, the Cylinder Head is that and that alone. The Intake, Exhaust, TB, Injectors, Distributor etc are not part of the head simply because they attach to the head.
  7. Since when are the Throttle Body and Intake Manifold considered to be a package? The rule is clear; Carburetion / intake manifold OR throttle body, non-OE:50 pts The rule doesn't say Intake Manifold with Throttle Body or even Intake Manifold and Throttle Body. The rule says OR which means they are separate components and 50pts each.
  8. The swap calculator needs to be updated to reflect the altered VPI table.
  9. "The kit is currently offered without any exhaust manifold, or header. If you want the most basic bolt-on solution, we suggest the exhaust manifold for a 2009-2012 Malibu or 2010-2012 Equinox/Terrain." This info right here tells me that any header, performance or otherwise, must be claimed at 25 points.
  10. Richard

    2018 petitions

    Adding to what Thomas said above; specifically falls under BCR 4.5 Engine Swap. This means, for example, that if you compete in an NA Integra Type-R you cannot use the JDM version of the same engine without claiming an engine swap.
  11. I'm not a Nissan guy but the SR20DET wasn't available in any NA vehicle so the JDM version of the engine is precluded from being a legal swap regardless, no?
  12. I'm curious why this needs clarification. A simple wiki search will tell you that the SR20DE is a legal swap in to the 240sx (though why you would do this is beyond me) and the SR20DET is a Japan only engine that cannot be swapped in under any condition. If you're running a Sentra with the SR20DE then the DET swap breaks the 3% rule and cannot be used. One could even argue that the turbo alone breaks the 'construction' part of the rule.
  13. The 20 valve 4age was not available in any NA car thus an illegal swap even if you could somehow prove that a 20 valve head is the same construction as a 16 valve head.
  14. Surely means the JDM/EDM version of an engine that is from a car on the VPI list. As a real example the USDM Integra GSR B18C1 is rated at 170hp and the JDM GSR B18C is rated at 178hp. This falls within the displacement and construction part of the rule but does not meet the 3% criteria. So the USDM GSR is a legal swap and the JDM GSR is not legal. However, the USDM Integra Type-R B18C5 is rated at 195hp and the EDM B18C6 is rated at 190hp and the JDM B18C is rated at 197hp making both the EDM and JDM swaps legal. So, if you are running a GSR or GSR swap you have to use the USDM engine and if you are running a Type-R or Type-R swap you can use any of the USDM/EDM/JDM engines. I'm not sure that the SR20DET is a legal engine in any form.