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Old 10-12-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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Great news to those Die Hard "KA24"ers. Tomei imports a US 240sx for KA24 Development

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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I saw this on the KA-T forums first. Seems like they are not too excited. The biggest concern is if they can produce parts for a great price for the level of quality they are known for on the SR.

Many of them think that American companies are doing quite well with the KA platform and Tomei is a too late to really get people to buy their parts. Opinions?
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It's pretty exciting news but from the article it seems they're not gonna invest too much in R&D on the platform. They say its more a project for the younger guys working there. Still very cool in my opinion though. It doesn't hurt to add more support for the KA.
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i got excited as well, but yeah, too late, especially since the motor isnt even production anymore.

but im interested to see where they go with this and what they come up with.
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Oh what!! F YEAH!
More stuff for the KA-T is certainly good news to me.
There is really no shortage of parts to start a KA-T... but there's diffidently some things that we have few options on. I would LOVE to see Tomei make a headgasket for the KA. Our current options are the Iffy cometic and the Cosworth (which I haven't seen anyone use).

I would also love to see them make a bottom mount pulse-divided manifold for the KA like the SR.

We will see. But this can't hurt!
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #8
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I saw this on the KA-T forums first. Seems like they are not too excited. The biggest concern is if they can produce parts for a great price for the level of quality they are known for on the SR.

Many of them think that American companies are doing quite well with the KA platform and Tomei is a too late to really get people to buy their parts. Opinions?
I have a KA-T that was possible with a ton of knowledge from those guys.
But the culture over there is to build the block, get a top mount manifold, a t3/t4 turbo and call it a day.

Im using an Xcessive top mount setup with a t3/t4 .50 trim turbo, and to tell you the truth i find it boring. Im going bottom mount and I have a GTX2867r that im running, and as far as I know I am the only one on those forums who's going to be running one. I told my buddy who is also a KA-T junky and he said why spend the cash? He would just use a $300 holset turbo and call it a day.

Most are happy with good old'proven tech, and that's fine.
There are a lot of options for top mount manifolds for the KA, but you will not find a twin-scroll-ready manifold outside of the $$$$ full race. And bottom mount options are the DOC race one, or the Ebay-caliber ones like Isis and so on. But a bottom mounted pulse-divided manifold like the Tomei would be awesome.
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Neva too late! Smart move.. Too bad i tossed my KA in the trash!
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Maybe they will build a set of adjustable cam gears that are worth a shit...I wanna be exact with my degreeing not just "close"....tomei hg sounds neato...maybe a huge throttle body that retains oem tps....I could prob name a few other things...solid lifters maybe?
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Tomei should just build a brand new universal engine that can be easily swapped into any car.
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unless the make carblegal stuff kits, which i doubt. me no care.
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I saw this on the KA-T forums first. Seems like they are not too excited. The biggest concern is if they can produce parts for a great price for the level of quality they are known for on the SR.

Many of them think that American companies are doing quite well with the KA platform and Tomei is a too late to really get people to buy their parts. Opinions?
Some of the guys on there are a bit snobbish.

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It's pretty exciting news but from the article it seems they're not gonna invest too much in R&D on the platform. They say its more a project for the younger guys working there. Still very cool in my opinion though. It doesn't hurt to add more support for the KA.
true it cant hurt, have you seen how affordable their cams are for the sr engine?


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Tomei should just build a brand new universal engine that can be easily swapped into any car.
That would be even more expensive then their crate engines.

I am looking forward to this stuff. It doesnt really matter that the engine is out of production, KAs are like Frank's RedHot, Nissan put that shit in everything in the 90s.
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I don't see how a respected company deciding to develop parts is a bad thing...
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Yeah I don't care if it's considered "late", Tomei has some of the best parts available and are throwing us a bone, I'll take it lol. Just imagine a Tomei crate KA26DET, might actually get power and some reliability.
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Full Tomei KA turbo kit in the future? lol
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yep, plus, lots of people who keep KA's don't have the $ to spend on Tomei parts (pistons come to mind)
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Yeah, don't expect much out of this as Bee*R and Yashio Factory have both done this and Trashed the project because its pointless!!!!!

At best you get some trinket parts.
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i though people want to always de-stroke/different pistons in a KA and make it a 2.2L(ish) or close to that to handle high(er) RPMs...

maybe a new crank and bottom end setup is comming, if they decide to take the project on.
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i though people want to always de-stroke/different pistons in a KA and make it a 2.2L(ish) or close to that to handle high(er) RPMs...

maybe a new crank and bottom end setup is comming, if they decide to take the project on.
This is untrue. People boost the KA because it's readily available, has more displacement, and the high stroke produces low-mid end torque that people when boosting KA's.

Only people I've seen using de-stroker kits are about two or three attack guys.

I would also like to add that I would be extremely disappointed if Tomei decided to go the de-stroke route with the KA :'(. Sad Panda all day.
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That would be even more expensive then their crate engines.
But worth it. It would be like having a new car.
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it would be neat to see Tomei build a manifold for a KA, makes their SR turbo kits bolt up then and only have to worry about the lines being routed a little different.
Also a Tomei oil pan, cams and cam gears. and to see them devolp a tune for the KA on their Rytec system.

I have a SR but I'm finding myself buy more and more Tomei gear and decided to buy their 2.2L stoker kit, if I buy another 240 and they have parts for the KA on the go I would totally rock their gear, the quality is there to keep people like me repeat customers
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Heard about this from a friend. I'd actually like to have some tomei parts on my ka. I'm excited for it but I probably won't be able to afford it.


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sweet, cant wait to see what they produce, late or not this should give some hope for us die hard KA24DEr's
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great idea just 10 years too late.
if it was megan racing making more stuff for KA24 it
would make sense, for tomei to make stuff for a old motor doesn't.
when it comes to manufacturering, most of the cost is tooling and R&D.
if I were Tomei manager I would rather make engine
parts for LSX.
like last year SEMA I saw a Dry Carbon intake manifold for LS motor that make
sense.
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Yeah, don't expect much out of this as Bee*R and Yashio Factory have both done this and Trashed the project because its pointless!!!!!

At best you get some trinket parts.
I fucking love trinkets.
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