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Best Sport-Compact Engines of the 90's

Hey guys,

So after some great responses from this Mazda3forums, we've decided to write another article and cover the engines of the 90's.

http://www.tunertalk.net/home/2007/2...f-the-90s.html

As always, this article is entirely our opinion. We would love to hear what everyone's thoughts are. For those you that read our first article and are again taking the time to read this one, thank you so much! let the debate begin! =)

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Re: Best Sport-Compact Engines of the 90's

I would have thought that Nissan SR20DE would be in the top 3

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Re: Best Sport-Compact Engines of the 90's

That was the number 1 response that we got. The sr20 was a good engine no doubt... just wasn't "great". Had America received the sr20det, well... that would have been a different story.
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No love for the 2JZ?
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Re: Best Sport-Compact Engines of the 90's

[quote author=oneill8769 link=topic=68772.msg1189950#msg1189950 date=1170786608]
No love for the 2JZ?
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Was the Toyota Supra considered a "Sport Compact"? I don't think it would have been.

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Re: Best Sport-Compact Engines of the 90's

[quote author=oatmealboy link=topic=68772.msg1189954#msg1189954 date=1170786758]
[quote author=oneill8769 link=topic=68772.msg1189950#msg1189950 date=1170786608]
No love for the 2JZ?
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Was the Toyota Supra considered a "Sport Compact"? I don't think it would have been.
[/quote]

Why not? I see it featured in SPORT COMPACT CAR magazine all the time
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Re: Best Sport-Compact Engines of the 90's

I dont think it was, since the Supra was marketed towards REAL car enthusiasts.

Sport Campact Car magazine is targeted towards ricers, the reason (in my opinion) why supra is always in there because it was mod friendly and rich rice boys popularized the car.
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[quote author=Say Chi Sin Lo link=topic=68772.msg1190156#msg1190156 date=1170792117]
I dont think it was, since the Supra was marketed towards REAL car enthusiasts.

Sport Campact Car magazine is targeted towards ricers, the reason (in my opinion) why supra is always in there because it was mod friendly and rich rice boys popularized the car.
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I suppose I agree.

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Re: Best Sport-Compact Engines of the 90's

In no way was it a popular motor in the custom car scene, but the Mazda BP 1.8L DOHC engine, certainly fits all the criteria. This engine was built for boost and is as robust as anything. Takes a lickin and keeps on tickin!!!

The BP engine was used in many models (and it's used as an engine swap option in even more models) and is also used in 4 different manufactuers cars.

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