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starion/conquest tsi engine

iceman69510

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No, it's rear wheel drive.
 

tektic

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The transmission side of the block has a wide bolt spacing. No awd starion in the USA.
 

thomcasey

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Quoting galantless1:
wasn't the starion /conquest at one time awd?



No, it has always been RWD. There were very few AWD models, but they were for only rally teams.
 

iceman69510

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Also older fuel control system, turbo and engine technology. there are reasons why Starion owners upgrade to 4G63 engines.
 

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The Astron 4G54 engine has origins dating about ten years earlier than the 4G63 series. It's a very basic design and built too heavy, though it needs to be to cope with the harmonics of a large capacity 4-cyl engine. It is physically longer thanks to its wider bore spacing and timing chain components up front. It has been mounted transverse before in vehicles like the Chrysler K cars and the Magna in Australia, in fact the first generation Magna which is basically a 5th gen Galant (same chassis as the 6G Galant) had to be widened 2.5" in order to fit the 4G54 transversely, so there's no hope it will fit into a 6G Galant.

If I were ever to do an engine transplant to the 6G Galant, it would probably be a 6G7x series V6 as we know they already fit in the engine bay (in a 5th gen Galant).
 

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Any particular reason you would want to swap a 4G54 into a GVR4?

The 4G63 is proven and more efficient and has much more aftermarket support to meet pretty much any realistic power goals you may have.

4G54 is a pretty strong and capable motor, but I would only swap a motor for a better motor and in this case its not.

4G63>4G54
 

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I have a hard time justifying my built 4g54b in my Conquest, couldn't imagine swapping it in anything else to be honest. When not if I blow it up im probably going jz+r154 or 4g63+t56.
 

Leon_R

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4g54 cracks heads at stock boost levels, I can't ever imagine anyone going to it...
 

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^^ it's luck of the draw with that. The N/A ones with a wheezy 100hp manage to crack heads too. The early Sirius 4G62/4G63 SOHC heads used to do exactly the same, especially if they were equipped with MCA-Jet valves.
 

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But cracking heads aside, it is a very different engine. Lots of low end torque and NOTHING at top! I had '86 back in 1991, when I test drove my first DSM (90 GSX). It remember thinking: "This Eclipse engine so happy to rev high!". Both cars were 100% stock /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
 
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