What bigger engines can I put in my 98 Pontiac Sunfire that will fit and I still have room to mod it?

Asked by Feb 03, 2013 at 03:12 AM

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2.2 L 2200 I4 2.2 L Ecotec L61 I4 2.3 L Quad 4 I4 2.4 L LD9 I4....all will bolt right in

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160HP Quad 4 I4 2.4 L

If you want to get really ambitious you can convert it to rear wheel drive, there are kits available to do that, and drop a V8 in it, but that is a real pain in the butt, a project thing that will be expensive and time consuming, not to mention it will throw off the balance of the suspension and if you just need a new engine anyway, and are thinking of mooooore pooooooower.....just go with the one above. If your car runs well as is, actually you might want to consider a project car from the ground up, and don't pull a good motor from a good car

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Best bets are the supercharged 2.0L Ecotec from the Cobolt SS or a turbocharged 2.4L DOHC. Front wheel drive vehicles are limited to around 300 horsepower. If you have much more than that, the tires don't hook up and the power is useless.

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why been looking at the 2.3 and I've been thinking about doing a complete engine rebuild to 1 but I heard that there just as easy to blow the headers on as they are the 2.2 liters is that true?

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