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ok, hear me out. everyone talks about swapping in the beta motor, this costs around 2.5k. For the same money, i can turbocharge my 1.5lSOHC. i know you will get more torque from the beta, and the more displacement will take to mods better, but i can also beef up the bottom end and run more boost. Anyone know what hp i can expect from the turbo? Or should i just drop in the beta, deal with the 140hp for a while, and then begin to modify that.
 

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The motor swap is the best Hp for the buck. You can do the swap for well under $2500 if you shop around. The turbo may cost you a little more than $2500 if you want to run any serious boost.

The advantage to doing the motor swap is that you already start off with more power then you can also add boost to that.

If you were thinking about doing the swap then why did you not keep your old Accent?

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autobot to easier put it...

if you do the swap you are guaranteed a reliable 140bhp

if you turbo charge it you may run into problems that will add up much dinero. and there is alot more maintence behind a turbo.

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Turbo plus install is gonna be more than $2500...its whatever the turbo kit costs plus $1000. Its like Autobot said though, you'll have more potential with a Beta in the long run. Better aftermarket support for Beta engines.

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Beta!
 

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Well,i totaled the last one. Besides, i
wanted a new car so i can start fresh, not have to worry about the suspension being shot, and from what i hear, the beta fits into the Lc accent even easier then the 3rd gen. The new one handles alot better, has a better look in my opinion, and the interior is hot.
ok, now to the real issue. i can get the beta for 2500, now how much am i gonna have to charge to install it? Isn't it gonna cost around the same for the turbo install? Personally, i just wanna hear that satisfing pssshhhhhh every time i shift.
 

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you shouldn't pay more than 1500-2000 (and thats pushing it) for a beta. the install will run a good 1k.

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You better freaking believe it, my boy has a focus with a turbo, ohhhh man, i blow a nut everytime i shift his car.
 

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The Beta motor bolts right into the LC Accent chassis, so the install is a piece of cake. Also, KORE can get you a Beta 2.0L engine, tranny and ECU for $1000 not including shipping.

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