2.4L conversion to 2.0 T?
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    2.4L conversion to 2.0 T?

    My brother was telling me the other day that he read somewhere that you can convert the 2.4l to the 2.0t by obviously purchasing a turbo, as well as changing the heads. Of course before doing this, i would change the whole exhaust system, and the headers. Is this possible? anyone heard anything like this?
    But is it fast ?

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    So how would you reduce the displacement to 2.0 from 2.4?
    Sounds like bs...
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    Why change the heads etc when you can add a lower compression turbo to the 2.4?
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    I'm pretty sure you'd have to replace the block.

    Instead of doing all that just retrofit the turbo to work with the 2.4. Might be easier.
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    Much better to trade in your used 2.4 and buy a used 2.0T. It would be nuts to spend the money on a conversion that would only kill the resale value of the car and add a bunch of headaches -- like saying goodbye to your warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optima2012 View Post
    Much better to trade in your used 2.4 and buy a used 2.0T. It would be nuts to spend the money on a conversion that would only kill the resale value of the car and add a bunch of headaches -- like saying goodbye to your warranty.
    Now that supposedly the Ex Turbo is not being produced the price gap between the non-turbo and a turbo is much greater.
    When I negotiated the price for the Ex (non-turbo) and the Ex (turbo) it came out to around $1500 difference, which include the LED brake lights, bigger front rotors, different grill and the last part, the turbo, it was a no brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXexcess View Post
    So how would you reduce the displacement to 2.0 from 2.4?
    Sounds like bs...
    The only way would be to change the crank.
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    Cheaper to trade up not to mention no software out to tune a 2.4 with a turbo

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    Wouldnt it be a 2.4 turbo if you add a turbo to a 2.4. How would it turn into a 2.0 ? Just wait for a turbo for the 2.4 or see if you can retro one on there so it would be 2.4 turbo

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    Unless you're looking for a fun DIY project that might ruin your car, I agree with the above posters that it would be cheaper to trade for an SX (used if you don't need the long warranty). If you want to be the first, there seem to be a lot of Forte turbo kits available on Google. If you're not in a hurry, someone will probably sell a bolt on kit in the future.
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