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      Engine swap?

      Hey, I was wondering what everyone’s opinions and insight (or if it is even possible) would be of swapping out a base 2.0 for a 2.4 turbocharged focus st engine

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      with enough money anything is possible but with todays cars, the amount of gutting you have to do with electronics and stuff to just get it running, its not practical unless you have some serious cash. Good luck if you are going to try but cars these days just do not lend themselves to pull out engine and put in new engine and everything works...

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      Quote Originally Posted by ray19 View Post
      Hey, I was wondering what everyone’s opinions and insight (or if it is even possible) would be of swapping out a base 2.0 for a 2.4 turbocharged focus st engine
      It's nearly impossible to swap a FCA 2.4L in there because of the electronics. If you like the Ford engine, buy a Ford Focus ST.
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      Well, I mean it's not impossible. It just more overly depends on if you want to use your darts for track only, or for the street. If you are going to drive it publicly as a commuter, it would take many much moneys to get the electronics continuing to function. It's not unfeasible like everyone thinks but it's a lot of work. If this is the way you are thinking you are wanting to go then yes, I agree with everyone else. Unless you absolutely love your dart (or are wanting to manufacture swap kits for it), there's just not much return in that and more work than what it's worth.

      If you are using it for track/quarters/etc only, then yes it's absolutely feasible, just chuck all the electronics, go manual button power on the required lights and use an aftermarket HUD stuck to the steering wheel. The focus motor is the only motor that has ever been swapped into a Dart, because that is what was in Travis Pastrana's 4WD 400HP Rally Dart. But then it was basically just a tube frame with the dart frame over top of it, but you get the idea. If you need ideas on mounts and what not there is a video out there that shows some of the dart and the mounting done to the engine.

      I would absolutely love to see a Honda B series, K series, OR what's probably the easiest swap, the Chrysler Pentastar V6 swapped into the Dart. The Chrysler 200 is basically our car made as more of a luxury mid-sized sedan and came with the pentastar in it. Also you can make many much ponies with the V6 and if you are enterprising enough, you can mate the 4WD 200 parts to the Dart to come closer than ever to Travis Pastrana's Dart but keeping it MOPAR

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      Remote start

      I recently bought another dart to pull parts from and noticed it had the remote start and was wondering what it would take to swap the two, would it be as simple as swapping the two ignition boxes and reprogramming the keys or is that not the case?

      Also was wondering if you could just swap the center console for one with just aux to the other that has aux, usb and the 12v

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      Quote Originally Posted by ray19 View Post
      I recently bought another dart to pull parts from and noticed it had the remote start and was wondering what it would take to swap the two, would it be as simple as swapping the two ignition boxes and reprogramming the keys or is that not the case?

      Also was wondering if you could just swap the center console for one with just aux to the other that has aux, usb and the 12v
      Unfortunately neither is that simple... On the remote start, I have no clue because it would depend on the FOBs you have and you would need wiring schematics. It may NOT be that bad or it might be crazy hard to figure out.

      On the center console, the 12v would be trivial if that, but the USB to a non-usb used stock radio may not work though it may be possible? Not sure.

      Just to be clear, do you have two Darts? One Dart and one Focus ST? Not sure what you got man.
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      I have two darts one is gonna be my daily and the other is just a parts car

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      Sorry to bother but I was also wondering if anyone has replaced the seat belts yet? I got the trim piece almost off but I can’t get it past the seat belt anchor piece any help would be much appreciated

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      Quote Originally Posted by ray19 View Post
      Sorry to bother but I was also wondering if anyone has replaced the seat belts yet? I got the trim piece almost off but I can’t get it past the seat belt anchor piece any help would be much appreciated
      With any wiring or how to stuff @alpinegreenneon should be able to assist when he get's a chance.
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