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Lol. Really hope you're not saying that because I'm Asian. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, but hey you might be right since I do spend 8-12 hours a day with patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

It was just a thought and I don't know if the ND's engine is better or not. It was just a conversation sparked up between a few of my friends who own Miatas and GT86s. Right now I enjoy my car the way it is, but some of my friends who own the Abarth 500 ran into quite a bit of issues with the Multi-Air. From my understanding it's the same engine in our cars right?

The only main concern I have with the Multi-Air is that in California there are no Fiat Performance specialists. My main mechanic was Yoshiya-san from Neptune Speed, but he specializes in rotaries.

I know the inside and out of a rotary engine and some stuff about piston engines, but all this piston engines I've ever worked on were cars from the 90s. I am very unfamiliar with the Multi-Air system.

I posted this with the motive to see what people on the forum feel about it and I appreciate everyone's feedback even though some are a little more nicer than others lol.
Seems like the verdict is that everyone here loves the 1.4l engine or to swap the LS.

I really do enjoy this car and the way it feels. It's nimble, already came turbo'd so no need for replacing with low compression pistons, great looking car, but you're right, I am a Mazda guy lol. I've owned RX7s and RX8s for most of my time.

Thanks everyone! The SkyActiv will not be on my list for my car.
Glad you've seen the light.......stick with and update...you are a racer you say so even more so....as for Frankmar being Racist........all I read says jokingly that your brain is addled by Covid-19 to even consider such a thing, nothing more .
 

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Lol. Really hope you're not saying that because I'm Asian. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, but hey you might be right since I do spend 8-12 hours a day with patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

It was just a thought and I don't know if the ND's engine is better or not. It was just a conversation sparked up between a few of my friends who own Miatas and GT86s. Right now I enjoy my car the way it is, but some of my friends who own the Abarth 500 ran into quite a bit of issues with the Multi-Air. From my understanding it's the same engine in our cars right?

The only main concern I have with the Multi-Air is that in California there are no Fiat Performance specialists. My main mechanic was Yoshiya-san from Neptune Speed, but he specializes in rotaries.

I know the inside and out of a rotary engine and some stuff about piston engines, but all this piston engines I've ever worked on were cars from the 90s. I am very unfamiliar with the Multi-Air system.

I posted this with the motive to see what people on the forum feel about it and I appreciate everyone's feedback even though some are a little more nicer than others lol.
Seems like the verdict is that everyone here loves the 1.4l engine or to swap the LS.

I really do enjoy this car and the way it feels. It's nimble, already came turbo'd so no need for replacing with low compression pistons, great looking car, but you're right, I am a Mazda guy lol. I've owned RX7s and RX8s for most of my time.

Thanks everyone! The SkyActiv will not be on my list for my car.
SANSOKU, my name is not TRUMP and not racist. Of what I heard the 1.4 multi-air engine may have the same name in the 500, dart and 124 but this engine matches best in the 124.
You have a bunch of jelous Mazda friends who don't get complimented they way you get with the 124. So they find all kinds of excuses to denigrate the 124 and that goes to plenty of Car analysts specialists.(I think they get paid by Mazda) lol

Enjoy your car and let you're Mazda friends bitch all they want. That's what they do best.
 

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However, I think if you are really looking for a swap the LFX swap is the cake. IMO, not the LS swap.

Reason being, it is a little cheaper and easier to work with, granted the FM swap is good where it does not effect then weight that much, however it will end up being 2600-2700lbs
LS Swaps you also have to worry about how to reinforce the chassis so the torque does not twist the car

For the LFX swap you might lose some weight, but no promises, and a turnkey from V8 Roadster with labour is about 22k.
I'd imagine if you do it yourself find a used Camaro drivetrain it is about 13k Max. Now that is a much viable option

Same as the LS swap you keep everything working except the traction control.
Barely gained any weight at all compare to stock, much more usable power with 245 200TW tires pushing about 300WHP
more room in the engine bay as V6 also the engine sits a little further back

No extra cooling needed and drivetrain is not very stressed.
I did a lot of research into it. Any question or if you are interested give V8 roadster a call.

Hey, in the long run, the V6 swap is even better than the OEM upgrades.
You don't have to worry about cooling or reliability or any vaccums or boost leaks, less parts. instant power zero lag
The engine is not stressed to pull 2500lbs of weight. Fuel consumption is very low, better than the OEM 1.4T I would say.

You don't have to worry about upgrading your cooling, adding a better radiator, oil coolers, transmission coolers, rear diff coolers.
You don't need any of that with the Camaro drivetrain. If you have the money and time I would seriously consider it.

If I had 20g right now to spare my car would already have the LFX in it about a year ago
You selling me this idea... I spent already too much on different questionable parts and labor.. This looks like good way having way better performance and keep size and weight of the car... Only downside lack of traction control. There nothing really on market what is still as lightweight as Miata/Spider for this price. On other hand for some slightly less I can trade toward 4C..
 

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Really hope you're not saying that because I'm Asian
my name is not TRUMP and not racist.
Unnecessary. Applicable to either post. You pick. I thought this was a car forum and this type of nonsense was frowned upon. Or are some animals more equal than others here in this forum as well?
 

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Hey, you
Unnecessary. Applicable to either post. You pick. I thought this was a car forum and this type of nonsense was frowned upon. Or are some animals more equal than others here in this forum as well?
Hey, if you too sensible that I pinched you re: your Idiot blond friend, well tough luck, If you can't stand the heat, well get out of the kitchen. The question and answer was in good spirit and the Multi air question was answered.
 

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Hey, you

Hey, if you too sensible that I pinched you re: your Idiot blond friend, well tough luck, If you can't stand the heat, well get out of the kitchen.
Haha the kitchen? Hell son, you can have the kitchen! I'll stay out here in the garage and talk cars with the guys, sippin' cold ones. But while you're there, hows about a swammich? Ham will do.
 

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You should only do an engine swap if it’s easy OR if it’s your ultimate body.

I like the car, a lot, but there are some that look better, like a Viper.
 

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Thanks vut I'll have a panini with proschiutto and a glass of vino.
 
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