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    Rotary swap?????

    89 ram 50 can I put a rotary motor in my truck?

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    I was thinking about doing a swap after some research I think the route u went makes the most sense for me! When it comes to the wiring do I have to get it from a doner car or can I order a harness kit from some where?

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    you can put anything in with mods but the real question is why a Rotary?? Granted it would be different but you're still better off with a piston engine in the long run.

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    The only reason considering the rotary was because I have one in my possession from an uncle who gave it to me!but I'm leaning more towards the 4g63!

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    The Rotary has no red line. The only problem it they are junk after so many miles. The apex ring is the only week spot on them. When they fall out there done. Remove the rev limiter and have fun. They were banned in Formula 1 because they could come out of the corner at 12,000 RPM while the other cars needed to run back up. Once they banned them Mazda left the Formula series. That stopped the development of them.
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    This swap has been done before, but why bother? Even with having one in your posession you will keep blowing it up from winding it up to oblivion. However, the tranny is a popular swap for the 5 spds in our trucks with the right bell housing. You will also find that your economy will be terrible even if you drive it sensibly, as the low end torque is non existant. Stay with the piston motor. There was a spoof video on utube about Hitler cursing about a rotary sway - its hilarious.
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    OK how about putting the V8 Hayabusa engine in. There stock with 400 HP 10,000 rpm.


    I want one of these in my next build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camoit View Post
    The Rotary has no red line. The only problem it they are junk after so many miles. The apex ring is the only week spot on them. When they fall out there done. Remove the rev limiter and have fun.
    really? i didnt know that.. i had an rx8 once and those have the 1.3L and red-lines at 8500

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    OK how about putting the V8 Hayabusa engine in. There stock with 400 HP 10,000 rpm.


    I want one of these in my next build.

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    that is a sick ass motor! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram50808 View Post
    The only reason considering the rotary was because I have one in my possession from an uncle who gave it to me!but I'm leaning more towards the 4g63!
    what kind is it? what car did it come out of?

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