DIY SR20DET CAM CON­VER­SION

NZ Performance Car - - Contens -

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CON­VERT­ING YOUR SR20DET TO A VE CAM SYS­TEM TO MAKE THOSE SE­RI­OUS GAINS

Wel­come to the Week­end Work­shop, a place where you can save some cash by get­ting your hands dirty. Th­ese tech guides aim to arm you with the nec­es­sary info and knowl­edge to get out there and give it a go your­self, with no pro­fes­sion­als needed, and at a price tag that won’t break the bank.

This month we will cover what is needed to con­vert your rear-wheel-drive SR20DE/T en­gine to the much more ef­fi­cient NEO VVL VE head. A hand­ful of peo­ple have done the head swap in New Zealand, guys such as Ben Cox with his 745kW-plus (1000hp-plus) Dat­sun 1200 drag car, Hans Ruiter­man with his 500kW (670hp) time-attack car, and Adam Hedge in his 447kW (599hp) S14 drift car, but there has been no real guide or part list avail­able for peo­ple to go by un­til now.

There aren’t many peo­ple in New Zealand who have more ex­pe­ri­ence with VE en­gines than Bren­dan Parker from Pten De­vel­op­ments and Hans Ruiter­man from E&H Mo­tors, they have been sell­ing and mod­i­fy­ing SR20s for over 10 years, so it was a no brainer when it came to de­cid­ing who we’d talk to about the VE con­ver­sion guide — and we roped them in on the project.

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