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Old 05-17-2021, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default 240 and 940: recommendations for performance

hi all,

I have an 85 240 (143k miles) in pretty good overall shape and a 94 940T (~228k miles) in okay shape. I can only justify keeping one and would like to make whichever I keep my performance project car. so - what would y'all recommend given your experiences?

my goal is to have a fast, fun car. I don't need it to make 15hr trips across the country really.

I have 3 options in mind.

1) LS swap the 240. Never done an engine swap, but I imagine that'd be the best bang-for-the-buck in terms of overall performance (and fuel economy )

2) swap engine/trans from 940 into 240. Probably rebuild/reseal engine and do mods (turbo, rods, etc) while the engine is out. maybe go to an aftermarket EMS? idea here is that I really like my 240 body style, and it'd be the cheapest and most immediate way to make that car a performance car since I already have the b230FT and aw31 in the 940 to pull from.

3) make the 940 the performance car. the 940 needs more work overall, but performance mods can easily bolt in. plus - leather interior, sunroof, wider wheel base. it's a comfier car than the 240.

so any thoughts on which of these would have the best pay off would be appreciated. thanks yall.
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