Re: street bike engine swap question
It really depends on how much work you are able to do on it yourself. First off IMO I don't believe there is anyway you will get a street bike engine in there properly without 15k+ into it, and countless hours. As far as an apex I actually bought a riot with the swap already done. I was going to go through it myself until I came across a good deal. But the more I look at my riot apex the more I think I'd be able to do it myself without too much extra fabrication help. Still depending on what extras you want to put in, I'm in the middle of upgrading my transmission to a 2k new rpm box rated to 300hp, putting in big 930cv joints, new 300m axles, and new hubs and brakes at each wheel so I don't have to wait for something to break again. So Still an apex won't be cheap, by the time you would be done my guess would be 8-10k still. But probably easily 5k cheaper then a street bike, and much less work.
I'm learning there is a reason many people end up buying the bigger sand cars when they want to upgrade, damn hard fitting something new in these SxS, but well worth it for trail ability IMO. I currently have my apex riot all torn down in the back end, so if you would like to detailed pics on what was needed I can get you some. I also have an original build thread from the previous owner on a flash drive if you're interested. The builder I've talked to of my riot also stated the owner had dumped about 20k into the riot I bought, so it can really depend on the extras you go with, lots of little upgrades the original owner decided to have done. Hope it helps, would love to see another apex riot tearing it up!
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