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Old 08-09-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Swap DS and Precedent engines?

I have an 04 DS with a 9 HP FE 290 that I'm in the process of lifting and turning into a hunting cart. I also have an 08 Precedent 4 seater with an 11.5 HP FE 350 engine. My funds are somewhat limited, so instead of holding out for a bigger engine down the road, does it make sense to swap the two engines I have? The Precedent is used primarily on level ground, mostly hauling kids. My hunting terrain is hilly and I'm not convinced the 9 HP has enough butt to get me where I want to go, especially when I put a lift kit and 22" tires on it. How difficult is the swap? And is it worth it for 2.5 (28%) more HP in the DS?
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Swap DS and Precedent engines?

You will notice the increase in torque. I'd do the swap.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: Swap DS and Precedent engines?

The two engines themselves will be a direct-bolt in swap, BUT... the mufflers may be a situation!

I know that the FE290 and FE350 have two totally different mufflers,
and seeing from my CC dealers website, it appears that the DS and Precedent mufflers are different also!

I don't have much experience with Precedents, only with DS's,
My only concern would be about the mounting and routing of the pipes between the Precedent and DS's,
due to the completely different frame layout between the two. (possible clearance issues)

However, I sure wouldn't mind if you proved me wrong!

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Old 08-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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Default Re: Swap DS and Precedent engines?

Darn, I wasn't even thinking about muffler issues. Guess I'll have to put a calibrated eyeball on it. One reason I prefer the cart for hunting is it's a lot quieter than an ATV. Thanks for pointing that out. Assuming the muffler and clearance issues are not major, would you go ahead and do the swap, or hold off for something bigger (15-18 HP) next year?

Be vewwy vewwy quiet.....Elmer Fudd
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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Default Re: Swap DS and Precedent engines?

Yeah... I'd try the swap!

My FE350 (with just the 2 extra HP) has more torque and speed then most of the FE290's I've come across!
There's one FE290 that can beat me... and I'm surprised that he doesn't have a hole in his engine block already!

And just a note: Big Blocks are counter clockwise... both your carts are Clockwise rotation...
You'll have to have the shifter in reverse to go forward... more torque, but confusing... at first!

It's your call!

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