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Old 11-22-2012, 01:06 AM   #41
pippen
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2008 STi
Aspen White

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Originally Posted by wrxbby View Post
All really depends what you want to do... do you want to do a bottom end build, or full build

If you wanna do a bottom-end build that can net you around 400-450whp safely on e-85 than I would do

Block
Bore or Hone(depending on the damage of the block)
Acid dipped
CP/JE/Arias pistons
Subaru OEM Crank(you can probably re-user yours)
ACL Main+Rod bearings
Eagle Rods

Heads
Valve job for Heads
Acid Dipped heads
ARP Head Studs

New OEM Water pump
New OEM Oil Pump
Timing belt kit

Full build(easy 500+ hp)

Block
Bore or Hone(depending on the damage of the block)
Acid dipped
CP/JE/Arias pistons
Subaru OEM Crank(you can probably re-use yours)
ACL Main+Rod bearings
Brian Crower I Beams w/ ARP 625+ fasteners


Heads
Aftermarket Springs & Retainers
Aftermarket Valves
272 or 280 cams... GSC or Brian crower
Port & Polished heads
Valve job
ARP Head Studs

New OEM Water pump
New OEM Oil Pump
Timing belt kit
Killer-b Oil Pick-up




You'll see a significant price difference though if you decide to do a full build.. but will definitely be worth it in the long run.
I would love to just go all out on this.. but my fear is "in the long run" it will just blow up lol. I keep reading on here over and over again about guys with crazy a** setups like that that just never hit above 10,000 miles.. it seems like SOMETHING always happens. I assume you gotta except that when you go for a build like that, and I don't have the funds to allow me to except that, so I think I'm forced to just keep it mild and do the bottom end.

The first block you suggested is pretty much what I'm after, except the setup I'm looking at has Manley h-beam rods, and no acid dip.. what's the advantage in that? Thanks for the suggestions!
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