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Old 05-01-2005, 01:01 AM   #15
EcksJay
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Maine
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'07 KLR 650

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Originally Posted by americanyouth

Here's what I'd do if I were you; swap the 2.5 shortblock in, and leave your 1.8 heads, ECU, intake manifold, etc. This will increase your compression ratio, you will need to run higher-octane gas, but of course, you will also make more power than a complete EJ251 setup.

The real reason why I'd recommend this setup, though, is because it is cheap and easy. With a couple helping hands, you could do a shortblock swap in a day. There's no wiring, little downtime, and the process is well documented on NASIOC. A EJ251 shortblock should run you around $300.... PM me if you're having trouble finding one.

-James

What sort of power would I be looking at? I'm sure that I could find a shortblock relatively easy. In fact, I found a complete 2001 2.5 engine w/55k for little more than $500. Also, what would my CR be? anything else I should know?
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