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Old 10-07-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since I've been on the board, but wanted to get some opinions. I need to rebuild my engine and would like to go with a 2.5 short block. Who are my options other than Cobb and AWD tuning to do the replacement if I have a block shipped to them?

What should I be looking at in terms of cost?

There is a long story behind this which I will summarize: A friend had to borrow the car, he blew the engine, and now is going to pay for most of the repairs. If I'm going to have to spend any money on this, I'd like to do a 2.5 since it won't be that much more than another 2.0.

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Old 10-07-2013, 08:02 AM   #2
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I've seen stock 2.5 blocks for around $2000, built blocks for around $3000. I don't need a built block as far as I'm concerned as I am not planning on building a really high HP machine.

Are the $2000 short blocks on the internet of decent quality?

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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Just saw a new oem Sti short block for sale on one website for $1800 yesterday
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #4
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Here's brand new from Subaru for $1600

http://heubergersubaruparts.com/part...hicleid=204487

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Old 10-07-2013, 02:13 PM   #5
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Brand new complete stock STI blocks can be found relatively easily for ~$1800.

Here's one:
http://www.flatironstuning.com/p-197...rankshaft.aspx
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #6
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Brand new complete stock STI blocks can be found relatively easily for ~$1800.
The one I posted was $1600
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with my block costing about 1200 at the time, i spent about 1600 on parts. Clutch, Timing belt, head studs, oil, filter, oil pick up, oil pump etc.. I also had new headers and uppipe done at the same time by a hole in the wall shop. Total was around 3 grand, Keith at AWD Tuning tuned it before he was AWD Tuning. Id suspect if you have a shop do it, look somewhere around 4 grand including parts.

That being said.. well worth it. the TQ gain was significant. Fully gutted cats and turboback, stock td04, stock injectors and fuel pump, stock intake. Never had it on the dyno but it was quick off the line.
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Car is being dropped off at AWD Tuning today. I'll report back in a few weeks once the rebuild is done with the 2.5 short block.
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