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Old 10-17-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Just joined the cracked #4 ringland gang..And need to start my build.
Have about 5k to spend, all labor will be done by me,other than machining work. Just wandering how much you guys spent and what you got for your money? Thanks guys
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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Just joined the cracked #4 ringland gang..And need to start my build.
Have about 5k to spend, all labor will be done by me,other than machining work. Just wandering how much you guys spent and what you got for your money? Thanks guys
Forged pistons, ARP studs, ACL race bearings, machine work, fully balanced, heads cleaned up, Supertech valves, springs, spring seats and retainers, new gasket kit.

Fully assembled back to a long block and I am out right around $2500.00

If you add the other things you may want to do while it is out, like tgv's, inlet of some kind, porting the manifolds and tgv's you will sneak by $3200.00 'ish

$5k is a LOT and a LOT can be done if you are wise with your money.

As an example, if you are not (truly) going to push 500hp @ the wheels, don't waste money on rods, you really don't need em.

Also, you can save a lot of money by just doing a valve job if the valves are good in your heads. But if you are adding cams, then springs and valves may come in to play.

Be realistic with your goals, and honest with yourself and it can be done on a budget very well.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
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All depends on what kind of luck you have and how much of a stickler you are for tolerances

So far my build - bought 3 short blocks in + machining work = $1670 because I used a local shop they f-ed up the first two shortblocks.

Now add crank, rods, pistons, bearings and tools needed to measure everything and I'm probably at $3500 already. In my case, it would have been cheaper to buy a built block.

So it all depends on how good of a machine shop you choose. I would looks for one that does subarus exclusively. I used a shot that did muscle car as well as other stuff...

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Old 10-18-2010, 02:15 AM   #4
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my bill looks like this so far


$113.30 - 07 oem sti rods 0 mile
$350.00 - 07 short block
-$125 - sold the crank in the motor
-$110 - sold the 0 mile rods
$774.49 - eagle rods, cp pistons
$655.33 - crank, oil pump, gaskets, etc etc.

then i bought some arp headstuds, oil pickup so thats another $300


overall ill have a completed motor with a lot of extras and new parts for the price people pay for shortblocks.. all because i shopped around.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
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CP pistons
Eagle rods
11 MM oil pump
ACL race bearings hx version

$3500 with machine labor included.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:47 AM   #6
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400 manley pistons
280 stock gasket set
100 new tbelt
200? ACL race bearings
500ish on machine work checking heads and block and honing block
1600ish total. plenty of other things i could have done but im not planning anything crazy with it so no reason to.


the biggest thing is find a good machine shop and get everything sorted out and have a plan before you start buying parts. 5k is more then enough
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:04 PM   #7
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$200 for acl bearings?

damn i paid $80 new for race mains and rod
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:54 PM   #8
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i really dont remember what they cost i just know my total price worked out to less then 2000 including a wideband an some extras
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:39 PM   #9
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Spent way too much, but I get a big ***** eating grin every time I drive my car.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:44 PM   #10
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For JUST the short block I'm sitting around $2,500

Blown 06 STi SB- $375, sold rods for 70, $305 total.
Machine Work - Hot tank, bore and hone for 100mm, measure and polish crank - $240
OEM Gasket kit - $237
Cosworth Hi Pressure Oil Pump - $315
Killer B Oil Pan, Pickup, Baffle Plate - $669
ACL race man and rod bearings - $93
New case bolts, so far I've spent $10 on the small ones, trying to find the big OEM case bolts and I'm guessing around $40 for all ten of them (ARP's are $350ish)

Add in everything else I'm doing to support 4-450 to the wheels and my list tops out at 9k.
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