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Old 01-28-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default $3500 Budget What To Do?

So i have a 02 wrx one of the bearings is toast so i would like some help/input from you guys to see what some more of my options are. I was going to get a new or rebuilt short block and just put it back together. What i want to know is could i upgrade some stuff and still make my budget. I can go over by 3-400 but want to keep it under 3500 Total so including putting the motor back together and in the car which i was quoted $1500 for that so throw me your ideas

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ps. all piping pre and post turbo has been upgraded
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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How about getting the motor put back together right? Done. Budget exceeded.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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??? not sure how thats supposed to help motors toast so i need either a rebuild or a new one ranging from 1200-1700 then put back together for 1500 still under budget care to elaborate on your logic
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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Put the motor back together and spend the rest on college?

Can you elaborate a little more on your question? You say "upgrade some stuff". Maybe my Glen Livet whiskey is kicking in, but I'm having trouble figuring out what you are asking.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:52 PM   #5
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well im looking for ideas over what i already planned to see if any of you suby guys can give me some ideas to build a better than stock motor for my budget
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:54 PM   #6
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and the college thing I know my grammar or writing is bad and i dont care if i get my point across than im good
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:55 PM   #7
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Just looking to see if there are some ideas i haven't considered or don't know about Looking for HELP with ideas
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #8
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What exactly is that $1500 getting you?
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #9
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A list of all of the mods would help.

You've given us a budget.

Now give us a goal for the car. What do you want to do with it? Race between stop lights, go auto crossing, road racing, rally cross...the list goes on.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:07 PM   #10
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EJ207
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:10 PM   #11
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and the college thing I know my grammar or writing is bad and i dont care if i get my point across than im good
That's just it, you're not really getting your point across.

What does the $1500 you mentioned earlier "get" you, and what are you planning to do with the car?
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:11 PM   #12
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First off, putting question marks in front of something doesn't help get a point across, nor does using a million of them in the thread title.

Yes, your grammar does indeed suck. While you may THINK you are getting your point across, it's not clear to you that you are not. Notice how many people have asked for clarification?

With a budget like that, you MIGHT be able to add forged pistons to the motor, but not likely. With adding in something like forged pistons, you add other issues. Search the forum for these.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #13
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Mods are UP, DP CBE turbo inlet and intake as said in OP all piping pre and post turbo are upgraded. As far as plans for the car it was my DD but if i could get some added goodies to make some more power while getting it back on the road would be nice.

GOAL FOR CAR
Make good power nothing crazy im still limited by injectors and fuel pump ATM and it will be most likely b my DD
i dont track it

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #14
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$1500 gets motor reassembled and put back in the car I'm willing to go up to 3900-4000 for the budget just thought i would pick some brains before i go ahead and and send it back to the shop
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:47 PM   #15
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Forged pistons and conn rods. Should set you back 1000-1500 for budget build. Than have your guy reassemble and put back in for your other 1500. Pro tune. There's your 3500.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:29 AM   #16
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put it in your 401k
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:32 AM   #17
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Pay your car off. Or take a couple grammar classes.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:41 AM   #18
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To be honest, spend it on replacing any maintinence items on the block while its apart. Use quality components instead of budget ones, and clean and prep thoroughly. $1500 sounds rather cheap for a quality rebuild by someone who knows what they are doing... Keep in mind that the extra $ to do it right the first time outweighs rebuilding the block again in 60k.



I don't think he could get a 207 for his budget and still be able to replace maintinence items like the water pump, timing belt, etc... Like he should.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:43 AM   #19
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To be honest, spend it on replacing any maintinence items on the block while its apart. Use quality components instead of budget ones, and clean and prep thoroughly. $1500 sounds rather cheap for a quality rebuild by someone who knows what they are doing... Keep in mind that the extra $ to do it right the first time outweighs rebuilding the block again in 60k.



I don't think he could get a 207 for his budget and still be able to replace maintinence items like the water pump, timing belt, etc... Like he should.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:47 AM   #20
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I would stroke it.(not that the motor)
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I don't think he could get a 207 for his budget and still be able to replace maintinence items like the water pump, timing belt, etc... Like he should.
Yes and no on the 207 details. I've done it twice now and if you work it properly it wouldn't be hard to get everything in and done for 3700. That said you don't need to replace everything if you get a lower mileage motor. Just the belt.. that is all on a case by case basis obviously but I've run 20k+ on both of my 207s and didn't do much past an oil change and belt + tune.
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well im looking for ideas over what i already planned to see if any of you suby guys can give me some ideas to build a better than stock motor for my budget
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Just looking to see if there are some ideas i haven't considered or don't know about Looking for HELP with ideas


Build your motor and save the rest.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:41 PM   #24
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