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Old 01-29-2013, 09:41 PM   #26
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ok thx to the guys that gave good input
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:41 PM   #27
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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, 09:59 PM   #28
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1. $1800. Buy a new STi short block from Flatirons.
2. Spend the rest on the install and tune.
3. Profit.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:29 PM   #29
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$3500 isn't going to get you anywhere with a blown motor.

For that price... have the shop that's doing the work pick up a new short block and put it in. There's your $3500.


If you want to upgrade ANYTHING you're looking at $6-7k. Period.

Depending on your miles your heads are probably corked too.

You can get a wrx long block for $2000. Then the install.... $1500... $3500 total.

Built block means labor and time... means that $1500 is gonna go up.

Now your could search around for a $2000 used set up. They do exist. But then you really don't know what you're getting.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:34 PM   #30
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You won't be able to do an ej207 swap for $3500. Figure in extra cash for a harness of you can't rewire it yourself, a new clutch, I replaced the timing belt, water pump, and belt tensioner on mine when I installed it. Finally factor in a tune.

A good reputable shop that can guarantee their work will be a minimum of 5k for a built motor.

You can purchase a short block from SOA for under 2k. Now factor in labor, gasket kits, timing belt, and fluids. It will go over 3500 if a shop does the work.

If you decide to go with a ej257 SB it is highly recommended to send your heads off to EQ tuning so the can CNC the quench area the keep the comp ratio down and make it an easier motor to tune. Then factor in a new tune with that.

To be honest it looks like you haven't done any research at all. There are so many swaps and built motors on this forum your questions would have been answered already.

Take the 3500 buy a new ej205 SB from SOA and install it your self. And save for maintenance. That fact you blew your motor and only have 3500 to fix it tells me you are not ready to own a built motor car as the maintenance cost more than doubles once you venture into that realm.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:14 PM   #31
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List of mods on the car and also the background of the car like the mileage, maintenance record, is the car a DD or for fun and important info about the car will help.

More info = More answer for you.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:21 PM   #32
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Get a EJ207 stock bottom end with under 10k milage and put it back together....$3500 done
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:42 PM   #33
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ok so my plan is i can get a rebuilt blueprinted and balanced ej205 with sti rods and forged pistons for 1600 and then the shop can put it back together for 1500 leaving me maybe a couple hundy for new oil pump ill be replacing the oil cooler and pan. the tbelt and all that is brand new and heads are still good which i also just had done.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:01 PM   #34
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Do you have a catless up pipe and turbo back exhaust? Put 'em on if you don't, check the classifieds and buy used then factor in $500 for a good tune, your budget is now used up.
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