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Old 02-04-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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OK here we go again , My 08 STI with 60,325 miles has suffered the same fate as many others , my question is , to do a OEM short block and risk the same failure or do a Piston and Rod Build , I haven't found out what exactly broke ,but for sure it is in the bottom end , so what are the opinions ?
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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OK here we go again , My 08 STI with 60,325 miles has suffered the same fate as many others , my question is , to do a OEM short block and risk the same failure or do a Piston and Rod Build , I haven't found out what exactly broke ,but for sure it is in the bottom end , so what are the opinions ?

sell the car ....quick...before it implodes on ya and sucks ya into an alternate dimension where ringlands strangle their drivers and cars drive people and puppies have kittens....oh the humanity
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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Lol Scotty,

As to the OP, If you have the fund's and plan on modding the car I would at least do Piston's.

I am sure US will chime in and talk about how bad the subaru plattform is to mod, He is right our car's do not take to mods well and we have to do more to get the same output that some of the other cars that would need less, with less of a chance with a break down as our motor's love to do to us
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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I don't want to build a monster , I guess I'm thinking that doing a rod and piston build will be reliable than the OEM short block , sure I will do an exhaust maybe a set of stage 2 cams
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:59 PM   #5
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Lol Scotty,

As to the OP, If you have the fund's and plan on modding the car I would at least do Piston's.

I am sure US will chime in and talk about how bad the subaru plattform is to mod, He is right our car's do not take to mods well and we have to do more to get the same output that some of the other cars that would need less, with less of a chance with a break down as our motor's love to do to us
Subaru's are just fine for modding, plenty of people here can attest to that.

As for this thread, the OP doesn't even know what is broken, and its hard to discuss something with zero info.
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