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Old 06-17-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Is there a company in texas that builds blocks?

Seems like I saw one time a company up towards dallas that sells built subaru blocks. Anyone know who im thinking of? My foz just died this morning and if the causes are ringland or internal bearing related I might drive up there and bring a block back to houston to install. Thought I saw a place once up there.

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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http://www.awdtuning.com/?fullsite=1

Very good group of people that are very knowledgeable and do fantastic work!
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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Thanks. Im going to give em a call. Hopefully they wont be too pricey for a short block if I end up needing one. Im dropping the foz at the shop today to start pulling it apart. Once we have a disaster diagnosis ill decide whether I want to just run up to dallas and grab a block.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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Got a stage 2 short block from them. Thanks for the references. Goimg to pick it up this week.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #6
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Just received a sleeved block from awd.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #7
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Good god that was fast. They'll take care of you, and Will knows what he's doing with his builds. Just watch the videos of his stupid fast car and you'll see.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #8
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Good god that was fast. They'll take care of you, and Will knows what he's doing with his builds. Just watch the videos of his stupid fast car and you'll see.
I cant waste time. Moving to alaska in 5 weeks. I appreciate the good recommendations from you guys. Payed half today and paying the other half qhen I pick it up thursday morning. Should have the car back early next week. This means I can push the 20g a bit harder.

Since I was in a hurry they said give em 2 days and come get it. Seems like a great company that takes care of its customers.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:49 PM   #9
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They are. I've got a 20g on my Foz, and it makes dumb power on my stock engine with one of AWD's tunes. If I had the money, I'd buy one of their stage 2 blocks is heartbeat. If I added a slightly larger intercooler and I'd be making 400whp easily. I just don't want to push my stock block that hard while it's running so well as is.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #10
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I am going to trailer mine up in August to finish a GT3071R + AWD Stage2 swap. They're a good bunch and worth the effort to get there.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #11
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I'm glad there's confidence in them. I'm running a 20g as well. Almost feels slower than my 18g due to the smooth power delivery then you realize this thing wants to cruise at 90-110mph everywhere. Lol.

I'm glad I'm getting the stage 2 since I won't have e85 anymore. I'll be able to run more boost on gas.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #12
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Yeah, my old 18g hybrid had violent power delivery, but fell on its face. The 20g-XT is just a better turbo all around.

I didn't run E85 because it isn't convenient, but even on 93, my car is stupid fast. A stage 2 block would make it even better, since I could push it more, but it just isn't in the cards now.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:16 PM   #13
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Sounds like we've made identical choices nearly. The 18g was alright on gas but seemed to fall flat like you said. Running it on e85 though really brought it alive on the top end. Im moving to alaska in 4 weeks so I switched back to pump gas a while back and realized the 18g was too pathetic at that level and swapped to a 20g. It didn't perform well. Something was wrong so I swapped the td04 in and sent it back for another. Then my bottom end went and here we are.

To be honest I think the bearings were bad on the turbo and may have sent metal shavings into the crank and ruined my engine.
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Ive got like 33,000 on my stage 2 awdt 2.0 block. Its been through hell, but runs like a champ. Did a compression test not too long ago, 145 on all cylinders. Its been over 335awhp for the 25,000 miles. And through 2 bad turbos.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:00 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info. I get the warm and fuzzies with every response. The 09 engines seem to be pretty weak as a whole. There was that stop sale for jan08-apr08 built units where everyone seemed to have their engines go out and even many people after wards on 09 models such as myself have had them die within the first 50k miles.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:26 PM   #16
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Keith just emailed me to let me know my motor is ready for pickup. Now thats fast service. They started building it yesterday afternoon.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:43 AM   #17
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Awdtuning is building me a stage 4 motor right now. On my stock block with a blouch 20gxt and e85 I made 410hp
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:02 AM   #18
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I don't even know what stage 4 involves. Sounds awesome though. What turbo are you going to go with for that? 20g wont even max out my stage two power limits.
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I don't even know what stage 4 involves. Sounds awesome though. What turbo are you going to go with for that? 20g wont even max out my stage two power limits.
Stage 4 from them is pretty "will survive zombie apocalypse". They have one in the Mexico STi. Last numbers on that was 801/654 I think. On their dyno
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Picked up my block. The guys and gals at awdtuning were nice and knowledgeable. Showed me around and taught me about all they're services. They've got some amazing cars there.

Glad I made the trip personally.
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New block pics:




Wasnt as big as I imagined lol.




Some parking lot beautys.



Cylinder walls of a stock block vs cylinder walls of a stage 4 block.





If using amsoil, this is the preferred type:

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New block pics:

Wasnt as big as I imagined lol.

Some parking lot beautys.

Cylinder walls of a stock block vs cylinder walls of a stage 4 block.

If using amsoil, this is the preferred type:
Awd tunning does great work ! Keith is a excellent tuner that honestly cares about his customers , family owned business that really cares about their customers . Great clean work . I always take my car for anything to Keith .
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:15 PM   #23
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If using amsoil, this is the preferred type:


Honestly, if you want something with a good weight, I'd try the 5w-30 or 5w-40 European blend. 10w-30 and 10w-40 are way too thick on startup, and even 5w-30 and 5w-40 are really unless your motor is built (in which case, you should probably ask an engineer, but keep in mind you're almost always going to want the lowest Winter weight (5w, 10w, etc) possible at a given operating temp weight). BTW, I'm an amsoil dealer, so I get warehouse pricing, let me know if you need some.

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Old 06-20-2013, 10:33 PM   #24
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Thanks. It was the company building the short blocks who recommended it for their built blocks. I use rotella t6 typically but have used alot of amsoil in the past with other engines. Ill keep the offer in mind.

I did make a mistake in my picture captions. The thinner cylinder walled block was one being prepared to sleeve.
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