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Old 06-12-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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Ok so I am getting the urge for more displacement. I really dislike the rough clanky nature of the 2,5. I love the smooth spin of the JDM. I can actaully get a 2.5 with CP pistons and have it balanced allowing 8,500 rpm operation as opposed to the 7000 recomended OEM limit. So a JDM smooth 2.5 with same rpm operation forged pistons and my Ver8 heads is what I am looking at.
So more displacement and JDM smoothness and rpm limit. Dang. I would miss my JDM ver8 bottom end, but then again, would I?
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:05 PM   #2
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Looks like you want the 2.5. Have fun.
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:11 PM   #3
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Why not 2.65L you nancy boy!

2.0>2.5
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:25 PM   #4
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ive been in both, and the 2.5 isnt as smooth, but you forget about that quick when you head smacks back against the head rest.
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:30 PM   #5
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Just a few days ago you were saying "i am not spending anoter dime" Now new wheels, and motor? You are bad! lol

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Old 06-12-2005, 10:34 PM   #6
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Welcome to the dark side

Btw, have you driven Clarks setup lately, is this what caused the displacement anxiety?
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:50 AM   #7
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Yes I hate the OEM 2.5 roughness. Pretty nasty actually. Hence having the 2.5 balanced through 10k rpm.
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:58 AM   #8
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Go for it. I havn't finished installing my 2L built block, pistons, rods and balanced and I am starting work on a 2.5L block, sleeves, pistons, rods and balanced of course. The 2L is going to be my summer 2005 block, 2.5L for summer 2006, maybe earlier.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:16 AM   #9
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just get an EVO.

all i know is a built 2.2 Liter EVO makes a built 2.8 Liter subaru feel slow. so what i'm getting at is... get a 2.8 or bigger block!
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:21 AM   #10
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I don't know man. Many 2.5's in the 550+whp range these days. That is with USDM Sti heads and cams. Plus no way no how the EVO makes more torque which is what gets you going. Peak hp numbers may be lower than on the EVO but slower... I doubt it.

Plus I am on a budget.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:43 AM   #11
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Yes I hate the OEM 2.5 roughness. Pretty nasty actually.
I guess I'm just going to have to drive a JDM Ver7 or 8 to feel how "rough" this 2.5 really is because ya know what, it doesn't feel rough to me at all. Actually it feels smoother then my 2.0, maybe its just because I donít' have to drive it like a stole it to make power and still that is on a way rich tune! I can't wait to feel it when itís broken in and the numbers are dialed in.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:48 AM   #12
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It should be a good motor for you! Good luck man.
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:48 AM   #13
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pfft, slower then a evo.. thats such an open ended statement..

makes you feel better, i can take my friends evo mr.
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:06 AM   #14
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Plus I am on a budget.
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:19 AM   #15
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^^^^^^^^^
Beat me to it...
Some of us wish we had that budget...
It does, however, sound like you are more or less decided so quit keeping us all in suspense and do it.
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:55 PM   #16
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lol... from what it looks like you're just gonna get the 2.5, then get bored and go 2.8 anyways... while you're at it, throw in big lumpy cams, port the heads, and add a huge turbo... if you really are on a budget, go all out the first time, so you dont have to keep adding to it over and over again. whatever you do, its cool. i know you'll have a 2.8 sooner or later.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:06 PM   #17
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Actually I am really really really considering a 2.35 build. I love that motor. Probably keep my beloved JDM bottom end. Perhaps this is just a phase. Well see.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:36 PM   #18
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Why why why are you so against the idea of a 2.5? But you'll go 2.35? You obviously are looking for larger displacement and rev-ability to spool a large turbo but still have some drivability right? So balance out a 2.5 a little tighter since youíre deadest on having an 8500 rev limit, attach a nice set of high flowing heads (which you already have) slap her together [Emeril vioce] BAM! [Emeril vioce off]

Now thatís a spicy meatball
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:52 PM   #19
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Oh wait; this thread was about talking you out of a 2.5.... Um ok here's one... being able to drive your car off boost is no fun... ummm... driving torque sucks... and being able to spool ridiculously large turbos before 4000rpm is lame
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