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Old 01-23-2012, 10:29 PM   #59
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2011 STI Sedan


One of the benefits for the LR engines is the ability to rev and carry the gear longer....So basically any highway pull the LR engine is going to be much faster due to the mechanical advantage and the VE of the motor itself....As long as the heads and intake are massaged to be in the same rpm range....I believe Micah with 3MI racing is working on such an intake and both Micah 3MI and Dom with MPS have heads that will work in a 9000rpm engine....I am not sure of any other builder working towards this type of engine....

If you look at the small cubic inch engines that are trying to compete in the 60-130mph times it takes HIGH rpms and HIGH horsepower in order to run good times....(the captain obvious statement)

When I build my block it is going to be an 11 to 1 LR 2.35 or 2.43 engine in hopes of spinning to 8500-9000 with two turbo selections.....A quick response turbo of a 35r and a high horsepower turbo of a 42r or so.....Granted the motor will only run on E85....

The bottom line is this....It is an individual choice in engine set up.....

I don't think many builders are going to recommend this style of motor (LR) for someone looking for under 500whp or serious daily driving...

The LR engines are going to shine in drag racing, mile racing, and road racing applications. I think the LR motor and a 35/37R would be an absolutely fantastic daily driver....
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