I have a very basic question, I'm interested in this motor because I feel like my 5th gear ... Sucks. 1-4 happen so fast so the idea of stretching it out sounds great. However realistically I don't even know if the setup I'll have will benefit from going that high.
Goals for the car are simple, me and a buddy of mine might get the same turbo, pte 6262 maybe 5858. Assuming all supporting mods are the same (fuel and exhaust) which car would be faster at the strip and theoretical highway run.
His being the 2.5 with 07+ gearset
And mine being the powerfactor ss LR 2.34 with my short 05 gear set.
Both heads ports would remain stock for about a year, valves and retainers yes, but cams would still be up for debate depending on final turbo selection.
I know this is vague but
Bottom line mod for mod which set up would be quickest