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Old 11-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #38
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2017 FXT-T ES


Originally Posted by pippen View Post
So far I'm looking at these builders - Outfront Motorsports, Graveyard and ASF Machine. Outfront seems to be.. out front so far lol. Partly because they are the closest to San Diego and I like the quote he gave me. Using ASF or other builders would require me to A. buy new case halves or B. ship them my block to use, which in the end is probably going to be close to the same price, which is slightly higher than Outfront anyway.

I need questions for these guys since I don't really know what I'm talking about lol. Here are some things I have read about, and not quite sure what they mean.. Maybe you guys can help.

Blueprinting. I have often heard the term "balanced" accompanying this term. I get the difference between static and dynamic balancing, and I don't think a dynamic balance will be necessary for my particular situation, but do all motors come "blueprinted"?

Oil passages. I guess this means they hone out some of the oil passages to improve oil flow? Is this also something that needs to be done?

Timing belt kit. How important is it to get an aftermarket kit? Will the OEM not cut it?

Torque plates. Uhh.. what?

Aftermarket oil pickup. I have read cases where the OEM apparently doesn't work as well?

Rev limit. I see a lot of engine packages with claims of like 8000RPMS and stuff.. Is that necessary or something that will tickle my fancy? Doesn't really seem like I need another 1000RPMS..

Compression ratio. With my current setup, with the possibility of a few more aftermarket parts, possibly a bigger turbo in the future with slightly more boost, what compression ratio will be best?

Hopefully you guys don't tell me to "search the forums". I mean obviously I have heard of these terms, I just need more info on what works best in conjunction with my situation.

Good questions. Unfortunately the indicate you have no idea what you're getting into.

Take the list to the people you are interviewing to build your motor... they're the ones to ask.

Or, pick someone with a good enough reputation you trust them already. Then let them do their job.
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