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Old 12-09-2015, 05:45 PM   #26
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There is a shop in the US (discretely PM me if you want to know the shop's name) that can get your motor done in 2 weeks max (or just buy their prebuilt one and it'll be there next week) and done right. Sure you pay extra with the exchange rate but you will get your car back on the road quicker and running for a very long time. Just look at US healthcare, we pay premium dollar for quick, fast results and operations
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:55 PM   #27
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There is a shop in the US (discretely PM me if you want to know the shop's name) that can get your motor done in 2 weeks max (or just buy their prebuilt one and it'll be there next week) and done right. Sure you pay extra with the exchange rate but you will get your car back on the road quicker and running for a very long time. Just look at US healthcare, we pay premium dollar for quick, fast results and operations
Thanks. I'm in no hurry at all. Like I mentioned, this is my baby so I can wait.
Plus an $8000usd build is $11kcad, so that $3k difference is huge. I would definitely consider going south in our dollar would come back around.
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:57 PM   #28
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^^^^^^^ I've heard quite a few horror stories about light speed.
I have personal horror stories about a few shops out West(some that are still running after lawsuits haha), but this isn't a bashing thread. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:17 PM   #29
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im looking for someone to do a line bore in canada,
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Old 12-10-2015, 02:30 PM   #30
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i know dozens of people with builds from Lachute in quebec. some well over the 100,000km range. i love how buddy just says dont go with no reason why.

they are a world class shop with amazing products. they arent cheap tho... but you get what you pay for in the modding world
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Old 12-12-2015, 05:44 PM   #31
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Thanks. I'm in no hurry at all. Like I mentioned, this is my baby so I can wait.

Plus an $8000usd build is $11kcad, so that $3k difference is huge. I would definitely consider going south in our dollar would come back around.


A really good option would be to purchase a block from a well known shop (iag or outfront) then ship it to your self and bring it to somewhere. At least then you know your getting a solid motor even if it is a couple hundred more total.
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Old 12-14-2015, 01:10 PM   #32
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+1 for [email protected] He built my EJ255 and it is running very well.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:34 AM   #33
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Hi all, bumping this up.

I'm seeking a reputable engine builder on the West Coast to rebuild/upgrade my EJ257. Previously I have dealt with Lightspeed Innovations for parts and my tune and have had a good experience for the most part.

Today I had a long conversation with Cam about my goals and I feel we are on the same page. I don't think there is any disputing that he is knowledgeable with race performance Subarus, which is what I'm after. I have heard both good and bad things about LSI however so I would like to get input from people who have had dealt with them and/or those who know their history of building track or rally cars.

Cam claimed that he had gotten away from internal engine work for the last few years because his star engine builder moved on but that he now has a replacement and is returning to the craft.

Mine will be a DD that I am building with the intent of retiring to the track and I'm a solid 5/10 in terms of my own level of knowledge... Cost is less of an issue as I know I am looking at $15k+ for the next stage of upgrades (short block, big turbo, FMIC), quality and reputation of who to entrust is my main focus right now.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:41 AM   #34
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West coast USA or west coast CAN?
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:30 AM   #35
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Hi all, bumping this up.

I'm seeking a reputable engine builder on the West Coast to rebuild/upgrade my EJ257. Previously I have dealt with Lightspeed Innovations for parts and my tune and have had a good experience for the most part.

Today I had a long conversation with Cam about my goals and I feel we are on the same page. I don't think there is any disputing that he is knowledgeable with race performance Subarus, which is what I'm after. I have heard both good and bad things about LSI however so I would like to get input from people who have had dealt with them and/or those who know their history of building track or rally cars.

Cam claimed that he had gotten away from internal engine work for the last few years because his star engine builder moved on but that he now has a replacement and is returning to the craft.

Mine will be a DD that I am building with the intent of retiring to the track and I'm a solid 5/10 in terms of my own level of knowledge... Cost is less of an issue as I know I am looking at $15k+ for the next stage of upgrades (short block, big turbo, FMIC), quality and reputation of who to entrust is my main focus right now.

Thanks for the help.
You'll be supprised how quickly 15K gets eaten up depending on what you want to do. I'm currently running an IAG stage 2 block, stock heads, Cobb 20G and a TMIC. My new setup is going to be an Outfront Motorsports V4 with 9.5:1 pistons, built heads with GSC S2 Cams, ETS Rotated kit with a PT 5862 and an ETS front mount. With all the other small bits that I need im sitting at over 20 Grand Cnd, and my fuel system is already built. I'm hoping to recover a bit of cash from the block and the other parts but expect to blow your budget.



https://www.builtbynemesis.com/ is a shop in Manitoba a few people I know have used and have had good luck with. I had contacted them regarding a new build but didn't end up using them for the reason that I had already been talking to Outfrount and had a pretty relationship and feeling on them. Had I found out about Nemesis before hand I probably would have gone with them.

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Old 09-19-2020, 06:48 PM   #36
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West coast USA or west coast CAN?
Sorry, Canada. But I'd be willing to go to the right W. US builder if it was worth it.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:22 PM   #37
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You'll be supprised how quickly 15K gets eaten up depending on what you want to do. I'm currently running an IAG stage 2 block, stock heads, Cobb 20G and a TMIC. My new setup is going to be an Outfront Motorsports V4 with 9.5:1 pistons, built heads with GSC S2 Cams, ETS Rotated kit with a PT 5862 and an ETS front mount. With all the other small bits that I need im sitting at over 20 Grand Cnd, and my fuel system is already built. I'm hoping to recover a bit of cash from the block and the other parts but expect to blow your budget.



https://www.builtbynemesis.com/ is a shop in Manitoba a few people I know have used and have had good luck with. I had contacted them regarding a new build but didn't end up using them for the reason that I had already been talking to Outfrount and had a pretty relationship and feeling on them. Had I found out about Nemesis before hand I probably would have gone with them.
15k, is a flexible budget for the short block only. Several upgrades already done in preparation for the big power stage which, with a crack in the stock turbo, I am now looking to embark on.

So no input here about Lightspeed??

Let me then put it this way, if reliable and up to date feedback on a certain builder is hard to come by, how would one go about choosing who to build their engine and avoid simply rolling the dice on a particular shop?

Despite some negative reviews out there Lightspeed seems to have the right pedigree. They have built several successful rally Subarus, gained some level of notoriety by rebuilding a stock short block and achieving huge gains and reliability (Coles notes story owner mentioned), have a history of building performance cars both for track and not, have their own piston design etc...

That said, the owner mentioned that they had stepped back from engine building because he lost his star builder but he recently found someone with the same pedigree and experience and is getting back into it.

I'm desperate to get this build on the go but at the same time I want to find the right shop.

And yes, Ill be calling Nemesis and speaking to them. I've watched some of their videos and they seem to be doing pretty amazing stuff.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 09-28-2020, 09:08 AM   #38
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Definitely Nemesis!!!
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Old 09-29-2020, 11:31 PM   #39
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I bought from IAG 700 and shipped to border town near Alberta. drove down and the receiving company put the entire crate in my my truck and paid 600cdn customs and drove home.

Saved a bunch on shipping and car runs great no messing about.
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