Join Date: Nov 2004
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Forged pistons yes
connecting rods? stock Sti
Bearings? ACL, Clevite
Machine work required if you bore or hone the block
AOS Meh I dont run one, but probably should
ID 1000cc injectors (I plan on going e85) probably but not really need for your power level
parallel fuel mod no
aftermarket fuel rails no
20g turbo? minimum
gs tmic, splitter, i/c hoses yes
sti 6speed trans not so much
r180 rear diff no
dccd controller no unless you go 6 speed
new clutch (oem) and possibly lightweight flywheel upgraded clutch and yes
oem water pump yes
oem timing belt and tensionersis yes
Studs? meh go either way. I don't
gs thermostat no
killer b oil pickup and windage tray GOD no
Head work? no
stiffer engine and trans mounts recommended
cobb ss with kartboy bushings
Kind of hard to read the green there but I agree with you Keith!
Originally Posted by boo-key bear
I'm pretty set in doing the 6 speed swap as opposed to a gearset in my wrx trans. So Keith, are you saying that a upgraded clutch is okay in a 6 speed? I wasn't sure if it was a no no like in a stock 5 speed. I like the idea of buying another shortblock to build while mine is still in the car. I think I will do that. Why do you say GOD NO to the killer b oil pickup and windage tray? I have heard nothing but good things about them. I have also heard a lot about the possibility of the stock pickup breaking. Would I use Oem head gaskets also? When is it nessecary to use a thicker head gasket if it ever really is nessecary? I am also curious what the benefits of a destroked 2.5 and why you prefer to run yours that way Keith. I'm not thinking of going that route just curious cause I've never really heard of it.
There is a long standing reason for me using green...
I upgraded my clutch on the stock 5 speed...6 speed is just built a little different and designed to handle more power so I don't see why not. A lot of what you hear of people blowing up their trans is lack of driving ability or just being stupid. I am looking at trying to save you money in the long run and trust me you'll thank me in the end.
Now I'm up in the air again about upgraded 5 speed or a 6 speed. I did some rough estimates last night and with everything we have eliminated the need for a build like this won't be as bad as I thought, of course i still haven't factored in machine work on the block, assembly, and tuning. I'm sure there will be some extras here and there that will pop up. Glad you talked me out of a lot of not needed parts and you haven't even been that grumpy about it Seriously, you have been a great help!
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