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#16 Old 11-14-2011, 03:10 PM
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Simple, buy a new 2.0 shortblock... problem solved.

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Ill be staying away from the 2.5L. The cars a daily and i dont care about making more power than stock. I was only looking at the 2.5 as an alternative if it wasnt that much more expensive but it is for what i use the car for. A brand new Subaru Shortblock is $2300 from my local dealer. Thats including a gasket kit. I think i can just put new OEM pistons in my current block and get the machine work done and come out way a head of what a new shortblock costs. Ill never be going for more power with this car.
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Ill be staying away from the 2.5L. The cars a daily and i dont care about making more power than stock. I was only looking at the 2.5 as an alternative if it wasnt that much more expensive but it is for what i use the car for. A brand new Subaru Shortblock is $2300 from my local dealer. Thats including a gasket kit. I think i can just put new OEM pistons in my current block and get the machine work done and come out way a head of what a new shortblock costs. Ill never be going for more power with this car.
$2300, damn I'd be looking else where. I bought one for a car and it was only $1800 shipped. Maybe prices have gone up, but if your just looking to keep it stock and drive it then I'd just go that route. Trust me when I say that for machine work, replacement pistons gasket kit and various odds and ends it's cheaper to go with a factory short block, plus you get a warranty.

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$2300, damn I'd be looking else where. I bought one for a car and it was only $1800 shipped. Maybe prices have gone up, but if your just looking to keep it stock and drive it then I'd just go that route. Trust me when I say that for machine work, replacement pistons gasket kit and various odds and ends it's cheaper to go with a factory short block, plus you get a warranty.
Prices did go up (aluminum prices shot up). I paid $1,800 shipped, twice. But that was years ago. Now they are +$2,200 retail. They can still be had cheaper than he was quoted.
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