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Which is the best way to go?
I just blew my engine 2.2 long block, would it be the best to rebuild??
Or just swap a 2.5 short block??
What's the power difference? Will the 2.5 be a stronger block?
Long and short blocks are available. Here's a link to BuiltEJ: [url=http://www.builtej.com/home.php]BuiltEJ[/url]
What's best depends on your application, or what you want to do with the vehicle.
[B]Please tell us a little about the current engine, what vehicle it's in and how it got hurt?[/B] We're curious.
The strongest OEM block is a closed deck EJ20K or G, but they are rare and not worth seeking out. The strongest EJ block is a custom sleeved item, with prices in the stratosphere.
Get a built short block from a reputable company like BuiltEJ if you have lots of money. I expect these will cost the same as an OEM item, but have the OEM weaknesses corrected.
How much do you know about the subaru motors?
You can get a new EJ25 block for like $1,600 no internals.
If you know how to build motors I'd say buy a new block, buy the STi Crank for I believe around $370.00. Forged Pistons for like $867.00 another $1,000 for some Forged Rods. About $90.00 for Rod Bearings about $128.00 for Piston Rings about $12.00 for Pin Clips. You could have yourself a Built Short Block for around $4,000-$5,000 if you know how to assemble a Subaru Short Block.
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