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#31 Old 06-21-2012, 01:54 PM
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well things are changing up...again. i called my original tuner and he said to scrap all of that and to just bring the car in. We talked for a good 45min on exactly what i want done to the car. i said since i have low compression on cylinder number 4 you guys are gona have to take the motor out and see whats wrong right? hes like yea...? so im like well if ## gona do that build the motor out and do what u gota do for me to make 450-500whp. hes like alrighty. give me a list of what the people at the store quoted u and lets see if we can match or beat it and get u up and running again. So at the moment im wating for a motor build quote, this friday i have a guy on nasioc buying my 1.5xtr for 1430 shipped, and at the end of the month i should have 3gs. so if this motor build is in my budget, which im pretty sure it will be, ill be slapping down them 4gs for them to start taking my motor apart and make a monster. just need to figure out how much labor and tuning will be lol.

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after talking to my tuner, he said it will cost me $12,000 for a complete build with forged everything, new valve train stock location gt3582R turbo with external waste gate with a new clutch and flywheel and all the other goodies i need to make 450-500whp. now i have $4,000, i just need to figure out how to the get the other 8000...

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I was going to say you'll need a GT 35R turbo to be even close to your goal with a fully built engine. I dropped about 14k on my last engine build and my engine is pretty well fully built. I probably should've went with GSC stage 2 cams if I wanted even more power. But, eh....such is life.

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so i talked to my tuner again when i got of work and hes like look, you need to get ## car up and running again cause it the only car you got right? so why do you just bring it in and ill build your motor out with top notch parts, replace the oil and water pump, the timing belt and that whole assembly and put it back in the car and tune it, but you will still keep your stock heads and turbo. and if we need to replace the valves or what ever else on cylinder number 4 it wont be much. all of this for 8gs out the door no questions with full warranty. i was like THAT i can do. So at the end of the month or a few weeks into july ima drop my car off to be built and then gona max out the 1.5xtr and see what happens, durring the mean time as i am able to drive to work and what not, i can save for whatever turbo kit and valve train he recommends. When the time comes to swap out the old with the new my motor will be able to handle it no problem. these next few months are gona be crazy.

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It sounds like your going to drive around in a car with a blown motor? If so that is a terrible idea.

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all it did was just fail the compression test on cylinder number 4. once it did that i took it home and its just been sitting in my garage. when i go to my original tuner to get the car built they are gona take it apart and see exactly what the failure was, fix the original problem, then build it out. since they are doing the job its gona be under warranty. by "old with the new" i mean the 1.5xtr setup with a rotated turbo setup.

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So the STi is getting dropped off on saturday. After talking to the tech and tuner this will be the build:

Fully machined and balanced block
manley pistons with custom compression ratio
manley rods
ACL bearings
oem oil pump
oem water pump
gates timing belt and timing accessories
GSC Stage II cams
BrianCrower springs and retainers
port and polished heads
over sized valves
oil pick up tube
filters (during and after break in)
oil (during and after break in)
coolant
and tune.

ill have it back in roughly 2 months due to the high amount of cars they also are working on.

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What turbo will you be running? Those cams are usually for 35R and up I thought.

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What idiot shop told you to get a BC valvetrain? They know that these constantly fail right?

And with a Dom 1.5, I'd stick with GSC's stage 1 cams. I have stage 2 GSCs for my Dom3 and actually regret them because of how much the reduced my low end.
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also oversized valves are really a waste of money unless your really going all out with a big turbo

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Scratch that i will not be doing the over sized valves or porting them, but i am going EL header. The owner has built and tuned numerous wrx and sti builds and he said that even though BC makes some crappy stuff the bc valve train is legit. hes had them tested against other valve train systems and there was very little difference and till this day has not had a single problem with any of his customers car with that valve train in them. GSC stage 2 cams will not mess my low end up at all plus this will help me out when i go big turbo next year. Reason why im doing all of this is so that i dont have to do it later on when i go rotated. plus the guy who is tuning my car is one of the best in houston hands down, so im pretty confident in the power band that this setup will put out.

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you're an idiot if you believe that those cams will not hurt your low end

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GSC stage 2 cams will not mess my low end up at all
Any tuner on earth will tell you otherwise. Did Brad (that's who I'm assuming is doing this work?) tell you this? The S1s will work fine for a 30 or 35R and they don't require you to machine to heads to get them to fit like the S2s do.
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