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06silvarubiLGT 02-20-2013 07:33 AM

06silvarubilLGT's Rebuild Thread
So as some of you know the motor in my LGT is on its way out. I had to move some finances around to make it happen, but I was able to put up enough money to get a Forged build done, and wanted to keep it documented and get some opinions. Im not building this thing for big numbers, not even putting a bigger turbo on it at first. So keep that in mind, its just a "stronger than stock" build. The VF40 that's on the car has only 35k on it at this point so Im gunna stay with it, unless I find and issue with it upon removal. Biggest turbo Id probably ever run is an 18G-ish due to the 5EAT, but that's later if ever. And of course I do have a budget so have to keep that in mind.
First off I would like to thank any vendor that has assisted me in the process, Ive not ordered anything yet, so you all will receive a portion of business in the next few weeks.
I going to be pulling the long-block myself, and sending everything to a local machine shop to be bored/spec'd/assembled

Short Block- Have
Forged Wiseco Pistons- Have
Nitride Crank- Have
Manley Rods- Have
ARP Headstuds- Have
10mm Oil Pump-
Moroso Oil Pickup- Have
OE HeadGasket
Gates Timing Kit
Remove Banjo Filters
Filtered Turbo Oil Feed- Already installed
Perrin LWCP- Have
ACL Bearings
TIC FU Bolts- Have

Standard Refresh (with any needed replacement parts)
3 Angle Valve Job

STi Fuel Pump Control Module- Have
Walbro or DW Fuel Pump (if bigger turbo goes its way)

Its Me FMIC- Have
Typhoon Intake- Have
Forge BPV- Have
Top-feed Conversion w/TGV deleted- In Process
840cc Injectors- Have
STi Intake or N/A Intake Manifold- Have STi one, haven't decided which route I want to go

VF52- Have

Perrin Column Pod- Have
AEM WB- Have
ProSport Mech Boost Gauge- Have
ProSport Oil Pressure- Have

Perrin Turbo Inlet
PnP Headers

Hayden External Cooler (already installed)
Derale Fluid T-stat for Trans (waiting for install)
Hexmods VB-
Rallitek Comfort Insert- Ordered
AP Pitch Mount- Ordered

So at this point please post any useful suggestions or additions to my list.

Also since its the 5EAT, is it a pain to get A/T separated from the engine? All the subies Ive ownd were MT.
Thanks guys, enjoy the coming story and pics..

rhino6303 02-20-2013 07:08 PM

I don't recall having any issues separating the engine from the transmission on my wife's OBS (although it is a 4EAT). Just make sure to unbolt the torque converter (remove bolt, rotate engine, repeat) before trying to separate the engine from the transmission. It appears you have a sound build. Which brand bearings will be used, ACL, King or OEM?

robitrice 02-20-2013 07:11 PM

consider the vb upgrade from hexmods on that 5eat.

authenticamd 02-20-2013 07:12 PM

IMO, if you're going to stick with a 18g, then you don't need forged pistons. But even if you do go forged, I would highly consider 4032 alloy instead of 2618.

06silvarubiLGT 02-20-2013 07:18 PM


Originally Posted by robitrice (Post 4303649)
consider the vb upgrade from hexmods on that 5eat.

If its sees a bigger snail I most definitely will. Thx

06silvarubiLGT 02-20-2013 07:21 PM

Rhino ACL

MD, can you teach me in a nut shell why?

Max Capacity 02-21-2013 03:48 AM


Nolmers06LGT 02-21-2013 05:05 AM

Subbed for knowledge.

Max Capacity 02-21-2013 10:27 AM

Are you removing both banjo filters ?

06silvarubiLGT 02-21-2013 06:44 PM

Yes and filtered oil feed.. thx max

sigmafour 02-21-2013 10:07 PM

good luck with all this... subbed in.

06silvarubiLGT 02-22-2013 08:38 AM

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Was thinking of going with a divorced Shorty DP, if I do, the WB would have to go into the pipe after they meet up again correct?
As far as Pistons Coated Skirts and domes or just skirts?

These are pretty.. not sure which way to go

BarManBean 02-22-2013 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by 06silvarubiLGT (Post 4306223)
Was thinking of going with a divorced Shorty DP, if I do, the WB would have to go into the pipe after they meet up again correct?


06silvarubiLGT 02-22-2013 08:43 AM

b/c I already had the CBE customized to remove the 2nd cat.. so it would be another trip to exhaust shop to get something like regular length CNT..

Max Capacity 02-22-2013 10:59 AM

I vote for skirts only.

why... not race car.

But then again, why in the first place?

Have you asked the machine shop the same question ?

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