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#15: 07-17-2012, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by 1stick3pedals View Post
Thanks, and like many people will say, turboing a non-turbo car is not the best course of action one can take. But for me it was, and I plan on upgrading brakes/suspension/etc eventually. I get a heck of a lot more satisfaction out of making something with the mere basics, into exactly what I want it to be.

In reference to your full mentality statement, is that referencing when I said full internals? If so, I apologize if that came off as an ignorant reference, but until I tear down a motor, I'm not going to be an expert in the terminology and parts of one. As far as I know, when I build the motor for my car, I'm going to be putting in parts that will hold up to power levels beyond what I shoot for for reliability purposes.
No, just saying I don't understand the mentality of spending $4+ to turbo the non-turbo, then putting in a GT bottom end and the money that entails. I understand loving a car and not wanting to start over, but that's some serious cash and definitely not cheaper or better in the long run.