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
Forged Pistons (still researching/taking opinions)
10mm Oil Pump
Moroso Oil Pickup- already done
Gates Timing Kit
Remove Banjo Filters
Filtered Turbo Oil Feed- already done
Standard Refresh (with any needed replacement parts)
3 Angle Valve Job
STi Fuel Pump Control Module and Pump
Walbro or DW Fuel Pump (if bigger turbo goes its way)
Panel Filter (Will replace if going FMIC or over 350whp)
Sidefeed Conversion w/TGV deleted
Perrin Column Pod
ProSport Mech Boost Gauge
ProSport Oil Pressure
Perrin Turbo Inlet
Hayden External Cooler (already installed)
Derale Fluid T-stat for Trans (waiting for install)
Hexmods VB if needed
TMIC or FMIC... now that is the question???
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..
Last edited by 06silvarubiLGT; 04-24-2014 at 09:56 AM..
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