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, removing the heads and necessary parts and shipping them to Pheonix Performance for them to rebuild the heads with slight valve job and attach them to a freshly built shortblock. Then ship it to me as a longblock. Im having the block built as follows
JE Pistons (there preference)
08+ STI Crank and Rods
10mm Oil Pump
Moroso Oil Pickup
Gates Timing Kit
Remove Banjo Filters
Filtered Turbo Oil Feed
Standard Refresh (with any needed replacement parts)
3 Angle Valve Job
Grimmspeed 3mm TGV spacer
STi Fuel Pump Control Module and Pump
Perrin Column Pod
Debating on Oil Pressure...
I have TGV deletes that could be finished
Perrin Turbo Inlet
Port Throttle Body
Hayden External Cooler (already installed)
Derale Fluid T-stat for Trans (waiting for install)
So at this point please post any useful suggestions or additions to me 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; 02-22-2013 at 08:41 AM..