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#13: 08-06-2013, 04:19 AM
 Benjamin M
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Originally Posted by Th3Franz View Post
Just buy a new short block from AWD Tuning. Fresh case, hone, new pistons (I went with JE). Manley H beam rods are a good reliable option for your power goals.
Pending the news from the machine shop, I very well may go this way. Ideally, my block is in good enough shape that it can be reused without issue or too much boring.

Originally Posted by Th3Franz View Post
The 5MT will be a weak point.. it might last for awhile at 400 wtq, but I decided to go with a 6MT for better ratios, better diffs, and stronger to hold up to higher torque.
Hoping for the best! I don't drop the clutch or launch any, so hopefully I get some use out of it. Least till I can save and source the parts for a 6MT swap.