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#13: 08-06-2013, 03:19 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.

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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.