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Old 10-12-2021, 09:38 PM   #101
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Okay, dilemma time for the wagon.

Finding a 2.4 T5 motor has been easier said than done. Sorry, but I’m not paying two grand for someone’s blown apart T5 motor that needs machine work.

The attractive option at this point is to just put an R motor back in it and sell the thing.

The other option is to keep looking for an 81mm bore motor and build that up, and worry less about the motor while being able to enjoy the thing.

Idk. Really just bumping this thread out of boredom I guess. Maybe there’s another option I’m not aware of.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:44 PM   #102
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If you’re going to take the time to build a motor, build a 2.5
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:58 PM   #103
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Easy to say when it’s not your money.
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:02 PM   #104
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Easy to say when it’s not your money.
More of a cost to buy or to build?
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:09 PM   #105
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Build. I could get away with doing nothing or just shimming an 81mm block for peace of mind. I’d want a block guard in a 2.5 motor I think, and that’s way more expensive.
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:15 PM   #106
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If you’re going to take the time to build a motor, build a 2.5
The 2.4 T5 motor is better tho
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:26 PM   #107
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The 2.4 T5 motor is better tho
Better for what? Out of the box? Yea. But the 2.3 is even better.

If you're building an engine, no replacement for displacement.

Unless you're going for super crazy power.
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Old 10-12-2021, 11:06 PM   #108
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I say all of this with the grain of salt that I never make a good automotive choice.

I look at this in three equally wrong ways.

1: Find a 2.3 T5 engine, shim it, put a stock tune on it, and live yo life.
2: Find a 2.5T engine (B5254T2 IIRC), shim it, stock tune, and live yo life. or sell it.
3: Find a 2.5 R engine (B5254T4), swap it in, and sell it.

I'm not dissing the BlockGuard, and I think if you're in love with the car its the best way to go.

I have a pretty healthy fear of R's in stock form. You already did the 4C delete, and you're continently close enough to Derrick if **** gets ****y with the AWD or electronic stuff it can spend some time with him .

I think you've gotta decide if the enjoyment/experience you get from the R is worth the probably $12-15k market price right now, versus something else in that tier (or cheaper).
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What would it cost to have it sleeved with some Darton sleeves? While your at it install a decent BorgWarner EFR turbo upgrade and have fun.

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Old 10-13-2021, 12:20 PM   #110
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Upwards of 2500 last time I looked into it.
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Upwards of 2500 last time I looked into it.
Way cheaper to do the blockguard if you were going that route
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Old 10-13-2021, 12:53 PM   #112
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I'd find a 2.5 bottom end. Shim it. I'd then remove the tune. I'd then drive and enjoy it.

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Old 10-13-2021, 08:08 PM   #113
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I'd find a 2.5 bottom end. Shim it. I'd then remove the tune. I'd then drive and enjoy it.

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Yeah, that’s another option. There’s a really clean 2.5T car that got wrecked in a yard kinda near me, or a known good R motor at Kenny’s house, farther away.


If you convince Kenny to pull the engine out of his spare R I'll be racing at AMP on the end of the month and you can come pick it up from me at the track.. 6 hour round trip beats 12 hours..

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