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Old 03-06-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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Engine Rebuild and Turbo Thoughts

Hey All,

Just wondering if I could get some opinions on what to do on my car.

This past weekend I picked up a '97 9000 2.3L Turbo Engine. I am going to rebuild this engine with forged pistons and possibly some other goodies. My first idea that I would like peoples opinions on is whether or not I should bore out the engine to 2.5L?

Based on whether or not I bore the engine out my turbo decision might change, but right now I can't make up my mind on a turbo. If I stick with a 2.3L and just go first over on the pistons what turbo is going to be the best bang for my buck? Alike, if I bore out to 2.5L what turbo would suit me best?

I am not opposed to modifications to fit a turbo, but I would like to still utilize my 3"DP and exhaust manifold even if I have to modify them.

Your opinions and comments on this are appreciated.

Thank you,

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