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#1 VXPilot

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:51 AM

Hi All

 

I am fairly new to the VX community, having owned a 2004 Turbo (stage 2 238bhp) for a year or so, and I must say I am loving it.

 

I want to swap the current engine and turbo for a forged engine, with a larger turbo and supporting ecosystem such as cooling and fuel. I am thinking maybe a Saab platform. I am looking for 350+ HP and big torque.

 

Please can you offer some advice on the best route to take to purchasing or building an engine?

 

Thanks in advance folks!

 

 

 



#2 hairy

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 10:12 AM

Have a read of Nev's blog: https://sites.google...te/z20letpower/



#3 Peter VXR29

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 12:01 PM

You can forge your current engine with new internals different turbo etc....easily get 400+ hp, courtenay sport did mine, biggest problem I had was pro alloy charge cooler was very prone to fracturing so if doing it again I would def be looking for an alternative or some serious reassurance that this is no longer an issue.

#4 VXPilot

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:18 AM

Thanks Folks :happy:



#5 denno

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 08:35 AM

You can forge your current engine with new internals different turbo etc....easily get 400+ hp, courtenay sport did mine, biggest problem I had was pro alloy charge cooler was very prone to fracturing so if doing it again I would def be looking for an alternative or some serious reassurance that this is no longer an issue.


Would imagine stage 2 to 400hp plus drive in/ out at Courtenay would be very big money.

#6 siztenboots

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:01 AM

LEH pistons and H beam rods






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