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Old 07-22-2010, 06:05 PM
mikesturbo94 mikesturbo94 is offline
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Default Mikes 2.3 turbo rebuild

Ok well heres the start of my rebuild no pics I forgot to take some before the parts went to the machine shop. But so far blocks going 30 over heads being completely rebuilt, for internals going with stock rods with arp bolts and either weisco or je forged pistons. Pretty much just going with a stock setup rebuild for the simple fact it's crazy reliable and I would like to keep it that way until I get another dd. I may do a p&p head but not sure have to see how $ I'm in for already
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:35 PM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

Weisco FTW
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

Ur my hero man. Hope my 4 banger will be turboed soonish.... Love ur truck
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

Thank you
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94 xlt 5spd longbed,
Was a built 2.3 turbo currently no motor or trans
5.0 swap coming soon
6/5 drop with dream beams,8.8 373 posi,17x9 wheels,swp seats,8k hids, autometer guages, Wideband o2, shiftlight, illusive trans x-member, 01-04 4x4 front bumper
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:54 PM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

Update: block is bored 30 over ready for the new internals to be installed, but the head I took in is bad so I have to find another to be rebuilt
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Was a built 2.3 turbo currently no motor or trans
5.0 swap coming soon
6/5 drop with dream beams,8.8 373 posi,17x9 wheels,swp seats,8k hids, autometer guages, Wideband o2, shiftlight, illusive trans x-member, 01-04 4x4 front bumper
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

your going turbo? and you keeping the flatop pistons, 9:1 compression... how do you plan on doing the tune?
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

^^ he's already turbo'd.lol
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

Yea Dale you should know that I'm on TRF with you too lol
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Was a built 2.3 turbo currently no motor or trans
5.0 swap coming soon
6/5 drop with dream beams,8.8 373 posi,17x9 wheels,swp seats,8k hids, autometer guages, Wideband o2, shiftlight, illusive trans x-member, 01-04 4x4 front bumper
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:14 AM
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Do'hhhh
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:18 AM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

Update: JE 30 piston set ordered bottom end should be done in the next couple weeks,

going with stock turbo rods with arp bolts, will be good for atleast 350whp which is way more than the truck will have as long as I'm dd'ing it so all good there not sure on what bearing I'm going with yet still have some time

have a lead on two different heads hope atleast one of them tests out good with no cracks so I can get it rebuilt and have the new motor in within a month I hope
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94 xlt 5spd longbed,
Was a built 2.3 turbo currently no motor or trans
5.0 swap coming soon
6/5 drop with dream beams,8.8 373 posi,17x9 wheels,swp seats,8k hids, autometer guages, Wideband o2, shiftlight, illusive trans x-member, 01-04 4x4 front bumper
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

I hope you can as well as this is your DD!
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:21 AM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

Yea the current motor runs fine can tell she's alil old though so i'm building the new one just so i have a fresh new motor in the truck lol
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94 xlt 5spd longbed,
Was a built 2.3 turbo currently no motor or trans
5.0 swap coming soon
6/5 drop with dream beams,8.8 373 posi,17x9 wheels,swp seats,8k hids, autometer guages, Wideband o2, shiftlight, illusive trans x-member, 01-04 4x4 front bumper
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

I've been waiting for this...hurry up damn it! And P&P it yourself, just takes a few hours with a dremel, practice on your junk shit. You'd be in it maybe 80 bucks then
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: Ah hell what am I doing 2.3t rebuild lol

Talked to the machine shop today bottom end will assembled and ready by the end of next week then just a few more days and the head will be ready aswell. I plan on doing the transplant sometime in December
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94 xlt 5spd longbed,
Was a built 2.3 turbo currently no motor or trans
5.0 swap coming soon
6/5 drop with dream beams,8.8 373 posi,17x9 wheels,swp seats,8k hids, autometer guages, Wideband o2, shiftlight, illusive trans x-member, 01-04 4x4 front bumper
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:47 PM
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sweet!
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