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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Jay O\'Brien
Question: Hi Alan, i\'m looking at getting my hawk sti forged so i can safely run a bit more power through it, i\'m wanting to retain the top mount and standard turbo for now but want to future proof the engine so going forward if i decide to swap the turbo and fit a front mount all the major engine work needed will be already in place, what sort of figures would i be looking at getting retaining the standard turbo and top mount, i\'m taking it i\'d be best ringing you to enquire about price, thanks in advance. Jay.
Answer: Hi Jay - We've done a number of builds like this, taking care of the engine first. A number of owners have had us set them up to take advantage of the full potential of the stock turbo and left it at that. Certainly dealing with the piston and gasket issues helps! The SC46 turbo works really well with these if you'd like more power and for road use, the stock top mount is fine with around 400 bhp on tap. If you'd like to discuss it all, please call me on 01752 345880 business hours.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Kevin
Question: Thanks for getting back to me so quickly Alan. I am just outside Okehampton and have to go to Tavistock on wednesday 26th and can bring the block over to you if thats ok.
Answer: Many thanks, see you then..
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Kevin
Question: Hi Alan stripped my YB down to have the bottom end rebuilt and found that No2 & 3 bores are quite badly scored. It is a 200 block on STD 90.82 bores and has been wire ringed and wanted to no what the max safe bore size you would recommend running 360-380 BHP @ 28 PSI thanks Kevin.
Answer: Hi Kevin - The standard max overbore is 1mm, so it depends if it will clear at that. If you're local, Andy will take a look for you.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Paul
Question: Hi there Alan Wondering if you are able to remap my ZT-T? Not looking for huge power, around 20-30 bhp would be nice...what can you do? Thinking of a K&N panel filter or induction kit...what do you recommend? Many Thanks Paul
Answer: Hi Paul - Superchips do a reflash for these (250 inc vat) that perks them up a bit, and an induction kit also helps, apart from sounding great with the V6 noises! The above price included dyno testing if you'd like to go for it. We can supply the Jetex air filter kits, cost around 70 or so.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Mark
Question: Hi Alan, I\'m looking at a replacement engine for my 1998 JDM WRX Impreza. I have found one but not bought it yet. The person selling it says it was rebuilt by yourselves near Xmas last year but I\'m going to get the engine number etc and give you a call to confirm what work was done. The engine is from a UK spec car. Before I call you, would you please be able to tell me how easy it would be to swap the engines (wiring loom differences, gearbox, exhaust etc). Mine is completely JDM spec, even down to the speedo. Hope you can help. Thanks a lot, Mark.
Answer: Hi Mark - I'd say a '98 version four should be an easy swop, I didn't think there was much in it for manifolds etc. Your best bet is to get a copy of our invoice as we don't log engine numbers. You're welcome to call us if you need to know anything specific.
 
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