Discussion in 'All Things Technical' started by jockbarrow, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. jockbarrow

    jockbarrow New Member

    I have popped a head gasket in my 96 sti ra. I was gunna get it done at scoobyteknix at a very reasonable price, but as the car has sat in my drive now for 2 weeks i have been thinking "is it worth saving and getting a 2.5 conversion?". I have looked around a bit but i cant really find anywhere that does it. Does anyone have an ideas on where and how much?

    cheers craig
  2. WRX Paul

    WRX Paul New Member

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  4. adz

    adz Member

    just seems a bit nessesary when you already have the basis for a good motor,
    with the right mods you should see in excess of 300 bhp

    if you go 2.5 im sure a remap would be just the start
    cost of motor+all the mods you would have to do anyway
  5. gerry

    gerry Active Member

    stay away from chris at zoom!!! he cant even cut his hair never mind build an engine :lol: :lol: :lol:
  6. WRX Paul

    WRX Paul New Member

    I wasnt saying go there, just giving some idea of a price,i wouldnt let them change a spark plug nevermind mind my engine :D
  7. Neil

    Neil Active Member

    I decided to go down the 2.5 route....

    Not yet fully run-in, or mapped, but all I can say so far, is that it just seems to pull like a train.... :)
    Definately glad I spent the extra.

    One thing I will say though, is that if its outright horse power you are after, ie more than 360 ish, then possibly stick with your 2.0 litre..

    If you need an idea as to how much the conversion costs, from start to finish, then pm me..... :)
  8. adz

    adz Member

  9. gerry

    gerry Active Member

    sit down?? i collapsed after reading those prices!!! you may as well trade in ya classic and get a new 2.5 sti :lol: :lol:
  10. adz

    adz Member

    sorry-should have said......

    drop yer draws and bend over :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  11. jim litten

    jim litten New Member

    A standard 2.5 bottom end won't have the rev capability required using your RA box as the ratios are very short.
  12. jockbarrow

    jockbarrow New Member

    oh bo****ks to it anyone want an ra? :lol:
  13. nas sti

    nas sti New Member

    lol at neil :lol: you will be close to 400bhp with the set up you have , and more than that in torque 8)

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