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I'm about to purchase a KB next month, but if I can buy the long block with the same price, what will benefit me more and less headache? What else do I have to buy if I go with MMR longblock? Thanks
 

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I say but the KB first. Then save up and get an MMR shortblock.
KB really is my first choice. Maybe I should stick with my first plan and be done with it.
 

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Yeah man, get the blower save up again and get the motor.
I think I can finally seal the deal with my first option and I hope my engine will last me for awhile. Car been in the garage for almost a year and I know I have to change all of the fluids again.
 

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Definitely get the KB first, im planning on doing the same thing, the KB then get the mmr short block and possibly some tfs heads
 

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I think I can finally seal the deal with my first option and I hope my engine will last me for awhile. Car been in the garage for almost a year and I know I have to change all of the fluids again.
You should be fine man. Just don't go crazy with the boost. 7-9lbs. Intercooled should be perfect.
 

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I'm going 9lbs psi with intercool set-up. Searching this forum also say don't go above 400 RWHP.
 

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I'm going 9lbs psi with intercool set-up. Searching this forum also say don't go above 400 RWHP.
You can go over 400, you'll be on borrowed time though. Also if you have a good tuner around you, your car will be fine. Most motors blow because either too much power, or a really shitty tune. I've read about motors blowing at 350rwhp because of the tune.

The 9psi I/C'd setup should but you ~38x/37x. That's just my guess though.
 

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You can go over 400, you'll be on borrowed time though. Also if you have a good tuner around you, your car will be fine. Most motors blow because either too much power, or a really shitty tune. I've read about motors blowing at 350rwhp because of the tune.

The 9psi I/C'd setup should but you ~38x/37x. That's just my guess though.
Ya everyone says the weak link after 400 horses will be my internals. If I can get 380 horses that will be alright for me. The tuner in my area is actually pretty good according to everyone here. Lucky for me I have my SCT and that what he runs.
 

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Definitely get the KB first, im planning on doing the same thing, the KB then get the mmr short block and possibly some tfs heads
I think i'm just going to get a used 2V and upgrade the internals once I get bored or wait for another tour to get the block.
 

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if you plan on building a motor and building a high hp setup, plan ahead and spend the extra money on a kb 2.6lc
 

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KB!
 

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KB it is thanks.
 

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I'd do the long block then the KB, that way you could be a little more agressive with the boost with no worries of scattering the engine...but thats just me.
 

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I'd do the long block then the KB, that way you could be a little more agressive with the boost with no worries of scattering the engine...but thats just me.
What else do I need beside the long block because I'm not really familiar building a modular engine. Which one is better between MMR and DSS in your opinion? The only reason I would like to have KB because it comes with the power from idle on up and also want to limit my rear wheel horses to 400.
 

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I would also say get the long block first.. No point in putting a KB on your stock block if you are just going to remove it and put it on a built block later. But... If you are going with a standard KB 2.1 you don't need a built block. Just don't up the boost.

I would say build the foundation of the car first and work up. That way you aren't installing and removing parts. If you are heart set on having a build engine then do so and later you could put a KB 2.1 and up the boost or put a KB 2.6 on..... (The later is what I want to do):cool:
 

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if you dont want to push anymore than 400...I'd just throw some forged rods and pistons in your stock block and call it good. Then throw the KB on.
 
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