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    damn...she finally blew up!

    we'll everybody.. after 87,000 miles of being stage 4 my car finally took a dump. I am not sure what happened, smoke is pouring out the exhaust and smoking under the hood. i am also loosing coolant and oil so im leaning toward a blown head gasket. Also the check engine light is flashing. she lasted a long time and i have enjoyed every mile of the 187,000 miles that is on it. Let the build commence!

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    Staying with the 18G?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Staying with the 18G?
    yes sir any recommendations for a different turbo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismopowerdqg
    yes sir any recommendations for a different turbo?
    Depends on the build / use.

    18G is a great DD turbo on the 2.5L car, depending on the turbo specs (compressor size / hotside / exhaust wheel). Not a top-end monster, but an overall fun powerband. If you can reuse your heads in a hybrid build, get them CNC'd to match the EJ257 CC (I know EQ Tuning does this). A mild port job and a set of mild cams (GSC S1s come to mind) will increase the top-end a bit without really impacting the low-end.
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    ive been thinking about some cams. i want full build but nothing to agressive if that makes sense. i want a motor capable of racing hard for a couple hours and not have any trouble driving a couple hours back home. i have a lot of very nice parts and i want to put them to good use. i wish i had a 2.5 but i have a ej205 and plan on building that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismopowerdqg
    ive been thinking about some cams. i want full build but nothing to agressive if that makes sense. i want a motor capable of racing hard for a couple hours and not have any trouble driving a couple hours back home. i have a lot of very nice parts and i want to put them to good use. i wish i had a 2.5 but i have a ej205 and plan on building that.
    Consider the hybrid build, with the heads CNC'd like I mentioned earlier.
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    im planning to build the heads, how are bc cams?

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    Could it be just the turbo itself?
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    if it were the turbo, i dont think it would be misfiring its ass off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismopowerdqg
    im planning to build the heads, how are bc cams?
    GSC S1s or Kelford 264s
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    GSC S1s or Kelford 264s
    yikes, those are a bit pricey.

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