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    I need ideas

    With 176k on my 2002 WRX Sedan motor, I am considering going out and purchasing a new engine package. Who out there sells turnkey motors already set up so that I wouldn't have to spend a lot of time shopping for power packages and what not? I was first looking at just going with PRE's power package on the existing motor but I have a feeling that would be putting lipstick on a pig at this point. I was wanted to see if any of my fellow WRX folks new of anyone offering a solid 2.0t set up as a stage 3 ready to go?

    Any other suggestions are welcome. I'm planning on doing something within the next 6-8 months.

    Much appreciated folks.

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    If you're building it, why in the world would you want to stay with a 2L? AWDTuning sells different levels of built blocks at reasonable prices, but they're all based on the ej257 case halves.

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    anyone know how the AWDtuning blocks compare to the topspeedmotorsports blocks?

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    What do the Top Speed blocks consist of?

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    there's a post on iwsti with descriptions of the different configurations.

    TSM Shortblocks - THE Answer for high HP Subarus - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Forums: IWSTI.com

    i think they start out as ej257's from subaru. rsutton has one of them in his '11 hatch i believe. at least according to the build thread

    My 2011 Stage 2 Update

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    If you're building it, why in the world would you want to stay with a 2L?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WREXXY View Post
    there's a post on iwsti with descriptions of the different configurations.

    TSM Shortblocks - THE Answer for high HP Subarus - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Forums: IWSTI.com

    i think they start out as ej257's from subaru. rsutton has one of them in his '11 hatch i believe. at least according to the build thread

    My 2011 Stage 2 Update

    Looks like the stage one blocks from both are the same, with AWDTuning being slightly cheaper. TopSpeed has no equivalent to AWDTuning's stage two block (@ $3500). The TopSpeed RR.5 block is similar to AWDTuning's stage three block, but AWDTuning uses better connecting rods in theirs, and it's $295 cheaper than TopSpeed. The TopSpeed RR block is somewhat similar to an AWDTuning stage four block but for one major difference.. The AWDTuning stage four block comes with o-ringed Darton sleeves and costs $395 more. TopSpeed has no equivalent to the AWDTuning stage five block..

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    2.1L stroker

    That is not a 2L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Looks like the stage one blocks from both are the same, with AWDTuning being slightly cheaper. TopSpeed has no equivalent to AWDTuning's stage two block (@ $3500). The TopSpeed RR.5 block is similar to AWDTuning's stage three block, but AWDTuning uses better connecting rods in theirs, and it's $295 cheaper than TopSpeed. The TopSpeed RR block is somewhat similar to an AWDTuning stage four block but for one major difference.. The AWDTuning stage four block comes with o-ringed Darton sleeves and costs $395 more. TopSpeed has no equivalent to the AWDTuning stage five block..




    That is not a 2L.
    That answered it, didn't really know what i was looking at when i was reading the specifics. thanks!

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