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    Registered User carlspeed's Avatar
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    New guy from Tampa, FL

    Hi guys. I signed up a while ago to lurk and read about motor options for my car which developed a spun bearing after about 57k on the clock. I'll be lurking around asking some dumb questions - I finally got the cash together to start the project. Thanks in advance. Any suggestions on the routes people have gone in reference the 2.0l repair is welcome. I'm leaning toward a 2.5l OEM short block hybrid, or a forged built motor for around $5,000 fully assembled with new heads. Let me know if you have suggestions.
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    Welcome and good luck with your build.
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    I would look at a "no-frills" hybrid build if you cannot find a good 2L motor to drop in. First though I would figure out why an essentially new motor spun a bearing and I would not do anything unless that problem was IDed and fixed.
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    good old carlspeed this is bill from tampa bay miatas.. i had the white miata with the rolls bars and was going to go supercharged (same set up you ran) until i got screwed on the motor build and the car is up for sale on now the forum... just got a 2003 wrx.. good to see someone on here thats kinda local.. good luck with the build man. hope to see ya around
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