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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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    Super Moderator (Actually a SuperSpy) SD_GR's Avatar
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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.
    The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry. Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929
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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
    anyone can "go" fast.. few can DRIVE fast

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