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    Engine work around Harrisburg PA area

    Hello all,
    My 2004 Subaru wrx is sitting at 130,000 miles with a seized engine. I want to get it rebuilt with forged internals basically a stroker kit in it. I have called a couple machine shops around my area to ask if they could do the build and they have told me they basically don't want to mess with it because they are not to familiar with Subaru engines. Can anyone point me in a good direction to a place in PA that would do a rebuild. thanks in advanced.
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    http://www.agileauto.com/ (this is in MD)

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    http://cbrdspeedfactory.com/ (this is in PA}
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    Call and ask these guys, not to sure if they do this kind of stuff but its worth a shot!!

    http://www.innovative-motorworks.com/
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    I know the guys at innovative motorworks pretty well, they are or used to be Sound Innovations, they do all of my electronics inside the car. CBRD is where i planned to take my Subaru for the tunning once the engine was rebuilt. I looked at their site under the services but didn't see anything related to engine rebuilding besides just there flat hourly rate called them but they didn't answer so ill try back later this afternoon. Thanks for the help so far!
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    Ha honestly...don't bother calling...best bet is to either email or drive down there some day and talk to them in person. If you email do it during business hours when Chad may be on his computer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lytlec View Post
    Ha honestly...don't bother calling...best bet is to either email or drive down there some day and talk to them in person. If you email do it during business hours when Chad may be on his computer!
    lol, exactly. CBRD should be able to do good work on your rebuild (probably at their standard flat rate) IF you can get in touch with them. so, if you wanted to go that route, go down and talk to them in person and set up an appointment while you are there.

    personally, I would try to go to Agile (or Element Tuning, IAG, or RCE) in MD if you can get your car there for a reasonable price. Not sure if RCE does that sort of thing, or where those places are in MD relative to you, but Element and IAG both do engine services and all have built track-worthy cars.

    on a side note, anyone know if I can get my username here changed, or do I have to start over with a new account?
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    Agile is about 1 1/2 - 2 hours away from me so im going to try to use them as a last option (not that i think they are bad just trying to stay as local as possible) and yes CBRD are impossible to get ahold I've sent an email to Chad there hopefully will get a reply. The only thing i'm looking forward to through this whole thing is having the "butt dyno" when i get back behind the wheel of my wrx...
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    I know Chad said they were making an effort to provide better customer contact, as stated in this thread:
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1986934

    but without Caleb there, I am not sure how to get a hold of anyone without going there in person. it is a really nice facility, and I always enjoyed going there, but it is about 2 hours from me, so popping in was out of the question. if Chad emails you or calls you back, get all your questions answered while you have his attention and try to set something up right away or you may never hear from him again...
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    has anyone worked with http://www.outfrontmotorsports.com/s...ort_blocks.htm before, they had really quick response time even though they were in California... im looking to purchase my block from them and use my head etc to get my sub back up and running. They will even build the block with forged internals for me as well. thanks for all the help though guys.
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    there are much closer engine builders that are good. won't the shipping from CA jack the price way up?
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    $1200 will have a new crank. The Mahle forged pistons are a $500 upgrade and the H beam rods are a $400 upgrade. I can have this put together in 2 days from the time of order. There is a 6 month warranty on the block. Shipping costs $100 insured. <- this is what they quoted me.

    I have an email in to the people at agile, so i'm hoping to hear back from them to just rebuild the block instead of me buying a new block, but im getting impatient and miss my wrx!
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    I have emails in to auto master and verocious.

    This place thats local. http://ucfmachineshop.com/ quoted me 2000 dollars for the rebuild if it didn't need pistons and rods, and 6000 dollars if it needed them.

    I'm not an expert, but if i can buy forged rods for 400 dollars and forged pistons for 600 dollars is that 5000 dollars in labor? if thats the case i might as well just save up 2 extra grand and buy a wrx 02-04 with slightly higher miles and just migrate everything i have to it from this car, I could do that for the same price, i could probably even put the 2.5sti short block in there for 6000 dollars couldn't I?
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    My build

    Ok, so I've been doing some money planning with everything i will need for this build, and have decided that i am going to go with the 2.5 sti short block, however I don't believe I'm going to go with forged internals but the stock sti internals that come with the short block. My reasoning behind not going forged internals is because im not planing on going really hard on this car but also because I need to give my engine more ability to breath once i get the 2.5l engine in it I didn't budget for a bigger tmic or fmic. I've been pricing out that portion and Plan to purchase the following, please tell me if i am missing anything? or anything more you can recommend.

    The list below is how i plan to go about my hybrid build using my 2.0 heads. I appreciate you helping me out piecing this project together.

    Another thing id like to know is for my heads, when i go to the 2.5l block how much machining do i need to do for the flow to be better.


    2.5L STI semi-closed deck short block
    Forged CP Pistons w/ High Performance Rings (none forged- just want regular pistons)
    Forged EJ257 Crankshaft
    Forged EJ257 Connecting Rods
    7,200 RPM recommended REV limit

    Cams
    http://www.briancrower.com/view.php?pn=BC0621

    VF43 Turbo
    http://www.hptmotorsports.com/ihi_vf...r_0207_wrx.php

    Head Gasket
    http://www.horsepowerfreaks.com/perf...e/Head_Gaskets

    Boost controller
    http://www.verociousmotorsports.com/...ost-Controller

    FMIC
    http://www.verociousmotorsports.com/...ntercooler-Kit

    Cold air Intake - $169.00
    http://www.verociousmotorsports.com/...oXS-Intake-Kit
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    since you are trying to save some cash, the intake is mostly wasted cash. personally, I would use a stock airbox with that setup, as you will see in many STi builds. it will be easier to get a smooth tune through the whole RPM range, and you will still be able to get all the air you need for your setup, and the FMIC will make it plenty cold.
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