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Well, if anyone has read my previous post, they know i am looking at having to rebuild my engine. So I thought that maybe some of you guys here would have some info about the best parts to put i it and what can be done to it to make more power. I will be running my vortech in it and hopefully getting the boost over 14psi so it need to be strong and a lower compression. Please give your input on the following:

Pistons

Compression ratio

Connecting Rods

Valves

Springs

Cams

And anything else you would recommend changing if you had the engine out of the car. Price should be considered as I am not made of gold. But I would rather take longer building it than put cheap parts in her.
 

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Pistons: Arias
Piston CR: 8.6:1
Connecting Rods: Pauter or Carrillo
Cams: Tomei 264 or Tomei 268
Valve Set: Ferrea
Head and Main Studs: ARP

How much power are you looking to make?

What is your price range?
 

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Pistons: Arias
Piston CR: 8.6:1
Connecting Rods: Pauter or Carrillo
Cams: Tomei 264 or Tomei 268
Valve Set: Ferrea
Head and Main Studs: ARP

How much power are you looking to make?

What is your price range?

I would be happy to get her over 500HP. Shouldn't be too hard with my supercharger at 14psi. And I guess I am looking to spend around $5k or $6k. A new stock engine from Nissan is $8k.

I guess I left a few things off my list.

I want a stand alone fuel management system and I will probably need new injectors.
 

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I would be happy to get her over 500HP. Shouldn't be too hard with my supercharger at 14psi. And I guess I am looking to spend around $5k or $6k. A new stock engine from Nissan is $8k.

I guess I left a few things off my list.

I want a stand alone fuel management system and I will probably need new injectors.
$5-$6k for a built motor should be enough.

Standalone will be at least $3500.

That should be all you need, might want to take off valvetrain upgrades, you won't need them at that power level.

You should add a more free flowing exhaust to the list though (and injectors as you mentioned).
 

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Ok, ... I see it here for cheaper.. and that is MSRP:

http://www.hksusa.com/products/?id=1965


or how about:

http://store.yahoo.com/sgpracing-store/hksfcvmaun.html


http://store.yahoo.com/rotorworks/hksfconvpro.html


Here are some official authorized HKS Dealers:

http://www.intensepower.com/hksfvenma35.html

Buschur http://www.buschurracing.com/ $1395




CJ motorsports link you posted, has price reflecting more than the product... Which is fine. They are good people.

But thanks for pointing out the AMP. I didn't know about it. Again, it's not necessary, it's just how they prefer to tune it. $750 extra.
 

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Either way, you did show that they can be expensive. So people should def. plan for anything from $1500 and up to $3500+++.

Not to mention spending money to have it tuned. That is obviously the most important step. :) But we're not including the labo(u)r to install a motor in the rebuilt motor option , so just trying to keep $$$$ as similar as possible.
 

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Ok, ... I see it here for cheaper.. and that is MSRP:

http://www.hksusa.com/products/?id=1965
or how about:

http://store.yahoo.com/sgpracing-store/hksfcvmaun.html
http://store.yahoo.com/rotorworks/hksfconvpro.html
Here are some official authorized HKS Dealers:

http://www.intensepower.com/hksfvenma35.html

Buschur http://www.buschurracing.com/ $1395
CJ motorsports link you posted, has price reflecting more than the product... Which is fine. They are good people.

But thanks for pointing out the AMP. I didn't know about it. Again, it's not necessary, it's just how they prefer to tune it. $750 extra.
I know, but even without the amp, it is still over $2,000...if you want to get technical.

CJ-Motorsports is the only place I could think of that sold it for the 350Z, so excuse the pricing. As far as the TEC3, I wouldn't switch to TBC. As far as Autronic, good choice.

And I would not use Hydra either.

Just personal preference.
 

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Have you ever used Hydra? It's excellent. Tec3 is old yes, but there are plenty for under $2000. :)
Never used Hydra, only read about it, it doesn't support TBW yet, does it?
 

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Never used Hydra, only read about it, it doesn't support TBW yet, does it?
http://my350z.com/forum/showthread.php?t=128632

Just did a search...I was thinking it was MegaSquirt. Never heard of Hydra, but I searched on Yahoo and came upon their website, looks nice.

Nice resolution on the ignition and fuel maps too.
 

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If you plan on staying with the SC I would go with 9.0:1 compression for the pistons and do a nice set of cams to increase perfomance also. If you looking for engine management, keep an eye on the new Turbo XS UTEC we are working on with [email protected] I do not reccomend Arias pistons,they had some machining issues with hitting the oil squirters a while back.We use CP Pistons and Pauter rods,same combo as SGP Racing in TX and Turbo XS commented that our built motor was the best sounding built motor they have heard to date. I would be interested to see what kind of power a SC makes on a built motor..
 

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If you plan on staying with the SC I would go with 9.0:1 compression for the pistons and do a nice set of cams to increase perfomance also. If you looking for engine management, keep an eye on the new Turbo XS UTEC we are working on with [email protected] I do not reccomend Arias pistons,they had some machining issues with hitting the oil squirters a while back.We use CP Pistons and Pauter rods,same combo as SGP Racing in TX and Turbo XS commented that our built motor was the best sounding built motor they have heard to date. I would be interested to see what kind of power a SC makes on a built motor..
Arias fixed the fitment problem.

I would agree with you on the TurboXS unit, very nice engine management system and I see you guys are making some nice power with it.
 

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Arias fixed the fitment problem.

I would agree with you on the TurboXS unit, very nice engine management system and I see you guys are making some nice power with it.
We will be over 550 whp this week once we fix the actuators. Should have new #'s Friday.It does seem to be the most versatile unit around for the money. My only other choices would be Uni-Chip, and for standalone right now the Fcon looks good,until the APS standalone is released....
 

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If you plan on staying with the SC I would go with 9.0:1 compression for the pistons and do a nice set of cams to increase perfomance also. If you looking for engine management, keep an eye on the new Turbo XS UTEC we are working on with [email protected] I do not reccomend Arias pistons,they had some machining issues with hitting the oil squirters a while back.We use CP Pistons and Pauter rods,same combo as SGP Racing in TX and Turbo XS commented that our built motor was the best sounding built motor they have heard to date. I would be interested to see what kind of power a SC makes on a built motor..
I agree with Daking....I used Cp pistons and Crower rods. I have had two different shops tell me that my motor is awesomely (if thats even a word haha) built! But I can tell you if money wasn't an option....i'd go with the aebs stroker motor low compression of course!
 

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I agree with Daking....I used Cp pistons and Crower rods. I have had two different shops tell me that my motor is awesomely (if thats even a word haha) built! But I can tell you if money wasn't an option....i'd go with the aebs stroker motor low compression of course!

What compression ratio did you go with? I know it should be "low" but what do you think is better 8.5:1 or 9:1?
 

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What compression ratio did you go with? I know it should be "low" but what do you think is better 8.5:1 or 9:1?
Such a small difference of HP at that point, that you will never notice unless your running a full PRO RWD race car..I opted to go 8.5:1 to reduce the chances of any detonation,it just seems a bit more forgiving than 10.5:1 compression..lol
 
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