Good port job?

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Good port job?

Postby BrentS » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:01 pm

I recently bought a new shortblock for my wrx. I am looking for someone expirienced to port my heads. And I was wondering if anyone here could recomend anyone good enough to do it.

The plans are for a stage 2-3 port w/ Kelford 272 non-avcs cams. For those of you who are curious, the block is an STi 2.5l, o-ringed with dry Draton sleeves, CP 100mm pistons, and Crower rods. Aiming for 630whp on c16. Well see if I can make it, gonna be tough though.
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Postby DaveMk1 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:06 pm

No offense..... but what will you do with that much HP?

It's sort of lost on me.

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Postby BrentS » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:09 pm

Take it to the track. Even know Im not much into drag racing, it will be fun at the strip. pump gas numbers ar much less, maybe 450-500whp on a good day. Right now I am 300~310whp depending on which dyno.
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Postby RayAR » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:14 pm

DaveMk1 wrote:No offense..... but what will you do with that much HP?

It's sort of lost on me.

Dave


Dave, Dave, Dave, It's because its fun to have horsepower. Not sure if a turbo that can support that kinda HP will be the hot setup for autocross considering that it won't build much boost under 4500 RPM. I am sure it will be a very fun car though.

I am sure many people are lost why someone would own an open top aluminum bodied sports car in Montana........ It all comes down to personal preference. I love your Birkin and wouldn't mind owning it just as I wouldn't mind owning a 630 AWHP WRX but you have to admit, both cars are pretty impractical.

Good luck getting your goal and I hope you have plans on doing something with your tranny. The WRX tranny has a worse reputation then the Stealth/3000GT AWD trans.
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Postby rkaiser » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:14 am

I don't think you will have much luck finding someone local. I did some searching when I had the Cosworth's head, exhaust and intake manifolds ported and polished. I ended up sending them to Arizona to a guy that has done all the work on my Uncle's race cars. He did a great job though and increased flow by 20%! I'm sure there should be someone out there that has done porting on a Subaru head.

However you could always buy a Dremel and do it yourself :)
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Postby JoeE » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:43 am

^What he said.

Considering the amount of cash you must be sinking into this thing, get the heads done by someone that has a flowbench, and knows Subie heads.
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Postby WD40 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:10 am

What about Rico Salvino ( Missoula Region 38 )?
His business is Subaru tuning...just can't remember the exact name off-hand.
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Postby BrentS » Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:36 pm

Aye, I doubt there is anyone in Montana that I would trust porting my heads. There is one machinest in CO and a dozen in CA who I am looking at right now. I was just wondering if any of you had expirience or know of anyone who is very good in the field. Right now it looks like Ron from Axis engineering will be doing my heads. As far as the Streetability of the car goes: It should have a modestly streetable powerband. My main enemy right now is my transmission (dosent go back into 1st). By the looks of it Andrew from Andrewtech Auto may be building me a PPG gearset. We will see.
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