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Old 11-19-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Fi motor swap/rebuild help

Before someone says use the search function, I have and obviously haven't found the answers I've been looking for. so...

I have a 2.0 Duratec with the FSWerks turbo kit with the Garrett GT28RS turbo and JDM fmic, pro tuned by a local shop using the SCT X4 ECU flasher. The motor has 93000 miles and its a daily driver on stock internals. I am in the process of buying a new (to me) motor and building it up to eventually swap out. SHOULD I go with another 2.0 duratec or could I go with a 2.3L and have the motor mounts and trany match up without heavy fab?

List of parts on this motor:
JDM fmic
fswerks turbo kit
garrett gt28rs
internal wastegate actuator
cast turbo manifold
stainless steel down pipe with integrated flex and o2 sensor fitting
42lbs Bosch fuel injectors
waterline kit
stainless steel braided oil drain line
Bosch diverter valve
custom maf housing
itg maxogen air filter
walbro fuel pump
exedy clutch

POSSIBLE NEW PARTS INTO NEW MOTOR:
Weisco pistons
Brian Crower Rods
SUGGESTIONS ON crank shaft, valves, valve seats, cams...?

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Old 11-19-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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Whats your power goals ?

I would do stock crank , stock Cams , stock Valves and valve seats , new valve springs

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Old 11-19-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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Ok awesome. Less money on parts... Not really looking for specific numbers but would like to push reliably around 12-15psi. Do you think the trani will hold up around there? I've also decided to go with the 2.0 from what I hear it's a better motor to boost. True?
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Not true , If it were me I would build the 2.5 short block with the 2.3 head , it isnt going to cost a lot more but the TQ will be much better

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Old 11-20-2014, 12:57 AM   #5
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Would there be any fittment issues in a zx3? And how would that go for tuning it?
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Others have done it with no fitment issues and I can tune it with no issues

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Old 11-20-2014, 02:00 PM   #7
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Cool deal. Thanks for all the input I really appreciate it. Do you know of anyone selling the short block and the 23 head by chance?
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My only thee question about tuning is would the sensors be the same as what's in the 2.0? Or would I have to get another sct programmer or ecu?
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Oo and how would that go for choosing the right rod length if the block is now the same as the head?
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You use the rods for the size of the engine your going to use , if you use the 2.3 block and crank then use the 2.3 rods

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