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FluffyNutts
01-03-2011, 05:42 AM
Well as some of you know, I do have a project thread, I do have a question though, I am trying to budget money and did not want to have to put new pistons and what not due to block needed to be bored... Now I have calculated to rebuild my engine with wiseco pistons, overhaul gaket set and turbo rebuild plus all the timing compnets etc... Would cost 2000+... Now wouldnt it be easier to pay 1300 shipped from this website? http://www.jdmtigerjapanese.com/details.php?id=1839

It would be stock as its all im looking to due, looks clean and I wouldnt need a new harness due to I already have one... What is yalls thoughts on this?

Grot
01-03-2011, 05:54 AM
Ad says engine is Twin Turbo.

May not be the best suppliers. But to answer your question, if your not rebuilding with forged internals, the easiest way may be to buy at least a new longblock.

KM
01-03-2011, 06:10 AM
Try Jarco, see if they can help you.

194 Gateway Dr
Canton, GA 30115

770 479 4942
parts@jarcoinc.com

FluffyNutts
01-03-2011, 06:11 AM
The twin turbo thing caught me off guard too, I found the info on here about places ctech trusted. I will give them places a call tomorrow to see how much. Problem with long block is I believe they were 2000+ and was american. My engine is a JDM.

Grot
01-03-2011, 06:12 AM
The block itself shouldnt be any different. but if you can get a complete engine cheaper than go for that, even if just for the spare parts.

FluffyNutts
01-03-2011, 06:21 AM
Try Jarco, see if they can help you.

194 Gateway Dr
Canton, GA 30115

770 479 4942
parts@jarcoinc.com

Will call them tomorrow!

FluffyNutts
01-03-2011, 06:22 AM
The block itself shouldnt be any different. but if you can get a complete engine cheaper than go for that, even if just for the spare parts.

Thats how I am now seeing it, because I could use the extra money for a paint job, FMIC install and a boost controller because stock internals are well capable of the HP numbers I want.

Grot
01-03-2011, 06:25 AM
Well you could sell the extra stuff as well to recoup some of the cost as well.

Hookecho
01-03-2011, 01:12 PM
You can get a complete ST185 3sgte from Venus Auto for $1100. Comes with an uncut harness and all of the trimmings. This is where I bought my motor from. They have a great reputation.

http://www.venus-auto.com/monthly/special/special_m.htm

4thgenceli
01-03-2011, 03:30 PM
You can get a complete ST185 3sgte from Venus Auto for $1100. Comes with an uncut harness and all of the trimmings. This is where I bought my motor from. They have a great reputation.

http://www.venus-auto.com/monthly/special/special_m.htm

I'll second this. I bought my st215 3sgte from them also shipped to my door for either $1100 or $1200. Quite happy with how it was when I tore it down & resealed the whole engine. Also you can buy the whole thing and like was already suggested sell parts off it to recoup some of the cash.

FluffyNutts
01-03-2011, 05:41 PM
I called jarco and they told me it would be better off to build the one I have because they dont stock them anymore due to there are no quality ones coming thtough. And venus auto said that they did not have any st185's anymore. :( that sucks.

ChrisD
01-03-2011, 05:45 PM
Rebuild if you want to plan for big power. Swap in a JDM if you want a reliable engine for reasonable cost. So if all you want is stock, definitely just swap in the JDM engine. :)

FluffyNutts
01-03-2011, 11:37 PM
Rebuild if you want to plan for big power. Swap in a JDM if you want a reliable engine for reasonable cost. So if all you want is stock, definitely just swap in the JDM engine. :)

I do have a JDM engine. I don't care about beyond 300 HP. Problem was is those to places I tried don't carry anymore 3sgte st185

FluffyNutts
01-08-2011, 07:45 PM
Well, I found a place in orlando that would sell me one without a transmission for 1100. I think I will take that route. By experience, people who have bought a used one, would you recommend anything done to em, as in new bearings, comeplete gaskets ETC... Or do I just change timing componets and give it a complete tune up?

ChrisD
01-09-2011, 06:44 AM
Leave the bearings and such alone. Always nice to replace as many gaskets and seals as you can while it's out. Other ancilliaries like the oil/water pumps are nice to do as well, but not 100% necessary.