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Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:20 am
by Overtriped
Was gonna do a rebuild on my Engine.... 2nd gen st185.
It seems like a repeating pattern that whoever rebuilds their engine has issues with lower end bearings and scoring cylinder walls.. I have 3 Rotating assemblies... and the only one that looks like its in fair condition is the one with stock bore and pistons... never unbolted. Anyone else have any input on this?
I have so many parts but i'm considering buying a used JDM motor rather than just rebuilding mine. The way I look at it is that the factory uses machines to bolt everything down evenly all at once rather than one bolt at a time by hand. All i would have to do is buy a Gasket set and re assemble mine.... but i have a bad feeling it wont last too long, considering everything i have read on this forum and that before i bought the car the motor had been already JDM swapped, rebuilt and blown up. :(
On a lighter note i'm ahead on my bills, working overtime and saving for the parts I need.
Cannot decide weather to get a 2nd or 3rd Gen 3sgte... Ive got lots of 2nd gen parts but the 205 motor is tempting me (mostly for the ct20 and trans) . That's what I originally wanted to do, before I got jacked for 2k on the 205 clip i bought. Tough getting over that hump, considering all the parts for our cars are pretty expensive. Oh well... if you fall off a horse you don't just lay there - you get back up and ride that F*ckin thing am I right?! 8)

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:26 pm
by 88gt4DE
Seems 3rd gen parts are a little harder to come by. I think the decision is more based on whats parts are avail to ya. If you can manage to get the complete 3rd gen , ecu , harness , map sensor , etc etc ... then someone have to do the harness conversion ... So lots to think about ...

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:11 am
by Overtriped
I sprung for this, they have 3 more of Em of anyone else wants one :D
Stumbled apon this TRUST ST205 catback too
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Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:17 pm
by 88gt4DE
Looks good ^^^^ Hoping to get mine in the car next sat ... running in a couple weeks after my stupid late shift at work ...

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:24 pm
by celi_wabbit
We need to start something up this fall. The weather is getting nicer for a meet.

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:56 pm
by Overtriped
I don't know if ill be up and running this fall in time for a meet, struggling with this wiring conversion. I'm not going to splice anything till I figure out EXACTLY what I need to do . On the lighter side i've got the clutch all re built with an ACT unit, to my surprise I found a light weight chromoly flywheel when I was in there underneath a TRD disk and plate. Speed sensor replaced with the mechanical one, 185 mounts are bolted on Also replaced most of the VAC lines . Wiring wiring wiring... then I can slap the engine in and start it up!

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:22 pm
by Mafix
i'm game but you HAVE to pm me. I don't have the time to log in much

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:54 pm
by alltracman78
Use the 185 harness.
There's VERY little wiring that way. The chassis stays the same, and the engine is very very close.

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:09 pm
by 88gt4DE
I'm up and running again .... who's game ?

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:36 pm
by warracer
daily driven, no problem whatsoever running 19psi on stock computer :D

home - college
job - home
rinse and repeat! haha

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:43 pm
by celi_wabbit
88gt4DE wrote:I'm up and running again .... who's game ?



I'm game if anyone else want to.

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:55 am
by 88gt4DE
celi_wabbit wrote:
88gt4DE wrote:I'm up and running again .... who's game ?



I'm game if anyone else want to.



Looks like just me and you man ! :smokes:

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:07 am
by Lamont
88gt4DE wrote:
celi_wabbit wrote:
88gt4DE wrote:I'm up and running again .... who's game ?



I'm game if anyone else want to.



Looks like just me and you man ! :smokes:


I'm in :wink: depending on the day Saturday's work best for me.

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:31 pm
by 88gt4DE
Flor ... Same for me ... lets think On a spot to meet up ... somewhere between you and me. Cut down the time a little for both ;)

Re: Quiet in here

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:25 pm
by celi_wabbit
88gt4DE wrote:Flor ... Same for me ... lets think On a spot to meet up ... somewhere between you and me. Cut down the time a little for both ;)


Okay! at least we have three now. I'm about to sell my AT bc of no one want's to meet up anymore... NOT!!! :rofl: Ha! Ha!

Anyway, I'm in guys, we can probably plan after thanks giving? Saturday will be fine with me. Let me know what you guys want.

Flor.