Oh, gotcha. I would go with the Arias then. Higher compression and stronger! What O2 housing did you get? I am really beginning to contemplate going external with all the issues I am having trying to keep it stock looking, but the cheapest new kit I found with a recirc dump is about $520. I would rather keep messing with the internal and get cams with that money!
Originally posted by MoparDSMI would be getting either those Arias forged (slightly used) or the brandy new 2g pistons off of a good friend of mine. I'm still thinking Arias. The evo III 16g is going to be reaching it's maximum efficiency at about 25 lbs, so I'm probably going to run her about 22. I've got her externally gated, running a 38mm off of the o2 housing, which is open dump so I'm not really worried about creep. The build was all with making it relatively cheap and easy to upgrade off of the 16g when I choose. She is completely overbuilt for that turbo haha
Ahh yes, the punishment racing one is the exact one I was referring to! It looks mighty good! Sounds like I need to take a trip to Conneticut if I need some cheap custom work done! I do still like the idea of appearing to be completely stock but having a ton of HP. Other than my front mount (which every ricer has anyways) and my Aeromotive AFPR my engine bay looks pretty much stock.
Originally posted by MoparDSMUnderstood. I'm fortunate enough to be good friends with a couple talented machinists/welders so mine is something of a homebrew that ran me 50. It is the black one on the right. I need to clean it up a bit so I can get it ceramic coated. The one next to it is Punishment Racing's recirculated SS version for the 38mm. That was nabbed for 200 from a guy who bought it and never used it. Not mine, kinda wish it was though lol
Would you say that ramps provided you adequate height to fit in an oil change? How high were they?
Originally posted by BryzeeI changed oil today, 5w-30 Mobil 1 with a Mobil 1 Filter. Today was also the first day I used ramps to lift up the car which 350Zs suck to get on them because they are so low. But it is better than normal, because usually I have to use the vehicles jack to lift it high enough so I can get another jack underneath it to raise it high enough so I can get under it.