Most people will probably disagree with this statement. Yes, you can probably get a custom exhaust put together and welded up and fully installed including a high flow catalyitic converter for about $500-600. But, if you are talking about a "top of the line header", then the three that come to mind for me are Mugen, SMSP, and Hytech. All of these run over $1000 for the header itself.....if you can even get one.ARE YOU SERIOUS??? 1k will get you a custom exhaust, and top of the line header. Another G will get you a port an polish, the last G will build your head, assuming your doing the building yourself. You can custom make an intake for under a bill. an a tune is no more than 3 bills. So glad people can add up money so easiliy
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ARE YOU SERIOUS??? 1k will get you a custom exhaust, and top of the line header. Another G will get you a port an polish, the last G will build your head, assuming your doing the building yourself. You can custom make an intake for under a bill. an a tune is no more than 3 bills. So glad people can add up money so easiliy
as long as the cylinder walls were still in good condition you technically do not have to rehone them.In the end you are gonna have to resleeve the engine, or find a mahcine shop who has the stones and the skill the hone the frm sleeves. You cant just "re ring" the pistons and put them back in, there is a process that needs to be done so the rings will seat. As for the head work and the rest of you build well, it seems you are intent on building the engine on the cheap. Be cautious.
If your breaking your engine down, i would recommend getting new sleeves, but that is just me. My engine build is done, and based on my budget i just had to do everything stock, crank, rods, pistons, rings, gasket set, three angle on the head, P&P, new springs retainers, and rocker arms resurfaced. some hidden cost (depending on the mileage of your motor) i replaced the oil pump, water pump, new timming belt, oil strainer, hoses... etc. Also, alot of the parts i cleaned and painted for looks, the oil pan i cleaned and painted black. The IM i cleaned thouroghly, TB, FITV, IACV, all the brackets i cleaned and painted black, all the hoses i replaced. For the suspension, i had to keep it stock (budget), i just replaced the ball joints, axle seals, and tie rods.What roughly is the machine shop going to cost i am about to rebulid my lude as well myself so labor is free but on the same kind of budget i would like to do type s pistons and eagle rods but i have yet to see my cylinder walls so any advice on where to buy these goods and spme hidden costs would be great thanks