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Old 11-13-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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today i was trying to help a buddy of mine look for a car. from what he has told me he wants to get a good, reliable yet have potential to build up a 4 cyl(dont ask me why)
i know how many people can argue that the 3800 is the ls of v6'* and i was just wondering if you guys know of any strong 4 bangers that can be cheaply modded or have alot of potential. thanks
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I had a 4 banger, they make a lot of noise but not a lot of power
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Iron duke. It'* has it'* share of detraction'* yet prolly the best American 4 out there. You'll get arguments for others. As in any opinion question. Google it for makes and models with it.

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Civic VTECH. This engine can be built to use and lasts under very high boost/RPM conditions.
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Honda motors.. and ecotec 4'*

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The Ford'* 2.0 DOHC Duratec-RS dumps 212 HP, 229 Ft Lbs of torque. I had it'* sibling, the Zetec in my ZX3 and was pump 180 HP with some goodies and tuning.
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oh sweet, my buddy wasa actually considering getting a ford ranger with the 2.3 and buying they 600 dollar turbo kit which aparently woks pretty good. what do you guys think about those?
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I think they lose their timing rubber band to often. But they can be bumped to 9 lbs. of boost with the turbo. I had a Pinto and a Mustang II with it way back when and wasn't happy with it. Tranny is a real weak spot.
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Tranny is a real weak spot.
Good point Venom...You can can have all the horsepower you can muster out of an engine, but it'* only going to be able to deliver the HP and torque that the rest of the power training can take - maybe only once!
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Yep. Snapped the bolts right off the flexplate on the Mustang. No sooner did I get it fixed then I blew the front seal. I can't remember how many timing Belts I threw/broke. And what a bitch to line up the timing marks with a couple beers in ya.
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alright thanks guys, hell im gonna try to convince him to go with a gtp or bonny... 4 cyls just dont make me confident at all unless he gets him self a sti or sumthin but thats 15k+ =[
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