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Old 06-19-2007, 03:16 AM   #1
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Hi guys. I'm new to this forum, so excuse me if this is a old question. I've searched for about a week and have not found a old post that answers my questions. To make a long story short, I've been a dealer technician for 15 years and one of my good customers gave me a 92 SSEi. Perfect shape but it had a lower end noise. I'm going to rebuild it so here is the guestion.

What upgrades or parts ( cam, pistons, ect.) would you guys recommend? Ive never done a stock rebuild, usually the aftermarket comes up with something better than the factory. So any advice would be great.

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Stock rebuild. Nothing else is necessary. We had a car here that rebuilt the whole bottom end with mildly upgraded parts for a total cost of about $10k, but for no apparent benefit that we ever saw (part of that cost was a very shitty mechanic).

I'm running the following on a stock bottom end with 125,000 miles, and I've been beating the tar out of my 93 SSEi for 5 years:

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Custom transmission w/ HD TC, Diff, shift kit, all the goodies and 18000 GVWR cooler adjustable modulator

Magnaflow Hi-flow catalytic converter

Magnaflow 24" resonator

Magnaflow F-body crossflow muffler

INTENSE 3.5" Fenderwell Intake

PulleyBoys 2.5", 2.2", and 2.0" Supercharger pulleys (depending on setup and tuning)

INTENSE 160 drilled thermostat

MSD 8224 ignition coils (custom laser engraving for cylinder numbers)

MSD Superconductor 8.5mm plug wires

Custom ram-air Supercharger and throttle body cooling

Custom Hi/Lo radiator fan override

Custom H2O/Methanol Injection (Aquamist 0.4mm nozzle)

Fuel injectors flowmatched to less than 1% by FIE

Walbro 255l/hr fuel pump

Casper'* adjustable fuel pressure regulator

ZillaMotorsports Gen 3 M62, stage 2 ported Supercharger outlet, polished inlet

ZillaMotorsports (Port-matched plus 18%) Lower Intake Manifold

ZillaMotorsports Ported and polished Gen3 (1995) throttle body and throttle plate shaft

Ported exhaust manifolds (16%), ceramic coated

Exhaust Y-pipe and QTP electronic exhaust cutout with programmable controller

Ported and polished ZillaMotorsports cylinder heads (18% intake, 10% exhaust)

Heavy Duty Cloyes timing gears and chain

Yella Terra 1.8 ratio Rocker Arms

Custom Smith Brothers one-piece chromoly pushrods

CompCams valve lifters

CompCams 105# GN valvesprings

Mickey Thompson drag slicks

Jet Stage 2 PCM

Custom Fan override, E-stat and 'happy timing ****' hardwired to the PCM



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In other words, replace what needs to be replaced with quality (OEM) parts. Nothing more.
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As you can see above..it'* not necessarily the internals that make the power. It'* the prep work. Like doing the heads, intake and changing up pulley sizes.
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And the bottom end is capable of holding WAY more than stock power. In fact, it'* pretty much only coolant in the oil that can take out our bottom ends.
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I think what took the bottom end out on my car was a failed TP sensor. Anyway its good to know that the bottom end is that strong. Thanks for the info guys.
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