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- Jul 27, 2011
i am needing some help on my eclipse engine. and what will you suggest. i am going with forged parts. let me know what you think? anything will help. thanks Dustin
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Well, if you want to get to 600hp and not break stuff every time you take it down the strip, it's not going to be cheap at all. I guess the big thing right now is you've gotta decide which route you're going to go, because there are several different ways to get to the hp goals you are looking for. You can bore and stroke and port the poop out of your engine and you'll end up with better low end torque response, or you can go for the least amount of rotational mass and be hyper balanced and rev up into the 10k range. You can bolt a turbo on that will suck in enough air to create a black hole, you can twin turbo it, you can compound turbo it (my favorite...thanks for the inspiration Paul)...you can fuel it with anything under the sun and spray nitro, meth, etc...the variety of combinations is virtually endless, so putting a price on a 600hp build isn't easy.
If I were you, I'd spend a lot of time reading through build journals and seeing how others have done it, you'll likely find stuff that you like. Also, guys typically list the prices of the parts they are using, this can help you out with your budget question.