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JimmyJ

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Feb 19, 2003
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Hey whats up I just recently bought a 99 GS with 53000 miles and Im in between a little conflict. I have about 1200.00 cash and should be reiceivng another 1000 in a month or so and was wondering wether i should buy the howell bottom end kit first or instead save up during the summer and buy a hahn stage 2 and rebuild in the winter when i have some more free time to work and gather money. The reason I am not sure what to do is because I am not sure if I can run a stage 2 kit at around 5 psi daily wiithout a rebuild safely for about 6 months. If you have any suggestions as to what i should do please reply thanks alot
 
do the bottom end kit first. your car will be slower when you slower the compression to 8.6, but you will be all ready for a turbo. check out the thread about hahn sounds and video. i just finished building my 420a bottom and top end.

you can do the turbo kit and only run 5lbs and be fine.
 
How about try the TTI thick headgasket for under $200. Drops your compression about 1 point so 5 psi would be a bit safer. Safer, not safe. Might as well wait for HRC to get their shit straight. Right now they are working on some REALLY cool items such as their FICU. Also, they will be going to go to a 2.5" downpipe and an in-tank pump instead of an external. Lots of fun stuff coming from HRC soon.
 
Alright thanks alot for the imput guys i appriciate it and i am still open for more but i think im gonna rebuild cause im just to worried Thanks again
 
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