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Old 21st February 2009
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Default How much power can I make without lower end mods?

How much power can the B204L engine handle without bottom end work?
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search and you shall find. welcome to SC.
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I did try searching first and didn't find anything.
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well then...
in that case...
by rough guesstimation, you should be fine with stock pistons right up until you decide to go with a bigger turbo (think GT28 and up)...as a rule of thumb. the guys around here are pushing well into the 4 and 5 hundreds to the wheels on stock rods and crankshaft, and just forged pistons.

what are you planning to do?
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I'm thinking starting with bigger injectors, exhaust, fuel pump, all the supporting goodies. Then perhaps going with a better suspension and brakes, and finally, big air.

This is all pending me getting a saab though.

Looking for a 96-98 900 SE for under 5 grand with under 120,000 on the clock.
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What do you mean by lower end mods?
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probably a rebuild with new rods/pistons.

So basically how much power can you make with a stock bottom end?
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Lower end mods, such as a crank or rods. I come from the diesel world, where 1,000 pound feet of torque are a couple grand away, and I just went through a set of rods, and a crank. Not looking forward to it again. Thanks for all the help guys.
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If you sneak up on it and do everything right 400hp is doable. The problem becomes if you run out of fuel pump or have a bad DI etc..... this is where the problem comes. Also you want to make sure the rings are tight etc..
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Ok, thanks. I'm going to comp check anything I buy. How much are dics?
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Ok, thanks. I'm going to comp check anything I buy. How much are dics?
According to king missile you can buy them for $15 on the street corner
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A new DIC would be @ $380....
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That's hilarious Corn Cob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good one.
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