I have an early 99' that melted a cylinder some time ago and am ready to start buying parts and get underway, however this is by far the most compicated motor I have ever done in terms of choice and where to apply the $$$$ in the right places.
My goal is to tow plain and simple around 10k and am thinking 425-450 hp level.
I already have a 02' parts motor that I will be using the intake for a BD turbo thruster kit and the 17* hpop
, the forged rods from the 99' new Malhe 0.030" pistons, 4'' exhaust and intake with DP
f-6 tunes, boost fooler, oil cross over line and mabey water injection after its together.
With that said, here are my concerns.
#1 do I need head studs or mains, arp rod bolts?
#2 everyone says hybrid injectors but is there a cheaper alternative at that hp level?
#3 what valve springs is everyone using or stock?
#4 is stock pushrods ok or should I get a better aftermarket brand?
#5 is porting really gunna help out in this application?
#6 fuel bowl delete with regulated return, I am at that level where it will really help?
Anything else machine related that I can do aswell other than the usual machining? Mabey cement or other mods I missed?
Thanks for any advice.