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Crestfallen,

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Post Post subject: Re: good daily driver?
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I've never experienced motor problems. As long as you don't bore it out big with a turbo and a bunch of mods you will be ok. a 160 has plenty of power and is very reliable if you treat it right.

not entirely true. would i go 2332 with a turbo on a daily no, but a 1915 and a turbo yes. I run one in my car and it does awesome. good gas mileage as long as you're not in the boost all the time, and has plenty of power when you need it. keep the boost low, and you'll be fine. i run 5 psi on mine and it's great. keeps it reliable but its still fun Smile

Not dissing the more power, sorry if it came off that way! haha I'm sure if its built right it can be just as, if not more, reliable than a stock

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Stock heater works well. The big problem is sealing the dash. Large tires kill a 1600 if you stick with 235 75 15 tires the engine will thank you. Installing a 3 rib T-2 transaxle helps. Keeping the engine in proper tune and oil temp in the 180-220 range is essential.

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Crestfallen,

Your bug sure is pretty! I'm in love.

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What is a good AT tire for for a baja and what size? I am getting closer to getting one i am going to look at a 63 tomorrow

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Yeah JWH no kidding about your boost, hard to keep up with you when you and I are dicking around on the highway


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I have just heard stories of the motors having problems with daily use

My 2332 was a daily driver for many years. Engle FK 10 style cam and 48IDAs never ran hot or pinged. It did end up with a cracked Carillo rod which is almost unheard of for Carillo. Now with a new case rods and crank it is a 2386.
My 2180 is 21 years old and the case and crank are still standard.
The top end has been gone through.

As long as you use good parts and blueprint set it up correctly and keep it
maintained the bottom end should be bullet proof. If you keep the compresion in the 7.0 to 8,0 range, keep the cam mild (Engle W 100, W110 cam with single valve springs the top end will last 60,000 to 100,000 miles. If your not willing to set it up and maintain it just do an Ecotech conversion. The ecm will kep it in tune and be cheaper.

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