05-15-2012, 10:17 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Total Cats: 27
Built engine - who opted for things like torque plate and full balancing -give review
I'm building up my 1.8. Going with Scat style rods, forged pistons, BE Oil pump, ARP studs, ACL bearings etc etc. I'm staying with a stock head and stock RPM levels. Probably a disco or maybe a 2871 level of turbo. Looking for 275-300whp and hoping I will be satisfied with that for a long long time. Mostly a street driver but may try a Time Attack format at our local small kart like facility (67 seconds a lap small) once or twice a year but not sure about that one. I will probably not be going to use a torque plate, just standard bore/hone work. I may or may not get a full rotating assembly balance, not sure yet.
- Use of torque plate when boring/honing
- Spin balance rotating assembly
My debate revolves around price vs. performance. (In Canada it all costs much more)
I would like to know who did or did not have these optional machine shop processes performed ?
Why you did or did not and if you feel it was necessary or a luxury or pure propaganda?
Did you feel a placebo effect or have you had so much experience that you noticed the lack or benefit in how your engine runs because of said work?
Last edited by Landrew; 05-15-2012 at 10:44 AM.