Engine SVE Top End Kit Fit Question

1989LXFOX

Active Member
Jan 19, 2018
46
12
28
39
#21
LOL... you guys are good. I was literally going to ask about a tune, good to know since a $1200 tune isnt in my immediate budget! Also, good intel about the 19's and MAF, they will have to come later as well. I also have heard everything from "your block will crack before your bottom end goes" to "dont waste your time installing this with out upgrading crank, pistons etc". I know there is no definitive answer but whats your opinon? Keep in mind that this car is a grocery getter, I have zero plans to ever take it to the track. Lastly, I know shop labor varies, but anyone have a ballpark about how much labor and/or cost this will be?

Thanks in advance!
Need to drive this thing soon.....
 

Attachments

  • Sponsors (?)

2000xp8

SN Certified Technician
Aug 8, 2003
6,392
733
194
NJ
#22
A stock bottom end will put up with roughly 450rwhp (many people say 500rwhp, it's just too close for comfort for me).
If you are lucky you will have 300rwhp.
I wouldn't worry much.
Although I really don't like the idea of 19's, the last thing you want to do is not have enough fuel.

I have to imagine you are going to pay at least $1500.
And it's a qualified race shop, i'd guess close to $2000.
 
Last edited: