N/A build on my 95 ACR

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N/A build on my 95 ACR

Post by 99greendohc » Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:15 am

I am doing a all motor build to my white 95 acr coupe..

motor mods are
crane 18s
crane springs and retainers
Fidanza cam gears
mpx underdrive pulley
mopar performance pcm
motor mount inserts
JeffB solid bobble strut
ARP head bolts
60MMTB... and of course ported and polished head and intake manifold

wut u guys think
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Post by neon_freak » Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:12 pm

what about exhaust?
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Post by 99greendohc » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:05 am

exhaust is a AF/X long tube header.. 2 1/2 inch piping with magnaflow muffler..

also forgot PT valvetrain will be going in
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Post by Vinny » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:06 pm

From what I always read, the Crane retainers don't really give you much for gains for how much they cost and that stock retainers are fine.

I've not heard much positive about the Fidanza cam gears, I would go with AEM or Crane.

I would get the head decked, the small bump in compression ratio should help with the Crane 18s.

I'll have a set of ARP head studs for sale soon if you are interested. I'll also have a complete ~500 mile head with Bischoff Racing 5-angle valve job, Crane springs and PT valvetrain for sale soon too.
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Post by epatchett82 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:25 pm

I have had zero problems with the fidanza cam gear that I have on my 04.

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Post by 1fast2liter » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:29 pm

i have herd that the findenze 2.0 gears have a habit of losing bolts...... and crane retainers will not really do anything for you cept if you have a real high reving car... then it mite help say above 7900 rpms.... the springs will be a must have with those 18'sss

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Post by SloUSDM20 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:38 am

i have a fidanza gear. it works fine no problems here.

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Post by GingerKidzFTW » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:55 am

We're talking about the DOHC gears. I don't think they are the same as the SOHC ones, but I could be wrong. Someone verify.




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Looking for some cheap magnum valve springs, a solid FMM, a solid bobble, and a nice non-mod clutch setup.

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Post by 99greendohc » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:06 am

U have to have crane springs and retainers with crane 18s.. everything over 16s u have to get crane springs and retainers..

i know people that has fidanza and had no problems.. REKIII had them in his 95 NYG ACR.. he had no problems..
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Post by Vinny » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:52 pm

I didn't think Crane retainers were every truly needed. The springs yes.
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Post by GingerKidzFTW » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:49 pm

Vinny wrote:I didn't think Crane retainers were every truly needed. The springs yes.
OFT. Just use stock retainers/keepers.
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Post by mean98neon » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:55 am

go for a better UDP I have an MPX and I didnt notice a difference at all when it went on...

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Post by sohcneon13x » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:47 am

mean98neon wrote:go for a better UDP I have an MPX and I didnt notice a difference at all when it went on...
You don't really notice the UDP. It doesn't give you HP, it just frees a few ponies up.

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Post by Lackof » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:25 pm

Vinny wrote:I didn't think Crane retainers were every truly needed. The springs yes.
Tit. retainers are lighter than stock.
But rumor is you don't NEED them.

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Post by neonguru » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:40 pm

make sure you got the springs for sure! Stock springs VS. 18 Cam =disaster. As far as the retainers i'm not sure but the only sure way to know is the call crane themselves and ask. They actually were honest and told my buddy he didn't need the springs on the small nitrous cam.

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