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Author Topic: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"  (Read 7248 times)

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Offline elff

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Re: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2011, 08:30:47 PM »
No
It's an LNF
Sorry, My bad
Different engine different situation
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Re: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2011, 09:30:25 PM »
I still say anyone willing to "boost" an NA engine should seriously look into upgrading the rods, pistons, and sleeves.  Unless you are boosting for the purposes of R&D to see what the engine can hold, it definitely can't hurt. A bullet-proof motor is a guarantee of years of enjoyment with little worries. JMHO.

And the reason I have yet to "go big". Still sourcing parts and kits for my "big upgrade". I personally want the biggest bang for my buck without risking not having a car to drive while my engine is rebuilt due to not being smart in the first place.
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Re: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2017, 09:58:35 AM »
I understand this is an old thread.  I had posted in another forum asking specifically about 2.4 block strength.  A comment from AFI said they build 500+HP LEA/LAF engines all day.  So you take a LEA/LAF short block and install the LE5 top end on it.

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Re: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2017, 07:05:33 PM »
DDM would be one to ask but I would have to check but I think that GM built race engines to substantially more HP than that. Of course race engines don't have to last long...
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Re: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2017, 07:21:08 PM »
Yup, most race teams rebuild an engine after a very small number of races, if not after every one, depending on budget.

What's the point of the generic engine page?
Most of us have already seen that.

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Re: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2017, 01:22:51 PM »
Yup, most race teams rebuild an engine after a very small number of races, if not after every one, depending on budget.

What's the point of the generic engine page?
Most of us have already seen that.

There was no mention of LEA or LAF blocks in this thread, so that wiki was a convenience link for the lazy who are wondering who LEA is.

 I think of forum posts as repositories for information, so when someone Googles something like "Stronger 2.4 LE5 Block" they will come across this sticky, and see that it is possible to use an LEA/LAF block for turbo builds.

Because I had trouble finding more sources on this 2.4 engine/block subject, I mark that as a "hole" in the internet, so hopefully this throws dirt in the hole and helps someone in the future.
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Re: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2017, 04:19:53 PM »
There was no mention of LEA or LAF blocks in this thread, so that wiki was a convenience link for the lazy who are wondering who LEA is.

 I think of forum posts as repositories for information, so when someone Googles something like "Stronger 2.4 LE5 Block" they will come across this sticky, and see that it is possible to use an LEA/LAF block for turbo builds.

Because I had trouble finding more sources on this 2.4 engine/block subject, I mark that as a "hole" in the internet, so hopefully this throws dirt in the hole and helps someone in the future.


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Re: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2017, 06:58:49 PM »
DON'T GOOGLE THAT!
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Re: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2017, 11:56:32 PM »
There was no mention of LEA or LAF blocks in this thread, so that wiki was a convenience link for the lazy who are wondering who LEA is.

 I think of forum posts as repositories for information, so when someone Googles something like "Stronger 2.4 LE5 Block" they will come across this sticky, and see that it is possible to use an LEA/LAF block for turbo builds.

Because I had trouble finding more sources on this 2.4 engine/block subject, I mark that as a "hole" in the internet, so hopefully this throws dirt in the hole and helps someone in the future.
I would like to build a replacement for my LE5 so any new information would be appreciated.
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Re: 2008+ 2.4L weaker motor????? "YES"
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2017, 12:23:33 PM »
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